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Edmonds Community College    
 
    
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ACCT 214 - Individual Income Tax Preparation


5.0 Credits
Overview of the taxation of individuals. Emphasis on practical forms preparation and dealing with the most frequently encountered issues in taxation. Computer application. Prerequisite: ACCT 101  and minimum placement into EAP 121  or BRDGE 093 .

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze, apply and evaluate tax information by preparing individual tax returns and related forms. [REASON]
  2. Identify and analyze problems and options, select and implement appropriate solutions based on current tax law. [REASON]
  3. Use mathematics to solve quantitative business issues and problems as relating to taxes. [REASON]
  4. Use personal computers and other tools most commonly used by business to obtain, store, organize and communicate quantitative information. Specifically in this course the ability to use tax software. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Explain the rules for determining the deductibility of common expenditures. [REASON]
  6. Classify deductions as for, or from, adjusted gross income. [REASON]
  7. Identify the types of income that are taxable and the types of expenses that are deductible. [REASON]
  8. Explain the costs and benefits of simple financial choices encountered in strategic decision making as relating to taxes. [COMMUNICATE]
  9. Research web sites for tax forms, information and current events in tax and business. [EXPLORE]



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