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Basic Federal Income Taxation

Front Cover - Basic Federal Income Taxation

Seventh Edition

William D. Andrews
Eli Goldston Professor of Law Emeritus
Harvard University

Peter J. Wiedenbeck
Joseph H. Zumbalen Professor of the Law of Property
Washington University School of Law

2015. 1,248 Pages. ISBN: 9781454824985. Instructor’s Manual. 

About the Book

This perennially popular book features a highly regarded author team and offers the most intellectual depth of any tax casebook. Regarded as the most insightful, policy-oriented, and coherent treatment of the field, Basic Federal Income Taxation includes more of the classic, foundational cases than most other tax casebooks and provides the best available coverage of capital gains. 

Key Features of the New Edition 

• Updates the presentation to reflect legislative changes since the sixth edition, including the 2013 increases in the maximum income and capital gain tax rates, and explores the policy and planning implications of those changes.
• Gives more attention to the distribution of individual income tax burdens across the income spectrum, from the earned income tax credit to the impact of capital gain rates on progressivity.
• Incorporates important administrative developments, including the controversy surrounding IRS scrutiny of political activity by §501(c)(4) social welfare organizations, deductions for losses stemming from the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, and federal recognition of same-sex marriages in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in United States v. Windsor.
• Retains the book’s distinctive emphasis on tax policy as illuminated by the leading cases.

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