ACC 460E – Tax and Ethics Capstone

1 credit(s)

460 (E) Current and Relevant Tax and Ethical issues in Accounting. Current accounting issues discussed. Lectures, discussion, case analysis. ACC majors only. A-F only. Pre: 418 (or concurrent), no waiver. Co-requisite ACC 460 (B)

460E’s LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Acquire basic knowledge for tax research and practice

  • Use secondary sources for learning basic information on new or complex topics.
  • Acquire a working knowledge of tax sources and electronic research databases.
  • Learn from an exposure to legal penalties and ethical standards in tax practice.

2. Conduct research by accessing information effectively and efficiently

  • Develop skills in locating relevant primary authorities (code, regs., cases, rev. rul.)
  • Strengthen reading skills for comprehending complex tax authorities.
  • Obtain information literacy knowledge and skills in tax research and tax issues.

3. Think critically and problem solve creatively

  • Understand sophisticated issue statement components and practice writing issues.
  • Create logical, analytical reasoning when integrating facts and law in the application.
  • Enhance critical thinking and give valuable business/tax planning advice to clients.

4. Communicate and report effectively

  • Understand the format and writing styles for research memos and business letters.
  • Strengthen writing skills, especially by using logical organization and the active voice.
  • Build more effective technological competencies and team-work collaboration skills.

5. Encourage continuous learning with agility and adaptability  

  • Apply critical thinking to current events within and impacting the profession.
  • Provide exposure to track changes, professional concerns, and tax certifications.
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