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Federal Income Tax:  A Contemporary Approach Donaldson and Tobin's Federal Income Tax: A Contemporary Approach
By Samuel A. Donaldson and Donald B. Tobin
ISBN 978-0-31419-883-9

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Federal Income Tax: A Contemporary Approach uses several modern platforms to introduce students to the federal income taxation of individuals. After a general overview, the book takes two more passes through the system, each in increasing detail. This helps students see the overall structure early in their studies and gives context to new concepts as they are introduced. Helpful self-assessment questions allow students to measure their own comprehension and save valuable class time for more advanced discussions. Almost 100 detailed problems for class discussion require students to apply Code and Regulation provisions to real-life fact patterns. Like other titles in the Interactive Casebook series, the accompanying electronic version gives students immediate access to the full text of cited cases, statutes, articles, and other materials in the Westlaw database. It also contains hundreds of links to relevant videos, photos, articles, audio clips, and other sources that help make the subject come alive for students. The electronic version also allows for immediate content updates, easing the burden on instructors to prepare supplemental material.

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Samuel A. Donaldson
Samuel A. Donaldson
SAMUEL A. DONALDSON [J.D. University of Arizona; LL.M. (Taxation) University of Florida] is a Professor at Georgia State University College of Law. He teaches a number of tax and estate planning courses, as well as courses in the areas of property, commercial law and professional responsibility. Prior to joining the Georgia State faculty in 2012, he was an Associate Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law, where he was a five-time recipient of the Philip A. Trautman Professor of the Year award from the School of Law's Student Bar Association. Professor Donaldson is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). A member of the Bar in Washington, Oregon, and Arizona, he has authored or co-authored several books on both taxation and estate planning. Professor Donaldson has served as the Harry R. Horrow Visiting Professor of International Law at Northwestern University and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. An amateur crossword constructor, his puzzles have been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and USA Today.

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Donald B. Tobin
Donald B. Tobin
Donald B. Tobin is the Associate Dean for Faculty and the John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he teaches, Federal Income Tax, Tax Policy, Tax Ethics and Legislation. Prior to teaching, he clerked for the Honorable Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, was an appellate tax attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, and was a staff member with the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, and for Senator Paul Sarbanes.

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