Course Title: Income Tax Accounting for Individuals

ACCOUNTING # 208                                                 

 

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Course Description

This is an introductory course in Federal taxation designed to explore tax law and reporting responsibility as it applies to individuals under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).  This course focuses on income tax law and reporting.  It also provides an introduction to computerized income tax preparation software.

Course Presentation and Home Study

The course stresses problem solving techniques applied to situations commonly encountered in individual taxation.   You are to read the text and the accompanying onsite lecture notes.  You will need to solve and submit (via course site) the problems assigned for homework.  This will help you understand the assigned course material and help the instructor gauge your understanding of the course material.

Prerequisites

None

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA

TAX ACCOUNTING – ACCT 208 COURSE – SAMPLE SYLLABUS

Adjunct Professor David D. Berman, CPA, MBA

Email dberman@ccp.edu Telephone Cell 267-229-9865

Text: 2010 Edition Federal Taxation – Comprehensive Volume, Thomson South-Western Federal Taxation

Willis / Hoffman / Maloney / Raabe General Editors

Welcome to my class.  The following is information that requires your careful attention.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: This is an introductory course in Federal taxation designed to explore tax law as it applies to individuals under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).  This course focuses on income tax law and reporting and, time permitting, provide an introduction to computerized income tax preparation software, 2008 TAXCUT, provided with the text.  This is a SAMPLE SYLLABUS – check MY CCP course home page for current semester syllabus information.

 

A. Homework Assignments & Honesty Policies: You must read all assigned chapters and must be ready to discuss these readings in class.  All assigned questions will be discussed by us in class and collected for grading.  You must do your own work; copying another student’s work will not be tolerated.  The college’s honesty policy on academic cheating is strictly enforced.   If you are caught cheating the college administrators will be notified and you will earn a grade of “F” for this course.

 

B. Disability Notice: If you are registered with the College’s Center on Disability please inform me during the first week of class of any necessary special needs or considerations you require.

 

C. Grading Method:  Your combined homework grade average (80%) and Final Test Grade (20%) gives your final course grade.  All required course work must be completed timely to count toward your final course grade.

 

D. Grading System: The following test score-ranges provide the final course letter grade:

A = average score of 90 or above.                 B = average score of 80 to 89.

C= average score of 70 to 79.                                    D = average score of 60 to 69.

F = average scores under 60.                                    I =  incomplete grade not given.

Please ask me any questions you may have by phone, or by email.

 

If attending other online courses that I am current instructing please check the pertinent MY CCP course home page for the syllabus information.