• Length:
    12 Weeks
  • Effort:
    8–12 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Advanced
  • Language:
    English
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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

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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 learn

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  • 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

Meet your instructors

Greg Geisler
Clinical Professor of Accounting
Indiana University

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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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