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This course is the first course in a five-course US Federal Tax Specialization. It covers and focuses on the U.S. federal tax system as it relates to individuals, employees, and sole proprietors. Key concepts covered include gross income and items that are statutorily included or excluded in it, personal and business expenses that qualify as tax deductions, and the differing tax treatments for employees versus self-employed taxpayers. Unlike many other introductory courses in tax and as part of this course’s comprehensive wrap-up, learners will be provided with practical and tangible experience reporting both income and expenses on the main individual tax return used in the US, Form 1040. If you have enjoyed this course, consider enrolling in our online graduate Accounting program. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, consistently ranked as one of the nation's top three accounting programs, now offers a master’s in accounting at a very affordable tuition rate and is completely online. The iMSA is a full Master of Accountancy program and students graduate with an MS that is highly recognized. Try an open course or two, then apply for admission into the credit-bearing version as you may be eligible to take credit-bearing courses during the application process. If you are missing any prerequisites for the full degree, you can complete Coursera courses to demonstrate readiness and strengthen your application for the iMSA. For more information on this exciting iMSA online program, refer to this link: https://www.coursera.org/degrees/imsa ...
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Cursos 100 % en línea

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Fechas límite flexibles

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Intermediate Level

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Sugerido: 6-8 hours/week

Aprox. 31 horas para completar
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INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

In this module, you will become familiar with the course, your instructor and your classmates, and our learning environment. This orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required to navigate and be successful in this course....
Reading
1 video (Total: 3 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Reading4 lecturas
A Note from Your Instructor5m
Syllabus15m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Update Your Profile10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Orientation Quiz10m
Clock
4 horas para completar

MODULE 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO TAXATION

In this module, you will be introduced to the different kinds of taxes faced by U.S. taxpayers and the U.S. federal income tax structure. The origin of tax law and its constitutionality is discussed along with a brief history of the different changes in rates that have occurred since the 16th amendment was passed. Finally, we will discover the three different sources of new tax laws and rules....
Reading
9 videos (Total: 78 min), 1 reading, 10 quizzes
Video9 videos
Evaluating a Tax System4m
The Tax Structure12m
The Tax Structure: Examples6m
Types of Taxes14m
Origins of Tax Law5m
Statutory Sources of Tax Law6m
Administrative Sources of Tax Law10m
Judicial Sources of Tax Law7m
Reading1 lectura
Module 1 Overview and Resources10m
Quiz10 ejercicios de práctica
Lesson 1.1 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 1.2 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 1.3 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 1.4 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 1.5 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 1.6 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 1.7 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 1.8 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 1.9 Knowledge Check10m
Module 1 Quiz30m

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3 horas para completar

MODULE 2: COMPUTING THE TAX

In this module, we will take a deeper dive into each part of the U.S. federal income tax structure, with a focus on what is included in gross income. We will learn how for-AGI deductions reduce gross income to generate adjusted gross income, or AGI, and why AGI is an important number which determines the floors and ceilings of many from-AGI deductions. We will also discuss who qualifies as a dependent. We will wrap up the module with a discussion of the actual calculation of the tax as well as filing status and filing requirements....
Reading
6 videos (Total: 71 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
Video6 videos
Deductions and AGI7m
Qualifying Children and Qualifying Relatives23m
Tax Calculation10m
Filing Status10m
Filing Requirements and Other Dependent Issues10m
Reading3 lecturas
Module 2 Overview and Resources10m
Standard Deduction Amounts for 201810m
Tax Rate Schedules for 201810m
Quiz7 ejercicios de práctica
Lesson 2.1 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 2.2 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 2.3 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 2.4 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 2.5 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 2.6 Knowledge Check10m
Module 2 Quiz30m

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3 horas para completar

MODULE 3: GROSS INCOME

In this module, you will take a deeper dive into gross income, specifically regarding statutory inclusions. Congress, the courts, and the IRS have specific rules on whether and when certain income items are included as gross income. These rules provide clarification in situations where it is unclear whether money or property received should actually be included as income. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total: 61 min), 1 reading, 7 quizzes
Video6 videos
Accounting Methods6m
Accounting Method Exceptions8m
Gross Income I: Alimony, Discharge of Indebtedness, Annuities11m
Gross Income: Example7m
Gross Income II: Prizes, Life Insurance, Unemployment Compensation, Social Security Benefits11m
Reading1 lectura
Module 3 Overview and Resources10m
Quiz7 ejercicios de práctica
Lesson 3.1 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 3.2 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 3.3 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 3.4 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 3.5 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 3.6 Knowledge Check10m
Module 3 Quiz30m

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3 horas para completar

MODULE 4: GROSS INCOME: EXCLUSIONS

In this module, you will take a deeper dive into gross income, specifically regarding statutory exclusions. Congress, the courts, and the IRS allow exclusions of money or property received by the taxpayer for various reasons. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total: 53 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
Video5 videos
Scholarships, Payments for Damages, Compensation for Injuries and Sickness16m
Meals and Lodging, Recovery of Capital Issues10m
Employee Fringe Benefits: Non-Discriminatory11m
Employee Fringe Benefits: Discriminatory5m
Reading2 lecturas
Module 4 Overview and Resources10m
Sharing "Goodreads"10m
Quiz6 ejercicios de práctica
Lesson 4.1 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 4.2 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 4.3 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 4.4 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 4.5 Knowledge Check10m
Module 4 Quiz30m
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por RGSep 6th 2018

Completed on September 5, 2018 - excellent introduction course that can lead to a Coursera Certificate titled "U.S. Federal Taxation Specialization" sponsored by the University of Illinois.

por GGAug 28th 2018

Great course but I'm not sure how that will apply to the new taxation in 2018

Instructores

Matthew Hutchens

Lecturer of Accountancy
Department of Accountancy

Petro Lisowsky, PhD, CPA

Associate Professor of Accountancy
College of Business: Department of Accountancy

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Acerca del programa especializado U.S. Federal Taxation

This Specialization introduces the U.S. federal tax system via conceptual and applied material. Learners will be able to apply basic principles to settings involving individuals, corporations, and other business entities, complete key components of major, individual U.S. federal tax returns, and identify tax-related strategies and implications of structuring transactions and organizations....
U.S. Federal Taxation

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