This column describes five types of governmental documents and videos and how they can be incorporated into a tax classroom.
This column articulates the numerous benefits students, universities, employers, and communities can gain from the VITA program and provides tips on how to start a program, how to recruit and train volunteers, and how to best ensure a successful experience for all constituents.
This assignment attempts to address within a first course in federal income taxation of individuals the MTC's concern for delivering basic tax knowledge and developing student skill sets.
This column looks at the benefits of using a convertible tablet PC to teach tax concepts, whether in academia, in-house training, or continuing education.
In 2012, a task force of AICPA and American Tax Association representatives was convened to revisit the model tax curriculum and recommend modifications to address changes in the tax environment. This column is an adaptation of the group's final report.
The following syllabuses accompany the August 2014 Campus to Clients column, “The Model Tax Curriculum: 2014 Revisions Provide a Valuable Tool for Accounting Programs.”
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.
This column describes the benefits of faculty internships and issues faculty and firms interested in pursuing such arrangements should consider.
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.
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.
Cross-discipline approaches can be used to expand students’ ability to apply knowledge learned in one area of accounting to other areas.
Valuable nonfiction film and video resources for tax courses, specifically documentary films, news segments, and news stories can be found at many video libraries and video-sharing websites.
Reflection is a valuable learning tool for the classroom and for professionals in practice: Both groups can learn from reflecting on their successes and failures and the steps that led to these outcomes.
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.
Considering the global nature of today’s businesses, covering international topics is necessary at all levels of the business curriculum.
This appendix provides a more detailed suggested solution to the five questions presented in the Feb. 2012 Campus to Clients column.
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.
This column reviews four books that address communication and the use of visual aids in professional presentations.
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.
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.