Areas of taxation essential to the education of individuals pursuing careers in taxation or tax-related fields are emphasized. The first eight chapters are devoted to the tax problems of regular corporations and their shareholders. Two chapters consider the taxation of partnerships and partners, and two chapters examine S corporations. These chapters are followed by two separate chapters examining the special problems of international taxation and state and local taxation, areas of growing importance. Another chapter discusses Federal estate and gift taxation. And two additional chapters contain related topics for the income taxation of estates, trusts and beneficiaries, and the major aspects of family tax planning. The scope of this text is intentionally broad to accommodate a variety of uses and to provide flexibility for instructors designing advanced tax courses.