15.5181 Taxes and Business Strategy


Class Info

Provides conceptual framework for thinking about taxation. Topics include taxation of various investments and types of compensation; retirement planning; considerations of choosing an organizational form when starting a business; various methods of mergering, acquiring, and divesting business entities; international tax planning rules and strategies; and high wealth planning and estate tax. Applies current debates on various tax policy options to class discussions. 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 2018). 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.

You can find more information at the 15.5181 Class Site site.

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