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Commerce 4SB3
Introduction to Canadian Taxation
Fall 2014 Course Outline
Accounting and Financial Management Services
DeGroote School of Business
McMaster University

INSTRUCTOR AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Section 1:
Thursday: 14:30 – 17:20

Section 2:
Tuesday: 14:30 – 17:30

Section 1E:
Tuesday: 19:00 – 22:00

Class location:
DSB/AB102

Class location:
DSB/B105

Class location:
DSB/AB102

Eric Bentzen-Bilkvist
Instructor
ericb@petmas.ca
Office: DSB/313
Office Hours: To be arranged
Tel: (905) 522-6555

COURSE ELEMENTS
Credit Value:
Avenue:
Participation:
Evidence-based:

3
No
Yes
Yes

Leadership:
Ethics:
Innovation:
Experiential:

Yes
No
Yes
No

IT skills:
Numeracy:
Group work:
Final Exam:

www.degroote.mcmaster.ca

No
Yes
Yes
Yes

Global view:
Written skills:
Oral skills:
Guest speaker(s):

Yes
No
Yes
No

4SB3 - Fall 2014 - 2 of 6

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This is the first of two introductory courses in Federal income tax law which are designed to achieve the following objectives:
(1)

to explain the theoretical concepts behind the specific provisions of the law,

(2)

to apply the law in practical problems and case settings,

(3)

to interpret the law, taking into account the specific wording of the provisions, judicial decisions and Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) position, and

(4)

to introduce basic tax planning concepts through problem application.

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS AND READINGS
TEXTBOOKS: We will use the following reading materials, available from the McMaster bookstore. Both text books are required.
• R.E. Beam and S.N. Laiken, Introduction to Federal Income Taxation in Canada, 2014 2015, 35h edition, CCH Canadian Limited, North York, Ontario 2014.
• Canadian Income Tax Act with Regulations. (Current edition available in bookstore).
Texts are available at the bookstore. Due to the volatile nature of the law governing the study

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