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SYLLABUS “Whether you think you can do a thing or not, you are right” Henry Ford Course: TAX 2000 Instructor: Julio C. Borges Office: 3242-53 Email: email@example.com Phone: 305-237-1236 Office hours: TBA Course description: This is a basic Federal Income Tax course, which will introduce terminology, concepts, and applications of the law as they relate to individual income tax. Pre-requisite: None Objective: Students will learn the following: Procedures and Techniques Forms 1040EZ, 1040 A, and 1040 Miscellaneous Advanced Topics Textbook: VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (Provided by the Internal Revenue Service) Supplementary Materials: Publication 17 Journal articles (provided to students) Evaluation: Exam I 100 pts Exam II 100 pts Exam III 100 pts Comprehensive Final 100 pts Homework 50 pts Service Learning 10 pts VITA Participation 15 pts Class Participation 10 pts Total 485 pts The total points that you earn during the semester will be divided by 485 points, to calculate your grade for the course. Grading: The grading scale established by the School of Business is as follows: A= 90-100 B= 80-89 C= 70-79 D= 60-69 F= Below 60% Exams: Four exams will be given during the semester, including the final. The lowest score of the three regular exams will be dropped. No make-up exam will be offered. Homework: Homework assignments will be announced after every class. It is due the following week. No late homework will be accepted. Service Learning: A presentation in class will be offered by the Center for Community Involvement. A one-page type-written report on your experience must be turned in. VITA Participation: In order to participate, you need to attend a training session on tax software and e-filing conducted by the IRS. If a student is unable to participate in the program, a term paper on a tax topic must be prepared. Class discussions will be held on your VITA learning experience throughout the course. Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty is defined as an action inconsistent with the ethical standards of Miami-Dade College, as defined in the Student Handbook. Please refer to the Handbook for more information. Note: This syllabus is subject to revision by the instructor, if necessary.
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