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Kahng Presents Who Owns Human Capital? At Emory

Lily Kahng (Seattle) presented Who Owns Human Capital?, 93 Wash. U. L. Rev. ___ (2017), at Emory yesterday as part of its Faculty Colloquium Series: This Article analyzes the tax law’s capital income preference through the lens of intellectual capital, an increasingly important driver of economic productivity whose value derives...

Kleinbard Delivers Keynote Address Today On The End Of Transfer Pricing At Transfer Pricing Conference

Edward Kleinbard delivers the keynote address on The End of Transfer Pricing to the 16th Annual Global Transfer Pricing Forum in New York City: Apple and Stateless Income: Forget the noise around the EU State Aid case, and focus on the facts: On (roughly) $115 billion of income over 10yrs:...

IRS Warns On New Scam Involving Fake Tax Bills & Affordable Care Act

New scams are popping up every day. Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its Security Summit partners issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act.

Joshua Blank Named Vice Dean At NYU

Press Release: Professor of Tax Law Joshua Blank LLM ’07, faculty director of the Graduate Tax Program, has been named NYU Law’s vice dean for technology-enhanced education. In his new vice deanship, Blank will focus initially on four areas: working with faculty to introduce and enhance the use of technology...

Second Circuit Affirms Paul Daugerdas' Conviction And Sentence For Tax Shelter Fraud

United States v. Daugerdas, No. 14-2437 (2d Cir. Sept. 21, 2016): Paul M. Daugerdas was a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) and tax attorney at Arthur Andersen through August of 9 1994; the law firm Altheimer & Gray from the end of 1994 through 1998; and the Chicago office of the...

Lunch Links: House Ways and Means Approves Four Tax Bills; California Assesses Proposition 13; New Mexico Considering Tax Changes; New Fiscal Year Finds Kansas in Debt Already

Today is September 22, the birthday of California activist Howard Jarvis (1903-1986), champion of California’s Proposition 13 (1978) and namesake of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. After years of skyrocketing property tax increases, Prop. Show More Summary

Amazon will start collecting D.C. sales tax on Oct. 1

Place your Amazon orders soon D.C. residents. On Oct. 1, the Seattle-based giant e-commerce operation will begin tacking the District of Columbia's 5.75 percent sales tax onto most purchases delivered to District buyers. Amazon box photo...Show More Summary

IRS Commissioner Defends Handling Of Tax Exempt Scandal To Congress

Mistakes were made. That was the takeaway from the House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday to investigate "the allegations of misconduct and articles of impeachment" filed against Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen.

Florida State Welcomes 153 1Ls, Down 13% From Last Year (23% From 2010)

The Florida State University College of Law (ranked #50 by U.S. News) welcomed 153 1Ls this Fall, down 13% from 2015 (175) and 23% from 2010 (199). Florida State increased its LSAT median by one point (159) and maintained its GPA median (3.52). Florida State's complete 2016 25%/50%/75% LSAT and...

Florida Maintains 1L Class Size, Increases Median LSAT (160,+3) & GPA (3.60,+.10), Enrolls Most Diverse Class In History

The University of Florida Levin College of Law (ranked #48 by U.S. News) welcomed 314 1Ls this Fall (essentially flat from its 2015 (310) and 2010 (310) enrollments). Despite maintaining its class size, Florida increased its LSAT median by three points (160) and its GPA median by.10 (3.60). Florida's...

Can regional financing help central cities?

For all the buzz about urban revival and city economic health, it’s not all about trendy small plate restaurants or abandoned factories-turned-coworking spaces. Central cities...

NYU Symposium:Human Rights And Tax In An Unequal World

The two-day symposium on Human Rights and Tax in an Unequal World kicks off today at NYU: Session #1: Are Human Rights Really Relevant to Tax? This panel will ask a range of leading tax scholars and practitioners what relevance human rights law has or could have to the field...

Utah Law Prof: Impeach Trump Immediately If He Beats Clinton

Christopher Peterson (Utah), Trump University and Presidential Impeachment: In the final weeks of the 2016 Presidential campaign Donald J. Trump faces three lawsuits accusing him of fraud and racketeering. These ongoing cases focus on a series of wealth seminars called “Trump University” which collected over $40 million from consumers seeking...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1232

New York Times, I.R.S. Chief Calls Efforts to Oust Him ‘Improper’: The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, John A. Koskinen, expressed regret Wednesday for management mistakes, but called the attempt by House Republicans to impeach him “improper,” warning that such threats would discourage people from government service.... He...

Duff Presents Dworkinian Equality And Redistributive Taxation Today At Toronto

David Duff presents Tax Policy and the Virtuous Sovereign: Dworkinian Equality and Redistributive Taxation at Toronto today as part of its James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop Series: Among the purposes of a tax system, it is generally accepted that one role is to implement a society’s conception of...

The Tax Foundation’s Model Results in Context

Last week, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) released a critique of the Tax Foundation’s Taxes and Growth (TAG) Macroeconomic Model. Most of the authors’ comments center around the fact that our macroeconomic resultsShow More Summary

Trump’s Childcare Tax Breaks Would Mostly Benefit Families Who Need Them the Least

With great fanfare, Donald Trump has proposed a new plan to help families pay for child care. However, the proposal, which is a revised...

Investors are Still Failing

9 years ago, I wrote about Disappointing Returns, the fact that for the 20 years ending Dec. 31, 2006, the average stock fund investor earned a paltry 4.3 average annual compounded return compared to 11.8 percent for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. I went on to note that in these 20 years, $10,000 in the […]

Buchanan Presents Social Security, Inequality, And Younger Generations Today At Northwestern

Neil Buchanan (George Washington) presents Social Security, Inequality, and Younger Generations at Northwestern today as part of its Advanced Topics in Taxation Workshop Series hosted by Sarah Lawsky: Are older generations of Americans using Social Security to enrich themselves at the expense of their children and grandchildren? To listen to...

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