ACC 565 Week 5 Midterm Exam - Strayer NEW

ACC/565 Midterm Exam Chapters 1 Through 7

Midterm Exam Week 5 ACC 565 Strayer

ACC 565 Exam Week 5 Midterm Exam Chapters 1 Through 7 Strayer

 

ACC 565 Week 5 Midterm Exam – Strayer NEW

Chapters 1 Through 7

Chapter 1 Tax Research

 

1) Tax planning is not an integral part of open-fact situations.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-2

Objective:  1

 

2) The Internal Revenue Code of 1986 contains the current version of the tax law.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-8

Objective:  4

 

3) Regulations issued prior to the latest tax legislation dealing with a specific Code section are still effective to the extent they do not conflict with the provisions in the new legislation.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-9

Objective:  4

 

4) Final regulations have almost the same legislative weight as the IRC.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-10

Objective:  4

 

5) A revenue ruling is issued by the Internal Revenue Service only in response to a verbal inquiry by a taxpayer.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-12

Objective:  4

 

6) Taxpayers must pay the disputed tax prior to filing a case with the Tax Court.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-14

Objective:  4

 

7) Appeals from the U.S. Tax Court are to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-14

Objective:  4

 

8) Appeals from the Court of Appeals go to the Supreme Court under a writ of certiorari. The Supreme Court decides whether or not they will hear the case.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-14

Objective:  4

 


9) A citator enables tax researchers to locate authorities (e.g., cases and IRS pronouncements) that have cited a particular case.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-30

Objective:  7

10) According to the Statements on Standards for Tax Services, CPAs must verify all tax return information submitted by reviewing client documentation.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-33

Objective:  8

 

11) When a taxpayer contacts a tax advisor requesting advice as to the most advantageous way to dispose of a stock, the tax advisor is faced with

A) a restricted-fact situation.

B) a closed-fact situation.

C) an open-fact situation.

D) a recognized-fact situation.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-2

Objective:  1

 

12) Investigation of a tax problem that involves a closed-fact situation means that

A) the client's transactions have already occurred and the tax questions must now be resolved.

B) the client's tax return has yet to be filed.

C) future events may be planned and controlled.

D) research is primarily concerned with applying the law to the facts as they exist.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-2

Objective:  1

 

13) Identify which of the following statements is true.

A) Tax planning is an integral part of both closed-fact situations and open-fact situations.

B) The first step in conducting tax research is to clearly understand the issues involved.

C) The Statements on Standards for Tax Services recommend that only written tax advice be provided to the client in all situations.

D) All of the above are false.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-5

Objective:  2

 

14) The term "tax law" includes

A) legislation.

B) treasury regulations.

C) judicial decisions.

D) all of the above

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-7

Objective:  4

15) Identify which of the following statements is false.

A) When tax advisors speak of the "tax law," they usually have in mind just the Internal Revenue Code.

B) Members from both the House and the Senate are on the Conference Committee.

C) Records of committee hearings are helpful in determining Congressional intent.

D) All of the above are false.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-7

Objective:  4

 

16) The committee that is responsible for holding hearings on tax legislation for the House of Representatives is the

A) Finance Committee.

B) Joint Committee on Taxation.

C) Conference Committee.

D) Ways and Means Committee.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-7

Objective:  4

 

17) A tax bill introduced in the House of Representatives is then

A) referred to the House Ways and Means Committee for hearings and approval.

B) referred to the entire House for hearings.

C) voted upon by the entire House.

D) forwarded to the Senate Finance Committee for consideration.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-7

Objective:  4

 

18) The Senate equivalent of the House Ways and Means Committee is the Senate

A) Finance Committee.

B) Ways and Means Committee.

C) Tax Committee.

D) Joint Conference Committee.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-7

Objective:  4

 

19) Which of the following steps, related to a tax bill, occurs first?

A) signature or veto by the President of the United States

B) consideration by the Senate Finance Committee

C) consideration by the entire Senate

D) consideration by the House Ways and Means Committee

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-7

Objective:  4


20) When the House and Senate versions of a tax bill are not in agreement, the disagreements are resolved by the

A) Ways and Means Committee.

B) Mediation Committee.

C) Revenue Committee.

D) Conference Committee.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-7

Objective:  4

 

21) Identify which of the following statements is true.

A) Paragraph references are most commonly used when citing or referring to the tax statutes.

B) Title 26 of the United States Code and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 are synonymous.

C) Before 1939, tax statutes were codified or compiled into one document.

D) The Internal Revenue Code contains chapters, which are further subdivided into titles.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-8

Objective:  4

 

22) Title 26 of the U.S. Code includes

A) income tax legislation only.

B) gift tax and estate tax legislation only.

C) alcohol and tobacco tax legislation only.

D) all of the tax legislation mentioned above.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-8

Objective:  4

 

23) The tax statutes with the popular name "The Internal Revenue Code of 1986" are contained in which Title of the Code?

A) 20

B) 25

C) 26

D) 301

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-8

Objective:  4

 

24) Which of the following statements regarding proposed regulations is not correct?

A) Proposed regulations expire after three years.

B) Practitioners and other interested parties may comment on proposed regulations.

C) Proposed and temporary regulations are generally issued simultaneously.

D) Proposed regulations do not provide any insight into the IRS's interpretation of the tax law.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-9

Objective:  4


25) Final regulations can take effect on any of the following dates except

A) the effective date of the statutory language they interpret, provided they are issued within 18 months of the date of the change to the statute.

B) the date on which final regulations were proposed.

C) the date on which related temporary regulations were first published in the Federal Register.

D) the date on which they were issued in final form.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-10

Objective:  4

 

26) When Congress passes a statute with language such as, "The Secretary shall prescribe such regulations as he may deem necessary," the regulations ultimately issued for that statute are

A) congressional regulations.

B) statutory regulations.

C) interpretative regulations.

D) legislative regulations.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-10

Objective:  4

 

27) Regulations are

A) equal in authority to legislation.

B) equal in authority to legislation if statutory.

C) presumed to be valid and to have almost the same weight as the IRC.

D) equal in authority to legislation if interpretative.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-10

Objective:  4

 

28) Identify which of the following statements is true.

A) If regulations are issued prior to the latest tax legislation dealing with a specific Code section, the regulations are no longer effective to the extent they conflict with the provisions in the new legislation.

B) Legislative regulations are more likely to be invalidated by the courts than are interpretative regulations.

C) Regulations have more authoritative weight than tax statues.

D) All of the above are false.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-9

Objective:  4

 

29) Identify which of the following statements is false.

A) The number "5" in the citation Reg. Sec. 1.166-5 refers to the paragraph number.

B) The Cumulative Bulletin is issued semiannually while the Internal Revenue Bulletin is issued weekly.

C) The citation Rev. Rul. 2006-5, I.R.B. 2006-1, 33, indicates that the revenue ruling can be found on page 33 of the 1st I.R.B. for 2006.

D) All of the above are false.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-11

Objective:  4

30) The number appearing immediately following the decimal place in a regulation citation refers to the

A) general subject matter of the regulation.

B) code section being interpreted.

C) sequential number of the regulation.

D) subsection of the Code section being interpreted.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-11

Objective:  4

 

31) The citation "Reg. Sec. 1.199-2" refers to

A) the first regulation issued in 1999.

B) the second regulation issued in 1999.

C) a regulation that interprets Code Section 199.

D) a regulation that can be found on page 199.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-11

Objective:  4

 

32) Which regulation deals with Code Section 165?

A) Reg. Sec. 1.165-5

B) Reg. Sec. 165.183-5

C) Reg. Sec. 1.5-165

D) Reg. Sec. 165-5

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-11

Objective:  4

 

33) Which regulation deals with the gift tax?

A) Reg. Sec. 1.165-5

B) Reg. Sec. 20.2014-5

C) Reg. Sec. 25.2518-5

D) Reg. Sec. 301.7002-5

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-11

Objective:  4

 

34) Which of the following best describes the weight of a revenue ruling?

A) Revenue rulings carry more weight than regulations.

B) Revenue rulings carry more weight than federal court decisions.

C) Regulations carry more weight than revenue rulings.

D) Revenue rulings should never be used as authority since they only apply to the taxpayer requesting the ruling.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-12

Objective:  4


35) The citation "Rev. Rul. 2006-8, 2006-1 C.B. 541" refers to

A) the eighth ruling of 2006 found on page 541 in Vol. 1 of the 2006 Cumulative Bulletin.

B) the eighth ruling of 2006 found on page 541 in the 2006 volume of the Cumulative Bulletin.

C) the 541st ruling of 2006 found on page eight in Vol. 1 of the 2006 Cumulative Bulletin.

D) the 1st ruling of 2006 found on page 541 in the 2006 volume of the Cumulative Bulletin.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-12

Objective:  4

 

36) Which of the following documents is issued by the IRS to a specific taxpayer?

A) regulation

B) revenue procedure

C) letter ruling

D) information release

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-12

Objective:  4

 

37) Identify which of the following statements is false.

A) A revenue ruling is issued by the Internal Revenue Service only in response to a written inquiry by a taxpayer.

B) Rev. Proc. 2006-19 is a revenue procedure that was published in 2006.

C) The citation Ltr. Rul. 200611075 usually indicates the ruling was made public in the 11th week of 2006.

D) A technical advice memorandum is made available as a letter ruling.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-11 through C:1-13

Objective:  4

 

38) Identify which of the following statements is false.

A) Letter rulings are not published by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

B) Technical advice memoranda are issued by the Internal Revenue Service's National Office to provide an answer to a technical question that arises in an audit.

C) The citation Ann. 2006-12, I.R.B. 2006-51, 22 refers to an annotation of an Internal Revenue Service release.

D) Announcements are more technical than information releases.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-13

Objective:  4

 

39) A Technical Advice Memorandum is usually

A) an internal IRS document describing alternative legislative proposals.

B) part of a Tax Court decision.

C) requested by the taxpayer before entering into a taxable transaction.

D) issued by the national office in response to an audit request.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-13

Objective:  4


40) Which of the following courts is not a trial court for tax cases?

A) U.S. Bankruptcy Court

B) U.S. District Court

C) U.S. Tax Court

D) U.S. Court of Federal Claims

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-14

Objective:  4

 

41) The taxpayer need not pay the disputed tax in advance when the suit is initiated in

A) U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

B) U.S. Tax Court.

C) U.S. District Court.

D) both A and B.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-14

Objective:  4

 

42) If the U.S. Supreme Court decides to hear an appeal a tax case, it will grant a

A) writ of appeal.

B) writ of certiorari.

C) writ of detainer.

D) writ of habeas corpus.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-14

Objective:  4

 

43) Tax Court memorandum decisions

A) cannot be appealed.

B) are not published.

C) have less precedential value than regular decisions.

D) usually deal with factual variations of issues litigated previously.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-15 and C:1-17

Objective:  4

 

44) George's case was handled under the "small tax case procedure." He does not agree with the findings of the Tax Court. He would like to appeal the decision. Which one of the following is true?

A) There is no appeal.

B) He can appeal the case, but only if the amount of tax involved is greater than $5,000.

C) He would appeal first to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

D) He would appeal first to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-17

Objective:  4


45) Identify which of the following statements is false.

A) The acquiescence policy was adopted by the U.S. Tax Court to permit litigating parties to agree on the exact amount of the tax due.

B) Letter rulings are binding only with respect to the taxpayer requesting the ruling.

C) The small cases procedure of the U.S. Tax Court allows a less formal hearing but provides for no appeal.

D) The IRS may retroactively revoke an acquiescence.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-17

Objective:  4

 

46) The phrase "Entered under Rule 155" indicates that

A) the computation of the exact amount of the tax deficiency has been left to the litigating parties.

B) the court has not reached a decision concerning the appropriate tax treatment of an issue.

C) the parties have agreed not to appeal the decision.

D) only one Tax Court judge reviewed the case.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-17

Objective:  4

 

47) Small case procedures of the U.S. Tax Court requires that the amount in dispute not exceed

A) $5,000.

B) $10,000.

C) $50,000.

D) $100,000.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-17

Objective:  4

 

48) The acquiescence policy of the IRS extends to the

A) U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

B) U.S. Tax Court regular decisions.

C) U.S. District Court decisions.

D) both B and C

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-17

Objective:  4

 

49) A tax case cannot be appealed when initiated in the

A) U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

B) U.S. Tax Court.

C) U.S. Tax Court using the small case procedures.

D) none of the above

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-17

Objective:  4


50) Identify which of the following statements is false.

A) Regular and memorandum decisions of the Tax Court are published by the government in the Tax Court of the United States Reports.

B) The citation Cristofani, 97 T.C. 74 (1991) indicates that the decision is a regular decision of the Tax Court.

C) The citation Estate of Newhouse, 94 T.C. 193 (1990), nonacq. 1991-1 C.B. 1 indicates that the IRS did not formally disagree with this 1990 Tax Court decision until 1991.

D) The Board of Tax Appeals preceded the Tax Court.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-17

Objective:  4

 

51) Which of the following citations denotes a regular decision of the Tax Court?

A) 41 TCM 1272

B) 35 T.C. 1083 (2003)

C) 39 AFTR 2d 77-640

D) all of the above

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-17

Objective:  7

 

52) You have the following citation: Joel Munro, 92 T.C. 71 (1989). Which of the following statements is true?

A) The taxpayer, Joel Munro, won the case because there is no reference to the IRS.

B) The case appears on page 71 in Volume 92 of the official Tax Court of the United States Reports and the case was decided in 1989.

C) This citation refers to a taxpayer conference between the IRS and the taxpayer.

D) The case was tried in 1989 and was appealed in 1992.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-17

Objective:  1

 

53) You need to locate a recent tax case that was tried in a Federal district court. The decision is an "unreported" decision. This means the decision was

A) not published in the Federal Supplement.

B) not published in American Federal Tax Reports.

C) not published in United States Tax Cases.

D) settled out of court.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-18

Objective:  4

 


54) A jury trial is permitted in the

A) U.S. District Court.

B) U.S. Tax Court.

C) U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

D) U.S. Tax Court when the small case procedures are used.

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-18

Objective:  4

55) Which of the following citations is the primary citation for a U.S. District Court case?

A) 43 AFTR 2d 79-1023

B) 79-1 USTC &9323

C) 55 F.2d 930

D) 40 F.Supp. 453

 

Page Ref.:  C:1-19

Objective:  4

 

 

Continued.....................

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