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Income Tax Fundamentals 2017 35th Edition

Gerald E. Whittenburg | Steven Gill | Martha Altus-Buller

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Provide your students with a concise, practical, and time-tested introduction to the most important areas of tax law with INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS 2017. For more than 30 years, this textbook has set the market-leading standard in tax education with a proven, step-by-step workbook format that incorporates real examples and uses actual tax forms. This edition now combines effective end-of-chapter reinforcement with the option to use the CengageNOW™v2 online course management and homework tool. INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS 2017 offers all of the resources you need to ensure your students gain the timely knowledge and ongoing skills to become proficient tax preparers.

Gerald E. Whittenburg, San Diego State University

On March 8, 2015, we unexpectedly lost our dear friend and co-author Gene Whittenburg. As the original author of INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS, Gene was critical in designing the forms-based approach that the book has used successfully for more than two decades. It is simply not possible to quantify the degree of our loss. Gene started his life in small-town Texas; entered the Navy; served his country in Vietnam, earned Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees; and served as a distinguished faculty member at San Diego State University for almost 40 years. The outpouring of sorrow and gratitude from countless former students and colleagues are a wonderful tribute to Gene’s love and devotion to teaching. We intend to continue to honor Gene by upholding his standard of publishing excellence for many years to come.

Steven Gill, San Diego State University

Steven Gill is an associate professor in the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy at the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University. He received a BS in accounting from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) an MS in taxation from Northeastern University (Boston, MA), and a Ph.D. in accounting (University of Massachusetts 2008). Prior to entering academia, Dr. Gill worked twelve years in the field of accounting, including roles in public accounting, internal audit, corporate accounting, and, ultimately, vice president of finance. Dr. Gill's research interests include a concentration in taxation, including mutual funds and college savings ("529") plans and wider interests in tax compliance behavior. He has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and his teaching interests include taxation and both financial and managerial accounting. Dr. Gill is the author of INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS, a co-author on FEDERAL TAX RESEARCH and an editor on the 2018 SOUTH-WESTERN FEDERAL TAXATION series.

Martha Altus-Buller,

Martha Altus-Buller is a CPA with more than 25 years of tax accounting experience. She attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon for two years, holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California at San Diego and a M.S. in Accounting from San Diego State University. Ms. Altus Buller was awarded the Sells award for scoring among the top in the country on the May 1983 CPA exam. Her practical experience includes work as a tax manager for Arthur Young, now Ernst & Young, one of the Big 8 accounting firms at the time.
  • A WEALTH OF PROBLEMS AND PRACTICAL QUESTIONS OFFER HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS. You can be sure your students are practicing with the latest tax information. This book’s proven end-of-chapter questions, tax return problems, and test bank problems all reflect the dozens of standard changes that result from yearly cost of living tax rate increases and phase-ins and phase-outs of tax benefits.
  • STUDENTS WORK WITH THE LATEST, PROFESSIONAL H&R BLOCK SOFTWARE. Your students have the opportunity to use actual H&R Block software for tax year 2016, which is available with each new copy of the book. Students are able to actually solve many of the 2016 Individual Income Tax Return problems in the book using this professional tool. The software is easy to master with many helpful features, including access to useful tips, calculators, and the most current tax information.
  • INTERNAL REVENUE CODE SECTIONS AND QUICK TAX REFERENCE GUIDE. Useful at-a-glance tools, including the Important Internal Revenue Code Sections and Quick Tax Reference Guide, feature critical information, such as the Tax Formula, provided in full color for easy reader reference.
  • The 2018 Tax Media Pack includes a 1 term (6 months) printed access card for RIA Checkpoint and a printed access card for H&R Block Premium & Business, Filing Year 2016. Checkpoint is a leading Tax research tool used by top U.S. CPA firms. It integrates comprehensive, authoritative content from experts, well-known third-party content, primary source materials, news, online learning, and more—allowing you to do your research in one place. H&R Block features basic and complex problems that allow students to prepare returns for individuals, C and S corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts.

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Instructor Companion Website (with Solutions Manual, Test Bank, PowerPoint®)

ISBN: 9781305872806
Find everything you need in one place. This Instructor Companion site includes the Solutions Manual, Test Bank, Instructor PowerPoint® Slides, Solutions to Cumulative Problems, Lecture Notes, Chapter Outlines and Suggested Minimum Assignments, Solutions to Comprehensive Problems, and H&R Block Solutions. Student supplements are also available on the Instructor Website and include Learning Objectives, Glossary/Flashcards, Student PowerPoint® Slides, Quick Tax Reference, Self-Study Solutions, Instructions on How to Update H&R Block Software, 1040 Map, a Sample Letter, and Sample Memo.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305872820
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero®, is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text’s test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions. Create multiple test versions in an instant and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.