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Approx. 32 hours to complete
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Subtitles: English

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Accountancy (iMSA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 7 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
About Prof Donohoe2m
4 readings
About the Discussion Forums10m
Update Your Profile10m
Build a Learning Community with Social Media10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Overview of Business Taxation

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
11 videos
Lesson 1.1.1 Origins of Taxation3m
Lesson 1.1.2 Sources of Tax Law: Statutory3m
Lesson 1.1.3 Sources of Tax Law: Administrative6m
Lesson 1.1.4 Sources of Tax Law: Judicial3m
Lesson 1.1.5 Judicial Doctrines4m
Lesson 1.1.6 Hierarchy of Tax Law Sources1m
Lesson 1.2.1 Fundamental Features6m
Lesson 1.2.2 Strategic Form Choice8m
Tax Entity Classification3m
Module 1 Wrap-Up1m
1 reading
Module 1 Overview and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 1.1 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 1.2 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 1.3 Knowledge Check8m
Module 1 Quiz30m

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Module 2: Corporate Income Taxation

4 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
14 videos
Income Tax Formulas8m
Lesson 2.2.1 Dividends Received Deduction: Concepts3m
Lesson 2.2.2 Dividends Received Deduction: Applications6m
Lesson 2.2.3 Organizational Expenditures Deduction: Concepts2m
Lesson 2.2.4 Organizational Expenditures Deduction: Applications5m
Lesson 2.3.1 Regular Corporate Income Tax Liability: Concepts4m
Lesson 2.3.2 Regular Corporate Income Tax Liability: Applications1m
Lesson 2.4 Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax4m
Lesson 2.5.1 Penalty Taxes on Corporate Accumulations4m
Lesson 2.5.2 Related Corporations3m
Book-Tax Differences6m
Compliance Procedures2m
Module 2 Wrap-Up1m
1 reading
Module 2 Overview and Resources10m
6 practice exercises
Lesson 2.1 Knowledge Check10m
Lesson 2.2 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 2.3 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 2.4 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 2.5 Knowledge Check30m
Module 2 Quiz20m

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Module 3: Corporate Formation I

4 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 118 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
17 videos
Lesson 3.1.1. Acquisition and Disposition4m
Lesson 3.1.2 Recognition2m
Lesson 3.1.3 Character3m
Lesson 3.1.4 Recapture6m
Lesson 3.1.5 Recapping Recapture2m
Sunchaser Shakery2m
Introduction to Non-Recognition Provisions3m
Lesson 3.3.1 Non-Recognition Provisions: Concepts5m
Lesson 3.3.2 Non-Recognition Provisions: Applications13m
Lesson 3.4.1 Basis Determination & Holding Period: Concepts4m
Lesson 3.4.2 Basis Determination & Holding Period: Applications15m
Lesson 3.5.1 Built-In Loss Property: Concepts4m
Lesson 3.5.2 Built-In Loss Property: Applications15m
Lesson 3.6.1 Treatment of “Boot”: Concepts3m
Lesson 3.6.2 Treatment of “Boot”: Applications27m
Module 3 Wrap-Up1m
1 reading
Module 3 Overview and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 3.1 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 3.3 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 3.4 Knowledge Check30m
Module 3 Quiz20m

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Module 4: Corporate Formation II

4 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 7 quizzes
14 videos
Lesson 4.1.1 Assumption of Liabilities: Concepts3m
Lesson 4.1.2 Assumption of Liabilities: Applications15m
Lesson 4.2.1 Property and Services: Concepts2m
Lesson 4.2.2 Property and Services: Applications6m
Lesson 4.3.1 Capital Contributions: Concepts3m
Lesson 4.3.2 Capital Contributions: Applications2m
Lesson 4.4.1 Debt versus Equity: Concepts6m
Lesson 4.4.2 Debt versus Equity: Applications2m
Lesson 4.5.1 Investor Losses: Concepts4m
Lesson 4.5.2 Investor Losses: Applications3m
Lesson 4.6.1 Small Business Stock: Concepts4m
Lesson 4.6.2 Small Business Stock: Applications2m
Module 4 Wrap-Up1m
1 reading
Module 4 Overview and Resources10m
7 practice exercises
Lesson 4.1 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.2 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.3 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.4 Knowledge Check30m
Lesson 4.5 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 4.6 Knowledge Check30m
Module 4 Quiz20m



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About the U.S. Federal Taxation Specialization

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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