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Time Is Running Out For Taxpayers On Extension In 2017

Have you filed your taxes yet? Taxpayers who filed for extension during tax season must file and pay any balance due next week. Taxpayers get an extra day to file this year: Since the regular extension due date, October 15, falls on weekend, taxpayers have until Monday, October 16, 2017, to file.

The Tax-Cut Framework Won't Create Jobs and Digs the Inequality Ditch even Deeper

Marcus Ryu, a self-described Silicon Valley entrepreneur who created, with others, a company now worth $5 billion on the New York Stock Exchange, argues in today's Op-Ed section of the New York Times that "Tax Cuts Won't Create Jobs", NY...

The Unintended Consequences of Killing the Estate Tax

The United Framework for tax reform outlined last week by the congressional Republican leadership and the Trump Administration included a proposal to eliminate the estate...

Making Tax-Connected Identity Theft Even Easier

It’s bad enough the people in charge of cybersecurity at Equifax slipped up. The identifying information of almost every adult American, including social security numbers, is in the hands of people who do not have the best of intentions,...Show More Summary

Retirement tax moves to make by Oct. 16

So that you can enjoy lazy days in your retirement like this couple, take advantage of tax-saving retirement moves by the October filing extension deadline. (Photo by Pug50 courtesy Flickr CC) If you're one of the millions who's put off filing your tax return until October, you know that due date — it's Monday, Oct. Show More Summary

Liscow Presents Is Efficiency Biased? Today At Loyola-L.A.

Zachary Liscow (Yale) presents Is Efficiency Biased? at Loyola-L.A. today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Ellen Aprill and Katherine Pratt: The most common underpinning of economic analysis of the law has long been the goal of efficiency (i.e., choosing policies that maximize people’s willingness to...

False IRS Tax Returns — Personal Or Business — Can Mean Prison

Criminal tax charges can arise out of business tax returns as well as personal ones, even if you don't personally benefit.

Leiter: What In The World Is Going On At Emory Law School?

Brian Leiter (Chicago), What in the World Is Going On at Emory Law School?: I've been hearing about the turmoil at Emory Law from both insiders and colleagues elsewhere, who have also heard from insiders. Here's what seems absolutely clear at this point: 1. Prof. Robert Schapiro announced last March...

ABA Tax Section Chair Explains Reduced Travel Support For Academics

Following up on my previous posts: Bryan Camp (Texas Tech), ABA Tax Section Reduces Support For Tax Profs Leandra Lederman (Indiana-Bloomington), The ABA Tax Section’s Reduced Travel Support For Academics To: ABA Taxation Section Teaching Taxation Committee members From: Karen L. Hawkins, Chair, Taxation Section Re: Reimbursement for Academic leaders...

Seattle Law School Is Latest Flashpoint Over Campus Speech; Petition Seeks Cancellation Of Immigration Debate Sponsored By Federalist Society

Bloomberg Law, Seattle Law School Latest Flashpoint Over Campus Speech: An immigration debate at Seattle University School of Law is the latest front for the hot-button issue of campus speech rights.... At Seattle University’s law school, a Change.org petition purportedly signed by over 200 individuals is asking the school...

Which Law School Will Become The Mayo Clinic Of Legal Education Via The Dean And Faculty's Use Of Social Media?

Kevin O’Keefe (CEO & Founder, LexBlog), Law Schools Need To Introduce Social Learning: Little question that some law school students are using social media and blogging to build a name for themselves.... But how many law students are blogging and using social media for learning? How many law professors...

Lesson From The Tax Court: What Is 'Away From Home'?

It takes money to make money. I use that adage to teach my students the basic idea behind the §162 deduction: the money it takes to make money should be deductible from the money made. On October 2, 2017 the Tax Court decided the case of John S. Barrett and...

L.A. Times Editorial: Lower The Cut Score To Increase Diversity Of The Bar

Los Angeles Times editorial: Ease Up on California's Bar Exam to Achieve More Diversity Among Lawyers: California’s bar exam is notoriously difficult. Or, more to the point, it’s notoriously difficult to pass, which is not quite the same thing. The questions that prospective lawyers must answer aren’t necessarily harder here...

TaxProf Blog Weekend Roundup

Saturday: This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts 2018 Times Higher Education Law School Rankings: Research Florida 3L Shot In Las Vegas Narrowly Escapes Paralysis, Vows To Be Prosecutor When She Graduates The IRS Scandal, Day 1612: Inspector General Debunks Ideological Targeting Of Conservative Groups By The IRS Sunday:...

Family businesses get estate tax break thanks to Treasury decision to revoke tax regulation

A proposal to limit certain business estate valuation discounts is outta here under the Treasury's finalized list of eight tax regulations it wants to eliminate or substantially revise. Remember back in July when the U.S. Treasury announced...Show More Summary

2018 Times Higher Education World Law School Rankings: Citations

Following up on my previous posts on the 2018 Times Higher Education World Law School Rankings (links below): here are the Top 25 law schools in Citations: Research Influence (methodology below the fold), which counts 25% in the overall ranking: Arizona State (60 overall ranking) Harvard (9) Queensland (54) Ohio...

District Court: § 107 Housing Allowance For 'Ministers Of The Gospel' Violates The Establishment Clause

Gaylor v. Mnuchin, No. 16-cv-215 (W.D. WI Oct. 6, 2017): The question in this case is whether Congress may give a subset of religious employees an income tax exemption for which no one else qualifies. At issue is the constitutionality of 26 U.S.C. § 107(2), which excludes from the gross...

Crossroads Cincinnati: What Would Jesus Disrupt?

Crossroads, our former church in Cincinnati, has been named the fastest growing church and the fourth largest church in America. Bloomberg Businessweek had a a fascinating article about the church a few months ago, What Would Jesus Disrupt?: For two days, the crowd sits in darkness in plush theater seats,...

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

U.S. District Court Strikes Down Obama-Era Anti-Inversion Regulation, Limiting IRS's Power To Make Rules That Skirt The APA Kristin Hickman (Minnesota), Chamber of Commerce v. IRS: The Post-Mayo Shake Out Continues Ex-Big Law Associate Who Flunked Bar Can Proceed With Suit Against Examiners Bryan Camp (Texas Tech), Lesson From The...

Government waste reports now on consolidated website

Michael Horowitz, Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice and Chair of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, welcomes one and all to Oversight.gov, a new website that consolidates public reports from federal Inspectors General. Show More Summary

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