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Income Tax Fundamentals 2017 (with H&R Block™ Premium & Business Access Code for Tax Filing Year 2016),
35th Edition

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

ISBN-13: 9781305872738 | ISBN-10: 1305872738

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 848 pages

List Price USD $259.95

Overview

Discover 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 book has led the market with a unique, clear, step-by-step workbook format that walks you through real examples using actual tax forms. With numerous study tools and powerful online resources, including CengageNOWv2 online homework tool and professional tax software, INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS 2017 helps you master the knowledge and practical skills to become a successful tax preparer.

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Meet the Authors

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As the original author of INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS, Gene Whittenburg was critical in designing the forms-based approach that has clarified and re-shaped how students have learned income tax fundamentals for three decades. Although co-author and dear friend Gene Whittenburg was unexpectedly lost in March of 2015, this edition continues to uphold his highest standard of publishing excellence and further the insights and advancements that he started in preparing learners to be successful tax preparers years ago.

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 B.S. in accounting from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL), an M.S. in taxation from Northeastern University (Boston, MA) and a Ph.D. in accounting (University of Massachusetts). Prior to entering academia, Dr. Gill worked for 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 both undergraduate and graduate levels and his teaching interests include taxation and both financial and managerial accounting. Dr. Gill serves as the author of INCOME TAX FUNDAMENTALS, co-author of FEDERAL TAX RESEARCH and editor for the 2019 SOUTH-WESTERN FEDERAL TAXATION series.

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.

  • NEW STUDENT-FRIENDLY DESIGN KEEPS READER INTEREST WHILE VISUALLY REINFORCING INFORMATION. An engaging, full-color design throughout this edition increases the book’s appeal and readability. Clear, colorful presentations throughout help increase comprehension.
  • INCREASED FOCUS ON EDUCATION CREDITS AND RETIREMENT SAVINGS FURTHER CLARIFIES THESE IMPORTANT AREAS OF CONSIDERATION. This edition’s presentation on education credits is now reorganized to better explain the tax savings available to students and others pursuing training. The retirement savings discussions have been reorganized to focus on benefits available to employees and those available to self-employed or small business owners.
  • EXPANDED AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) COVERAGE ENSURES READER COMPREHENSION. Additional material in this edition further clarifies the ACA, giving readers a better understanding of this act and its impact on taxation. More schedules and worksheets typically necessary to complete a return by hand now appear in this edition to provide a better understanding of how the limitations and additional taxes work.
  • ADDITIONAL COVERAGE ADDRESSES EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT (EIC) AND CHILDCARE TAX CREDIT. This edition examines the EIC as well as today’s Childcare Tax Credit in more detail to provide readers with key information as well as the details needed to most effectively prepare taxes.
  • CENGAGENOW™v2 PROVIDES ONLINE COURSE MANAGEMENT AND ENHANCED STUDENT LEARNING TOOLS. With its engaging learning and assessment tools, CengageNOW™v2 supports the entire student workflow, from motivation to mastery. For you, the instructor, CengageNOW™v2 continues to provide enhanced control and customization with additional opportunities to tailor the learning experience to improve outcomes. CengageNOW™v2 goes beyond memorization and basic homework practice to engage students using relevant multimedia study tools, detailed feedback, and assessment tools.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

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1. The Individual Income Tax Return.
2. Gross Income and Exclusions.
3. Business Income and Expenses, Part I.
4. Business Income and Expenses, Part II.
5. Itemized Deductions and Other Incentives.
6. Credits and Special Taxes.
7. Accounting Periods and Methods and Depreciation.
8. Capital Gains and Losses.
9. Withholding, Estimated Payments, and Payroll Taxes.
10. Partnership Taxation.
11. The Corporate Income Tax.
12. Tax Administration and Tax Planning.
Appendix A: Tax Rate Schedules and Tax Tables.
Appendix B: Earned Income Credit Table.
Appendix C: Withholding Tables.
Appendix D: Additional Comprehensive Tax Return Problems.
Appendix E: Solutions to Self-Study Problems.
Glossary of Tax Terms.
Index.
List of Forms.
List of Schedules.

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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. The 2018 Tax Media Pack is for use with the 2018 South-Western Federal Taxation series, Murphy/Higgins Concepts in Federal Taxation 25e, and Whittenburg, Income Tax Fundamentals 35e. Checkpoint is a leading Tax research tool used by all Top 100 U.S. CPA firms. It integrates comprehensive, authoritative content from experts with additional tools, well-known third-party content, primary source materials, news, online learning, and more—so you can do all your research in one place. Providing students an additional tax-preparation tool, H&R Block** features basic and complex problems that allow students to prepare returns for individuals, C and S corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. Furthermore, the software’s website, www.hrblock.com, offers useful tips, calculators, and other up-the- minute, relevant tax information. **Not compatible with Mac.

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Income Tax Fundamentals 2017 (with H&R Block™ Premium & Business Access Code for Tax Filing Year 2016)

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