ACCT 618 Advanced Topics in Corporate Taxation

This course explores current topics within the field of corporate taxation, as well as the impact of corporate taxes on shareholders.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

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The field of corporate taxation is one that can become quite complicated, depending on the level of complexity and whether a corporation is a multi-national corporation. Income tax items can also affect shareholders on an individual level. The purpose of this course is to examine some of the more common issues related to corporate taxation and the corresponding effects on corporate shareholders.

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Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Within this course, students will be required to read and interact with the textbook within the third party platform, McGraw Hill’s Connect SmartBook. Students must complete each reading and item in the textbook in order to earn the points associated with the assigned reading and prior to completing any Homework Assignment.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 450 words. Each thread and both replies must include at least 2 scholarly citations in current APA format. Acceptable sources include the textbook, IRS code, the Bible, and scholarly journal articles.

The student will write a 1000-word paper in current APA format that focuses on his/her background in corporate taxation. The student must explain his/her experience, and include examples of research tools he/she may have used to solve any complex problems. If the student does not have experience with corporate taxation, then the essay must be focused upon what tools the student would use, and how his/her experience in the field of taxation has or has not prepared him/her to handle corporate taxation. The essay does not require any resources, as it is based upon the student’s experience.

The student will answer various questions from the problems found at the end of the assigned chapter in the textbook. The assignments will be completed in McGraw Hill Connect.

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