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Gamage Presents Tax Cannibalization And Fiscal Federalism Today At Toronto

David Gamage (UC-Berkeley, moving to Indiana) presents Tax Cannibalization and Fiscal Federalism in the United States, 111 Nw. U. L. Rev. ___ (2017) (with Darien Shanske (UC-Davis)), at Toronto today as part of its James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop Series: The current structure of U.S. federal tax law...

Will Washington State Voters Get Educated on What Funds A Proposed College Grant Program?

Voters in the city of Olympia, Washington, will decide whether to impose an income tax on themselves, at a rate of 1.5 percent on income above $200,000, although you’d hardly know it from the ballot language. Initiative 1 is listed on...Show More Summary

New Op-Ed in U.S. News and World Report on Soda Taxes

This November, three California cities and Boulder, Colorado are set to vote on ballot initiatives that would impose hefty local excise taxes on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. My colleague Morgan Scarboro and I have an op-ed in U.S. Show More Summary

Speck Presents Expertise And International Tax Norms Today At Northwestern

Sloan Speck (Colorado) presents Expertise and International Tax Norms at Northwestern today as part of its Advanced Topics in Taxation Workshop Series hosted by Sarah Lawsky: This project explores the ways in which a particular framework for understanding international taxation—a framework driven by so-called international tax neutrality norms—developed among economists...

Lunch Links: Social Security Tax Cap Raised; Liquor Prices in Pennsylvania Could Soar from Tax Change; Gary Johnson Tax Plan Still Lacking Details; Follow TF for Live Debate Coverage

Today is October 19, the 59th birthday of Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a group he founded in 1985 that promotes the Taxpayer Protection Pledge opposing all tax increases. Here are some interesting links I came across: Europe...Show More Summary

Competing Against Luck: Restructuring Higher Education

Wall Street Journal, The Customer Is Always Right (reviewing Clayton M. Christensen (Harvard Business School), Competing Against Luck (2016)): Every large company is consumed by the question of innovation. How to organize for it, how to execute it and how to deliver its benefits to customers. The attributes of big...

Presidential debate prop bets are 'bigly' business

The third and final presidential debate is tonight in Las Vegas, and it's a sure bet that most Americans will be delighted when this portion of the 2016 campaign is over. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will face off Oct. 19 on a stage at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with Fox News' Chris Wallace moderating. Show More Summary

How do Clinton and Trump's Tax Plans Compare?

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have released tax plans during the campaign. The Tax Foundation has analyzed both the plans using our Taxes and Growth (TAG) model to estimate how their plans would impact taxpayers, federal revenues, and economic growth. Show More Summary

Tax Roundup, 10/19/16: 2017 FICA Max set at $127,200. Also: rigging, reform and more in the links!

From $7,347.00 to $7,886.40. The Social Security Administration has announced that the maximum compensation subject to the 6.2% FICA tax will increase […]

Tax Ignorance in the Comics

It comes from every direction. Tax ignorance, that is. Readers of this blog know that dislike ignorance of any kind, and tax ignorance is particularly bothersome to me. I’ve written about it time and again, in posts such as Tax Ignorance,...Show More Summary

Dean Darby Dickerson Leaves Ranked Texas Tech For Unranked, Downsizing, Deficit-Ridden John Marshall Mid-Year

Crain's Chicago Business, New Dean for Downsized John Marshall Law School: Darby Dickerson, a South Carolina native and since 2011 dean of Texas Tech University's law school, takes over an institution whose enrollment and full-time faculty have each by more than a third since 2010. She said John Marshall is...

Texas A&M Seeks To Hire A Tax Clinic Director

Texas A&M University School of Law seeks to hire a director of its tax clinic: The Director of the Texas A&M University Low Income Tax Clinic is responsible for all aspects of the Tax Clinic, including client representation, law student supervision, classroom instruction, community outreach and education, and IRS compliance....

What Wendi Adelson's Novel Reveals About Dan Markel's Murder

Wendi Adelson's Criminally LousyNovel, This is Our Story: A few months ago, Above the Law published recordings of Adelson’s presentations to a writer’s workshop, held some time after Markel’s murder. Adelson complained, inter alia, that her “late ex-spouse” (a phrase Adelson creatively punned as her “latex spouse”) did not care...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1259: George Will — Trump Is Right That Elections Are Rigged, And The IRS Is Exhibit A

Real Clear Politics, George Will: Trump Has Point That Elections Are Rigged If He Would Just Make It More Clearly: When Mr. Trump talks about it being rigged, he sweeps all his grievances into one big puddle. He talked about the media. He talked about the primaries. He talked about...

The Presidential Candidates’ Tax Plans — October 25, 2016

NYU School of Law 40 Washington Square South Faculty Library (3rd floor) Tuesday, October 25th, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM On Tuesday, October 25th from 6:00-7:30 PM, the NYU Graduate Tax Program will host a discussion of the presidential candidates’ […]

Video Recording: The Proposed Section 385 Regulations Panel – October 13, 2016

Please see below for a  video recording of the panel on the Proposed Section 385 Regulations, which was held by the NYU School of Law and IFA on October 13, 2016.    

McCormack Presents Postpartum Taxation: The Internal Revenue Code And The Opt Out Mom Today At Columbia

Shannon Weeks McCormack (University of Washington) presents Postpartum Taxation: The Internal Revenue Code and the Opt Out Mom at Columbia today as part of its Davis Polk & Wardwell Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Alex Raskolnikov and Wojciech Kopczuk: Legislation seeking to ensure that women receive equal pay for...

Understanding the Candidates' Tax Plans

At this point, most people who pay attention to tax policy are familiar with how Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s plans would work and their implications. However, I think it would be useful to take a step back and review the plans and what we at the Tax Foundation think their impacts on federal revenues, taxpayers, and the economy will be. Show More Summary

A Nobel Prize In Tax Law Would Go To ... Michael Graetz?

Following up on yesterday's post, A Nobel Prize In Law Would Go To... Calabresi, Posner, Or Sunstein?: Brian Leiter (Chicago) polled this question: If there were a Nobel Prize, which living legal scholar in the U.S. should get it? Rank order the [51] candidates. Only those over the age...

Taubinsky Presents Heuristic Perceptions Of The Income Tax Today At UC-Berkeley

Dmitry Taubinsky (Dartmouth) presents Heuristic Perceptions of the Income Tax: Evidence and Implications for Debiasing (with Alex Rees-Jones (Pennsylvania)) at UC-Berkeley today as part of its Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance Seminar: This paper reports a new survey experiment designed to directly assess misperceptions of...

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