Newman's A Short & Happy Guide to Federal Income Taxation, 2d
A pleasant stroll through the thickets of the basic law school income tax course. Newman addresses all of the usual suspects, including income, deductions, capital gains, and timing. There are photos of narrow Amsterdam canal houses, an English building with bricked up windows, and a short-tailed dog, to show how tax laws can change just about everything. Also, there are photos of some outrageous ABBA costumes, presumably tax-deductible because they couldn’t possibly wear them at home. Finally, there is a series of applications of basic tax principles to some of your favorite fairy tales. The second edition takes into account changes made by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.