Develop a tax research project, based upon specific tax service situations and issues. This project will provide you with an opportunity to improve your tax research and presentation skills, thus helping to prepare you for effective tax planning and preparation.
Scenario 1: Business Vehicle Deductions
Your client, a physician, recently purchased a yacht on which he flies a pennant with a medical emblem on it. He recently informed you that he purchased the yacht and displays the pennant to advertise his occupation and thus attract new patients. He has asked you if he can deduct, as ordinary and necessary business expenses, the costs of maintaining the yacht. In your project, explain the steps you must take to find the answer.
Provide an annotated bibliography for your selection. The annotated bibliography must identify at least three different resources (not including your course textbook) and be properly formatted using APA guidelines.
An annotated bibliography provides you the opportunity to evaluate those sources you plan to use for your final research project. This bibliography contains the following two components:
- References (sources)
- A brief written evaluation and summary of each source. This short paragraph evaluates and summarizes your sources. When evaluating and selecting your references, consider the following questions: Are the author’s sources credible for your topic? Is the information in the article useful? Why or why not? How are you going to use the information in the article to increase the effectiveness of your paper.