Integrating theory and policy throughout, this smart yet approachable casebook is distinguished, in part by a tradition of outstanding authorship, begun with original author Boris Bittker of Yale and continuing through fifteen successive editions. Generations of instructors and students have praised Federal Income Taxation for the features that make it extraordinary: problems interspersed among notes and questions a unique introduction that provides historical background and economic analysis where appropriate integrated coverage of theory and policy smart and engaging text an excellent Teacher's Manual The extensively revised Fifteenth edition features: co-author Kirk Stark brings new energy and fresh perspective to a classic new "comparative focus" inset boxes highlighting other countries' approaches to fundamental tax policy design issues new materials on opinion practice and confidence levels for giving professional tax advice--designed to teach students how to express varying levels of legal uncertainty expanded discussion of constructive sales under section 1259, including text of legislative history to illustrate unresolved legal issues expanded coverage of taxing low-income households, including new materials on the earned income tax credit, the country's largest income transfer program expanded discussion of state and local taxes to gives students a basic overview of the U.S. system of subnational taxation expanded discussion of state and local taxes to gives students a basic overview of the U.S. system of subnational taxation updated materials on income-splitting--including Chief Counsel's ruling on the application of Poe v. Seaborn to same-sex couples new case, Womack v. Commissioner, concerning the tax treatment of a taxpayer's sale of the right to receive lottery payments new commentary on the D.C. Circuit's controversial opinions in Murphy v. United States A classic casebook long trusted and admired by generations of law school students and professors welcomes new co-author Kirk J. Stark, whose contribution will reflect the most current scholarship and pedagogy in the field today.
The book is not organized according to the chronological life of a corporation. Instead, the book begins by examining the tax treatment of a withdrawal of property from an existing corporation. The reason for choosing that organization is that the concepts embodied in such topics as dividends, earnings and profits, and stock redemptions are the fundamental building blocks on which the more complex provisions of corporate taxation rest. The authors explain the technical operation of the various Code provisions and provide numerous examples illustrating how they are applied and how several provisions must be read in concert with each other.
Emanuel CrunchTime provides a comprehensive topic breakdown and critical information review all in one tool. The application flow charts can be used all semester long, but the capsule summaries are ideal for exam preparation. Each title offers capsule summaries of major points of law and critical issues, exam tips for identifying common traps and pitfalls, sample exam and essay questions with model answers, and recommended approaches for crafting essays that will get winning grades! Emanuel CrunchTime Series Features: Capsule summary of subject matterCondensed format Flow charts illustrate major concepts Multiple-choice questions with answers Essay questions with model answers
Packed with new Big Picture tax scenarios and new What-If? case variations, SOUTH-WESTERN FEDERAL TAXATION 2010: INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAXES remains the most effective text for helping students master detailed tax concepts and the ever-changing tax legislation. Renowned for its accessible, comprehensive, and time-tested presentation, this text provides thorough coverage while highlighting materials of critical interest to the tax practitioner. INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAXES offers readers many opportunities to sharpen critical-thinking and writing skills. A new chapter-opening feature, the Tax Formula Framework for Individuals, provides a unique, organizational framework so that students can understand how chapter topics relate to the 1040 form. Internet exercises are tied directly to chapter research cases in the text to give students hands-on experience using online resources to solve tax issues. H&R Block's TaxCut software and Checkpoint from Thomson Reuters come with each new copy of this text to give your students professional experience with leading software! The 2010 edition has been fully updated to include the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Everyone knows that the current tax system is unfair. Some of the richest people in America pay no tax, while a huge share of the tax burden falls on the rest of us. A mere glance at the tax code confirms that it is far too complex, with volumes of rules that no ordinary person could possibly comprehend. What is to be done? Some conservatives have called for a so-called flat tax. But a flat tax is not necessarily a simple tax, and "flat" means "more" for most taxpayers: a rise in middle-class taxes to finance tax cuts for the rich. Is there another choice? In clear, easy-to-understand language, Edward J. McCaffery proposes a straightforward and fair alternative. A "fair not flat" tax that is consistent and progressive would tax spending, not income and savings. And if it were collected at its lower levels through a national sales tax, most people would not have to file a return. A supplemental tax on spending for the wealthiest individuals would make the national sales tax progressive. Under McCaffery's system, a family of four would pay no tax on their first $20,000 in spending, and 15 percent on the next $60,000. Only the few families who spend more than $80,000 a year would be subject to the supplemental tax. Necessities would be taxed less than ordinary and luxury items. No one would be taxed directly on savings. The estate and gift or so-called death tax would be abolished, for the simple reason that dead people don't spend. The "fair not flat" tax would fall on heirs when and as they spend their good fortune. Perhaps best of all, most Americans would not have to fill out tax returns. Simpler, more efficient, fairer, and more reflective of America's current social values, McCaffery's "fair not flat" tax could help get us out of the tax mess that politicians and special interests have gotten us into, improving the whole country in the process. Read Fair Not Flat to find out how. “In Fair Not Flat, Mr. McCaffery lays out the case for a consumption tax. He does so in a reader-friendly way, presenting his argument with very few footnotes, equations or technical terms. The consumption of the book, so to speak, is not at all taxing. And its argument is well worth pondering.”—Bruce Bartlett, Wall Street Journal
On tax day, April 15, 2010, hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets with signs demanding lower taxes on the richest one percent. But why? Rich people have plenty of political influence. Why would they need to publicly demonstrate for lower taxes-and why would anyone who wasn't rich join the protest on their behalf? Isaac William Martin shows that such protests long predate the Tea Party of our own time. Ever since the Sixteenth Amendment introduced a Federal income tax in 1913, rich Americans have protested new public policies that they thought would threaten their wealth. But while historians have taught us much about the conservative social movements that reshaped the Republican Party in the late 20th century, the story of protest movements explicitly designed to benefit the wealthy is still little known. Rich People's Movements is the first book to tell that story, tracking a series of protest movements that arose to challenge an expanding welfare state and progressive taxation. Drawing from a mix of anti-progressive ideas, the leaders of these movements organized scattered local constituencies into effective campaigns in the 1920s, 1950s, 1980s, and our own era. Martin shows how protesters on behalf of the rich appropriated the tactics used by the Left-from the Populists and Progressives of the early twentieth century to the feminists and anti-war activists of the 1950s and 1960s. He explores why the wealthy sometimes cut secret back-room deals and at other times protest in the public square. He also explains why people who are not rich have so often rallied to their cause. For anyone wanting to understand the anti-tax activists of today, including notable defenders of wealth inequality like the Koch brothers, the historical account in Rich People's Movements is an essential guide.
This book considers the interplay of law, ideology, politics and economic change in shaping constitutional thought, and provides a historical perspective on the contemporary debate about property rights. The third edition has been completely revised and updated.
A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America’s most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the U.S. Constitution was amended to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages. From its start, America has been awash in drink. The sailing vessel that brought John Winthrop to the shores of the New World in 1630 carried more beer than water. By the 1820s, liquor flowed so plentifully it was cheaper than tea. That Americans would ever agree to relinquish their booze was as improbable as it was astonishing. Yet we did, and Last Call is Daniel Okrent’s dazzling explanation of why we did it, what life under Prohibition was like, and how such an unprecedented degree of government interference in the private lives of Americans changed the country forever. Writing with both wit and historical acuity, Okrent reveals how Prohibition marked a confluence of diverse forces: the growing political power of the women’s suffrage movement, which allied itself with the antiliquor campaign; the fear of small-town, native-stock Protestants that they were losing control of their country to the immigrants of the large cities; the anti-German sentiment stoked by World War I; and a variety of other unlikely factors, ranging from the rise of the automobile to the advent of the income tax. Through it all, Americans kept drinking, going to remarkably creative lengths to smuggle, sell, conceal, and convivially (and sometimes fatally) imbibe their favorite intoxicants. Last Call is peopled with vivid characters of an astonishing variety: Susan B. Anthony and Billy Sunday, William Jennings Bryan and bootlegger Sam Bronfman, Pierre S. du Pont and H. L. Mencken, Meyer Lansky and the incredible—if long-forgotten—federal official Mabel Walker Willebrandt, who throughout the twenties was the most powerful woman in the country. (Perhaps most surprising of all is Okrent’s account of Joseph P. Kennedy’s legendary, and long-misunderstood, role in the liquor business.) It’s a book rich with stories from nearly all parts of the country. Okrent’s narrative runs through smoky Manhattan speakeasies, where relations between the sexes were changed forever; California vineyards busily producing “sacramental” wine; New England fishing communities that gave up fishing for the more lucrative rum-running business; and in Washington, the halls of Congress itself, where politicians who had voted for Prohibition drank openly and without apology. Last Call is capacious, meticulous, and thrillingly told. It stands as the most complete history of Prohibition ever written and confirms Daniel Okrent’s rank as a major American writer.
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Strategies that are effective and legal for putting one’s assets safely out of reach In today’s increasingly litigious world, the shielding of assets has become a prominent issue for financial planners, business owners, and high-net-worth individuals. Asset Protection details methods that are both legally and morally legitimate for protecting one’s assets from creditors, lawsuits, and scams. Bringing economic common sense and legitimacy to an area that is drowning in gimmickry, two of today’s top lawyers examine the fundamental issues in this growing area, avoiding dense legalese to make the book accessible to anyone. Asset Protection covers everything readers want to know about: Establishing an effective asset protection program Today’s most popular, established strategies Newer strategies that are still being resolved by the courts
Master all aspects of federal taxation with the balanced conceptual approach found only in Murphy/Higgins' CONCEPTS IN FEDERAL TAXATION 2018. This unique book presents taxation as a small number of unifying concepts that readers apply to tax rules and everyday economics. This edition presents the latest tax laws and changes for the most recent tax year in a straightforward manner without overwhelming technical detail. To ensure clarity, the book introduces individual taxation before addressing more complex business entities. Small, manageable segments with Concept Checks are ideal for CPA Exam review. A strong balance of tax concepts with the Internal Revenue Code prepares readers for success on CPA Exam tax simulations and in their professional careers. Frequent examples relate tax concepts to business scenarios, while numerous hands-on exercises provide more practice than any other book of its kind. Count on this edition for an unmatched conceptual understanding of taxation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Nonprofit organizations are subject to a complex set of regulations and laws. Written in plain English, this book keeps tax-exempt organizations up-to-date on all current regulations pertaining to tax-exempt organizations. It ensures professionals are well-prepared to make decisions about their organizations' actions and future and is a definitive one-volume source of information on federal laws by the leading legal authority in the nonprofit sector. This guide is supplemented annually to keep the lawyers and managers of nonprofit organizations on top of the latest nonprofit legal and tax developments.
THE LAW OF CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS, 6th Edition deciphers the complex substantive and procedural laws surrounding U.S. business entities today. Focusing on corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability entities, the text explains the law and the theory behind the law while providing practical information that the paralegal can use on the job. Financial structures, securities regulations, mergers, and bankruptcy round out the legal discussions, along with special attention paid to the Uniform Acts and Model Business Corporation Act as revised through 2007, which is the basis for most state business corporation acts in the United States. Special features include cites for state statutes, excerpted cases, sample documents, paralegal profiles, chapter summaries, end-of-chapter exercises, practical advice, and much more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In America’s Constitution, one of this era’s most accomplished constitutional law scholars, Akhil Reed Amar, gives the first comprehensive account of one of the world’s great political texts. Incisive, entertaining, and occasionally controversial, this “biography” of America’s framing document explains not only what the Constitution says but also why the Constitution says it. We all know this much: the Constitution is neither immutable nor perfect. Amar shows us how the story of this one relatively compact document reflects the story of America more generally. (For example, much of the Constitution, including the glorious-sounding “We the People,” was lifted from existing American legal texts, including early state constitutions.) In short, the Constitution was as much a product of its environment as it was a product of its individual creators’ inspired genius. Despite the Constitution’s flaws, its role in guiding our republic has been nothing short of amazing. Skillfully placing the document in the context of late-eighteenth-century American politics, America’s Constitution explains, for instance, whether there is anything in the Constitution that is unamendable; the reason America adopted an electoral college; why a president must be at least thirty-five years old; and why–for now, at least–only those citizens who were born under the American flag can become president. From his unique perspective, Amar also gives us unconventional wisdom about the Constitution and its significance throughout the nation’s history. For one thing, we see that the Constitution has been far more democratic than is conventionally understood. Even though the document was drafted by white landholders, a remarkably large number of citizens (by the standards of 1787) were allowed to vote up or down on it, and the document’s later amendments eventually extended the vote to virtually all Americans. We also learn that the Founders’ Constitution was far more slavocratic than many would acknowledge: the “three fifths” clause gave the South extra political clout for every slave it owned or acquired. As a result, slaveholding Virginians held the presidency all but four of the Republic’s first thirty-six years, and proslavery forces eventually came to dominate much of the federal government prior to Lincoln’s election. Ambitious, even-handed, eminently accessible, and often surprising, America’s Constitution is an indispensable work, bound to become a standard reference for any student of history and all citizens of the United States.
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This 2012 Supplement updates the four volume, International Taxation: U.S. Taxation of Foreign Persons and Foreign Income. The parent volume offers an all-inclusive, easy-to-follow discussion of the United States tax regime as applied to foreign transactions. It reduces the most complicated issues to clear, understandable and practical domestic and foreign-based tax strategies that can be put to good use right away.
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Students are often hesitant to become involved in the political process. One book changes that. American Government and Politics Today 2009-2010 Edition, 14e uses intriguing examples and hands-on exercises to engage students in the fascinating intricacies of American government -- inspiring them to participate in the political process. As it introduces concepts, the text points to specific ways students can participate, showing how individuals -- including students -- can make a profound impact. It illustrates that active participation can be as simple as calling a local politician to share an opinion, registering to vote, or viewing a town council meeting on local access cable -- demonstrating how small steps can make a difference. Helping build students' critical thinking skills, discussions end with questions that prompt students to consider each concept from their point of view as well as the points of view of others and weigh the varying viewpoints. The 14th edition's powerful new administrative DVD and an innovative online Resource Center help instructors maximize their time and student results. The text also includes expanded coverage of the presidential election. Engaging and inspiring, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY, 14e helps students discover how active, informed citizenship does make a difference. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This classic student text, used by tens of thousands of law students for over 45 years has been revised to reflect changes in case law, changes in bankruptcy practices, and changes in bankruptcy casebooks. Today's bankruptcy courses are now much more than just the automatic stay, avoiding powers, and discharge. As bankruptcy classes have become more comprehensive, more students have found this book helpful in comprehending reading assignments, class discussions, and exam questions.