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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

U.S. Federal Taxation Capstone

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera

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The Capstone is the culminating project in the US Federal Tax Specialization. You will have the opportunity to combine the concepts and techniques obtained through all the courses in this specialization (Federal Taxation I: Individuals, Employees and Sole Proprietors, Federal Taxation II: Property Transactions of Business Owners and Shareholders, Taxation of Business Entities I: Corporations, and Taxation of Business Entities II: Pass-Through Entities) and apply them to a real world tax project. The Capstone project will be 3 weeks long. You must take the Capstone project class after taking all the other courses in this Specialization.


  • Module 1: Capstone Overview & Income, Deductions & Donuts
    • In this module, you will become familiar with the course, your instructor and your classmates, and our learning environment. This orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required to navigate and be successful in this course.
  • Module 2 Changes in Tax Law
    • In this module, you will learn about the major tax legislation, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed by Congress and was signed by the President at the end of 2017. You will also reflect on and analyze how these rule changes will affect the tax situation of the family in our course project.
  • Module 3 Bake to the Future
    • In this module, you will consider the future business needs of our project’s taxpayers. Specifically, you should be able to discuss the costs and benefits associated with various choice of entity options.


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