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ACCT420 - Individual Federal Taxes

Course Details

Course Code: ACCT420 Course ID: 4221 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Students will be introduced to procedures for analyzing tax information on an individual federal tax basis. The following material will be covered in this course: analysis of gross income, income exclusions, adjusted gross income, deductions, exemptions, and credits. Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel software. (Prerequisite: ACCT101)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • CO1. Summarize the history and objectives of U.S. tax law.
  • CO2. Apply the definition of gross income.
  • CO3. Assess business income and expenses as they apply to gross income.
  • CO4. Calculate itemized deductions and other incentives.
  • CO5. Examine credits and special taxes.
  • CO6. Calculate and apply capital gains and losses.

Method of Assessment

A. Tests & Paper

There will be two (2) tests in the course, a midterm and a final given in modules four and eight respectively. The tests in this class will consist of multiple choice questions and/or short answer problems. Tests will be three hours long and focus on the material covered in the course. Tests may be administered using the Examity test proctoring service. Please verify in the course announcements and/or the Lessons tab if the course will use test proctoring. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the instructor and the test proctoring service regarding any schedule changes or non- disability related accommodations. The course will have a comprehensive paper that will measure student understanding of the course objectives along with research and writing skills. Please refer to the APA Manual 6th edition for the format of the paper.

B. Assignments:

Course assignments will be given using multimedia software (e.g. MyLabsPlus, Connect, etc.). These assignments will be a series of quizzes consisting of exercises, problems, and simulations. Assignments will have a specific due date with specific instructions. Late assignments will be subject to the university’s Late Work/Make-up Policy detailed in the student handbook. Please be advised the instructor reserves the right to implement their own late assignment policy.

C. Homework:

Throughout the term, homework will be given in several modules to test student understanding of the material. Homework will be given using multimedia software (e.g. MyLabsPlus, Connect, etc.) and consist of questions, problems, or simulations. Please be advised the instructor reserves the right to implement their own late assignment policy.

D. Discussion Forums:

Participation in the discussion forums is an essential component of the final grade. All students are expected to engage in lively discussions and answer instructor follow-up questions. The quality of participations along with student netiquette will be a part of the grade.

Assessment of the Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Assessment Methods

1 - 6

Test question, paper, assignment, discussion, and homework

The following distribution will be used in assigning grades (decimal points will be rounded to the nearest whole number at semester’s end).

Grade

Quality Points/Grading Percent

A

4.0/ 100 – 94

A-

3.67/ 93 – 90

B+

3.33/ 89 – 87

B

3.0/ 86 – 84

B-

2.67/ 83 –80

C+

2.33/ 79 – 77

C

2.0/ 76 – 73

C-

1.67/ 72 – 70

D+

1.33/ 69 – 67

D

1.0/ 66 – 64

D-

0.67/ 63 – 60

F

0.0/ 59 – 0

NameGrade %
Forums 10.00 %
Week 1 Forum 1.43 %
Week 2 Forum 1.43 %
Week 3 Forum 1.43 %
Week 4 Forum 1.43 %
Week 5 Forum 1.43 %
Week 6 Forum 1.43 %
Week 7 Forum 1.43 %
Homework 20.00 %
Week 1 Homework 3.33 %
Week 2 Homework 3.33 %
Week 3 Homework 3.33 %
Week 5 Homework 3.33 %
Week 6 Homework 3.33 %
Week 7 Homework 3.33 %
Assignments 30.00 %
Week 1 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 2 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 3 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 5 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 6 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 7 Assignment 5.00 %
Final Assessment 10.00 %
Week 8 Paper 10.00 %
Tests 30.00 %
Midterm Exam 15.00 %
Final Exam 15.00 %

This course uses a VitalSource e-­‐book accessible via the ED MAP bookstore. To become familiar with the bookstore process and procedures, including tutorials and VitalSource access, please visit http://apus.campusguides.com/bookstore.

Websites and Videos

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources. Note website addresses are subject to change.

  • Textbook Companion Website
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Style Website
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab
  • Turnitin Website

Book Title:Fundamentals of Taxation 2019 Edition, 12th ed. - The VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom; Connect access provided inside the classroom.
ISBN:9781260158670
Publication Info:VS-McGraw-Hill
Author:Cruz, Ana
Unit Cost:$154.39
Electronic ISBN:9781260930825
Electronic Unit Cost:$45.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.