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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Tax Panels Today At SEALS

SEALs Logo (2013)Tax panels today at the 2018 SEALS Annual Conference in Ft. Lauderdale:

Tax Compliance and Tax Privacy:
This panel will explore cutting-edge issues in tax compliance, domestic information reporting and international information sharing, and tax privacy. The topics include recent developments in the behavioral economics and psychology of tax compliance, the rapidly evolving use of technology and big data in tax enforcement and its impact on the privacy of taxpayers, tax information and the suppression of political rivals, and related issues.

  • William Byrnes (Texas A&M) (moderator)
  • Leandra Lederman (Indiana)
  • Francine Lipman (UNLV)
  • Bret Wells (Houston)

The Future of Tax Law
This panel considers a variety of matters related to tax law design. Among the topics to be considered are matters related to international tax law design, social justice in the application of tax law to individual low-income taxpayers, the taxation of marijuana, the taxation of robots, and public-private partnerships. In each instance, the elements of good tax law design will be considered and applied to the issue in question.

  • Ted Afield (Georgia State)
  • Tessa Davis (South Carolina)
  • Cliff Fleming (BYU)
  • Don Leatherman (Tennessee) (moderator)
  • Francine Lipman (UNLV)
  • Orly Mazur (SMU)
  • Elaine Waterhouse Wilson (West Virginia)

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