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Clip ‘N Save: Orrin Hatch’s Tax Reform Principles

55 minutes agoBusiness & Finance / Taxes : TaxVox

In a few weeks, veteran Utah Republican Orrin Hatch will become chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Soon after, the panel may begin tackling tax reform. While there is good reason to be skeptical about how far a tax code rewrite will...Show More Summary

Marquette Suspends Tenured Professor for Blogging, Orders Him Off Campus

Inside Higher Ed, Suspended for Blogging: Marquette University has suspended with pay and barred from campus the tenured professor who criticized a graduate student instructor in a personal blog, pending an investigation into his conduct. John McAdams, an associate professor of political science at Marquette, last month wrote a controversial...

What The Next Generation Of Economists Is Working On

FiveThirtyEight, What The Next Generation Of Economists Is Working On: The new economists are heading east this winter. Every January, soon-to-be economics doctorates invade a city, in search of employment; this year it’s Boston. The American Economics Association’s Annual Meeting is the discipline’s cattle call. Hundreds of wide-eyed, besuited, name-tagged...

Tax Roundup, 12/18/14: Year-end planning and relatives. And: when will the President sign the extenders?

When will he sign? Now that Congress has finally sent the extender Bill, HR 5771, to the President, the “expired provisions” […]

WSJ: How Google, GE and U.S. Firms Play the Tax ‘Audit Lottery'

Wall Street Journal, How Google, GE and U.S. Firms Play the Tax ‘Audit Lottery’: Buried deep in American companies’ securities filings is an indicator for how aggressively they are working to shield their income from the IRS and other tax authorities. The obscure entry—under the heading “uncertain tax positions” or...

SMU Law Prof's Comments Prompt Sexual Harassment Policy Review

National Law Journal, SMU Law Prof's Comments Prompt Harassment Policy Review: A complaint by a student at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law that her professor in 2010 referred to her as a “bitch” and “hired bimbo” spurred a federal investigation into the university’s handling of complaints involving...

Kwall & WIlbur: The Outer Limits of Realization

Jeffrey L. Kwall (Loyola-Chicago) & Katie K. Wilbur (Varnum, Grand Rapids, MI), The Outer Limits of Realization: Weiss v. Stearn and Corporate Dilution, 16 Fla. Tax Rev. ___ (2014): The Supreme Court’s 1924 Weiss v. Stearn decision involved a classic case of corporate dilution. In that case, a corporation (“Oldco”)...

GAO: IRS Needs Stronger Oversight of Charities

Government Accountability Office, Better Compliance Indicators and Data, and More Collaboration with State Regulators Would Strengthen Oversight of Charitable Organizations (GAO-15-164): IRS oversight of charitable organizations helps to ensure they abide by the purposes that justify their tax exemption and protects the sector from potential abuses and loss of confidence...

The IRS Scandal, Day 588

Washington Times editorial: Obama’s IRS Faces Scrutiny With Republican-led Congress: The corruption of the Internal Revenue Service is still under investigation, but the public has learned a lot already: The IRS targeted conservative and tea party groups for extra scrutiny and harassment, Lois G. Lerner tried to hide behind the...

8 Savvy Tax Tips & Extenders For Year-End

Year-end means tax moves, and the 'Extenders' just added new reasons to act tax savvy before New Years.

The IRS’s Long Reach Doesn’t Just Apply to Corporations

There has been considerable discussion about the corporate tax system in the U.S. and the IRS’s global reach in the media over the past year. The rash of corporate inversions was the catalyst for the public discussion of the outdated...Show More Summary

ABA 509 Enrollment Data on All Ranked Law Schools, 2011-2014

Keith Lee has mined the ABA 509 Information Reports for all ABA-accredited law schools for 2011-2014 in There Will Be Blood: ABA 509 Matriculant Data On All Ranked Schools. 126 of the 146 ranked schools experienced enrollment declines from 2011 to 2014; only 18 law schools increased enrollment: Wyoming (129...

New Research Shows Multinational Corporations Have No Tax Advantage Over Domestics

While the media has been feasting on Lux Leaks and other stories of “multinational tax dodging”, academic accountants have determined that U.S. multinational corporations (MNCs) have no particular tax advantage over U.S. domestic firms. Show More Summary

Tax filing projections for the 2015 season and beyond

Happy Holidays tax world! Last night, Dec. 16, the Senators decided they'd had enough and finally rubber-stamped the House version of tax extenders. The bill now heads to President Obama, who is expected to sign it. But did the Senate...Show More Summary

Madison: The Tax Consequences of Services Provided by Single People in a Relationship

Allen D. Madison (South Dakota), The Taxation of Gratuitous Services Gone Out of 'Control', 45 U. Mem. L. Rev. 115 (2014): How does the IRS’s ruling that both parties to an exchange of services are subject to income tax apply in the dating context? When meeting, dating, living together, or...

Morse: Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation (2014)

Edward A. Morse (Creighton), Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation (2014): This outline, prepared for the 52nd Annual Great Plains Tax Institute in Omaha, Nebraska (December 4-5, 2014) covers significant developments in federal income taxation along with a few other interesting or noteworthy tax topics. It is not intended to...

Crane Reviews Halperin & Warren, Understanding Income Tax Deferral

Charlotte Crane (Northwestern), Keeping Us Honest About the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax (Jotwell) (reviewing Daniel I. Halperin (Harvard) & Alvin C. Warren Jr. (Harvard), Understanding Income Tax Deferral): The recent attempt of Halperin and Warren to lay out with some precision what is at stake in the various...

Video: Tax as a Percentage of GDP: 1965 to 2013

Today we uploaded a video that graphically shows tax as a percentage of GDP for the U.S. and the OECD on average. The data for this can be found here. The video is embedded below:

Tax Roundup, 12/17/14: Lazarus rises! For two weeks, anyway. Senate passes extender bill.

The Senate has passed the extender bill and sent it to the President. The Hill reports: By a 76 to 16 […]

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