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Allard:The California Bar Exam Is The Tip Of The Lawyer Licensing Iceberg

TaxProf Blog op-ed: California Bar Exam Developments: Tip of the Iceberg, by Nick Allard (Dean, Brooklyn): Legal climate change is starting to dramatically crack the frozen status quo of the antiquated bar exam and testing industry. Now we should collectively move forward with determination and deliberateness to address bar exam...

Wendi Adelson Named Executive Director Of The Immigration Partnership & Coalition Fund

Following up on yesterday's post, On Three Year Anniversary Of Dan Markel's Murder, Wheels Of Justice Continue To Turn Slowly: Gates Cambridge, Press Release: A Gates Cambridge Scholar has been named executive director of an organisation focused on raising funds to finance existing legal services for undocumented individuals with no...

Getting Paid To Go To The Doctor And Other Tax-Favored Perks

Are you taking advantage of your employee benefits? Be sure not to overlook your health savings account.

My Advice To The Senate Finance Panel About Tax Reform

On July 18, four former assistant Treasury secretaries for tax policy testified before the Senate Finance Committee on the prospects and challenges of achieving tax...

What Does the New Colorado “Amazon” Tax Mean for You?

The new tax law closes the loophole by forcing retailers that don't collect sales tax to report the amount that Colorado customers spend The post What Does the New Colorado “Amazon” Tax Mean for You? appeared first on IRS & State Tax News, Tips, Opinions and More.

Liscow & Woolston:How Income Taxes Should Change During Recessions

Zachary D. Liscow (Yale) & William A Woolston (Stanford), How Income Taxes Should Change During Recessions, 70 Tax L. Rev. (2017): This paper offers recommendations for how the design of labor income taxes should change during recessions, based on a simple model of a recessionary economy in which jobs are...

A Portrait Of Asian Americans In The Law

A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law: Published by Yale Law School and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law is a systematic analysis of how Asian Americans are situated in the legal profession.... We address five broad sets of...

Tax Court Denies Billionaire's $33m Charitable Deduction; Did University Of Michigan 'Rent Its Brand To Brazen 10:1 Tax Avoidance Scheme'?

Forbes, Billionaire Miami Dolphins Owner Gets Shut Out At Tax Court: Billionaire Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins, who thanks to a $200 million donation (largest in the history of the school) was described as Leader, Visionary, Philanthropist, Wolverine by the Universtiy of Michigan.... Mr. Ross got his...

When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”

A recent Tax Court decision, Gregory v. Comr., 149 T.C. No. 2 (2017), provides an excellent, though long, primer on statutory interpretation and the relevance of legislative history. The issue in the case is easily stated. The taxpayers,...Show More Summary

Adoption tax breaks help cover costs of adding to your family

If you've been paying attention to Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with some Russians last summer, you know the White House has given two reasons for the get-together. The explanation that caught my tax eye was that the group talked about adoptions. Show More Summary

How Can Law Schools Lure Back Smart Applicants?

Law.com, Law Schools Are Losing Smart Applicants. How Do They Lure Them Back?: Law school has lost its allure. Enrollment at American Bar Association-accredited law schools has plummeted 25 percent since 2010 and several law schools have or soon will close up shop for lack of demand [emphasis added]. Why?...

Davis:The Tax-Immigration Nexus

Tessa R. Davis (South Carolina), The Tax-Immigration Nexus, 94 Denv. L. Rev. 195 (2017): Tax and immigration law have a shared interest in defining community. In order to implement a tax, we must know who belongs to the taxable community. At the same time, immigration law must define and administer...

On Three Year Anniversary Of Dan Markel's Murder, Wheels Of Justice Continue To Turn Slowly

WCTV, Markel Shooting Reaches Third-Year Anniversary: Three years ago, on July 18, 2014, FSU law professor Dan Markel was gunned down in his own driveway. The shocking shooting and subsequent allegation that it's a murder for hire are still unraveling in court. Accused trigger man Sigfredo Garcia and accused go...

The House Budget Panel’s Fiscal Framework Could Open The Door To A Big Tax Bill

Hours after the collapse of the Senate GOP leadership’s health plan, Republicans began to move on. The House began its efforts to write a tax...

Three Main Takeaways from CBO’s Analysis of the President’s Budget

The Congressional Budget Office released its Analysis of the President’s FY2018 Budget last week, estimating that the plan would reduce the federal budget deficit from...

Airbnb collecting occupancy taxes for more of its clients

Your decision to stay in a private home or a traditional lodging option depends on lots of things, including the accommodations' costs that often have added occupancy taxes. (Image courtesy Reunion Vacation Homes) Are you booking your summer vacation stay via Airbnb? You might want to budget a bit more for lodging taxes. Show More Summary

Morriss:Legal Education Through The Lens Of The U.S. News Law School Rankings

Andrew P. Morriss (Dean, Texas A&M), Legal Education Through the Blurry Lens of US News Law School Rankings, 20 Green Bag 2d 253 (2017): The Chinese Characters in the title of this piece are the closest thing to the apocryphal “Chinese curse” of “may you live in interesting times.” The...

Panama Papers Update: Pakistani Corruption Case Hinges On A Font (#FontGate)

BBC News: Pakistani Corruption Case Hinges on a Font Doubt has been cast on a key document at the centre of a corruption inquiry in Pakistan because of the use of a particular typeface. And Twitter users are poking fun at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz...

Hamilton, The Play Has Caused A Boon At Hamilton, The College

Chronicle of Higher Education, Before the Musical, There Was the College: Hamilton, that is. The popularity of the musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton has apparently rubbed off on the liberal-arts college in upstate New York, which has seen applications rise in the past year, says David Wippman, Hamilton’s...

An Open Letter to Chairman Peter Roskam on Full Expensing

The Honorable Peter Roskam 2246 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Roskam, I’m writing to give you a broader perspective on the debate over whether tax reform should prioritize full expensing or a corporate rate cut. One of the supposed demerits of full expensing, claims a group in a letter sent to […]

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