Packed with new "Big Picture" tax scenarios and new "What-If?" case variations, SOUTH-WESTERN FEDERAL TAXATION 2011: CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, ESTATES &TRUSTS remains the most effective text for helping you master complex tax concepts and the ever changing tax legislation. Renowned for its accessible, comprehensive, and time tested presentation, the text provides thorough coverage of C Corporations, Flow Through Entities, Family Tax Planning, and more, while highlighting materials of critical interest to the tax practitioner. Preparing you for the long term, CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, ESTATES & TRUSTS offers many opportunities to sharpen critical thinking and writing skills. Internet exercises tied directly to chapter research cases give you hands on experience using online resources to solve tax issues. The 2011 edition has been fully updated to include the latest tax legislation.
Enhanced Solutions Manual and Test Bank with Outcomes Based Planning Tools. All Questions and Problems in the text and all Test Bank items are listed by Learning Objective, Estimated Difficulty, and Estimated Completion Time. Each of these items is linked to specific core competencies from the AACSB and the AICPA to assist your course planning and assessment needs.
The Big Picture. Taxation comes alive in this chapter-opening vignette. The Big Picture is a glimpse into the lives of individual taxpayers highlighting their families, occupations, and tax situations. Each Big Picture case asks students to develop a reasonable tax reporting solution for everyday dilemmas.
Refocus on the Big Picture. This end of chapter feature recalls "The Big Picture" scenario and presents a professional solution using the concepts covered in the chapter. A "What If?" section follows to demonstrate how tax reporting might change with different variables. Students learn how to apply tax planning skills.
Homework Linked to Learning Objectives. Each end of chapter Question and Problem is labeled with the Learning Objective(s) that appears beside key topics in the text margins. Students can easily go back to the section of the text to study a specific concept saving them time as they complete homework and helping them organize the chapter information.
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The text's unique Global Tax Issues features clearly explain how taxation is affected by international concerns, as well as the impact of tax law across the world equipping students with valuable insight into critical issues given the ever-increasing global concerns in today's marketplace.
Multi Issue Problems in the margins appear in selected chapters. These multi faceted exercises challenge students to integrate material across chapters and make better use of the content for a richer learning experience.
Developed to support the AICPA curriculum, end of chapter Communication Assignments and Decision Making Problems help students develop the essential analytical and writing skills they will need throughout their careers. In addition, Issue Identification Questions marked by marginal "Issue ID" tags enhance critical thinking skills throughout the text by identifying the tax issues at hand. These enriching discussion questions are multifaceted and generally are not limited to one right answer.