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Beyer:Estate Planning Ramifications Of Obergefell v. Hodges

Gerry W. Beyer (Texas Tech), Estate Planning Ramifications of Obergefell v. Hodges: One year ago, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges holding that “same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry.” Since then, an estimated 123,000 same-sex marriages have...

IRS Taxpayer Advocate Releases Mid-Year Report; Dings IRS on Levying on Retirement Accounts

The Taxpayer Advocate is a tireless champion of taxpayer rights. The Taxpayer Advocate is required by law to issue reports to Congress. Her most recent mid-year report was recently released. One of her issues was that the IRS continues to levy on retirement accounts even though the IRS guidance to its revenue officers is “insufficient […]

Kaine's tax record reflects Clinton's present and possibly future

57 minutes agoBusiness & Finance / Taxes : TaxVox

Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s choice for vice president, served as governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010 (the state has a one-term limit). During his...

The Municipal Bond Industry Responds to Tax Foundation’s Recent Paper

Last week, the Tax Foundation released a paper titled, “Reexamining the Tax Exemption of Municipal Bond Interest,” which argued that lawmakers should consider reforming the current tax treatment of municipal bond interest. Apparently,...Show More Summary

Lunch Links: Oregon Gross Receipts Tax Proponents Pressure Economists to Change Results; City Opposes Oklahoma Tax Increase; Washington State Residents Spend $647 a Year on Marijuana

Today is July 27, the date in 1940 when Bugs Bunny debuted. The ‘wascially wabbit was spared by hunter Elmer Fudd in a 1942 cartoon when a telegram arrives informing Fudd of a $3 million inheritance on condition that he not harm any rabbits. Show More Summary

Hillary Speeches For Trump Tax Returns. Change Maker For Deal Maker, Deal?

Change Maker or not, Hillary is dogged by two email scandals, plus Clinton Foundation, Wall Street speech and money issues. By comparison, Trump looks boring.

How Not to Help Your Tax Return Preparer

A recent Tax Court case, Probandt v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2016-135, presents a good example of how not to help your tax return preparer. The taxpayer earned a degree in business administration in the mid 1970s, and then worked for an accounting firm and later for a public company auditing financial statements. Show More Summary

Are The Google Law Review Rankings 'Worthless'?

Following up on yesterday's post, 2016 Google Law Review Rankings: Brian Leiter (Chicago), Annals of "Bullshit" Rankings: The problem (we've encountered it in philosophy in the past, but now everyone there knows Google Scholar is worthless for measuring journal impact) is that there is no control for the volume of...

AALS Call For Participation: Discussion Group On The Future Of Tax Administration And Enforcement

AALS, Call for Participation in a Discussion Group on The Future of Tax Administration and Enforcement: The Annual Meeting Program Committee introduced a new program format, Discussion Groups, at the 2016 Annual Meeting to facilitate scholarly discussion and engagement. Discussion Groups provide a small group of faculty an opportunity to...

Business Insider:The 50 Best Law Schools In America

Business Insider, The 50 Best Law Schools in America: Methodology: 32% — Percentage of graduates securing a highly coveted position [BigLaw & federal clerkships] 20% — Percentage of graduates securing full-time, long-term positions requiring bar passage 20% — Percentage of graduates still seeking employment (negatively weighted) 12% — Percentage of...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1175

Hot Air, Hillary: Can You Imagine Electing a Vindictive Man Who Might … Send the IRS After His Critics?: You know what? I can imagine it. Pretty vividly, actually. Right down to the names of the “hypothetical” IRS officers involved. Of all the examples she could have cited to make...

4 tax cyber security tips from IRS, NY tax officials

Cyber criminals are getting added attention this week in the wake of Democratic National Committee emails that hackers stole and then leaked to the world. But the Internal Revenue Service has been concerned about hackers for a while....Show More Summary

If California Is A 'Bad State for Business,' Why Is It Leading The Nation In Job And GDP Growth?

Los Angeles Times: If California's a 'Bad State for Business,' Why Is It Leading the Nation in Job and GDP Growth?, by Michael Hiltzik: State and federal statistics released as recently as Friday make it clear: California is smoking hot, economy-wise. The state gained 40,300 jobs in June and 461,000...

Taxes Are Not a Thing for Democrats This Year

Taxes are just not a thing for Democrats in this election season. The most remarkable take-away from reading the tax plank of the 2016 Democratic...

Conservative Backlash Against Vic Fleischer's Appointment As Co-Chief Tax Counsel For Senate Finance Committee Democrats

Following up on my recent posts: Vic Fleischer Named Co-Chief Tax Counsel For Democrats On Senate Finance Committee (July 20, 2016) Vic Fleischer—'The Closest Thing The Tax World Has To A Rock Star'—Goes To Washington (July 25, 2016) Politico, Morning Tax: Backlash Begins: It took a little while, but prominent...

Johnson:How And Why We Built A Majority-Minority Faculty At UC-Davis Law School

Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: How and Why We Built a Majority-Minority Faculty, by Kevin R. Johnson (Dean, UC-Davis): In the summer of 1989, the law school at the University of California at Davis added three new faculty members: two Latino men and an African-American woman. I was one of...

Alstott:Tax And … Housing Policy

Anne Alstott (Yale), Tax and … Housing Policy: In his new book, Evicted, Harvard sociologist Matt Desmond recounts the human cost of the frequent evictions that disrupt life in poor communities. Desmond doesn’t focus on the role of the tax code in housing policy, but his work suggests directions for...

Li:'Strangers In A Strange Land'—Chinese Companies In The American Tax System

Ji Li (Rutgers), 'Strangers in a Strange Land'—Chinese Companies in the American Tax System, 68 Hastings L.J. ___ (2016): Two distinct features describe foreign direct investment (“FDI”) from emerging economies: (1) most of the investors thrive in poor regulatory environments, and (2) the visible hand of the state exerts a...

Lunch Links: South Dakota Internet Tax Court Filings; Time for Nebraska Tax Reform; Sales Tax Holidays Coming Up

Today is July 26, the date in 1788 when New York became the eleventh state. New York has some pretty high taxes (top individual income tax rate of 8.82 percent, average sales tax rate of 8.49 percent, and the highest state-local tax burden. Show More Summary

Announcing the Tax Foundation Monthly Map Club!

If you enjoy our weekly tax maps, you’ll love our Monthly Map Club! Sign up below to receive a new map on state tax rates, collections, burdens and more in the mail every month. Some of our most popular maps include measures of property...Show More Summary

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