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Spring 2023
5352 Corporate Tax - WELLS- 23913

Professor(s): Bret Wells (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Taxation 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TTH  Location: 310 

Course Outline: The following information is provided with respect to the Corporate Taxation course. Objective: This course will provide comprehensive treatment of the federal income tax law applicable to corporations and their shareholders. Topics to be covered include: a) The formation of corporations and transfers of assets to controlled corporations; b) The capital structure of a corporation; c) Distributions from corporations (e.g., dividends, redemptions & liquidations); d) Special types of corporations (e.g., S corporations); e) Corporate reorganizations, mergers, restructurings, etc., and f) Affiliated corporations.The objective is to consider both the technical rules and the underlying policy objectives of the corporate income tax rules, with particular emphasis on current transactions and tax planning.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Prerequisites: Yes  Prerequisite: Federal Income Taxation

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/02 2-6pm      

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: TWO (2) REQUIRED: MARTIN MCMAHON, DANIEL SIMMONS,CHARLENE LUKE, AND BRET WELLS, FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION OFCORPORATIONS (Foundation Press 5th ed. 2019) ISBN:9781642425031; Wolters Kluwer / CCH Publications, “Federal Income Tax — Code & Regulations, Selected Sections,” 2022-2023 Edition (ISBN:9780808057345).