Office Hours


Professional Interests

Tax research and planning, Auditing


Michelle Towner

Visiting Lecturer

School of Business

South Hall 109
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
Faculty Information


  • B.S., Nazareth College of Rochester
  • M.S., SUNY Brockport
  • CPA


  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Fall 2015 Classes

ACCT 310:
Intro-Federal Income Taxation

    This course will provide a broad background in federal income taxation, with emphasis on fundamental tax concepts and the types of taxpayers. Topics will include an overview of tax code provisions an
    d regulations applicable to individuals, corporations and partnerships; tax consequences of property transactions; similarities and differences between income tax provisions and financial accounting principles; and professional standards for tax practice. The course will also introduce students to the use of technology in tax practice, and methodologies for tax research and tax planning. Prerequisites: ACCT 103 and junior status. Restricted to School of Business majors and minors. Others may seek permission from the School of Business.
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ACCT 510:
Advanced Taxation Accounting

    This course involves an in-depth study of federal income taxation as it applies to individuals, corporations, and partnerships, including complex topics related to those entities. Students will also
    be introduced to the following:Estate and gift taxation, fiduciary accounting, tax-exempt entities, and qualified and nonqualified plans related to employee compensation. Students will have the opportunity to develop their competencies in tax research and tax planning, and in the use of technology in tax practice. Additionally, regulatory provisions and professional standards for tax practices will be considered, with a review of sanctions imposed for failure to comply. Offered: every fall Prerequisites: ACCT 310 and graduate status.
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