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Super Bowl 50 results: NFL wins, host city taxpayers lose

Even before the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers players step onto the field at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, we'll already have one big winner. Click screenshot to view full NFL Super Bowl 50 trailer on YouTube. The...Show More Summary

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

ABA Journal, Can Once-Obscure 'Borrower Defense' Help Law Grads Erase Student Debt? Above the Law, Law School Cancels Barrister’s Ball Because Of Donald Trump Above the Law, Law Schools Are Not Exposing Students To Real World Business Development Above the Law, Respected Legal Recruiter Suggests Law Grads Find ‘Sugar Daddies’...

Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

Brad Borden (Brooklyn), Code Section 1031 Swap-and-Drops Thirty Years after Magneson, 19 J. Passthrough Entities 11 (2016) Steven Davis (Chicago), Regulatory Complexity and Policy Uncertainty: Headwinds of Our Own Making Alexander Edwards (Toronto), Michelle Hutchens (Indiana) & Sonja Rego (Indiana), Supercharged IPOs: Rent Extraction or Signal of Future Firm Performance?...

Weekly Student Tax Note Roundup

Pareesa Ashabi (J.D. 2016, San Francisco), Comment, The Struggle Over Internet Sales and Use Tax: Why the Marketplace Fairness Act Could Be the Hero for Wall Street, Main Street, and the Fifty States, 49 U.S.F. L. Rev. 543 (2015) Nicholas Carson (J.D. 2015, Northwestern), Note, Easier Easements: A New Path...

New Expatriate Record for 2015 – Nearly 4,300 Expatriations

Today the Treasury Department published the names of individuals who renounced their U.S. citizenship or terminated their long-term U.S. residency (“expatriated”) during the fourth quarter of 2015. The number of published expatriates for the quarter was 1,058, bringing the total number of published expatriates in 2015 to 4,279. Show More Summary

Tax Roundup, 2/5/16: The IRS isn’t a bank, and a 1099 isn’t what makes income taxable. And: oil companies, money trees.

Nice Try. The tax law discourages taxpayers from tapping retirement savings too early with a 10% early withdrawal tax. The tax […]

The Biggest Tax Refund?

The headline to this article caught my eye. It caught my eye primarily because I could see it catching the eye of many people. It appeals to the need or desire for money that affects almost everyone. The headline? “How to Get the Biggest...Show More Summary

A Budget, Capital, Growth, and Transparency ?

Last night's debate was... an actual debate. Moderators barely spoke and Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders explored (and tussled over, at times) a variety of issues... except for their tax plans. Maybe next time. Show More Summary

Is It Time To Set An LSAT Minimum For Law School Admission?

American Lawyer: Is It Time To Set an LSAT Minimum for Law School Admission?, by Vivia Chen: I detest standardized tests, so I'm usually skeptical about how much they truly measure. That said, I'm alarmed by the big rise in the number of law students with dreadful LSAT scores. In...

The Taxation Of Crowdfunding

Paul Battista (Law Office of Paul Battista, Manhattan Beach, CA), The Taxation of Crowdfunding: Income Tax Uncertainties and a Safe Harbor Test to Claim Gift Tax Exclusion, 64 U. Kan. L. Rev. ___ (2016): Crowdfunding is the process of asking a large number of separate third parties for relatively small...

Job Opportunity For Estate Planning Attorney With 1-2 Years Experience: Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University has a wonderful opportunity for an estate planning attorney with 1-2 years experience in its planned giving office: The Planned Giving Officer and Legal Counsel works with internal and external constituents to strengthen the fundraising work of the University, specifically the planned giving efforts of CEGP. By raising...

Trajectory Of A Law Professor

Meera E. Deo (Thomas Jefferson), Trajectory of a Law Professor, 20 Mich. J. Race & L. 441 (2015): Women of color are already severely underrepresented in legal academia; as enrollment drops and legal institutions constrict further, race and gender disparities will likely continue to grow. Yet, as many deans and...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1,002

Letter From John Koskinen to Orrin Hartch (Feb. 3, 2016) Politico, The IRS’s No Good Day: A once lost hard drive was suddenly found — sort of. In fact, the agency did junk former official Samuel Maruca’s hard drive, which it was supposed to preserve for the IRS’s court battle...

Update: IRS Website Back Online, Tax Refunds Unaffected

Don't believe the hype: IRS says refunds are unaffected by the temporary website shutdown. Here's the latest information.

Hines Presents High Tax Heresy Today At Colorado

James Hines, Jr. (Michigan) presents High Tax Heresy at Colorado today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by David Hasen and Sloan Speck: An efficient and equitable income tax offers exclusions, deductions and credits that narrow the tax base and thereby require higher tax rates than would...

Gould Presents Tax Reform, Congress, And Politics Today At UCLA

James C. Gould (Ogilvy Government Relations, Washington, D.C.) presents Tax Reform, Congress, and Politics, 146 Tax Notes 983 (Feb. 23, 2015), at UCLA today as part of its Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium Series hosted by Jason Oh and Eric Zolt: If anything is clear from both 1986 and...

Lesson from IRS hardware failure: Be prepared for the unexpected during tax filing season

Technology is great. Until it isn't. That's what the Internal Revenue Service learned yesterday afternoon, when what the agency describes as a hardware failure led to the shutdown of several parts of its tax processing systems. The big blow was to the IRS modernized e-file system. Show More Summary

Mayer Presents Taxing Politics Today At Indiana

Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer (Notre Dame) presents Taxing Politics at Indiana today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium hosted by Leandra Lederman: This draft Article addresses two key questions relating to the interaction between federal tax law and political activity. First, is it advisable as a policy matter for Congress...

NYU Hosts Program Today On Using The Administrative Procedure Act To Challenge IRS Guidance

The NYU Graduate Tax Program hosts a program today on Using the Administrative Procedure Act to Challenge IRS Guidance: Why Today’s Tax Lawyers Must Also Be Administrative Law Expert: Joshua Blank (NYU) Donald Korb (Sullivan & Cromwell, New York; former IRS Chief Counsel) Kristin Hickman (Minnesota) James Gadwood (Sullivan &...

Viard Presents Fundamental Tax Reform: A Comparison Of Three Options Today At Duke

Alan Viard (American Enterprise Institute) presents Fundamental Tax Reform: A Comparison of Three Options at Duke today as part of its Tax Policy Workshop Series hosted by Lawrence Zelenak: Three prominent tax reform options can significantly reduce the tax penalty on saving and investment while maintaining a progressive federal tax...

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