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Diamond:Whittier's Decision To Close Its Law School Violates AAUP Tenure Protections, Harms Diversity, And Ignores The Rebounding Legal Employment Market

Following up on my previous posts (links below): TaxProf Blog op-ed: Whittier’s Big Mistake, by Stephen Diamond (Santa Clara): Inevitably law school critics are crowing over the recently announced closure by Whittier College of its 50 year old ABA accredited law school. The news shocked and angered students who appeared...

Today Is Tax Freedom Day — Earlier In MS, TN & SD, Later In CT, NJ & NY

Tax Foundation, Tax Freedom Day 2017 is April 23rd: This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 23rd, 113 days into the year. Tax Freedom Day is a significant date for taxpayers and lawmakers because it represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1445:'True The Vote v. IRS' Lawyer: 'The Deep State Is Still Operating'

PJ Media, 'True the Vote v. IRS' Lawyer: 'The Deep State Is Still Operating': A prominent constitutional attorney is sounding the alarm over Obama administration-style behavior by attorneys in President Trump's new administration. Jim Bopp, Jr., the attorney for the plaintiff in the landmark Citizens United suit, told PJ Media...

How To Fix Your Mistakes By Filing An Amended Tax Return

Tax Day has come and gone. That doesn't mean that the filing season is over: now is the time that taxpayers inevitably panic over mistakes on previously filed returns. Missed forms 1099. Overlooked deductions. Incorrect Social Security numbers. Here's what you need to know to fix your mistakes.

Tax Freedom Day 2017 has arrived!

Happy Tax Freedom Day! Today is the day, according to Tax Foundation calculations, when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year. via Giphy.com Critics of the tax-related designation, mostShow More Summary

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

The IRS Scandal, Day 1437: Lois Lerner Fears For Her Life, Asks Federal Court To Seal Her Upcoming Deposition Testimony Gene Nichol Criticizes 'Nakedly Ideological' Attack On UNC Center For Civil Rights, Calls Out 'Cowardly' Dean, Provost, And Chancellor Whittier Law School To Close, Will Not Admit A 1L Class...

7 tax-saving breaks to celebrate Earth Day

Happy Earth Day 2017! Maybe you're spending this Saturday simply out enjoying the beauty of Mother Earth. Or perhaps you're participating in the March for Science (the main event in D.C. or satellite marches across the country) to support scientific efforts, including the study of climatology and climate change. Show More Summary

Harvard Seeks To Hire A Clinical Tax Prof

Job Announcement: Clinical Fellow, Harvard Law Sc hool Federal Tax Clinic: Duties & Responsibilities: The Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (LSC) seeks to hire a Clinical Fellow in the Federal Tax Clinic [launched in Fall 2015]. The Clinic — through which Harvard Law students receive hands-on lawyering opportunities...

100 Students Protest Closure Of Whittier Law School

Following up on my previous posts (links below): Orange County Register, Dozens of Angry Whittier Law School Students Protest After College Announces Closure: About 100 law students angry over the announced closure of Whittier College’s law school in Costa Mesa this week demonstrated at the college’s main campus on Friday,...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1444:Judicial Watch Sues IRS Over Email Preservation

Press Release, Judicial Watch Sues IRS Over Email Preservation: Judicial Watch today announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to obtain records relating to the agency’s “preservation and/or retention” of the email records of officials who have left the agency...

Texas' emergency preparedness sales tax holiday coincides with 2017 hurricane season's early start

When the clock ticked past midnight today (Saturday, April 22), Texans welcomed their first sales tax holiday of 2017. During the three-day event, which runs until midnight Monday, April 24, no state or local sales tax will be collected on certain emergency preparation supplies. Show More Summary

IRS issues Applicable Federal Rates (AFR) for May 2017

The IRS has issued (Rev. Rul. 2017-11) the minimum required interest rates for loans made in May 2017: -Short-Term (demand loans […]

11 Quick Facts About A Potential Government Shutdown

Are we really headed towards a government shutdown? As Congress and the White House grapple with the next steps, here's what you need to know.

Why Impact Investing May Flourish In The Age Of Donald Trump

As the U.S. government retreats from funding environmental, health and social needs, private investors and fund managers are moving in.

Weekly Tax Roundup

Joe Kristan (CPA & Shareholder, Roth & Company (Des Moines, Iowa); Editor, Tax Update Blog): Monday, April 17, 2017 Diane Ring, Panama Papers: The One-Year Anniversary (Surly Subgroup). "At its core, the leak revealed the true ownership of over 200,000 offshore entities, thereby raising a host of tax and political...

How to tell if that IRS agent on your porch is legit

Is that really the Internal Revenue Service knock, knock, knocking on your door? That's a concern shared not just by individuals who find people claiming to be with the federal tax collector's office, but also the IRS itself. "Many taxpayers...Show More Summary

Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup

This week, Daniel Hemel (Chicago) reviews a new article by Richard Schmalbeck (Duke), Jay Soled (Rutgers), and Kathleen DeLaney Thomas (North Carolina), Advocating A Carryover Tax Basis Regime, 93 Notre Dame L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017). Candidate Donald Trump’s campaign platform contained a cryptic line regarding the tax treatment of assets...

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, Despite recent bar passage rate of 23 percent, Whittier Law profs fight to keep school open ABA Journal, UC Berkeley and its former law dean settle suit over unwanted touching Above the Law, The Top Law Schools With The Best Employment Outcomes Elizabeth M. Bloom (New England), Creating...

Tax Roundup, 4/21/17: Bad luck of the Irish pub. Iowa uncoupling advances. State taxes matter. Links!

Sullied. As part of the annual pre-filing deadline flurry of tax crime punishment, the former owners of Sully’s Irish Pub in […]

A Well-Intentioned But Pragmatically Unwise Tax Filing Suggestion

When a reader sent me an email directing my attention to this commentary I knew immediately that it was a foolish proposition that begged for a response. How did I know? The headline told me, “Let’s Make Tax Day a Month Earlier.”TheShow More Summary

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