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Richard A. Westin's accessible casebook combines a strong problems approach with a sufficient level of policy considerations to provide a coherent structure for understanding Federal Income Taxation.Designed to facilitate teaching and learning, Basic Federal Income Taxation: <BR>- uses text, tightly edited cases, and problems to explain concepts<BR>- covers all the major topics of Federal Income Taxation in a concise presentation<BR>- offers an outstanding group of problems--brief ones to test understanding and more in-depth ones to engage students in tax planning--to ensure comprehension of the rules<BR>- deftly integrates policy issues and tax procedure to enlighten, instead of overwhelming, the student<BR>- is organized for readability, with each major heading followed by references to the associated Code and regulations<BR>- facilitates case analysis through explanatory text that introduces the factual context for most cases, as well as notes after the cases<BR>- supplies basic background on financial theory, such as discounting, cash flows, and internal rates of return and original issue discount<BR>- includes a glossary of terms at the end of the bookThe casebook prepares students for future practice by: <BR>- discussing the rules of practice before the IRS<BR>- offering practical advice regarding the appropriate level of aggressiveness when representing a taxpayer<BR>- presenting examples of primary tax forms filed by individuals<BR>- providing selected examples from different countries to awaken interest in comparative law<BR>- introducing the primary rules of professional responsibility that arise in the field

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A law school text introducing U.S. tax law with an emphasis on issues of accounting. The casebook combines a problem approach with consideration of policy questions. In addition to the expected topics, time is spent on Social Security taxes, sophisticated financial tools, and rules of professional responsibility for the tax lawyer.
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Product Details

Westin, Richard A.
Aspen Publishers
New York
United states
Income tax
Income tax -- Law and legislation.
Law-Legal Guides and Reference
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
PRB 01-6E
Publication Date:
24 cm. +

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