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Concepts in Federal Taxation 2018 25th Edition

Kevin E. Murphy | Mark Higgins

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Help students master federal taxation today with the balanced, conceptual approach found only in Murphy/Higgins' CONCEPTS IN FEDERAL TAXATION 2018. This unique text presents taxation as a small number of unifying concepts that students learn and apply to

Kevin E. Murphy, Oklahoma State University

A professor emeritus at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Kevin E. Murphy earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.S. and M.S. in Accounting at Utah State University. He has published articles in the Journal of the American Taxation Association and The Journal of Accounting Education. Dr. Murphy is a member of the American Accounting Association and the American Taxation Association.

Mark Higgins, University of Rhode Island

Dr. Mark Higgins is Dean of the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee and his B.S. and M.S. in Accounting at the University of South Carolina. He has articles published in Accounting Historians Journal, Journal of Accounting Education, Taxation for Accountants, Critical Perspectives in Accounting, Journal of Legal Tax Research, The CPA Journal, and The Tax Adviser. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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  • CONCEPT CHECKS REINFORCE STUDENT COMPREHENSION. Concept Checks, integrated throughout each chapter, separate the text material into manageable segments while reinforcing the concepts of tax law and emphasizing the underlying principles that drive today's
  • TAX SIMULATION CASES SHARPEN SKILLS. Students refine the research and writing skills that are most critical for completing tax simulations on the CPA exam with this edition's helpful Tax Simulation Cases. Students can complete these Simulation Cases using
  • TAX FORM PREPARATION PROBLEMS CONNECT CONCEPTS TO ACTUAL COMMON TAX SITUATIONS. Proven Tax Form Preparation Problems in each chapter link the concepts being discussed to actual examples of tax preparation from today's business world.
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Concepts in Federal Taxation 2018


1. Federal Income Taxation-An Overview.
2. Income Tax Concepts.
3. Income Sources.
4. Income Exclusions.
5. Introduction to Business Expenses.
6. Business Expenses.
7. Losses-Deductions and Limitations.
8. Taxation of Individuals.
9. Acquisitions of Property.
10. Cost Recovery on Property: Depreciation, Depletion, and Amortization.
11. Property Dispositions.
12. Non-recognition Transactions.
13. Choice of Business Entity-General Tax and Nontax Factors/Formation.
14. Choice of Business Entity-Operations and Distributions.
15. Choice of Business Entity-Other Considerations.
16. Tax Research.
Appendix A: Tax Return Problem.
Appendix B: Tax Rate Schedules and Tax Tables.
Appendix C: Statements on Standards for Tax Service (available online)

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