Tax experts are consistently in demand for their knowledge and confidence in navigating a constantly changing and increasingly complex environment. Specializing in tax accountancy means gaining skills in tax planning and insight into the tax consequences of business and personal transactions. Whether your long-term goal is to work for a Big 4 accounting firm or set up shop as an independent tax accountant, our Tax Concentration will provide you with the context you need to launch a career in this specialized field.
In the Tax Concentration, we will help you get ready for a career where you will perform tax advising and compliance for corporations, partnerships, estates, nonprofits, and individuals. You will learn how to navigate local, state, and federal tax codes and how they affect a myriad of financial decisions.
You will take classes designed to expose you to the intricacies of the tax industry with coursework that provides experience in tax research and communications, federal, state and local taxation, income tax accounting, and international tax considerations.
Considering the Tax Concentration? Here’s What You Should Know.
The Tax Concentration is ideal for the individual who enjoys research and problem-solving. A career in tax may either involve working directly with individual and business clients or working in a corporate setting managing taxes for a company. In this career, your overarching mission would be to help your clients, whether businesses or individuals, to make sure they are optimally structuring transactions and meeting their legal obligations. You will have responsibilities such as researching the application of new and existing tax laws, advising on the tax implications of business decisions, recommending tax strategies, preparing and reviewing financial statement tax disclosures, filing tax forms, and communicating with tax agencies and clients. For this reason, a tax professional is ideally creative, detail-oriented, efficient, analytical, and skilled with research and communications.
To earn an MS in Accounting with a concentration in Tax, you must complete the MS in Accounting core curriculum and fifteen additional credits of concentration-specific coursework.
Required Tax Concentration Courses
ACCT 6254 | 3 credits
ACCT 6231 | 3 credits
ACCT 6235 | 3 credits
Elective Tax Concentration Courses
Complete 6 credit hours from the following:
ACCT 6248 | 3 credits
ACCT 6240 | 3 credits
ACCT 6246 | 3 credits
ACCT 6239 | 3 credits
The curriculum is subject to change by D’Amore-McKim faculty. Please monitor for updates.