Tax research skills are a critical component of a tax practitioner’s professional arsenal. Enhance your ability to identify tax issues; locate and evaluate primary source authority; and communicate research results in writing. Electronic tax research services and Internet resources will be demonstrated to help you effectively perform your tax research.
Primary and secondary sources of authority, Research methodologies, Online and electronic tax research services, Evaluating and communicating tax research results.
General knowledge in performing tax research.
CPAs, enrolled agents, attorneys and tax professionals.
Recognize differences between primary source authorities and their hierarchical weight. Determine and enhance your ability to analyze facts, identify tax issues and locate and evaluate primary source authority when using an electronic tax research service. Recall reasoning skills necessary in evaluating conflicting administrative (IRS) and judicial sources (court decisions). Identify how to reconcile or distinguish similar cases.
C. Andrew Lafond, DBA, CPA (Andy) is an Assistant Professor in Accounting and Taxation at Philadelphia University. Andy teaches in the Master of Science in Taxation program as well as in the undergraduate accounting program. He graduated from La Salle University in May 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. In June 1994, he received an MBA from Drexel University. In September 2003, he completed his Doctorate in Business Administration in Accounting (DBA) from Argosy University. He has been a licensed CPA since 1988.
His experience includes over 20 years in public accounting with international, regional, and local firms including his own practice, which he started in 1994. In his practice he provides accounting and tax services for a diverse group of small businesses and individuals. In addition, he has provided in-house tax research training courses for several firms around the country.
He has authored several articles in the areas of taxation, accounting, finance, and accounting education.
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