Mastering Income Tax
is specifically designed for students taking an income tax class for the first time and is written from the perspective of a student. The book explains the meaning of the concepts that students will find in all of the leading casebooks and is intended to supplement those casebooks by explaining cases, code sections, and regulations that are necessary to understanding income tax. The discussion of each topic is designed to provide insight into complicated areas but is not intended to be exhaustive. Instead, this companion book is long enough to be useful but short enough to be helpful in assisting students in understanding the primary concepts in an income tax course.
The book begins each chapter with a outline of the topics discussed, a glossary of the fundamental terms used in the chapter, a chapter overview, and numerous examples to illustrative the concepts discussed in the chapter. As tax professors, we hold out hope that this book will provide insight into the wonderful world of income tax.