This course will introduce you to the principles, policies and structure of the federal income tax system. Basic concepts relating to income taxation including gross income, exemptions, deductions, capital gains and losses, and the splitting of income are studied. You will learn who is taxed, what they are taxed on, how much they are taxed, and when they are taxed by studying both the Internal Revenue Code and the judicial and administrative pronouncements that interpret it. You will have the opportunity for detailed examination of the interaction between the three branches of government because the legislature (Congress) writes the statute, the executive (Treasury and IRS) interprets and administers it and the judiciary (the Tax Court and the Federal courts) settles disputes.
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This section of Taxation Law is offered as one of the elective courses available to first year students only. There is a separate registration process in which first year students will participate.