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Problems and Materials in Federal Income Taxation

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Eighth Edition

Sanford M. Guerin, Arizona State University
Philip F. Postlewaite, Northwestern University
Adam Rosenzweig, Washington University

2012.  904 pages.  ISBN: 978-1-4548-1066-7.

With Teacher’s Manual.

About the Book

Problems and Materials in Federal Income Taxation is respected for its distinctive explanation of the intricacies of the federal income tax code. Its realistic, problem-solving approach helps clarify material in an often frustrating course. Organized according to the taxing formula, the text leads students to a clear understanding of each level of taxation. Numerous problems reinforce fundamental concepts and a Teacher’s Manual provides all the problem answers. 
 

The Eighth Edition features substantially revised and updated material on medical expenses, including recent case law on the deductibility of cosmetic surgery expenses as well as the impact of the Affordable Care Act on exclusions from gross income and medical expense deductions.
Updated, revised, and significantly longer, the discussion of constitutional and historical issues relating to the taxing power shows their impact on the modern debate over its scope. The current debate over fundamental tax reform and deficit reduction is included in an updated and revised final chapter. An improved Teacher’s Manual expands the discussion of ways to structure and teach problems in the context of 3-credit and 4-credit courses.

Hallmark features of Problems and Materials in Federal Income Taxation:

Clear explanation of the intricacies of the federal income tax code
Realistic problem-solving approach to a potentially frustrating course
Organized according to the taxing formula so students develop a clear understanding of each level of taxation
Reinforces fundamental concepts through numerous problems
Teacher’s Manual with answers to all problems

Thoroughly updated, the revised Eight Edition presents:

Substantially revised and updated sections related to medical expenses, including recent case law on the deductibility of cosmetic surgery expenses, as well as the impact of the Affordable Care Act on exclusions from gross income and medical expense deductions
Updated, revised, and substantially longer discussion of constitutional and historical issues relating to the taxing power, showing the impact on modern debate over the scope of taxing power
New material on current debate over fundamental tax reform and deficit reduction
Updated and revised Teacher’s Manual that includes ways to structure and teach problems in 3-credit and 4-credit courses