The UCF Tax Team won second place in the graduate division of the 9th Annual Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition. Team members included Nicole Braham (Lombardi), Alex Gentry, Sara Hill and Jimmy Lee. Each student received $1,000, and the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting received $5,000.
The competition features two divisions: graduate and undergraduate. All teams are given five hours to complete a case study that requires participants to analyze information, identify issues and alternative tax treatments, and develop a recommended solution that appropriately cites the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations. Based on the information, each team must prepare a written solution to their case and submit it to a panel of judges from Deloitte Tax LLP for evaluation.
The UCF Tax Team consistently places in the upper tier each year, often out-performing top-ranking business schools from across the country. Accounting professors Donna Bobek Schmitt and Charlie Kelliher served as team advisors for the competition.