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ACCT 8040 Topics in Federal Taxation
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ACCT 8020, with grade of C- or higher

This course introduces students to the federal tax concepts applicable to individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, estates, and trusts. In particular, it focuses on developing a professional level of problem-solving skills and critical thinking as well as oral and written communications. Emphasis is placed on differences between tax and financial accounting concepts. In addition, students are exposed to accounting periods and methods, deferred compensation, tax planning, ethical practices, and tax research.