Thursday, February 12, 2015
- American Thinker, Administration Stonewalling on Releasing IRS Docs
- Breitbart, Obama Administration Stonewalls Release of 500 IRS Tea Party Targeting Documents
- Hot Air, Obama Administration Stonewalls FOIA Request on IRS Targeting Scandal
- Investor's Business Daily, Apparently Obama's 'Anger' Has Faded Over IRS Abuse
- News Max, Obama Administration Refuses to Release IRS Targeting Documents
- Power Line, New Emails Show IRS Stalled Criminal Probe of Targeting
- Town Hall, Obama Admin Stonewalling FOIA Requests on IRS Scandal
- Town Hall, Surprise: Obama Administration Still Stonewalling on IRS Scandal
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Toder Presents U.S. Lessons From Other Countries' Taxation of Multinational Corporations Today at NYU
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 Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Getting to Yes on Tax Reform: What Lessons Can Congress Learn from the Tax Reform Act of 1986?:
- Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
- Ron Wyden (D-OR)
- Bob Packwood (Former Chair, Senate Finance Committee)
- Bill Bradley (Former Member, Senate Finance Committee)
Press and blogosphere coverage:
New York Times Room for Debate, Are Economists Overrated?:
- Philip Cohen (Maryland), Exceptions Overwhelm Economic Rules: "Exploitation, dishonesty, violence, ignorance and demagoguery set vast areas of social life apart outside of economic models."
- Diane Coyle (Manchester), Economists Deal With the Pie on the Table, Not in the Sky: "Government decisions balance costs and benefits, winners and losers. It is best to do this explicitly, which is what economists do."
- Marion Fourcade (UC-Berkeley), An Ambivalent Authority: "Much of economic science is esoteric and preoccupied with internal struggles. Ideological divisions, exploited by politicians, defy clarity."
- Peter Henry (NYU), Analyze and Explain, Don’t Prognosticate: "Economics succeeds when used as a forensic tool, employing history and data, not creating unrealistic expectations."
- Orlando Patterson (Harvard) & Ethan Fosse (Harvard), Don’t Rely on Pseudo-Science: "Implementation of mainstream economic ideas has led to massive failures after expertise of other academics were ignored."
- Charles Plott (Cal-Tech), Failures Shouldn’t Obscure Widespread Success: "Economic science is the foundation of sound policies and techniques in business and government."
Monday, February 9, 2015
The School of Taxation and Business Law (TBL) at the University of New South Wales, Australia, will offer several Atax Research Fellowships ($7,500) in taxation, business law and related disciplines in 2015. Research Fellows normally spend four weeks working at TBL on a mutually agreed area of research. The preferred timing for successful applicants to undertake the fellowship is August-October 2015, but other times of the year may also be possible. The application deadline is March 31, 2015.
NYU Hosts Book Discussion With Eugene Steuerle on How to Restore Fiscal Freedom and Rescue Our Future
Wall Street Journal, TurboTax Temporarily Suspends E-Filings on Fraud Concerns:
- Case Western Purchased Home of Former Dean in Settlement of Law Prof's Retaliation Lawsuit
- Malcolm Butler, Not Tom Brady, to Pay Income Tax on Super Bowl MVP Truck
- NLJ: Scandals Put Law Schools in Damage Control Mode
- The IRS Scandal, Day 639
- Is the Professor Bossy or Brilliant? Much Depends on Gender
- The Top 5 Tax Paper Downloads
- Can America's Faith-Based Law Schools Restrict Sexual Activity to Heterosexual Marriage?
- The IRS Scandal, Day 640
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
- The Atlantic, The Rich, the Poor, and Whether Tax Policies Live or Die
- Art New News, Collector Sues IRS For $40 Million in Art Taxes Paid on Work by Monet, Picasso, Gauguin and More
- Bloomberg, Companies Too Big to Invert Would Take Brunt of Obama Tax Plan
- Bloomberg, Rand Paul Finds Democratic Partner for Offshore Tax Holiday
- Mikhail Bespalov et al., Conceptual Bases, Priorities of Modern Russian Tax Policy
- Yuri Biondi & Simone Righi, Inequality and the Financial Accumulation Process: A Computational Economic Analysis of Income and Wealth Dynamics
- Michael Donohoe (Illinois), Petro Lisowsky (Illinois) & Michael Mayberry (Florida), Competition, Taxes, and Organizational Form
- Ashish Karundi, The Irish Proposal to Overcome the Double Irish Dutch Sandwich
- Haniya Mir (J.D. 2015, Duke), Note, Windsor and Its Discontents: State Income Tax Implications for Same-Sex Couples, 64 Duke L.J. 53 (2014)
- David Sessions (J.D. 2014, George Washington), Note, Reining in Tax-delinquent Contractors: How to Increase the Effectiveness of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the Contracting Tax Accountability Act, 43 Pub. Cont. L.J. 737 (2014)
For those following the revelation that NBC News anchor Brian Williams has been wrongly claiming for over a decade that a helicopter he was riding in was struck by enemy fire in Iraq: The New Yorker, The Fact-Checked Adventures of Brian Williams, by Andy Borowitz:
(Hat Tip: Erik Jensen.)
TIGTA: IRS Rehired Hundreds of Former Employees With Performance Issues, Including Failing to File Tax Returns
Thursday, February 5, 2015
New York Times Room for Debate, Can Tax Policy Distinguish the Rich from the Middle Class?:
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Kimberly Blanchard (Weil, Gotshal & Manges, New York) presented The Tax Significance of Legal Personality: A U.S. View at NYU yesterday as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Daniel Shaviro and Alan Viard:
Chris William Sanchirico (Pennsylvania) presents As American as Apple Inc.: International Tax and Ownership Nationality, 68 Tax L. Rev. ___ (2014), at Pennsylvania today as part of its Tax Law and Policy Workshop Series hosted by Chris William Sanchirico and Reed Shuldiner:
- Point to Remember, Is It Worthwhile to Realize Capital Gains to Finance the Tax for the Roth Conversion, by William K.S. Wang (UC-Hastings), pp. 1, 20-26
- Section Meeting Calendar, p. 2
- From the Chair, Investing in the Tax System, by Armando Gomez (Skadden, Washington, D.C.), pp. 3, 6
- Pro Bono Matters, At the Crossroads in America: Interview with Public Service Fellow Patrick Thomas, by Francine J. Lipman (UNLV), pp. 4-6
- Focus on the Courts, Standing Issues in Tax Litigation, by Steve R. Johnson (Florida State), pp. 8-10
- Focus on the Courts, When the Bough Breaks: The U.S. Tax Court’s Branch Difficulties, by Leandra Lederman (Indiana-Bloomington), pp. 10-11
CALI has issued a Call for Speakers to law faculty, librarians, and IT staff (April 3 deadline) for its 25th Annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing on June 18-20, 2015 at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The conference registration fee is reduced to $95 for speakers.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015