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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tax Panel Today at SEALS

SEALs Logo (2013)The Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2013 Annual Conference continues today at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL with this tax panel:

Workshop on Taxation
Social Engineering and the Tax Code: A Record of Success?

The U.S. Treasury publishes an annual “tax expenditure” budget highlighting the money spent through the tax code on all sorts of activity. One can think of this function of the tax code as social engineering. This panel will look at the record of success of the tax code and the estate and gift tax subtitles in social engineering on a diverse group of subject matters such as health care, charity, business activities and redistribution of wealth. The panel will consider what types of tax rules work from a social standpoint and why some others may not, how the judiciary views such spending, and whether the tax code is the best place to accomplish such social goals.

  • Tessa Davis (Tulane) (moderator)
  • Bobby Dexter (Chapman)
  • Philip Hackney (LSU)
  • Phyllis Smith (Florida A&M)
  • Del Wright (Valparaiso)

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