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William Duncan

William Duncan

Associate Professor
School of Accountancy

Office:FAB N155
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 873606
Tempe, AZ 85287-3606

Phone: 602-543-6112
Fax: 480-965-8392
Email: Bill.Duncan@asu.edu

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Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1983; B.S., Portland State University, 1972

Current Projects
Duncan, William A., William N. Kulsrud, "The Deduction of Investment Advisory Fees Incurred by Trust Fiduciaries," first draft under revision and updating for new court cases.

Duncan, William A., John O. Everett, "The use of S Corporations to Maximize Gains on Multiple Homes, Use Losses to Offset Taxable Income and Use PAL Limitations to the Taxpayers Advantage," in outline form.

Academic Positions Held
Arizona State University: 2001-present. Previous appointments: The University of North Texas, The University of Southern California, The University of Texas at Austin.

American Taxation Association/Deloitt Teaching Innovation Award; Accounting Professor of the Year, Arizona State University West.

Professional Leadership
Chair, Legal Research Committee, American Taxation Association, 2006 -2007; Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Legal Tax Research (a journal of the American Accounting Association) 2006.

Representative Publications
Lassar, Sharon S., William A. Duncan, and John O. Everett, "Evaluating Cost Segregation Opportunities before, during, and after the Usage of Qualifying Realty," The ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research, December 2006, V. 4, 2006, pp.76-100.

Lassar, Sharon S., William A. Duncan, and John O. Everett, "Evaluating Razavi-Type Fixed Rental Pool Arrangements: How important  Are Tax Consequences Making the Investment Decision?" Taxes Vol. 84, No. 10 (October 2006), pp. 2 l-28.

Lassar, Sharon S., William A. Duncan, John O . Everett, and Walfried M. Lassar, "Second Chance For Depreciation: A Case Study Analyzing Tax Planning Opportunities After Asset Disposition." This publication was the winner of the American Taxation Association/Deloitt Teaching Innovation Award presented at the American Accounting Association annual meeting in 2005.




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ACC 430 - Taxes and Business Decisions
Federal income taxation of sole proprietors, partnerships, corporations, fiduciaries, and individuals with an emphasis on tax consequences of business and investment decisions.

ACC 575 - Family Tax Plan/Wealth Trans
Tax treatment of wealth transfers at death and during lifetime, with emphasis on tax planning.