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College of Law

Gift and Estate Taxation

Course Number: 6675
Professor: Jim Delaney
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 2
Semester Offered: Varies
Required: No
Prerequisites: Income Taxation and Trusts & Estates
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: This course surveys the federal tax consequences of wealth transfers during life and upon death.  It covers the federal gift tax, estate tax, and generation-skipping transfer tax.  The course also serves as an introduction to estate planning.  State taxes on the transfer of wealth are not covered.

Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: Lectures cover topics included in assigned readings.  Students are expected to be prepared to discuss the assigned readings.
Written Assignments: None
Type of Exam: Final exam
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Final exam
Other Comments: This course is a prerequisite for Estate Planning.

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