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Resolving The South Texas/Houston Brand Dispute: Exxon Law School?

Following up on my prior posts on South Texas College of Law's rebranding itself Houston College of Law, and the University of Houston College of Law's threatened lawsuit to protect its brand due to the "significant confusion this creates in the marketplace": Houston Business Journal, University of Houston Threatens Legal...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1144

Huffington Post: The IRS And The Self-Minimization Of Congressman Jason Chaffetz, by Ralph Nader: Politicians who limit the effectiveness of government agencies for short-term political advantages cheat taxpayers and short-change the government.... [Jason] Chaffetz chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - a body with powerful tools to...

June 30 deadline looms for foreign account owners

If you have substantial funds in foreign bank accounts or investments, you may need to file a Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts. And you need to do so by next Wednesday, June 30. That's a firm deadline. No filing extension is allowed. Show More Summary

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

Why Does The IRS Need So Many Guns? NY Times: As Law Grads Seethe With 'Atavistic Rage' At Their Financial Plight, Many Law Schools Confront Stark Choice: Continue To Admit Marginal Students, Or Shut Down Reactions To Yesterday's NY Times Article On The Human Cost Of The Law School Crisis...

Update On Murder-For-Hire Investigation Into Dan Markel's Death: Hit Men Thwarted In Previous Attempt To Kill FSU Professor

ABA Journal, Vigilant Rental Car Company May Have Thwarted Earlier Attempt on Law Prof's Life CP24, Florida Man Says He Didn't Kill Toronto-Born Prof Florida Sun-Times, South Florida Man Says He's Didn't Kill FSU Professor Tallahassee Democrat, Evidence Points to Earlier Markel Murder Attempt Tallahassee Democrat, Garcia Pleads Not Guilty...

The Tax Consequences Of Brexit

Bloomberg, Brexit Risks Losing Corporate Tax Break Worth Billions in U.K., by Lynnley Browning Forbes, Weighing The Corporate Tax Implications Of A 'Brexit', by Joe Harpaz International Tax Review, Bexit: Tax Implications for Business, by Caroline Byrne Start Making Sense, Brexit and Tax Policy, by Dan Shaviro (NYU) WSJ Law...

Temperature Rises In Debate Over NY Times Coverage Of The Law School Crisis

Paul Campos (Colorado), Steve Diamond, Academic Fraud (An Apparently Infinite Series): I don’t want to fill up the cyberpages of LGM with sordid academic squabbles, but I also don’t want to let Steve Diamond quote me in a fraudulent way without making a record of it. Posted as a comment...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1143

Kay Bell (Don't Mess With Taxes), IRS Commissioner Impeachment Effort Inches Along at Second, Largely Ignored Judiciary Committee Hearing: Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen probably was the happiest person in Washington, D.C., today. On a day when the House Judiciary Committee's second hearing on his possible impeachment might otherwise...

IRS Puts Brakes On E-Filing PINs After More Automated Attacks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the Electronic Filing Personal Identity Numbers (e-filing PIN) tool is no longer available on IRS.gov or by toll-free phone.

Ryan Proposes Big Tax Cuts for Business and Investors, Moves Towards a Cash Flow Tax

House Republicans Propose Big Tax Cuts for Business and Investors, Move Towards a Cash Flow Tax House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled his long-promised rewrite...

Paul Ryan And House GOP Unveil A Better Way For Tax Reform

A Better Way for Tax Reform: Our Principle In a Confident America, the tax code and the IRS work for us, not against us. Our Challenge Our tax code is a mess, and that’s putting it lightly. Multiple brackets. High rates. Special interest breaks everywhere. Rules and regulations that are...

As Markets Fall On Brexit News, Understanding When A Loss Isn’t Really A Loss

In a record-breaking referendum, a majority of voters opted for the United Kingdom to exit the European Union. At the news, markets dropped, worrying investors. But did you actually lose money? Here's how to understand realized losses from losses on paper.

Tax Panel At Today's National Business Law Scholars Conference At University Chicago

Tax panel at today's National Business Law Scholars Conference at the University of Chicago Law School: The Intersection of Business and Tax Law: Ilya Beylin (Columbia), Taxing Fictive Orders: How an Information Forcing Tax Can Reduce Manipulation and Distortion in Financial Product Markets Limor Riza (Carmel Academic Center), Charitable Contributions...

Weekly Tax Roundup

Accounting Today, Accountant Who Hid on Appalachian Trail Jailed for Embezzling Millions from Pepsi Bottler Bloomberg, UBS Gives IRS Records on U.S. Citizen’s Account in Singapore Bloomberg BNA, California Awards Millions in Tax Credits for Housing, TV Shows, Economic Development, by Jason Plotkin Bloomberg BNA, Homestead Tax Exemption Fraud is...

IRS stops issuing e-file PINs after new hacker attack

Hackers continue to assault the Internal Revenue Service's online options, forcing the agency to shut down yet another website tool. Another automated bot hacking attempt by identity thieves has forced the IRS to stop issuing e-file PINs. Show More Summary

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, Tech Companies Hire Law Students for Internships Above the Law, Are Lawyers Overpaid? Above the Law, Beyond Biglaw: On The Stigma Of Living ‘At Home’ Above the Law, Will The $180K Biglaw Starting Salaries Attract A New Group Of Law School Lemmings? Daily Tar Heel, UNC Law School...

Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

Robin Boadway (Queen's University) & Jean-Francois Tremblay (Université du Quebec), Modernizing Business Taxation Allison Christians (McGill) & Marco Garofalo (McGill), Using Tax as an Investment Promotion Tool Rita Cunha (University of London), BEPS Action 6: Uncertainty in the Principal Purpose Test Rule Shane Darcy (National University of Ireland), ‘The Elephant...

Details of the House GOP Tax Plan

This morning, the office of Speaker Paul Ryan released a blueprint for tax reform that would overhaul major components of the U.S. tax code and lower taxes for households and businesses. The key details of the plan are listed below: Individual...Show More Summary

Lloyd Doggett Nails the GOP Corporate Tax "Reform" Proposal

Congressional Republicans have just released their "new" corporate tax proposal. As usual for the GOP, the proposal again calls for steep cuts in the corporate tax rate. Lloyd Doggett, the Texas Democrat and member of the House Ways and Means...

Department Of Education Panel Recommends Suspension Of ABA's Power To Accredit Law Schools Due To Its 'Lack Of Attention To Student Achievement'

In stunning news, the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) voted on Wednesday to recommend that the U.S. Department of Education suspend for one year the ABA's power to accredit new law schools due to the ABA's "lack of attention to student achievement": [T]he panel on Wednesday...

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