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How To Get Away With Tax Fraud

Ever tempted to cheat on your tax return? Even a little? Brigitte Jackson, of Georgia, was arrested for allegedly cheating a lot on her tax return - and claiming a massive refund. Where did she go wrong?

Graetz: The Bipartisan 'Inversion' Evasion: Meaningful Tax Reform Requires a Different President and a Different Congress

Wall Street Journal op-ed: The Bipartisan 'Inversion' Evasion: Neither the White House Nor Congress Seems Interested in Tax Reform That Would Make Companies Want to Stay Here, by Michael J. Graetz (Columbia): Tennessee Williams was famous for concocting American dramas where something is terribly wrong but no one is willing...

Should Law Schools Adopt the Montessori Method?

Emily Grant (Washburn), The Pink Tower Meets the Ivory Tower: Adapting Montessori Teaching Methods for Law School, 66 Ark. L. Rev. ___ (2014): Some principles of teaching are timeless. Maria Montessori developed a methodology for teaching children over 100 years ago, nearly the same time Christopher Columbus Langdell was adapting...

Zolt Presents Fiscal Contracting in Latin America Today at Harvard

Eric M. Zolt (UCLA) presents Fiscal Contracting in Latin America (with Richard M. Bird (Toronto)) at Harvard today as part of its Tax Law, Policy and Practice Workshop Series hosted by Daniel Halperin and Stephen Shay: Latin America has long been characterized as a region of high income inequality. In...

Schön Presents International Taxation of Risk Today at Toronto

Wolfgang Schön (Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance) presents International Taxation of Risk at Toronto today as part of its James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop Series: The allocation of risk and of the income from risky investment and activities belongs to the central topics of...

New NerdWallet Report Projects Significant Revenues from Marijuana Legalization

As nationwide political momentum for marijuana legalization grows stronger, a recent estimate shows potential revenue from a marijuana taxes could result in an approximately $3 billion increase in available state funds. Although theShow More Summary

Lewis & Clark Law School Closes Legal Clinic, Cites Enrollment, Revenue Decline

The Oregonian: Lewis & Clark Law School Closes Downtown Legal Clinic, Cites Enrollment, Revenue Decline: Lewis & Clark Law School is closing its namesake legal clinic in downtown Portland that provides services to the poor, a high-profile victim of the school's budget constraints. As Lewis & Clark and the state's...

University of Arizona Professor Plagiarized From Student's Work

Arizona Daily Star, UA Professor Plagiarized Student's Work, School Finds: A University of Arizona professor recently lauded as a top new teaching talent in her field has been reprimanded for plagiarizing the work of a former student. Susannah Dickinson, an assistant professor in the UA’s school of architecture since 2009,...

DC Tax Reform Package Starts Taking Effect

In July, the DC Council approved a major tax reform that cuts income and business taxes, expands the low-income tax credit, and applies sales tax to items exempt by historical accident, all based on the recommendations of a blue-ribbon commission. Show More Summary

Could costly, but popular, tax breaks be axed in tax reform?

Remember the last election cycle when most of the campaign and Capitol Hill talk focused on the federal budget deficit? Now, however, with the Nov. 4 balloting day just about a month away, it's pretty much crickets when it comes to the deficit. Show More Summary

Wesley Snipes, Blade 4, And Post-Prison Tax Tips

18 Months After His Release From Prison, Wesley Snipes Should Cash in on Tax Savvy and on Blade 4.

Tax Roundup, 10/1/14: Another court says Obamacare tax credits limited to state exchanges. Also: the Iowa Tollway.

State means state. A U.S. District Court in Oklahoma has joined the D.C. District in holding that the tax credit subsidies […]

So Who Really To Be Helped with Taxpayer Dollars?

One of the arguments advanced by the anti-tax, anti-government crowd is the supposed inappropriateness of using taxpayer dollars to help people in need. Using terms such as lazy, shiftless, and taker to describe these recipients of taxpayer...Show More Summary

The Most Underrated and Overrated BigLaw Tax Practices

Above the Law, Over- And Underrated Biglaw Practice Groups: ATL’s Insider Survey (17,300 responses and counting — thanks everyone!), whereby practicing attorneys and current students evaluate their own schools or employers. Among other things, our survey asks attorneys to nominate firms with over- and underrated practices within the respondent’s own...

UC-Berkeley Law School to Raise Tuition 5.4%

The Daily Californian, Campus Law School Proposes Tuition Increase: In addition to the proposed supplemental tuition increase, Berkeley Law anticipates systemwide as well as campus tuition increases. Berkeley Law projects that these increases will total a 5.4-percent increase for California residents, raising the total cost of attendance from $51,320 to...

Orange is the New Black, Tax Edition

Avalara, Orange is the New Black, Tax Edition: For most businesses in most states, when you sign up to be a business owner, you sign up to collect and remit sales and use tax. This may not be forefront in the minds of future business owners of America, but it...

The IRS Scandal, Day 510

Daily Caller: After Holder: Four Things The Next Attorney General Must Address, by Dan Epstein (Executive Director, Cause of Action): Attorney General Eric Holder may be heading for the exit door at the Department of Justice (DOJ), but numerous gaps in the agency’s enforcement remain. Will the next attorney general...

Elizabeth Garrett (USC) Named President of Cornell University

Cornell Press Release, Elizabeth Garrett, USC Provost, Named Cornell's 13th President: The Cornell University Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Elizabeth Garrett, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Southern California, as Cornell’s next president. Garrett will assume the presidency July 1, 2015....

State Inflation-Indexing of Gasoline Taxes

We've been asked which states adjust their gasoline tax for inflation. Most states (and the federal government) define their gas tax in so many cents per gallon, which can make a difference as time passes and inflation erodes the purchasing power of that tax rate. Show More Summary

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