Federal Income Taxation: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers

Paperback | October 25, 2011

byCamilla E. Watson

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Tax law is a daunting subject for many law students. It requires a firm grasp of the Internal Revenue Code provisions, the reasoning behind them, the way they interact, and the way courts have interpreted them. Students must also acquire a brand new vocabulary of tax terms. For the first time, Oxford University Press equips students with an accessible guide to acing this most challenging of law school tests. In Federal Income Taxation: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers, Camilla E. Watson helps students demonstrate their knowledge of federal income tax law in thestructured and sophisticated manner that professors expect on law school exams. This book includes clear introductions to the major topics in tax law, provides hypothetical's similar to those that students can expect to see on an exam, and offers model answers to those hypothetical's. Professor Watson then gives students the opportunity to evaluate their own work with acomprehensive self-analysis section. This book prepares students by challenging them to use the law they learn in class while also explaining the best way to express an answer on law school exams.

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Tax law is a daunting subject for many law students. It requires a firm grasp of the Internal Revenue Code provisions, the reasoning behind them, the way they interact, and the way courts have interpreted them. Students must also acquire a brand new vocabulary of tax terms. For the first time, Oxford University Press equips students wi...

Camilla E. Watson is a Professor of Law at the University of Georgia School of Law, where she teaches courses on federal taxation and criminal law.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.39 × 10.91 × 0.79 inPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195390164

ISBN - 13:9780195390162

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Table of Contents

1. The Concept of Gross Income: Realization and Recognition2. The Concept of Gross Income: Exclusions3. Property Transactions: The Concept of Basis and Capital Recovery4. Purchase and Sale of a Principal Residence5. Dissolution of a Marriage6. Employee Fringe Benefits7. Meals and Lodging Furnished To An Employee8. Life Insurance9. Discharge of Indebtedness10. Assignment of Income11. Education Incentives12. Casualty Losses, Medical Expenses and the Tax Benefit Rule13. Charitable Deductions14. Moving Expenses15. Business Expense Deductions16. Nonbusiness, Profit-Oriented Expenses17. Mixed Purpose Expenditures18. Sale of a Vacation/Secondary Residence19. Accounting Methods: Cash Receipts/Disbursements and Accrual20. Claim of Right and Tax Benefit Doctrines21. Capital Gains and Losses22. Depreciation23. Sale of A Business: Characterization of Gain and Loss24. Installment Sales25. Nonrecognition Transactions: Like-Kind Exchanges and Involuntary Conversions26. Nonrecognition Transactions: Wash Sales of Stock and Securities27. Loss Transactions Between Related Parties28. Transfers of Property For Services29. Income in Respect of a Decedent30. Grantor Trusts31. Bad Debts32. Interest Deductions33. Adjusted Gross Income and Social Security Benefits34. Personal Exemptions, Standard Deduction, Itemized Deductions and Tax Credits35. Tax Shelters36. Tax Procedure