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Spring 2013 SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITYCourse Syllabus

Course:ACCT 508- Federal Tax Accounting I
Prerequisite:ACCT 301 with grade of C or better, or ACCT 303 with grade of C- or better.
Professor:Tim Hurley, M.B.A., J.D., LL.M.
Office:SCI 355
Office Hours:M 3:00-4:00, W 5:00-7:00, TH 6:00-7:00; by appointment
Office Phone:
E-mail:thurley@sfsu.edu
Required Text:Hoffman & Smith, Individual Income Taxes, South-Western Federal Taxation 2013

Spring 2013 SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITYCourse Syllabus

Course:ACCT 508- Federal Tax Accounting I
Prerequisite:ACCT 301 with grade of C or better, or ACCT 303 with grade of C- or better.
Professor:Tim Hurley, M.B.A., J.D., LL.M.
Office:SCI 355
Office Hours:M 3:00-4:00, W 5:00-7:00, TH 6:00-7:00; by appointment
Office Phone:
E-mail:thurley@sfsu.edu
Required Text:Hoffman & Smith, Individual Income Taxes, South-Western Federal Taxation 2013

Spring 2013 SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITYCourse Syllabus

Course Description
Federal Taxes I is a study of the Internal Revenue Code as it affects individuals and sole proprietorships. Basic competence in tax returns, terminology, and tax calculation are emphasized. Extensive coverage is given to tax accounting methods, rates, exemptions, credits, dependents, gross income inclusions and exclusions, capital gains and losses, deductions associated with a trade or business (including depreciation), and personal deductions such as charitable contributions, interest, taxes, and medical expenses. Married filing jointly, married filing separately, head of a household, surviving spouse, and single filing status are defined and explained.

Course Goals:
* To provide the student with an in-depth look at U.S. federal income tax law with primary emphasis on income taxation for individuals * To expose the student to the authoritative sources of U.S. federal income tax law interpretation * To begin the development of necessary research skills

* To make the student aware of the importance of tax planning in business and investment decisions

Grading Components

Component Possible Points
Exam I 100 (approximately 21%)
Exam II 100 (approximately 21%)
Comprehensive Final Exam 140 (approximately 29%)
2 Tax Return Assignments 65 (approximately14%)
Aplia Homework 40 (approximately 9%) Participation 30 (approximately 6%) Total Possible Points = 475

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* Aplia is a course page designed by the publisher of the book but controlled by me where I will place the syllabus, homework assignments, practice questions, practice exams, etc. It gives instant feedback on the questions and is a great way to study for an exam. * Homework assignments are due on Aplia by Sunday at 11:00 PM. * Homework assignments will begin with Chapter 3 (in week 3). * Aplia homework is worth 40 points. You will receive 40 points only if you complete all assignments when due and answer 50% of the questions correctly on each...
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