McGraw-Hill's Taxation of Individuals and Business Entities, 2021 Edition

  • 31h 49m
  • Brian C. Spilker (ed)
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2021


The bold and innovative McGraw-Hill Taxation series is now the most widely adopted code-based Tax title across the country instructors. It’s apparent why the clear, organized, and engaging delivery of content, paired with the most current and robust tax code updates, is used by more than 600 schools.

The breadth of the topical coverage, the storyline approach to presenting the material, the emphasis on the tax and nontax consequences of multiple parties involved in transactions, and the integration of financial and tax accounting topics make this book ideal for the modern tax curriculum.

  • Storyline Approach: Each chapter begins with a storyline that introduces a set of characters or a business entity facing specific tax-related situations. Examples related to the storyline allow students to learn the code in context.
  • Integrated Examples: In addition to providing examples in-context, we provide "What if" scenarios within many examples to illustrate how variations in the facts might or might not change the answers.
  • More than 100 Videos: Guided Example hint videos provide students with on-demand walk-throughs of key Tax topics, offering narrated, animated, step-by-step solutions to algorithmic variants for select exercises similar to those assigned.
  • CARES Act: Materials are available via our instructor resources if you are looking to incorporate the CARES Act into your course.
  • Conversational Writing Style, Superior Organization, and Real-World Focus

About the Authors

Brian Spilker teaches taxation at Brigham Young University where he received both B.S. and degrees. After work experience at a major tax firm, he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin. He has won numerous professional awards, including awards for innovative teaching and use of technology in the classroom. His research on tax information search and professional judgment have appeared in key scholarly journals of accountancy.

Ben Ayers, dean of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, received an M.T.A. and B.S. from the University of Alabama. and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. A tax manager and a contract manager before he earned his doctorate, he is the recipient of 11 teaching awards at the school, college, and university levels, including the Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award and Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award. His research interests include the effects of taxation on firm structure, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets, and he has published articles in major journals of accounting, law, and economics.

John Barrick, an associate professor in the Marriott School at Brigham Young University, served as an accountant at the United States Congress Joint Committee on Taxation during the 110th and 111th Congresses. He received both B.S. and degrees from Brigham Young University, and, after his professional work experience, earned his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in taxation, and his scholarly research and publications explore issues relating to tax corporate political activity.

Troy Lewis (CPA, CGMA, MAcc, Brigham Young University, 1995) is an associate teaching professor in the School of Accountancy at Brigham Young University―Marriott School of Management. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in introductory taxation, property transactions, entity taxation, advanced individual taxation, and accounting for in-come taxes. He is the past chair of the Tax Executive Committee of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) in Washington, D.C., as well as the president of the Utah Association of CPAs (UACPA). He has testified six times before the United States Finance Committee and the House Committee on Small Business. Prior to joining the faculty at BYU, he was a tax manager at Arthur Andersen and KPMG in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition, he was employed for over a decade as the CERMO and Tax Director of Heritage Bank in St. George, Utah. He is the recipient of the AICPA Tax Section Distinguished Service Award, the BYU Marriott Ethics Teaching Award and the UACPA Distinguished Service Award. Troy researches and publishes in professional tax journals in the areas of individual and pass-through taxation, qualified business income deduction, property transactions as well as professional tax practice standards. His work has been published in journals such as Practical Tax Strategies, Journal of Accountancy, Issues in Accounting Education, and The Tax Adviser.

John Robinson earned a J.D. from and Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Michigan and holds a chair in the business department at Texas A&M University, where he teaches courses on individual and corporate taxation and advanced accounting. He has taught at the University of Kansas and the University of Texas at Austin, and he has served as an academic fellow on the Securities and Exchange Commission. A former president of American Taxation Association, his numerous awards include the Henry A. Bubb Award for outstanding teaching and the Outstanding Service Award from the ATA. His research and scholarly publishing involve a broad variety of topics involving financial accounting, mergers and acquisitions, and the influence of taxes on financial structures and performance.

In this Book

  • In Memoriam
  • Teaching the Code in Context
  • Connect
  • Digital Learning Assets to Improve Student Outcomes
  • An Introduction to Tax
  • Tax Compliance, the IRS, and Tax Authorities
  • Tax Planning Strategies and Related Limitations
  • Individual Income Tax Overview, Dependents, and Filing Status
  • Gross Income and Exclusions
  • Individual Deductions
  • Investments
  • Individual Income Tax Computation and Tax Credits
  • Business Income, Deductions, and Accounting Methods
  • Property Acquisition and Cost Recovery
  • Property Dispositions
  • Compensation
  • Retirement Savings and Deferred Compensation
  • Tax Consequences of Home Ownership
  • Business Entities Overview
  • Corporate Operations
  • Accounting forIncome Taxes
  • Corporate Taxation—Nonliquidating Distributions
  • Corporate Formation, Reorganization, and Liquidation
  • Forming and Operating Partnerships
  • Dispositions of Partnership Interests and Partnership Distributions
  • S Corporations
  • State and Local Taxes
  • The U.S. Taxation of Multinational Transactions
  • Transfer Taxes and Wealth Planning