Federal Taxation: Comprehensive Topics (2021)

Author(s): Ephraim P. Smith, Philip J. Harmelink, James R. Hasselback

Published: Apr 29, 2020
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ISBN: 9780808054054
Product Number: 10030001-0012
Volumes: 1
Update Frequency: Annually
1216 Pages

Federal Taxation: Comprehensive Topicsis a popular teacher-created combination first- and second-level tax course that offers comprehensive one-volume coverage of all the most important tax concepts and principles for a solid grounding in federal taxation. It offers clear and concise explanation of fundamental tax concepts in the framework of today's tax practice. Covering both planning and compliance, the book strikes an effective balance between AICPA model curriculum demands and the favored approaches of the majority of today's top tax teachers.

Comprehensive Topics introduces students to the complex and absorbing study of federal taxation, covering a broad range of subjects beginning with basic concepts and individual taxation. Once the fundamentals are covered, tax accounting and the taxation of partnerships and corporations become the focus. The final section of the book presents estate and gift taxation coverage, along with income taxation of trusts and estates. Deferred compensation, education savings, international tax, and state and local taxation are also addressed.

Written by top tax teachers from across the country, Federal Taxation: Comprehensive Topics presents materials in straightforward language to improve student comprehension. Emphasis is given to the most important topics that have the greatest real-world impact.


Wolters Kluwer offers a complete teaching package to support adopting instructors. Instructors adopting this book receive a downloadable Instructor's Guide that includes the following helpful features:

  • Course outlines and AICPA Model Tax Curriculum outlines that show how the text can be used by teachers in various types of courses.
  • Summary of each chapter to provide the adopter with a quick view of what's covered and to facilitate course preparation and development of lesson plans.
  • Answers to both the Keystone Problems and End-of-Chapter Questions and Problems in each chapter in the book.
  • Testbank questions and answers that correspond to each chapter in the book.
  • Respondus-ready and Microsoft® Word files of the Testbank questions created by the textbook authors for all chapters in the book. These files allow instructors to customize their own tests.
  • Computer Slide Presentations for each chapter that help enhance and facilitate class lectures and discussion.

    Upon request, adopting teachers with classes of 10 or more students will also receive a complimentary one-year subscription to CCH AnswerConnect - a research platform backed by over 100 years of expertise. CCH AnswerConnect was uniquely designed to deliver comprehensive, technical information in an easy-to-use format, and keeps instructors completely abreast of recent legislation, cases, and other judicial developments.

    To learn more about CCH AnswerConnect visit: TaxNA.WoltersKluwer.com/AnswerConnect

    Upon request, adopting teachers with classes of 10 or more students will also receive TaxWise Online- our Educational Online Tax Preparation Software solution. This software is cloud based and can be accessed anywhere. The professor can also monitor each of the students’ progress as he or she performs the return. Therefore, the professor can assign homework and checkup on the students at anytime from anywhere etc. Each student will be assigned a username and will be able to save their progress as they go. Please Note: At the moment the system can only perform individual returns. For more product info visit: TaxNA.WoltersKluwer.com/TaxWiseOnline

    The Federal Tax Study Manual is designed to enhance learning and improve comprehension for students of federal tax. Instructors receive a complimentary copy of the previous edition of this book for review purposes. Once adopted for classroom use, a copy of the current edition of the text will be provided to the professor.

    Instructors: Please visit TaxNA.WoltersKluwer.com/Schools to learn more and request a desk copy for review.
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