Now that we’ve completed the content of the semester that addresses our term project requirements, what else is left for us to do?
Hey, let’s have a little fun and talk about sleazy tax shelters! What better way to help you transition to the real world. And while discussing such tactics, I’ll be able to address our recent (anonymous feedback survey) student requests to discuss the future of the profession, and my own career experiences.
In fact, because we’ll simply have too much fun to limit this topic to a single session, let’s plan a special “two part episode” to address it. We’ll discuss the construction of tax shelters on Tuesday, and then discuss their impact on our profession on Thursday.
To prepare for Tuesday, please read the first six paragraphs of an article that summarizes Connecticut Estate Taxes. Also for Tuesday, please read an article about tax shelter prosecutions at KPMG and BDO.
If you wish to submit your Project 4 assignment for separate grading, it is due (via an upload to Box) by Thursday evening at 11:59 pm. If you do so, Project 4 will be worth 8 points towards your final grade, and Project 5 will be worth 10 points.
If you do not wish to do so, you are welcome to submit Projects 4 and 5 as a combined project on May 6th. A combined submission will be worth 18 points towards your final grade.
Finally, during the last week of April and the first week of May, we will complete our homework assignment activity with our Australian colleagues. I will need to divide you into groups of 2 to 4 students in order to complete this assignment, so please let me know (via email) as soon as possible if you would prefer to work with certain fellow students.