Welcome to our Intermediate Canadian Tax textbook!
In the Spring of 2019 we started a project to create a free tax textbook (for my introductory tax class) harnessing the brainpower of undergraduate tax students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (“KPU”) in British Columbia. We decided to do this for the following reasons:
- Textbooks are expensive. This one is free!
- Most information on Canadian tax issues is readily available online and we felt students could access, summarize and synthesize that information
- We wanted to have our students create something of ‘value’ rather than a ‘disposable’ assignment that would be discarded after it was assessed.
We were happy with the introductory tax textbook results and decided to expand to the intermediate tax textbook starting in the Spring of 2020. This is an ongoing experiment and we will continue working on, adding to and editing these books each semester. We want these books to be amazing and, to that end, we need your help. Please use the comments section at the end of each page to identify any concerns you have with the information, any flawed weblinks or citations, better sources you think we should use or other ways you think the information could be presented.
In addition to all the great KPU student tax authors I’d like to briefly recognize a few individuals for their significant contributions to this text:
Rajiv Jhangiani – A tireless advocate for Open Education at KPU. He was the spark that ignited this project.
Your name here – I’d like to thank you as well…because you are going to be creating the textbook this semester.
Thanks in advance for your help with our project and we hope you enjoy the book!
Sam Newton – Instructor, KPU