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Trump Won't Release Tax Returns, Despite Online Petition With Over 275,000 Signatures; WikiLeaks Hopes To Acquire And Publish Them

Following up on Friday's post, Should President Trump Release His Tax Returns?: Bloomberg, Trump’s Taxes May Stay Hidden, No Matter What Senior Aide Says Esquire, A Definitive Timeline of Donald Trump's Many Excuses About His Taxes Fortune, WikiLeaks Says It Will Publish Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Huffington Post, WikiLeaks Issues...

IRS Says 2017 Tax Filing Season Opened Successfully & On Schedule

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It's the first day of the 2017 tax season. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is now accepting and processing 2016 federal individual income tax returns - and so far, according to IRS, they're on schedule.

Update: A Tax Compromise Offered in Illinois

Earlier this month I highlighted a potential tax compromise brewing in Illinois. State senate Republicans and Democrats released a proposal to increase Illinois’s individual income tax and corporate income tax, expand the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit, and create a statewide sugary beverage tax, among other things. Show More Summary

Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Chicago Tax on Car Rentals Outside Chicago

Frequent travelers are painfully familiar with the high taxes that many localities and special tax districts levy on rental cars. Many can recall at least one instance when the tax burden rivaled or even exceeded the cost of the car itself. Show More Summary

Holderness Presents The Unexpected Role Of Tax Salience In State Competition For Businesses At Washington U.

Hayes Holderness (Illinois VAP, moving to Richmond) presented The Unexpected Role of Tax Salience in State Competition for Businesses, 84 U. Chi. L. Rev. ___ (2017), at Washington University last week as part of its Faculty Workshop Series: Competition among the states for mobile firms and the jobs and infrastructure...

New on more W-2 forms this year: a verification code

Tax filing season 2017 opens today! Yes, that is cheering you're hearing. It's from folks who file their taxes early, usually because they are getting refunds. They also are fortunate that they have all the materials they need to fill out their returns. Show More Summary

Lederman Presents Does Enforcement Crowd Out Voluntary Tax Compliance? Today At Florida

Leandra Lederman (Indiana-Bloomington) presents To What Extent Does Enforcement Crowd Out Voluntary Tax Compliance? at Florida today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series: Tax collectors generally use enforcement methods, such as audits and the imposition of penalties, to deter noncompliance with tax laws. Although this approach is consistent...

Do You Need To File A Tax Return In 2017?

Tax season has opened! Do you need to file a tax return for the 2016 tax year?

Tax Roundup, 1/23/17: Trump executive order – doom for the exchanges? Also: buzz and valuation discounts in the links!

Hardship waivers for everyone? On his first day in office, President Trump issued a directive that may lead to the undoing […]

Tax Advice That Tax Professionals Probably Don’t Want to Share

Tax professionals are peppered with requests for tax advice throughout their working days. The questions are unsurprising, and run the gamut from income to deductions, from exclusions to credits. “Should I report this?” “Can I deduct...Show More Summary

Pepperdine Tax Policy Workshop Series (Spring 2017)

Here is the schedule for my Spring 2017 Pepperdine Tax Policy Workshop Series: Jan. 23 Adam Chodorow (Arizona State), The Parsonage Exemption Feb. 6 Katherine Pratt (Loyola-L.A.), The Tax Definition of “Medical Care:” A Critique of the Startling IRS Arguments in O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner, 23 Mich. J. Gender & L....

Charlotte Law School Rejects Feds' Demand That It Close Immediately And Let Teach-Out Partner Florida Coastal Take Over Classes; Hopes For 'Fairer Hearing' From Trump Administration

Charlotte Observer, Details Emerge in Nasty Fight Between Feds and Charlotte School of Law: Charlotte School of Law said this week it rejected a government agreement that would have restored millions of dollars in federal loans because the terms betrayed its students’ futures. On the same day of that statement,...

Tulane Seeks To Hire A Tax Visitor

Tulane Law School invites applications for a one-semester tax visiting position in Fall 2017: Our specific needs for the Fall 2017 semester include basic income tax and corporate tax. Applicants must possess a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, strong academic credentials, and at least three years of relevant law-related...

TaxProf Blog Weekend Roundup

Saturday: Deans Boise & Morriss: Why We Still Support The ABA's Proposed 75% Bar Passage Requirement Tax Policy In The Trump Administration Pratt: The IRS's Startling Arguments In O’Donnabhain ABA Tax Section Midyear Meeting The IRS Scandal, Day 1353: Will The Trump IRS End, Or Embrace, Targeting Of Disfavored Groups?...

It's official: We're not seeing Trump's taxes

Not to run Donald J. Trump's penchant for tax secrecy into the ground -- OK, maybe just dig a shallow little hole and kick some on dirt on it -- but I couldn't resist the latest bit of info about the new prez's still concealed tax returns. Show More Summary

IRS issues Applicable Federal Rates (AFR) for February 2017

The IRS has issued (Rev. Rul. 2017-02) the minimum required interest rates for loans made in February 2017: -Short-Term (demand loans and […]

It's Time For A New Law School In Charlotte: University Of North Carolina-Charlotte Or Wake Forest

Following up on my previous posts (links below): Charlotte Agenda, Charlotte Needs a Law School. It’s Time to Start a New One (Or Recruit One): Our city needs to have a law school. And with Charlotte School of Law on the ropes, it’s time to get going on starting a...

President Obama's Lack Of Scholarly Chops Prevents Him From Being Hired As Law Prof At Columbia, Kansas; But 'Professor Of Practice' Is A Possibility

Chronicle of Higher Education, Prof. Barack Obama Needs a New Job, So We Sent Around His Academic Résumé: It can be tough out there for an academic who’s been out of the game for so long, and Mr. Obama probably hasn’t updated his curriculum vitae in a while. So we...

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The Top 5 Tax Paper Downloads

There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with new papers debuting on the list at #3 and #5: [1,345 Downloads] Problems with Destination-Based Corporate Taxes and the Ryan Blueprint, by Reuven S. Avi-Yonah (Michigan; moving to UC-Irvine) & Kimberly...

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