About this courseSkip 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.
Verified Learners will need to purchase a textbook in order to successfully complete the course. See the FAQ for details.
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- How to properly applyfederal income tax laws to income taxpayers--both individuals and businesses
- How to usebasic finance tools tohelpindividual taxpayers and businessesmake decisionsthat maximize their after-tax wealth or earnings
- How to differentiate federal income tax laws from financial accounting standards
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Frequently asked questions
Does this course require a textbook?
Yes, if you are Verified Learner, a textbook is required. If you choose to verify, you will also need to purchase a copy of Jones, Sally (2020). Principles of Taxation for Business and Investment Planning 2020 Edition (23rd.). McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Print ISBN: 9781259969546, 1259969541; eText ISBN: 9781260433210, 1260433218. This textbook typically costs around $57.50 to rent and $93.75 to purchase permanently. A digital copy is acceptable.
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