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UT Dallas Syllabus for acct6352.p9d.11f taught by Steven Solcher (sjs107020)

UT Dallas Syllabus for acct6352.p9d.11f taught by Steven Solcher (sjs107020)

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Course Syllabus Page 1
REVISED 8/22/11Course SyllabusACCT 6352.TAI
School of ManagementThe University of Texas at Dallas
Course Information
Course Number /Section ACCT 6352.TIACourse Title Corporate TaxationTerm and Dates
Fall 2011Location SOM 1.801
Professor Contact Information
Professor Steven J. SolcherSenior LecturerOffice Phone: 972-883-5895Email Address: steve.solcher@utdallas.eduOffice Hours: Mondays 5-7pm, Tuesdays 4-530pm and Thursdays 4-530pm. By appointment.Office Location SOM 4.425E-mail:Please use either my elearning email or my UTD email address to communicate with the instructor.
Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions
AIM 6351 or equivalent
Course Description
 Course Approach
The course will rely heavily on lectures, PowerPoint presentations, textbook assignments and chapterquizzes.Course Preparation and ParticipationEach student is responsibility for course preparation. Thus, for each session, every student should studythe assigned chapter and view the power points presentations.
Course Syllabus Page 2
Professional LinkagesCorporate taxation is an important area for all accounting firms, including large international, regionaland local firms. It continues to be a way of developing key relationships with executives.
Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes
To Use Critical ThinkingTo understand and apply income tax concepts that influence decisions of corporate managers.The course will concentrate on tax effects in the following areas:1. Creation of Corporations2. Corporate Distributions3. Corporate Reorganizations4. Tax Practice and dealing with the IRSTo determine how distributions affect the tax liabilities of both the shareholders and thecorporate entity.To apply concepts to determine the best course of action for both the shareholders and thecorporate entity.To Understand the Ethical Considerations in Tax Practice
To appreciate the requirements and concepts contained in the Statement on Responsibilities inTax Practice.To understand the ethical issues that confronts both individual taxpayers and tax practitionerson a day-to-day basis.To Enhance Communication SkillsTo improve communication skills, students will prepare two Federal Corporate income tax returns.
Required Textbooks and Materials
 West Federal Taxation
Corporations, Partnership, Estate and Trusts, 2011 Edition, by Hoffman, Smithand Maloney, Thomson-Southwestern Publishing.There is also a custom book available that contains only the chapters covered in this course. The priceof the custom book is about 60% of the cost of a completely edition. The ISBN is 978-0-538-74326-6 .The book is published by Hoffman, Smith and Maloney, Thomson-Southwestern Publishing.Textbooks and some other bookstore materials can be ordered online through MBS Direct VirtualBookstore or Off-Campus Books online ordering site. They are also available in stock at the UTD Bookstore and Off-Campus Books.
Course Syllabus Page 3
Student Assessments
Grading Information
Maximum PointsThree Exams 300Quizzes 50Preparation of Tax Returns 100Total Points 450
Course PoliciesAssignments
Tests: Each test will consist of 1-3 problems and short answer/ multiple choice. Thereare sample tests and solutions posted on ELearning.2. Quizzes:
This is an online software and textbook tool that is being used to helpreinforce and supplement the course material. This software and information specifically related to thisclass is provided free of charge during the course. Login and access information will be provided to youby the instructor or TA via eLearning. It requires you to have available an internet browser and internetconnection. This will be
CPAexcel Policies and Procedures:
As part of the course you are provided access to CPAexcel online software and tools. You agree toreview and abide by the policies and procedures as noted by CPAexcel when using mentoreddiscussions, student discussions and postings, and other items as noted in the CPAexcel software.
Under Assessments / Quizzes
An additional tool called CPAexcel will be provided to you during this class to supplement the coursematerial. You will take two quizzes using this tool. Additionally, this tool provides text, lectures,practice problems and information related to the topics covered on the US Certified Public Accountant(CPA) exam. This course is a key component of the BEC section of the US CPA exam. The CPAexcel tooland quizzes helps to reinforce key concepts and knowledge that is expected to be known by studentswho study accounting and the Accounting Information Systems class.There will be three quizzes.

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