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Basic Income Tax, Second Edition

Basic Income Tax, Second Edition

This book is a basic income tax text. I intend this text to be suitable for a three-hour course for a class comprised of law students with widely different backgrounds. Certain principles permeate all of tax law. I have found that certain axioms or principles will carry us a long way. For example, income is taxed once – or treated as if it has been taxed. Once it has been taxed, its investment gives the taxpayer basis – which I define not as cost but as money that will not be subject to tax again. Etc. The text returns to these principles throughout. I usually put these matters in text boxes. At a minimum, I want students who have completed basic income tax to know these principles and to be able to apply them, i.e., to develop some β€œtax intuition.” This intuition will serve well the... Show More

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