This course is an introduction to the Federal Income Tax particularly as it relates to individuals. We will study the Income Tax Code and Regulations, learning the basic principles of taxation. Included in the studies in this course are the connections of tax to business, family, criminal, and other areas of law. We also consider the interaction of tax law, social policy, and current legislation. No background in accounting is necessary, and the only math is basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).