uop acc455 all weeks assignments and all discussions no final

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week 1 assignment


ndividual

Tax Return Position Paper

Suppose you have a concern about taking a particular position on a tax return.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that discusses the following:

What are the primary sources of tax law?

What are the secondary sources of tax law?

What is substantial authority?

What is the role of the courts and the Internal Revenue Service in interpreting and applying the sources of tax law?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

week 2

Individual

Week Two Problem Set

Complete the problems found in Ch. 2 of Prentice Hall’s Federal Taxation 2010: Corporations.

C:2-3 Black LLC

C:2-54 Bear Corporation

C:2-55 Wildcat Corporation

C:2-56 Tax Strategy for Wildcat Corporation

Read the scenario and respond to the questions.

Support your answers with calculations, as needed.

Show your work.

Submit your completed assignment as a Microsoft® Excel®, a Microsoft®Word, or a PDF document.

Learning Team

Week Two

Team Charter

Team Charter –complete a team charter. Upload a final copy on the Team Forum and the Assignment link

week 3

Learning Team

Week Three Problem Set

Complete the problems found in Ch. 3 & 5 of Prentice Hall’s Federal Taxation 2010: Corporationswith your Learning Team.

C:3-3 Discussion Question – Case Scenario on Tax Elections (Ch. 3)

C:5-8 Discussion Question – Identify Items as AMT Adjustment or Preference (Ch. 5)

C:3-37 Problem – Charitable Contributions of Property (Ch. 3)

C:3-64 Tax Form /Return Preparation Problem – Knoxville Musical Sales Inc. Tax Return Preparation (Ch. 3)

Read the scenario and respond to the questions.

Support your answers with calculations, as needed.

Show your work.

Submit your completed assignment as a Microsoft® Excel®, a Microsoft® Word, or a PDF document.

week 4

Individual

Week Four Problem Set

Complete the problems found in Ch. 4 & 6 of Prentice Hall’s Federal Taxation 2010: Corporations.

· C:6-5 Discussion Question – Tax consequences of distributions (Ch. 6)

· C:4-29 Problem – Current E&P Computation (Ch. 4)

· C:4-52 Problem – Comparison of Dividends and Redemptions (Ch. 4)

Read the scenario and respond to the questions.

Support your answers with calculations, as needed.

Show your work.

Submit your completed assignment as a Microsoft® Excel®, a Microsoft® Word, or a PDF document.

week 4

Learning Team

Week Four

Work Plan

Work Plan for Week 5 Team Assignment– Prepare an outline of the assignment for Week 5 including who is responsible for what and expected deadlines.

week 5

Learning Team

Week Five Problem Set

Complete the problems found in Ch. 9, 10, & 11 of Federal Taxation 2010: Corporationswith your Learning Team.

C:9-32 Problem – Partnership Income and Basis Adjustments (Ch. 9)

C:11-37 Problem – Determination of Pass-Throughs and Stock Basis Adjustments (Ch. 11)

C:10-1 Discussion Question (Ch. 10)

C:11-31 Problem ­­– Termination of the Election (Ch. 11)

C:11-56 Comprehensive Problem – Comparison of Entity Formations (Ch. 11)

Read the scenario and respond to the questions.

Support your answers with calculations, as needed.

Show your work.

Submit your completed assignment as a Microsoft® Excel®, a Microsoft® Word, or a PDF document.

week 1 discussions
week 1 discussions
What business entities are available for a new business? Please provide a discussion of the tax advantages and disadvantages of each form and include examples illustrating your thoughts.

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Describe the steps in the Tax Research Process including examples that illustrate your thoughts. Why is this process important to understand?




week 2
week 2 discnnn 1

1. What are the tax year options available to a corporation? What about unincorporated companies? Is there a difference and, if so, why? What factors should be considered in electing the tax year?

2. What methods of accounting are available to a small business and to a large business? If the business decides to make an accounting method change, how is this accomplished?





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1. What are the requirements for the following deductions: U.S. production activity deduction, dividend received deduction, and net operating loss?

2. Are there any other corporate deductions worth discussing?




week 3 discussions


How does a corporation compute earnings and profits (E&P)? What income is deferred to a later year when computing taxable income but is included in E&P in the current year? What deductions are allowed for taxable income purposes but denied for E&P?









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Distinguish between current and accumulated earnings and profits. Why is it important to make this distinction?





week 4 discussions

Let’s focus on Partnerships. Discuss the tax law requirements to form a partnership. Include in your discussion the difference in income items, specifically; highlight which items are separately stated. Finally, either in your original post or in a separate post, discuss the calculation of the owners’ distributive share and basis.



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Let’s discuss S Corporations. Discuss the tax law requirements to form a S Corporation. Include in your discussion the difference in income items, specifically; highlight which items are separately stated. Finally, discuss the calculation of the owners’ distributive share and basis. Why is this important?

week 5 discussions

What is the difference between liquidating and nonliquidating distributions? How are gains and losses booked?



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Finally, no session is complete without a discussion on ethics and what you have learned during the past 4 weeks. Can you think of ethical issues related to any of the topics we discussed this session? Also, discuss new concepts or ideas you have learned this session. How can you relate this new information to your future?


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