Fed Persnl Income Tax (LAW-647-002)
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This course introduces the basic principles of income taxation. The fundamental structural issues of income taxation are examined in the wildly diverse contexts that make taxation a unique legal discipline. The principal issues include: (1) the elements and measurement of income; (2) timing issues; and (3) special tax incentive provisions, such as capital gains. Students in the course work extensively with statutory materials and examine tax policy issues from economic, political and administrative perspectives. For many students, this is the first law school course in which rigorous statutory analysis -- an essential skill for almost all lawyers -- takes a prominent role.
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Required Books: Burke and Friel , Taxation of Individual Income , 11th Edition (2015) (Casebook) (Lexis/Nexis) (also available as a lower cost e-book) ISBN:9781632824424 Bank and Stark's Selected Sections Federal Income Tax Code and Regulations, 2015-2016 Book - softbound ISBN-13: 9781634593922 Absolutely Optional: Chirelstein and Zelenak, Federal Income Taxation (13th Edition, Foundation Press, Text) ISBN-13: 9781634594615
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