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  1. Raskolnikov Presents The Limits of Tax Law and Economics Today at NYU
  2. CBO: Tax Revenues to 'Shoot Up' 30% by 2014
  3. Tax Prof at the Supreme Court
  4. Contingency Fees and Capital Gains
  5. The Onion: Abusive Tax Lawyer-Father Spurs Artistic Creativity in His Children
  6. IRS Clarifies Tax Treatment of Frequent Flier Miles
  7. Senate Holds Hearing Today on Extenders and Tax Reform: Seeking Long-Term Solutions
  8. Tax Foundation: Income Inequality Is Lower Now Than It Was Under Clinton
  9. Tax Mascot Chases Suspects
  10. Rankings Scandal at Claremont McKenna
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Raskolnikov Presents The Limits of Tax Law and Economics Today at NYU

Alex Raskolnikov (Columbia) presents Accepting the Limits of Tax Law and Economics at NYU today as part of its Colloquium Series on Tax Policy and Public Finance convened by Daniel Shaviro (NYU): This Article explores the limits of tax law and economics. The inquiry is comparative. The Article argues that...
 

CBO: Tax Revenues to 'Shoot Up' 30% by 2014

Congressional Budget Office, The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2012 to 2022: [U]nder current law, revenues will rise considerably as a share of GDP—from 16.3% in 2012 to 20.0% in 2014 and 21.0% in 2022. In particular, between 2012 and 2014, revenues in CBO’s baseline shoot up by more...
 

Tax Prof at the Supreme Court

ABA Journal, Have You Ever Had a Personal Encounter with a US Supreme Court Justice?: Gonzaga University School of Law professor Ann Murphy wrote in to us last week about how she had an opportunity to talk with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in her chambers. "This came about...
 

Contingency Fees and Capital Gains

Stephen T. Black (New Hampshire), Katherine D. Black (Utah Valley University), Michael D. Black (Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless, Salt Lake City), A Capital Gains Anomaly: Commissioner v. Banks and the Proceeds from Lawsuits, 43 St. Mary's L.J. 113 (2011): When a litigant receives an award of damages or...
 

The Onion: Abusive Tax Lawyer-Father Spurs Artistic Creativity in His Children

The Onion, Abusive Father Can't Wait To See The Art He's Inspiring His Kids To Create: Describing the years of psychological torment he has in­flicted upon his two children James, 14, and Amber, 9, local tax attorney Ted Sheehan told reporters Thursday he couldn't wait to see what kind of...
 

IRS Clarifies Tax Treatment of Frequent Flier Miles

Following up on last week's post, Why Does Citibank, But Not the IRS, Treat Frequent Flyer Miles as Taxable Income?: Press Release, Sen. Brown Calls on Citibank to End Deceptive Frequent Flier Tax Practice The Hill, Senate Dem Calls Out Citibank on Airline Miles L.A. Times, IRS Clarifies its Stand...
 

Senate Holds Hearing Today on Extenders and Tax Reform: Seeking Long-Term Solutions

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Extenders and Tax Reform: Seeking Long-Term Solutions: Rosanne Altshuler (Professor and Chair of the Economics Department, Rutgers University) Jason J. Fichtner (Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University) Caroline L. Harris (Chief Tax Counsel and Director of Tax Policy, U.S...
 

Tax Foundation: Income Inequality Is Lower Now Than It Was Under Clinton

Tax Foundation, Reversal of the Trend: Income Inequality Now Lower Than It Was Under Clinton: The most recent published studies on income inequality use 2006 or 2007 as their end point, without fully correcting for the business cycle. ... It is deeply misleading to talk about income inequality without properly...
 

Tax Mascot Chases Suspects

Toledo Blade, Tax Mascot Chases Suspects: Isaac Underwood may not know how to deal with complicated tax issues, but he does know a thing or two about trying to right an injustice. Mr. Underwood’s job with Liberty Tax Service is to wear a Statue of Liberty costume and stand along...
 

Rankings Scandal at Claremont McKenna

Claremont McKenna President (and former Tax Prof and Duke Law School Dean) Pamela Gann reports that the school's Office of Admission has inflated the SAT scores of its incoming class for the past six years by an average of 10 to 20 points each year. SAT scores count 7.5% in...
 

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