Income Tax Fundamentals 2010

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Cengage Learning, Dec 7, 2009 - Education - 816 pages
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Trust the number one tax preparation text to introduce your students to individual income tax preparation using a proven forms approach with a hands-on workbook format. As the market-leading tax preparation text for 28 years, INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS 2010 Edition provides a concise, practical, and time-tested introduction to the most important areas of the tax law. Easy-to-read sections incorporate real examples using actual tax forms. This edition presents intriguing, real, and often humorous tax situations to maintain student interest. The self-study problems and solutions encourage students to work in a step-by-step manner to build on concepts gradually. Strong end-of-chapter reinforcement, including online interactive quizzes, further prepares students for career success. Whittenburg/Altus-Buller's text provides up-to-the-minute tax information and is revised annually. With the help of INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS' comprehensive support package and complete presentation, students with leave the course with the knowledge and skills to handle the challenges of today's tax preparers.
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Gerald E. Whittenburg is a professor of accounting and taxation at San Diego State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Houston. Whittenburg's professional designations include Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Enrolled Agent. Dr. Whittenburg's research interests have focused on corporate and individual taxation, as well as the tax research process. His articles on these and other topics have appeared in such journals as the ACCOUNTING REVIEW, ADVANCES IN TAXATION, JOURNAL OF TAXATION, TAXATION FOR ACCOUNTANTS, TAXES, MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING, PRACTICAL TAX STRATEGIES, JOURNAL OF TAXATION OF INVESTMENTS, VALUATION STRATEGIES, JOURNAL OF SMALL BUSINESS STRATEGY, JOURNAL OF TAXATION OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, THE TAX ADVISER, TAX NOTES, REAL ESTATE ACCOUNTING AND TAXATION, and JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING EDUCATION. Dr. Whittenburg has authored several tax textbooks, including INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS, CALIFORNIA INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS, and FEDERAL TAX RESEARCH. His books are used in more than 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States. Whittenburg received a California State University (CSU) Trustee's Outstanding Faculty Award in 1991. This award was competitive across the entire 20-campus CSU system. Dr. Whittenburg was a visiting scholar at the University of Adelaide (Australia) in 1999 and 2005. In 2003, he received a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant at the Academy of Tax Services of Ukraine. While in Ukraine, he lectured students and conferred with the faculty and staff on income taxation in the United States.

Martha Altus-Buller is a CPA with her own tax practice in San Diego, California. She attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon for two years, holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of California at San Diego and a MS in Accounting from San Diego State University. She won a Sells award for scoring among the top in the country on the May 1983 CPA exam. Her practical experience includes work as a tax manager for Arthur Young, now Ernst & Young, one of the (then) Big 8 accounting firms, and more than two decades of full-time practice in tax accounting.

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