• Length:
    12 Weeks
  • Effort:
    8–12 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
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  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Advanced
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Associated Programs:

  • MicroMasters® Program

Prerequisites

This course is intended for those who have junior or senior standing at a college or university, or have already attained at least a bachelor’s degree.

About this course

Build your accounting foundation with this course on U.S. federal income taxation. You’ll learn about the taxation of both businesses and individuals. In addition to income tax laws, you’ll discover how to reduce the present value of income taxes.

Topics will include tax planning strategies, qualified business income deduction, tax compliance, and more.

What you'll learn

  • How to properly apply federal income tax laws to income taxpayers—both individuals and businesses 
  • How to use basic finance tools to help individual taxpayers and businesses make decisions that maximize their after-tax wealth or earnings 
  • How to differentiate federal income tax laws from financial accounting standards 

Meet your instructors

Greg Geisler
Clinical Professor of Accounting
Indiana University

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