Federal Income Taxation

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
TUE, WED, THU 2:15 - 3:22 pm TNH 3.142

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Midterm March 4, 2016 8:30 am - 10:10 am A-Z in 2.139
Final May 12, 2016 8:30 am 2.137


This Federal Income Tax course uses a problem-based method to study core federal income tax doctrine, including the concepts of taxable income, adjustments to income, and when and to whom income is taxed. In addition, the course explores the policy choices presented by an income tax system, including equity, efficiency, administrability and political considerations. Federal Income Tax develops the universal lawyering skill of working with a statute-based body of law, in conjunction with administrative guidance and cases; and provides a generally useful understanding of how the income tax affects decisionmaking. The course is a gateway to more advanced tax offerings.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Federal Income Taxation *
Bankman, Shaviro and Stark
Aspen , edition: 16th 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4548-0996-8
Federal Income Tax Code and Regulations (optional)
Bank and Stark
Foundation Press , edition: 2015-2016
ISBN: 978-1634593922


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
02/19/2016 Exam information updated