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Tax Reform Moving Quickly in Georgia

Tax reform is finally on the table for Georgia, and the House has done its part to make sure it happens, passing a reform bill yesterday. After news broke that Georgia is set to receive an extra $5.2 billion over five years as a result of federal tax reform, the state has moved quickly to […]

Make sure you call the correct IRS phone help line

Image courtesy SimpsonsWorld via Giphy.com The Tuesday after Presidents Day generally is the busiest day of the year for calls to the Internal Revenue Service's toll-free help line. That also means that callers find themselves on hold. Show More Summary

Lederman Presents Information Matters In Tax Enforcement Today At Florida

Leandra Lederman (Indiana) presents Information Matters in Tax Enforcement at Florida today as part of its Graduate Tax Speaker Series: Most legal and economics scholars recognize that the government needs information about taxpayers’ transactions in order to determine whether their reporting is honest, and that third-party reporting helps the government...

Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup: Glogower Reviews Aprill & Hemel's A Byrd's Eye View Of The Tax Legislative Process

This week, Ari Glogower (Ohio State) reviews a new work by Ellen P. Aprill (Loyola-LA) and Daniel Hemel (Chicago), The Tax Legislative Process: A Byrd's Eye View, 81 Law & Contemp. Probs. ___ (2018). Ellen Aprill and Daniel Hemel’s timely and enlightening new essay described the effect of the Byrd...

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, ABA removes remedial actions requirements for Ave Maria School of Law Business Insider, There's No Such Thing as 'Visual' or 'Auditory' Learners Paul Caron (Dean, Pepperdine), LSAT Test-Takers Surge 29.7% In December; 19.2% Yearly Rise Would Be Highest In 16 Years Chronicle of Higher Education, A More Upbeat...

Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

Bloomberg, Democrats Counter GOP Tax-Cut Pitch by Warning of Long-Term Pain Bloomberg, This Florida City Shows How Trump Tax Cuts May Buoy Republicans Bloomberg, Trump’s Tax Law Rankles European Finance Ministers Neil Buchanan (George Washington), If Republicans Really Wanted a Middle-Class Tax Cut, They Could Have Passed a Much Better...

What Singapore and Germany Can Teach The US About Fiscal Policy

The US—with a projected 2018 federal budget deficit of 4 percent of Gross Domestic Product and an economy running at close to full employment-- just...

Celebrating Tax Cuts Too Soon

Recent news about increased approval of the recent federal tax legislation, such as this report, is generating celebrations among the legislation’s advocates. In particular, they are delighted that in some polls, fifty-one percent of Americans approve of the legislation, up from 37 percent in December. Show More Summary

Charleston Law Students Win 7th Consecutive National Tax Moot Court Competition

Post and Courier, Charleston School of Law Moot Court Team Defends its Dynasty With 7th National Title: To the uninitiated, tax moot court might sound like a bit of a snoozefest. Unlike the academic marathon of a spelling bee or the sassy courtroom repartee of "Judge Judy," deliberations over the...

NALP: Perspectives On 2017 Law Student Recruiting

NALP, Perspectives on 2017 Law Student Recruiting: Following the near collapse of entry-level recruiting by large law firms in 2009, most law firms have rebuilt their summer programs and in many ways, Big Law recruiting volume and practices resemble those measured before the recession. On the other hand, for the...

Survey Confirms 'Trump Bump' In Law School Applications

Following up on Wednesday's post, LSAT Test-Takers Surge 29.7% In December; 19.2% Yearly Rise Would Be Highest In 16 Years: Kaplan Test Prep Survey, Over 30 Percent of Pre-Law Students Say the Results of the 2016 Election Impacted Their Decision to Apply to Law School: The results of a new...

Pepperdine Disaster Relief Clinic Helps California Fire Victims

Pepperdine Legal Clinics Aid California Fire Victims: The Pepperdine School of Law instituted the Disaster Relief Clinic this semester in response to the need of the hundreds of individuals affected by the local Thomas fires, as well as the Texas hurricanes. Through this program, law students are able to provide...

IRS now accepting returns claiming 3 renewed tax extenders

If you've been wondering when you can take advantage on your 2017 tax return of a recently renewed tax extender, your wait could be over. The IRS announced today, Feb. 22, that it's now ready to process returns claiming three recently...Show More Summary

McCormack Presents America's (D)evolving Childcare Tax Laws Today At Duke

Shannon Weeks McCormack (University of Washington) presents America's (D)evolving Childcare Tax Laws at Duke today as part of its Tax Policy Workshop Series hosted by Lawrence Zelenak: Proponents have touted the ability of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the TCJA) — enacted in the twilight of 2017 — to...

Testimony: Volatility and Legality of the Capital Gains Tax Proposal in Washington

Prepared Testimony for the Washington House Finance Committee February 16, 2018 Madam Chairwoman and Members of the Committee: My name is Jared Walczak, and I’m a senior policy analyst with the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan tax policy research organization. Capital gains taxation has been a subject of perennial consideration here in Washington, and by now […]

Pratt Presents Learning To Live Without Form 1040 Today At UCLA

Katherine Pratt (Loyola-L.A.) presents Learning to Live Without Form 1040 at UCLA today as part of its Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium Series hosted by Jason Oh and Kirk Stark: This Article explores the functions served by the annual mass filing of individual income tax returns on Form 1040...

IRS Now Accepting Returns Claiming Some (But Not All) Tax Extenders

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has confirmed that it is now ready to process tax year 2017 returns claiming three popular tax benefits which were recently renewed retroactively.

IRS Issues Guidance For Deducting Home Equity Loan Interest Under The New Tax Law

Taxpayers and tax professionals had questions about what the new tax law meant for homeowners with debt. Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) finally issued guidance concerning deducting interest paid on home equity loans.

Law Schools Examine Predictive Value Of GRE, LSAT

ABA Journal, Law Schools Examine Predictive Value of GRE, LSAT: In 2016, the University of Arizona announced that its law school would accept Graduate Record Examinations scores as well as the traditional Law School Admission Test from applicants. Since then, debate has swirled around how valid and reliable both standardized...

Idaho Tax Reform Bill Advances

Like most states, Idaho anticipates increased revenue under the new federal tax law, which broadens the state’s tax base. States effectively have three options: (1) do nothing and keep the money; (2) decouple or otherwise tinker with their codes to return the windfall to the taxpayers; or (3) conform with the changes while returning the […]

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