Brinker Edits Fundamentals of Income Taxation

By Purnell T. Cropper | January 12, 2010

Thomas M. Brinker, Jr., Professor of Accounting, has edited and significantly revised over the last year the Huebner School Series textbook Fundamentals of Income Taxation, ninth edition, with the previous editor James F. Ivers III (© 2010 The American College). “The text will be used by financial service professionals studying to become Certified Financial Planners, Chartered Financial Consultants, and Chartered Life Underwriters,” Brinker notes. “It is also scheduled to be adopted by several Colleges for the Federal Tax Accounting course. In addition, all of the support materials for the text will become available early next year (i.e., Solution’s Manual, PowerPoint presentations, etc.).”  Brinker co-authored chapters on “Access to Sources of Tax Law and New Legislation,” “Individual Income Tax Credits,” “Cost Recovery Deductions,” “The Alternative Minimum Tax” and authored the chapter on “Exclusions from Gross Income.”

In addition to earning his J.D., Brinker earned an LLM in International Taxation from Regent University School of Law, where he received the distinction of “Outstanding Graduate” in his class. He presents nationally and internationally on various tax topics, and has published dozens of articles in numerous journals, including The Journal of International Taxation, The Tax Adviser, The CPA Journal, The Journal of Practical Estate Planning, and The Journal of Financial Services Professionals. Professor Brinker has received awards for teaching excellence, including the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, and lectures primarily in the financial accounting and individual tax areas. Prior to co-founding his CPA firm, Brinker was a member of both the audit and tax departments of Coopers & Lybrand and Arthur Young & Company. He is currently a tax consultant at Harvey Ballard & Bornstein, LLC, a suburban Philadelphia law firm. His practice concentrates in tax planning and compliance for individuals and businesses.