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Live Blog: The Republican Presidential Debate (February 13, 2016)

Welcome to the live blog coverage of the February 13, 2016, GOP debate.

Maryland shoppers get an Energy Star tax holiday this combined Valentine's/Presidents Day weekend

If you live in Maryland and your significant other isn't particularly romantic, you might be able to pick up a useful Valentine's Day gift and save on some taxes. The Old Line State this long holiday weekend is waiving its 6 percent sales tax -- which is this week's By the Numbers figure -- on purchases of qualifying energy efficient items. Show More Summary

Take Albert Einstein's tax advice: Get filing help

Everyone was reminded last week of Albert Einstein's brilliance. Almost exactly 100 years after the wild-haired physicist posited the existence of gravitational waves, scientists confirmed their existence. Tax folks, however, always acknowledged Einstein's genius. Show More Summary

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

Walmart Sues Puerto Rico Over 91.5% Tax Rate Applicable Only To Walmart Federal Student Aid, Not Faculty Salaries, Is Primary Driver Of Escalating Tuition The Big Winner In Today's Super Bowl: The California Tax Man NY Times: The Academic Support For Bernie Sanders' Proposed 73% Top Tax Rate ABA Asks...

Help! My Dean Won't Let Me Blog

Jeffrey Harrison (Florida), Help! My Dean Won't Let Me Blog: The handful of you who come to this blog may wonder why I have not been blogging (although I am sure my anonymous internet stalker is probably relieved). It's my Dean. I used to have a nice hobby bitching about...

When To Submit Articles To The Yale Law Journal

Yale Law Journal Releases Guidelines and Data on When To Submit Articles and Essays: “When is the best time to submit my Article?” This is one of the most common questions that the Yale Law Journal (YLJ) receives. The Journal does not take a position on this question; however, we...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1010

Washington Free Beacon, Study: Taxpayers Targeted at Higher Rates Under Democratic Presidents: The Internal Revenue Service targets individual taxpayers and corporations for audits at higher rates when Democrats are in control of the White House, according to a study highlighted by Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public...

Keeping Your Identity & Your Refund Safe From Fraudsters At Tax Season

Concerned about identity theft? According to a recent report, it's on the rise. Tax season is peak season for certain identity thieves. Here's how to protect yourself - and your refund - from fraudsters.

Amidst 32% Enrollment Decline, University Of Minnesota Funds $16 Million Law School Operating Deficit

Twin Cities Pioneer Press, UMN Law School Losses Expected to Total $16M by 2018: With applicants down by half since 2010, the University of Minnesota Law School has been buying out faculty, soliciting more donations and accepting cash transfers from the U to cover operating deficits. “We cut the coffee...

Lipman Presents De/reconstructing The Shared Responsibility Payment Under the Affordable Car Act At Utah

Francine J. Lipman (UNLV) presented De/reconstructing the Shared Responsibility Payment Under the Affordable Car Act at Utah as part of its Faculty Workshop Series: This paper first details and then revises the newly implemented penalty tax (the Shared Responsibility Payment or the “SRP”) under the Affordable Care Act. The SRP...

Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

Megan Brackney (Kostelanetz & Fink, New York), Firm and Partner Liability for Other Professionals' Noncompliance Wray Bradley (Tulsa), Transfer Pricing: Increasing Tension between Multinational Firms and Tax Authorities Julie Cassidy (Deakin), 'To GAAR or Not to GAAR — That Is the Question:' Canadian and Australian Attempts to Combat Tax Avoidance...

Weekly Tax Roundup

Alliance for Competitive Taxation, Busting the Top 6 Corporate Tax Myths of 2015 Bloomberg, Putin's New Internet Czar Wants Apple and Google to Pay More Taxes Bloomberg, Wall Street Partners Targeted for Obamacare Tax in Budget Plan CNN, These 9 States Have the Highest Property Taxes CNN, Under Sanders, Income...

Super Bowl jock taxes mean some players pay more in taxes than they made from the NFL championship game

Super Bowl winners get it all. More fan adoration. Parades. A flashy piece of jewelry. Trips to Disney World. More taxes. Around a million Denver Broncos fans, including 24,000+ truant schoolchildren, thronged the Colorado capital on Feb. Show More Summary

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, ABA House Approves Model Regulatory Objectives for Nontraditional Legal Services Above the Law, Is This Cheating On The Bar Exam? Above the Law, The Murky Economics Of Law School Facilities: Who Does This Law School Owe? Above the Law, Top Transactional Firms By Law School Pedigree (Top 40)...

7 Ways To Give Like Zuckerberg

Don't have billions - or even millions - to donate to charity? You can still give like Zuckerberg even without Facebook numbers.

Tax Roundup, 2/12/16: I want my K-1. I want it now, Daddy!

Accounting Today visitors, click here for the post on password hygiene. No, your K-1 isn’t late. As even late 1099s are arriving, […]

More Evidence That False Promise Tax Breaks Fail

Readers of MauledAgain are well aware that I dislike tax break giveaways to wealthy corporations as rewards for moving jobs from one state to another. Job relocation is not job creation. One of the states that engages in this game of giving to the rich is New Jersey. Show More Summary

ABA To Consider Tougher Bar Exam Accreditation Requirement:75% Pass Within Two Years Of Graduation

ABA Journal, Tougher, Simpler Bar-Passage Requirements for Law Schools to be Considered by ABA Committee: An ABA committee on Friday will take up a proposal that would toughen—and greatly simplify—the bar passage requirements of the law school accreditation standards. Under the proposal, a law school would have to demonstrate that...

IRS Whistleblower Office Issues Annual Report To Congress: Awards Paid Up 98%

The IRS's Whistleblower Office has released its FY 2015 Annual Report to Congress:

Cuts, Refunds, and a Ban

What better way to spend Valentine's Day weekend than with presidential contenders? It's President's Day weekend, too, after all. Last night Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders noted that his tax increase would reduce  average health insurance premiums by $5000 a year. Show More Summary

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