A conceptual overview of federal tax laws, focusing on the broad structure of the income tax law and how that law relates to many business investment and personal activities. Includes basic tax policy issues and the many social and political implications of our current tax system.
In this course students will learn to prepare and interpret the three major components of the corporate annual report: the Balance Sheet, the Income Statement, and the Statement of Cash Flows. The underlying accounting model that produces these statements will be critically reviewed; both its strengths and limitations will be evaluated. Additionally the role of popular ratios in forecasting firm profitability, risk, and liquidity are considered. Student will gain this knowledge through homework assignments, discussion questions, and an integrative case analysis. This course is a prerequisite for Financial and Managerial Accounting SCH-MGMT 633.