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Givati: A Theory of Line Drawing in Tax Law

February 11th, 2015 (No Comments)

Yehonatan Givati (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law), Walking a Fine Line: A Theory of Line Drawing in Tax Law, 34 Va. Tax Rev. ___ (2015): In many contexts, U.S. tax law grants a favorable tax treatment to transactions of one type and an adverse treatment to transactions of…

FactCheck.org: Obama’s Loophole Logic

February 11th, 2015 (No Comments)

FactCheck.org, Obama’s Loophole Logic: The White House is claiming that the top 1 percent of all earners would pay 99 percent of the capital gains tax increase proposed by the president. But that claim rests on some debatable logic. According to the Obama administration’s way of figuring, a lot of…

Mormann: Beyond Tax Credits — Smarter Tax Policy

February 11th, 2015 (No Comments)

Felix Mormann (Miami), Beyond Tax Credits – Smarter Tax Policy for a Cleaner, More Democratic Energy Future, 31 Yale J. on Reg. 303 (2014): Solar, wind, and other renewable energy technologies have the potential to mitigate climate change, secure America’s energy independence, and create millions of green jobs. In the…

Law Graduate Overproduction and Lawyers Per Capita by State

February 11th, 2015 (No Comments)

Matt Leichter has updated the data in his two ongoing research projects: Law Graduate Overproduction: This page tracks law graduate overproduction as of 2013 by contrasting state government lawyer job creation projections with ABA graduate data from the Law School Admissions Council. … Here’s a chart of the results. The…

Philanthropist, 98, Sues Chapman for Return of $12 million Gift

February 11th, 2015 (No Comments)

Orange County Register, Philanthropist, 98, Sues Chapman for the Return of His $12 million Gift: A 98-year-old man says Chapman University took advantage of his age to get him him to donate $12 million for an engineering building – and he is suing to get his money back. Corona del…

Postlewaite: The Omnipresence of Subchapter K in the International Arena?

February 11th, 2015 (No Comments)

Philip Postlewaite (Northwestern), The Omnipresence of Subchapter K in the International Arena?, 93 Taxes ___ (2015): The purpose of Subchapter K is to provide certainty as to the appropriate focal point for making tax determinations, i.e., at the partner level or the partnership level, dictating which level is determinative for…

The IRS Scandal, Day 643

February 11th, 2015 (No Comments)

The Hill, Obama Administration Won’t Release IRS Targeting Documents: The Obama administration is refusing to publicly release more than 500 documents on the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups. Twenty months after the IRS scandal broke, there are still many unanswered questions about who was spearheading the agency’s scrutiny of…

Yin Presents Protecting Taxpayers from Congressional Lawbreaking Today at Georgetown

February 10th, 2015 (No Comments)

George K. Yin (Virginia) presents Protecting Taxpayers from Congressional Lawbreaking at Georgetown today as part of its Tax Law and Public Finance Workshop Series hosted by John Brooks, Itai Grinberg, and David Schizer: This paper describes how the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee broke the law in 2014 when…

Toder Presents U.S. Lessons From Other Countries’ Taxation of Multinational Corporations Today at NYU

February 10th, 2015 (No Comments)

Eric Toder (Tax Policy Center) presents Lessons the United States Can Learn From Other Countries’ Territorial Systems for Taxing Income of Multinational Corporations (with Rosanne Altshuler (Rutgers) & Stephen Shay (Harvard)) at NYU today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Daniel Shaviro and Alan Viard: The…

Number of Americans Renouncing Their U.S. Citizenship Hit All-Time High in 2014

February 10th, 2015 (No Comments)

International Tax Blog, 2014 – More Expatriations Than Ever: 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 2014. …. The [3,415] total for the year breaks last year’s record number of 2,999…

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