Rubric and prompt attached (an example of what needs to be added is attached as well. Students will write a 5-page paper (Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, 1 in. margins) on ethical guidelines
for tax practitioners. The paper is based on the discussion of ethical guidelines covered in Chapter 17;
however, students are expected to use source materials (e.g. Circular 230 and/or AICPA standards) in
their paper. The final paper must be submitted to Dropbox no later than 11:59 p.m., March 2. Students
are encouraged to work with the Writing Center. The rubric for the paper will be available in D2L and
will be discussed in class.
The paper should focus on some aspect of ethical guidelines for tax professionals and should include a
discussion of Circular 230, the AICPA SSTS, or the IRC penalty codes.You may choose to discuss all three
ethical guidelines or your paper may examine one of these guidelines or compare and contrast two of
the guidelines. Please note that a paper which addresses the ethical requirements for accountants or
auditors will NOT meet the requirements for this class.
IRC Penalty Codes: