There are several tax law programs within the several universities across the world. In the U.S for example, different universities have various tax law programs. This is particularly important as tax issues are intertwined in almost every aspect of our daily lives. Think of any decisions affecting your life and it may have a direct or indirect impact on tax. Divorce cases, marriage or even inheritance and immigration. All have major implication in tax. Even the simple case of joblessness or simple illness that may render one unable to work for a few days or weeks all end up impacting on your tax status.
Having acknowledged the importance of tax in every day life, let us have an overview of a few tax law programs available in various universities around the world. The Harvard University offers several programs on tax related issues starting with the foundational course which deals mainly with the U.S government's federal income tax and other related tax design matters. The tax course is supposed to enlighten students on the daily aspects of income tax and the uses of tax by the government.
Advanced tax law programs.
Advanced tax law programs dwells mostly on matters pertaining to the operations and organization of corporations in the U.S. this course is called the Taxation of corporations and shareholders. The taxation of [partners and partnerships program dwells on tax matters pertaining to partnership businesses which are not publicly-held as well as issues on limited liability companies.
For any one interested in learning much about the taxation of international transactions, this course is also available and covers all taxation issues relating to any international companies in the U.S as well as incomes from foreign companies and individual with a U.S link. The passing of gifts from one person to the other either locally or across boundaries is taxable and the taxation of estates and gifts program covers this particular area. These are just but some of the tax law programs available.
Tax law seminars and discussion or reading groups
Besides the regular tax law programs mentioned above, there are tax law seminars and reading groups which are held at intervals. These seminars and reading groups mostly cover simple taxation topics such as the current tax law issues and the tax practice. Other tax matters pertaining to low income workers and their respective families are also discussed in frequently held tax law workshops and seminars with spec9ific tax law lecturers in attendance. These types of programs are quite convenient for tax practitioners and tax form preparers.