Tax Education

Government Tax Treasures

This column describes five types of governmental documents and videos and how they can be incorporated into a tax classroom.

Accounting for Income Tax: A Student Research Project

In a research project, students completed an in-depth study of the consolidated financial statements and accompanying footnotes of a publicly traded, multinational company based in the southeastern United States. This project is easily adaptable for use in both undergraduate and graduate accounting and tax programs.

Integrating Tax Ethics Into the First Tax Course

Because students generally are in the early stages of their professional development, they easily can be exposed to professional ethics issues and preferred professional behaviors in common ethical situations as they learn more about tax technical content and the practical implementation of those rules.

Technology for Tax Compliance

This column suggests ideas for helping tax students learn about technology used in the accounting profession, as well as some of the ethical concerns raised by its use.

The ABCs of Acquisitive Reorganizations

This column addresses the call for more active teaching methods by providing tax educators an interactive spreadsheet assignment to incorporate into an introductory taxation course.

Integrating Circular 230 into the Tax Curriculum

Circular 230 is crucial to tax education because it forms the ethical standards of tax practice. Students who plan to become tax practitioners must become well acquainted with Circular 230 along with the underlying laws and regulations governing tax practice.

Tax Court in the Classroom

This column describes mock Tax Court: An exercise that has assisted students in improving their communication and analytical skills and has proven instrumental in helping them prepare for their professional careers in accounting.

A Blended Approach to Teaching Tax Writing Skills

This column describes how a group of tax professionals, one of whom is also an adult learning specialist, collaborated with a writing consultant to create a distinctive training experience for CPAs on how to write for the profession.

Newsletter Articles

50th ANNIVERSARY

50 years of The Tax Adviser

The January 2020 issue marks the 50th anniversary of The Tax Adviser, which was first published in January 1970. Over the coming year, we will be looking back at early issues of the magazine, highlighting interesting tidbits.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

2019 tax software survey

This annual survey shows how CPAs rate the tax preparation software they used during last tax season and how it handled the recent tax law changes.