West Federal Taxation 2008: Individual Income Taxes

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Cengage Learning, Apr 3, 2007 - Education - 1032 pages
The 2008 edition of WEST FEDERAL TAXATION: INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAXES remains the most effective text for helping students master the ever-changing Individual Tax Code. Its current, comprehensive, and accessible presentation of the Tax Code and regulations pertaining to the individual taxpayer covers all major developments in federal taxation--complete with relevant, real-world examples that bring chapter concepts to life with realistic tax situations. The book gives strong emphasis to the importance of careful tax planning with special sections and integrated tax planning applications and suggestions throughout most chapters. It also offers solid coverage of how taxation is affected by international concerns. WFT is packed with tools to help you succeed on the CPA exam and well beyond. The new CPA exam includes tax research requiring students to use RIA Checkpoint--and WFT users will be well prepared. The book includes a thorough simulation tutorial that walks students step-by-step through the process of how to apply RIA research strategies as well as numerous research exercises to put their skills to the test. New copies of the text include a code good for 12 months of free access to RIA Checkpoint Student Version as well as tax software bestseller TurboTax Premier. Packed with examples, practical applications, and powerful learning tools, WEST FEDERAL TAXATION: INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAXES, 2008 EDITION delivers the most comprehensive coverage of individual taxation available.
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Contents

Gross Income
Deductions
Special Tax Computation Methods Payment Procedures and Tax Credits
Property Transactions
Accounting Periods Accounting Methods and Deferred Compensation
Corporations and Partnerships
TAX RATE SCHEDULES AND TABLES
TAX FORMS
TABLE OF CODE SECTIONS CITED
TABLE OF REGULATIONS CITED
TABLE OF REVENUE PROCEDURES AND REVENUE RULINGS CITED
CITATOR EXAMPLE
COMPREHENSIVE TAX RETURN PROBLEMS
TABLE OF CASES CITED
DEPRECIATION
INDEX

GLOSSARY OF TAX TERMS

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About the author (2007)

Dr. William H. Hoffman, Jr., earned B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Michigan and M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Texas. He is a licensed CPA and attorney in Texas. His teaching experience includes The University of Texas (1957-1961), Louisiana State University (1961-1967), and the University of Houston (1967-1999). Dr. Hoffman has addressed many tax institutes and conferences and has published extensively in academic and professional journals. His articles appear in THE JOURNAL OF TAXATION, THE TAX ADVISER, TAXES ? THE TAX MAGAZINE, THE JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTANCY, THE ACCOUNTING REVIEW, and TAXATION FOR ACCOUNTANTS.

Eugene Willis is the Arthur Andersen Alumni Professor of Accountancy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He joined the Illinois faculty in 1975 after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. He has published articles in leading academic and professional journals, including The Accounting Review, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, The Journal of Accountancy, and The Journal of Taxation. Professor Willis is co-director of the National Tax Education Program, a continuing education program co-sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs and the University of Illinois.

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