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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Phillips Presents Partners in Business, Partners in Law: Tax Law and the Two-Person Career Today at Toronto

Philipps TorontojpegLisa C. Phillips (Osgoode Hall) presents Partners in Business, Partners in Law:  Tax Law and the Two-Person Career at the University of Toronto today at 12:10 pm - 1:45 pm as part of the James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshop Series (co-sponsored with the Feminism and law Worskshop Series):

Professor Philipps' research examines tax law and fiscal policy through the lenses of critical legal and social theory. Many of her research projects examine intersections of gender, class and race inequalities in tax policy and law. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on topics such as balanced budget and tax referendum laws, the role of tax law in privatization processes, judicial interpretation of tax statutes, the tax treatment of unpaid caregiving work, the distributive impact of income tax cuts, tax treatment of disability, tax incentives for charitable giving, taxation of child support payments, and the taxation of inherited wealth. Her current research includes a 3-year SSHRC-funded project on the work of unpaid family members (spouses, children, parents and other relatives) who help out in the family business, or who assist another family member to fulfill employment duties (such as the unpaid spouse of a corporate executive or government official). This project involves a comparative analysis of tax legislation and jurisprudence in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. Professor Philipps is also pursuing joint research with Professor Mary Condon for the Law Commission of Canada, on gender and economic citizenship. In this context she is researching innovations in budget processes, including experiments in gender responsive budgeting, in Canada and several other jurisdictions including New Zealand, Australia, the U.K. and South Africa.

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