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South-Western Federal Taxation 2016: Essentials of Taxation: Individuals and Business Entities 19th Edition

William A. Raabe, David M. Maloney, James C. Young, James E. Smith, Annette Nellen

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  • Previous Editions 2015, 2014, 2013
  • 992 Pages
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Clearly introduce today’s most important tax concepts and ever-changing tax legislation with Raabe/Maloney/Young/Smith/Nellen’s SOUTH-WESTERN FEDERAL TAXATION 2016: ESSENTIALS OF TAXATION: INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESS ENTITIES, 19E. Renowned for its understandable, time-tested presentation, this book remains the most effective solution for helping students thoroughly grasp taxation concepts and applications. Students will now benefit from even more coverage of tax planning. The 2016 edition reflects the latest tax legislation. Online updates highlight relevant tax law changes as they take effect to ensure your course remains current. New and proven learning features, such as additional “Big Picture” examples, memorable tax scenarios and “What If?” case variations, help clarify concepts while sharpening students’ critical-thinking, writing skills, and online research skills. In addition to comprehensive instructor support, each new book includes H&R Block® software, and the professional tax research tool, Checkpoint® (Student Edition) from Thomson Reuters. CengageNOW online homework solution and MindTap® Reader are also available. Trust SOUTH-WESTERN FEDERAL TAXATION 2016: ESSENTIALS OF TAXATION: INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESS ENTITIES, 19E for the most effective tax coverage to guide your students.

William A. Raabe, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

William A. Raabe, Ph.D., CPA, was the Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Taxation. He taught at Ohio State, Arizona State, the Capital University (OH) Law School, and the Universities of Wisconsin--Milwaukee and Whitewater. Dr. Raabe also writes the PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Case Studies. He has written extensively about book-tax differences in financial reporting. Dr. Raabe has been a visiting tax faculty member for a number of public accounting firms, bar associations, and CPA societies. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the Accounting Educator of the Year award from the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs. He has been the faculty adviser for student teams in the Deloitte Tax Case Competition (national finalists at three different schools) and the PricewaterhouseCoopers Extreme Tax policy competition (national finalist). For more information about Dr. Raabe, visit and BillRaabeTax on YouTube and Twitter.

David M. Maloney, University of Virginia

David M. Maloney, Ph.D., CPA, is the Carman G. Blough Professor of Accounting Emeritus at the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Richmond and his graduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Upon joining the Virginia faculty in January 1984, Dr. Maloney taught federal taxation in the graduate and undergraduate programs and was a recipient of major research grants from the Ernst & Young and KPMG Foundations. Dr. Maloney has published work in numerous professional journals, including Journal of Taxation, The Tax Adviser, Tax Notes, Corporate Taxation, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Taxation of Investments, and Journal of Accountancy.

James C. Young, Northern Illinois University

Dr. James C. Young is the Crowe Horwath Professor of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University. A graduate of Ferris State University (B.S.) and Michigan State University (M.B.A. and Ph.D.), Dr. Young's research focuses on taxpayer responses to the income tax using archival data. His dissertation received the PricewaterhouseCoopers/American Taxation Association Dissertation Award and his subsequent research has received funding from a number of organizations, including the Ernst & Young Foundation Tax Research Grant Program. His work has been published in a variety of academic and professional journals, including the National Tax Journal, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, and Tax Notes. Dr. Young is a Northern Illinois University Presidential Teaching Professor. A respected educator, he has received the Illinois CPA Society Distinguished Accounting Educator Award in 2012 as well as outstanding teaching awards from George Mason University and Michigan State University.

James E. Smith, College of William and Mary

Dr. James E. Smith is the John S. Quinn Professor of Accounting at the College of William and Mary. He has been a member of the accounting faculty for more than 30 years. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Dr. Smith has served as a discussion leader for Continuing Professional Education programs for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Federal Tax Workshops, and various state CPA societies. He has conducted programs in more than 40 states for approximately 25,000 CPAs. Dr. Smith has received the AICPA's Outstanding Discussion Leader Award and the American Taxation Association/Arthur Andersen Teaching Innovation Award. Other awards include the Virginia Society of CPAs' Outstanding Accounting Educator Award and the James Madison University's Outstanding Accounting Educator Award. He was the president of the Administrators of Accounting Programs Group (AAPG) in 1991-1992. Dr. Smith also served as faculty adviser for the William and Mary teams that received first place in the Andersen Tax Challenge for five years and placed first in the Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition for five years.

Annette Nellen, San José State University

Annette Nellen, CPA, CGMA, Esquire, directs San José State University’s graduate tax program (MST) and teaches courses in tax research, tax fundamentals, accounting methods, property transactions, state taxation, employment tax, ethics, and tax policy. Professor Nellen is a graduate of CSU Northridge, Pepperdine (MBA), and Loyola Law School. Prior to joining SJSU in 1990, she was with a Big 4 firm and the IRS. At SJSU, Professor Nellen is a recipient of the Outstanding Professor and Distinguished Service Awards. Professor Nellen is an active member of the tax sections of the AICPA and American Bar Association. In 2013, she received the AICPA Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, the highest award given by the accounting profession in the area of taxation. Professor Nellen is the author of Bloomberg BNA Tax Portfolio, Amortization of Intangibles, and the Bloomberg BNA Internet Law Resource Center Overview of Internet Taxation Issues. She has published numerous articles in the AICPA Tax Insider, Tax Adviser, State Tax Notes, and The Journal of Accountancy. She has testified before the House Ways & Means and Senate Finance Committees, and other committees on Federal and state tax reform. Professor Nellen maintains the 21st Century Taxation website and blog ( as well as websites on tax reform and state tax issues (
  • New End-Of-Chapter Computational Exercises Provide Essential Practice. Students gain critical hands-on experience and practice with new Computational Exercises in most chapters that connect directly to chapter Learning Objectives.
  • New Clear Design For This Edition’s Examples Clarifies and Reinforces Concepts. Enhancements to this edition’s design make it easier for students to read, practice, and quickly understand the concepts.
  • Additional Concept Summaries Assist In Review and Ensure Understanding. At least three fresh new Concept Summaries per chapter recap key points and demonstrate the value of what readers are learning.
  • More CengageNOW Algorithmic Problems Provide Significant Hands-On Practice. Additional algorithmic problems within the CengageNOW online resource reinforce tax content in each chapter.
  • Engaging New Interior Design and Distinctive Learning Features Capture and Direct Readers’ Attention. New full-color interior design with streamlined coverage and clear labeling of chapter learning features enhance a thorough understanding of each chapter’s concepts.
  • Real-World Features Help Students Understand Today’s Modern Tax Environment. Drawn from today’s business and popular press, “Tax in the News” features enliven class discussions by presenting current issues that illustrate the chapter material and applying them to real life. The examples in each chapter use realistic situations to illustrate the complexities of the tax law and allow students to integrate chapter concepts with illustrations and examples.
  • Timely Materials Highlight Today’s High Interest Controversial Topics. Intriguing taxation coverage will captivate students and bring concepts to life as this edition emphasizes controversial materials and topics of current interest topics, such as the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).
  • Proven Learning Features Help Students Develop Professional Skills. “Ethics and Equity” features spark critical thinking and discussion as students evaluate their own value systems while reviewing ethical scenarios. Most chapters include a separate section that details how the tax law can be applied to reach taxpayer’s goals. Tax planning applications also appear throughout each chapter. “Global Tax Issues” highlight how taxation is affected by international concerns and illustrate tax laws across the globe. Students develop decision-making and analytical skills with Decision-Making Problems.
  • Extensive Appendices Increase The Flexibility Of This Reliable Time-Tested Tax Text. Comprehensive appendices offer you the flexibility to extend the scope of research and thoroughness of coverage in your course. You’ll find material on tax rate schedules, tax forms, an extensive glossary of tax terms, tables of code sections, regulations, revenue procedures and revenue rulings cited.
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  • H&R Block® Tax Preparation Software Accompanies Each Text. One of today’s most popular tax preparation software choices, H&R Block® software is available with each new copy of this edition and provides an ideal tool for guiding students through the tax return process with a dependable, user-friendly approach.
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  • Chapter Outlines Help You and Your Students Prepare For Class. Each chapter begins with a chapter outline that directs your students to the right topics for study or reference.
  • Practical Tax Scenarios Start Every Chapter. The “Big Picture: Tax Solutions for the Real World” feature gives a glimpse into the lives, families, careers and tax situations of typical individual filers. Each Big Picture case asks students to apply what they will learn in the upcoming chapter to develop the best tax solution for these real-life dilemmas.
  • Big Picture Examples Help Students Follow Clients Through The Chapter. Approximately four examples out of the many in every chapter are based on the “Big Picture” tax situation that opens the chapter. These examples help students understand new topics as they bring a more consistent application of data and practical tax stories that span the whole chapter.
  • Practical Conclusions Reinforce Tax Scenarios Introduced In Big Picture Examples. Returning to the client situations introduced in the chapter opening, end-of-chapter “Refocus on the Big Picture” summaries and tax planning scenarios apply concepts and chapter topics with professional solutions. A “What If?” section demonstrates how tax treatments can vary as a result of potential changes in the filer’s situation, further preparing readers for tax planning.
1. Introduction to Taxation.
2. Working with the Tax Law.
3. Taxes on the Financial Statements.
4. Gross Income.
5. Business Deductions.
6. Losses and Loss Limitations.
7. Property Transactions: Basis, Gain and Loss, and Nontaxable Exchanges.
8. Property Transactions: Capital Gains and Losses, Section 1231, and Recapture Provisions.
9. Individuals as the Taxpayer.
10. Individuals: Income, Deductions, and Credits.
11. Individuals as Employees and Proprietors.
12. Corporations: Organization, Capital Structure, and Operating Rules.
13. Corporations: Earnings & Profits and Distributions.
14. Partnerships and Limited Liability Entities.
15. S Corporations.
16. Multijurisdictional Taxation.
17. Business Tax Credits and Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax.
18. Comparative Forms of Doing Business.
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