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ITT: Federal Income Tax

Post by Jsa725 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:03 am

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Re: Federal Income Tax - Outlines

Post by Tiago Splitter » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:23 am

Right there with you bud but don't know what book I'll be using.

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Re: Federal Income Tax - Outlines

Post by 941law » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:58 am

Just at the off chance you guys don't know http://www.outlinedepot.com/schools.aspx

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Post by Danger Zone » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:02 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:Right there with you bud but don't know what book I'll be using.
This.

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Re: Federal Income Tax - Outlines

Post by Gorki » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:53 pm

Chirelstein's treatise/book got me above median after doing no reading all semester. I had a take home tho.

http://www.amazon.com/Chirelsteins-Taxa ... income+tax


EDIT: I had Bankman's book as the text

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Re: Federal Income Tax - Outlines

Post by Tiago Splitter » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:10 pm

Looks like I've got the Bankman book as well.

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Post by Totalimmortal » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:21 pm

In on Federal Income Taxation thread. I have Bankman's 16th as well, and my professor recommended the Chirelstein supplement.

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Post by Tiago Splitter » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:53 pm

So far my class has just been a replay of Econ 101. Great if you liked Econ 101.

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Post by Totalimmortal » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:32 pm

brotherdarkness wrote:Late to the party, but my professor is using the Bankman/Shaviro/Stark casebook and Chirelstein to supplement it. I'm getting a bit worried about this class as a lot of the readings are going over my head.
This. Other than a guy calling Mitt Romney an idiot on the first day, I've had no idea what's been going on. Will be reading Part A of Chirelstein today, because Messrs. Bankman, Shapiro, and Stark are talking over me at the moment.

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Post by SuperCerealBrah » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:04 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:So far my class has just been a replay of Econ 101. Great if you liked Econ 101.
Really? I never took a law tax class (accounting here), but Econ 101 seems to be a strange thing to talk about in a federal tax class

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Re: ITT: Federal Income Tax

Post by Tiago Splitter » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:07 pm

SuperCerealBrah wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:So far my class has just been a replay of Econ 101. Great if you liked Econ 101.
Really? I never took a law tax class (accounting here), but Econ 101 seems to be a strange thing to talk about in a federal tax class
Taxes as disincentives, deadweight losses, etc.

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Re: ITT: Federal Income Tax

Post by Danger Zone » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:03 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
SuperCerealBrah wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:So far my class has just been a replay of Econ 101. Great if you liked Econ 101.
Really? I never took a law tax class (accounting here), but Econ 101 seems to be a strange thing to talk about in a federal tax class
Taxes as disincentives, deadweight losses, etc.
Agreed. I did some Econ in undergrad and this is a nice refresher course so far.

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Re: ITT: Federal Income Tax

Post by brotherdarkness » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:12 pm

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Re: ITT: Federal Income Tax

Post by soj » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:06 am

is this shit hard? signed up to take it, counting on the outline bank to pull through.

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Post by TFR » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:52 pm

E & E read it twice - almost guarantees an A

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Post by lawyerdown27 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:28 am

TFR wrote:E & E read it twice - almost guarantees an A
This. Chirelstein definitely parses out material in great detail, but the E&E is the "here is the problem, here are the rules, here are the exceptions, here's the step-by-step." So for any exam that's likely to consist mostly of problems, E&E is your best plug and chug bet.

Also, I would recommend that, closer to finals after you've covered most of the big points, to have a look at the big Motro tax map (it comes with some of the Code supplements -- our library had it on reserve). As long as you can identify where to start on the giant flowchart, it will tell you the rest of the steps to solve problems.

I did both of those, with a little of extra work in the Q&A, got an A+ (having learned basically the entire course the week before the exam because I was lost pretty much all semester).

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Re: ITT: Federal Income Tax

Post by brotherdarkness » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:44 pm

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Re: ITT: Federal Income Tax

Post by patrickd139 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:04 pm

Granted, I went to a shit law school, but I found that most students ignore the Code and don't read it. Amazing

Anyway, if you're planning on relying solely on outlines and supplements, I'd suggest that you add the IRC to your reading list.

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Re: ITT: Federal Income Tax

Post by InnocuousDiatribe » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:59 pm

Checking in. Also using Bankman 16th.

Any wisdom for a FIT exam that's more law-school-like (hypos + policy), rather than problem-focused? I have no idea what this means exactly, but that's the intel I've received about the professor.

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Re: ITT: Federal Income Tax

Post by brotherdarkness » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:26 pm

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