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Uncle Sam Does Not Collect California Income Taxes

For some reason, the fact that professional athletes must pay income tax to a state in which they play a game seems to disturb some people. Though I understand the disagreements over how an athlete’s income should be apportioned to a...Show More Summary

The 10 Most Underrated Law Schools In America

Following up on last week's post, Law School Rankings By Job Placement: American Lawyer, 10 Most Underrated Law Schools in America: I've culled the data (I only considered schools ranked No. 50 or worse on U.S. News & World Report) to come up with the 10 most underrated law schools...

Tedx Talk:Tax Policy, Climate Change, And Innovation

No one likes taxes. But what if tax policy + innovation + direct democracy (ballot initiatives) = a path to mitigate climate change? You might develop a new affection for taxes. If you feel that your elected officials are slow to address climate change - the most pressing issue of...

Death Of Michael Rich (Elon)

Following up on my April 26 post, Michael Rich (Elon) On His Metastatic Kidney Cancer Diagnosis: Elon Law School Press Release, Death of Associate Professor Michael L. Rich: One of Elon University School of Law’s most prolific teacher-scholar-mentors, beloved by students and colleagues alike, passed away Wednesday morning after a...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1310:Rep. Jim Jordan Is 'Frustrated' By House Passing On IRS Chief Koskinen's Impeachment

Newsmax, Rep. Jim Jordan 'Frustrated' by House Passing on IRS Chief Koskinen's Impeachment: Rep. Jim Jordan said Thursday he is frustrated that the House passed on his bid to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, but pointed out the American public is also frustrated by Washington's actions. '[They] voted a month...

>strong>The American Dream Is Collapsing For Young Adults

Washington Post, American Dream Collapsing For Young Adults, Study Says, As Odds Plunge That Children Will Earn More Than Their Parents: Rising income inequality has eroded the ability for American children to grow up to earn more than their parents, according to a new study from a team of researchers...

Graduate Sues University For $1.2 Million, Says 'Appallingly Bad' Teaching Prevented Him From Being A Successful Lawyer

American Lawyer, Graduate Sues Oxford University For Preventing Him From Becoming A Lawyer: An Oxford graduate is suing the prestigious university for 1 million pounds ($1.27 million), claiming that its “appallingly bad” teaching prevented him from having a successful career as a lawyer. Faiz Siddiqui, who graduated with a degree...

5 ways to protect your identity (& money!) during National Tax Security Awareness Week (& year-round!)

Most of us are knee-deep (or deeper!) into holiday tasks, but the Internal Revenue Service thinks it's also a great time to think about security measures that can protect our tax data during the upcoming tax filing season. That's right, smack in the middle of seasonal shopping and parties, it's National Tax Security Awareness Week. Show More Summary

Why Blue States Are the Real ‘Tea Party’

New York Times op-ed: Why Blue States Are the Real ‘Tea Party’, by Steven Johnson: When the modern Tea Party movement coalesced in the early days of the Obama presidency, its allusion to the political grievances of the protesters in Boston Harbor a couple of hundred years earlier seemed plausible...

Anderson On The California Bar Exam Carnage: Law Schools Need To 'Cull The Herd Of Bloated Tenured Faculties'

Following up on yesterday's post, Who Is To Blame For UC-Hastings 'Horrific' 51% Bar Pass Rate?: Robert Anderson (Pepperdine), The California Bar Exam Saga Continues: The State Bar of California recently announced that the pass rate for the July 2016 California bar exam was 43%. This is a multi-decade low,...

Liberty Tax Service Announces Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/08/16 -- Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported results for the second quarter ended October 31, 2016. The Company typically...Show More Summary

Piketty, Saez & Zucman:Economic Growth in the United States — A Tale of Two Countries

Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics), Emmanuel Saez (UC-Berkeley) & Gabriel Zucman (UC-Berkeley), Economic Growth in the United States: A Tale of Two Countries (more here; PowerPoint slides here): In a recent paper, the three authors of this issue brief attempt to create inequality statistics for the United States that...

Tax Roundup, 12/8/16: Congress passes retroactive HRA penalty relief. And, of course, links!

Less fines, more paperwork. The Senate yesterday agreed to a House-passed bill that retroactively eliminates the $100 per-day-per employee penalty for […]

Chicago Tribune:Valparaiso Law School Faces Two Bleak Choices — 'Admit More Unprepared Students Or Face Reality And Close'

Following up on my previous posts (links below): Chicago Tribune, Valparaiso University's Law School Might Face Bleak Choices: Two weeks ago in a nearly unprecedented backhand, the American Bar Association punished two law schools 723 miles apart for similar indiscretions. One was put on probation for two years. The other...

Maryland Law School Offers 10% Tuition Discount To Federal Employees Pursuing MSL, LLM Degrees

Press Release, Office of Personnel Management, Maryland Carey Law form Federal Employee Education Alliance: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law announced an agreement to offer a Federal Employee (FEDEM) grant equivalent to a 10% tuition discount to Federal...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1309:How Trump Got Yanked Into GOP's IRS Impeachment Fight

Politico, How Trump Got Yanked Into GOP's IRS Impeachment Fight: John Koskinen's ouster was voted down after multiple conversations among Reince Priebus, the Freedom Caucus and House leaders. House Freedom Caucus members were gearing up for a floor fight Tuesday to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen when one of the...

House Says No To Renewed Efforts To Impeach IRS Commissioner

Members of the House failed at another attempt to impeach Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John A. Koskinen this week.

Grinberg Presents Issues To Consider In The EU State Aid Investigations Today At Pennsylvania

Itai Grinberg (Georgetown) presents Issues to Consider in the EU State Aid Investigations at Pennsylvania today as part of its Tax Policy Workshop Series hosted by Chris Sanchirico and Reed Shuldiner: Washington Will Not Let Brussels Have the Last Word on Apple, Financial Times op-ed, Sept. 1, 2016 EU State...

UMass Law School Gains Full ABA Accreditation, Needs To Double Enrollment (From 66 1Ls) To Be Financially Sustainable

The ABA Section of Legal Education And Admissions to the Bar announced yesterday that it has granted the University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth full accreditation. Boston Globe, UMass Law School Gains Full Accreditation: The school operates on about $9.3 million annually and is projected to run a $3.3 million...

Americans Are Paying Apple Millions To Shelter Overseas Profits, Thanks To I.R.C. § 956(c)(2)

Bloomberg: Americans Are Paying Apple Millions to Shelter Overseas Profits, by Andrea Wong: Over the years, Apple Inc. has become the poster child for U.S. multinationals accused of sheltering overseas profits to avoid the IRS. What’s gone largely unnoticed is that it’s been paid more than half a billion dollars...

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