Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tom Herman gives a nice plug to TaxProf Blog in today's Wall Street Journal:
A POPULAR BLOG assembles tax information for the military.
Continuing a Memorial Day tradition, TaxProf Blog (www.taxprof.typepad.com), a site run by Paul Caron, a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, has assembled links to IRS tax information for members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. See his posting last Monday.
Mr. Caron's widely read Blog is important reading for anyone trying to keep up with tax-related news, ranging from court cases and IRS news releases to coverage of tax geeks who appear in strange music videos.
My only quibble: I have previously taken good natured umbrage at the term "tax geeks" in Tax Myopia, Or Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Tax Lawyers, 13 Va. Tax Rev. 517 (1994):
Tax courses are perceived to be reserved for what in my day used to be called "tax geeks"[Fn.4].
Fn.4: After I became one, I preferred the less pejorative term "tax jocks." I am unsure, however, whether the term caught on among anyone other than my fellow tax geeks.