15.518 Taxes and Business Strategy

Class Info

Provides conceptual framework for thinking about taxation and decision-making. Topics include taxation of various investments and types of compensation; retirement planning; considerations for choosing organizational form when starting a business; methods of merging, acquiring, divesting business entities; international tax plan strategies; high wealth planning and estate tax. Applies current debates on tax policy options and recent tax law changes to class discussions. Intended to show how taxes affect the structure of deals, how firms strategically respond to taxes, and how to structure their business and finance in a tax-advantaged manner. Meets with 15.5181 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria for graduate students will differ from those of undergraduates; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.

This class has 15.501, 15.511, 15.515, and 15.516 as prerequisites.

15.518 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by M. Hanlon.

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in E52-164.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

You can find more information at the 15.518 Class Site site.

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