15.5181 Taxes and Business Strategy
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 to understand how firms strategically respond to taxes, and how to structure business and finance in a tax-advantaged manner. Meets with 15.518 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 as a prerequisite.
15.5181 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is 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.
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