Course Descriptions

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  • LAW 698
    (3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; Tax I (LAW 607); Tax II (LAW 697). This course focuses primarily on the Federal income tax consequences of corporate ownership reorganizations. It explores corporate combinations, including taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, corporate divisions (spin-offs, split-offs, and split-ups), as well as rearrangements of the capital structure of a single corporation, such as through recapitalizations and stock dividends. It also explores the carryover of tax attributes after corporate combinations

  • LAW 607
    (4 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*. This course provides an introduction to Federal income taxation of the individual, including the concepts of income, deductions, capital transactions, income splitting and tax accounting; use of the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations; and principles of statutory interpretation, including use of legislative histories, court decisions and administrative rulings.

  • LAW 697
    (4 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; Tax I (LAW 607), or permission of instructor if concurrently registered for LAW 607. This course examines the basic rules in Subchapters C, S, and K of the Internal Revenue Code, regarding the Federal income taxation of business enterprises, whether the enterprise is organized as a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company. It includes discussion of the formation of corporations and partnerships, distributions of profits from the entity, termination of the enterprise, choice-of-entity concerns, and other related topics. It is recommended for anyone who will engage heavily in either a tax or business practice.

  • LAW 604
    (2 or 3 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; Tax I (LAW 607). Topics covered include organizational structure of tax exempt and charitable organizations; policy and practice of preferred tax treatment for selected organizations and gifts to them; statutes, regulations, and IRS practice; legislative origins, judicial interpretations, and policy consideration; tests of qualification, disqualification, and limited tax preference; mechanics of securing and retaining exemption; qualified exemption; unrelated business income; private inurement; political activity; denial or loss of exemption; return and reporting requirements; private foundation treatment; comparative tax treatment of nonexempt and nonprofit organizations. Offered infrequently.

  • LAW 606
    (3 or 4 Credit Hours)

    Prerequisites: RCC*; Tax I (LAW 607) or Estates & Trusts (LAW 609). Federal gift, estate and generation skipping taxation of wealth transfers will be analyzed primarily through the concepts of completed gifts and gross estate inclusions with some study of deductions and the tax itself. Federal income taxation of estates, simple trusts and complex trusts, including distributions to beneficiaries, with some study of grantor trust rules and income in respect of a decedent will also be covered. Income taxation of trusts will be covered when the course is offered for 4 credit hours.

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