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Fleischer Presents Curb Your Enthusiasm for Pigouvian Taxes Today at Columbia

Victor Fleischer (San Diego) presents Curb Your Enthusiasm for Pigouvian Taxes at Columbia today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Alex Raskolnikov, David Schizer, and Wojciech Kopczuk: Pigouvian (or "corrective") taxes have been proposed or enacted on dozens of products and activities that may be harmful...

Same-sex tax filing changes official in Virginia and Wisconsin

The Supreme Court earlier this month gave same-sex couples the ability to get married in five more states when it refused to hear appellate cases that had struck down the states' bans on such ceremonies. Gay and lesbian couples in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin lined up soon after the High Court non-ruling to exchange vows. Show More Summary

The Small, Happy World of Supersized IRAs

When Mitt Romney released his tax return information during the 2012 presidential campaign, many of us were introduced to the world of supersized IRAs. Romney somehow had a tax-preferred retirement nest egg valued at $101 million. Maybe he got there by making standard annual contributions and investing really well. Show More Summary

Fleischer: Charitable Giving and Utilitarianism

Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego), Charitable Giving and Utilitarianism: Problems and Priorities, 89 Ind. L.J. 1484 (2014): Charitable giving is redistributive at heart. It is thus surprising that scholarship on the charitable tax subsidies focuses on the efficient and pluralistic production of public goods while largely ignoring distributive justice concerns....

Law Faculty Rankings Should Focus More on Non-Academic Influence

Patrick Arthur Woods, Stop Counting (Or At Least Count Better): For American legal scholarship to fulfill its purpose, it must have an impact on the development of the actual law as it is enacted and interpreted in the United States. However, legal scholarship broadly — and law review articles in...

Funding The Fight Against Ebola: Are Taxes The Answer?

As concern over the spread of Ebola increases, there's another worry: who is going to pay for it? Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institute of Health, recently slammed the lack of funding while another healthcare professional suggested that the best way to fight the virus - and other infectious diseases - is with a tax.

Tax Roundup, 10/14/14: Iowa tax credits expected to pay out $361 million this year. And: Fix FBAR!

Extended 1040s are due tomorrow!   $521 million for the well-connected and well lobbied. The Des Moines Register reports on a […]

Thimmesch: The Tax Hangover -- Trailing Nexus

Adam B. Thimmesch (Nebraska), Evaluating the Tax Hangover: Trailing Nexus, 74 State Tax Notes 83 (Oct. 13, 2014): In this article, which is adapted from a longer law review article [The Tax Hangover: Trailing Nexus, 33 Va. Tax Rev. 497 (2014)], Thimmesch examines the concept of trailing nexus. He argues...

Symposium on the Work of Larry Ribstein: Unlocking the Law

Symposium, Unlocking the Law: Building on the Work of Professor Larry E. Ribstein, 38 Int'l Rev. L. & Econ. 1-173 (2014): Larry E. Ribstein (1946-2011) [Photograph], 38 Int'l Rev. L. & Econ. 1 (2014) Henry N. Butler (George Mason) & Bruce Kobayashi (George Mason), Unlocking the Law: Building on the...

Henderson: Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?

The Legal Whiteboard: Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age?, by William D. Henderson (Indiana): The figure below suggests that a growing number of students are attending law school but not going on to become lawyers. This conclusion requires some explanation, which I will supply below. Alternative explanations are also...

Boston College Seeks to Hire a Tax Clinician

Boston College Law School seeks to hire a full-time tax clinician: Boston College Law School seeks a full-time faculty member interested in establishing and teaching in a transactional clinic that emphasizes entrepreneurship, technology, and the innovation economy. JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful applicant will be expected to expand the offerings of...

The IRS Scandal, Day 523

Town Hall: The White House Dogs, by Erick Erickson: There are two dogs living in the White House other than the Obamas' pet dog. The first of the two dogs is the one that eats all the homework. It has been let loose across government agencies. The Internal Revenue Service...

Ireland Corks Double Irish Tax Deal, Closing Time For Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook

Ireland's Budget Corks the Double Irish, But Not Until 2015 for New Deals and Not Until 2020 For Friends Like Apple, Google and Facebook.

Sanchirico Presents International Tax and Ownership Nationality Today at Florida

Chris Sanchirico (Pennsylvania) presents As American as Apple, Inc.: International Tax and Ownership Nationality, 68 Tax L. Rev. ___ (2014), at Florida today as part of its Graduate Tax Program Colloquium Series: The ownership nationality of large US multinational companies plays an implicit but important role in the current debate...

Mayer Presents Taxing Politics Today at Loyola-L.A.

Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer (Notre Dame) presents Taxing Politics at Loyola-L.A. today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series: 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 to use the...

Should Law Schools Consolidate Multiple Sections of a Course to Save Money, Free Up Faculty Time?

Inside Higher Ed, A New Metric: It’s hard to raise much excitement over a chart, but a recent one that breaks down how colleges can reduce the number of sections they teach and reduce faculty time while educating the same number of students might be getting there. But not all...

Federal holiday effects on federal taxes

Do you have Columbus Day off? Most office workers do. If you're in the retail business, however, you're probably at work, most likely dealing with customers who are taking advantage of Columbus Day sale bargains. Yep, the running joke...Show More Summary

Does the USA Really Soak the Rich?

Next New Deal (Blog of the Roosevelt Institute), Does the USA Really Soak the Rich?: There's a new argument about taxes: the United States is already far too progressive with taxation, it says, and if we want to build a better, eglitarian future we can't do it through a "soak...

Why Do Lawyers Blog?

Legal Productivity, Why Do You Blog? 23 Lawyers Weigh In: Blogging means different things to different people but I’m less interested in narrowly defining blogging, than examining why lawyers blog. So I went to the source and asked: “Why do you blog?” Twenty-three lawyers responded, some of whom have been...

Tax Roundup, 10/13/14: Appeals Court holds CRP payments not Self-employment income to non-farmers. And: Extended due date looms!

Not farming isn’t farming. That is one way to look at Friday’s decision by the Eighth Circuit in Morehouse that Conservation Reserve Program […]

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