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.
The authors discuss how to most effectively cover book-tax differences in financial accounting and tax courses and how to prepare accounting graduates for this type of work in the profession.
A well-planned university-based financial literacy effort can benefit students and communities beyond the campus.
A completely revised Model Tax Curriculum and a new website with content from the AICPA’s Next Generation Task Force are among the new tools available to tax faculty seeking to modify their course offerings and to help prepare students to enter the accounting profession.
Editor: Annette Nellen, CPA, Esq. Part I of this two-part column, in the August 2007 issue, discussed setting up a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Part II, below, addresses integrating VITA into an accounting program. Integrating VITA into the Accounting Program If accounting faculty members determine that the benefits
Editor: Annette Nellen, CPA, Esq. Several authors have discussed the benefits of “service learning” in the accounting curriculum and, more specifically, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This is described as a means of strengthening the accounting curriculum by engaging students in critical analysis and problem solving; see Still
Editor: Annette Nellen, CPA, Esq. Accounting professionals have faced increased pressure from regulators and the public in the wake of corporate scandals over the last few years. The sight of chief executive and financial officers parading into courtrooms has raised public awareness and concern about ethical behavior in management and