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The New Additional Conveyance Duties Regime In The Stamp Duties Act, Vincent Ooi Feb 2018

The New Additional Conveyance Duties Regime In The Stamp Duties Act, Vincent Ooi

Vincent Ooi

The Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 18/2017) (the “Bill”) was passed on 10 March 2017 as an urgent bill. The Bill introduced a new Additional Conveyance Duties (“ACD”) regime, designed to levy stamp duties on transfers of interests in Property-Holding Entities (“PHEs”) and equalise the treatment between direct transfers of real property and indirect transfers through the use of PHEs. While the ACD regime was introduced partly in response to tax avoidance measures, its effect is not so confined.

The new Additional Conveyance Duties regime has gone beyond attempting to achieve tax neutrality between direct transfers of residential ...


How Special Is The Special Timing Rule? Analyzing The Timing Of Fica Taxation In Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans, Alan J. Ponce Feb 2018

How Special Is The Special Timing Rule? Analyzing The Timing Of Fica Taxation In Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans, Alan J. Ponce

Georgia State University Law Review

Many employers offer nonqualified deferred compensation plans as a benefit to select employees, and those plans allow the employees to prepare for retirement in a tax-efficient manner. For employers,designing and administering such plans in compliance with federal law represents a paramount concern in order to achieve the tax advantages such plans entail. However, for these employers, there remains an inherent ambiguity in the tax code regarding how and when employers should withhold Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes—that is, Social Security and Medicare taxes—on deferred compensation in nonqualified retirement plans.

Tax regulations provide two distinct methods for ...


Tax Compliance In A Decentralizing Economy, Manoj Viswanathan Feb 2018

Tax Compliance In A Decentralizing Economy, Manoj Viswanathan

Georgia State University Law Review

Tax compliance in the United States has long relied on information from centralized intermediaries—the financial institutions,employers, and brokers that help ensure income is reported and taxes are paid. Yet while the IRS remains tied to these centralized entities,consumers and businesses are not. New technologies, such as sharing economy platforms (companies such as Airbnb, Uber, and Instacart)and the blockchain (the platform on which various cryptocurrencies are based) are providing new, decentralized options for exchanging goods and services.

Without legislative and agency intervention, these technologies pose a critical threat to the reporting system underlying domestic and international tax ...


A Timely Proposal To Eliminate The Student Loan Interest Deduction, Victoria J. Haneman Feb 2018

A Timely Proposal To Eliminate The Student Loan Interest Deduction, Victoria J. Haneman

Victoria J. Haneman

No abstract provided.


Potential Penalties And Ethical Problems In Filing An Amended Return: The Case Of The Repentant Sports/Entertainment Figure's Legal Expenses Deduction, John R. Dorocak Feb 2018

Potential Penalties And Ethical Problems In Filing An Amended Return: The Case Of The Repentant Sports/Entertainment Figure's Legal Expenses Deduction, John R. Dorocak

Maine Law Review

A prominent sports/entertainment figure walks into your office (all preparers should be so lucky). He is in a repentant mood--not because he escaped conviction for the murder of his former wife and her friend, but because he deducted his legal expenses in defending against the criminal prosecution and the civil wrongful death suit. This Article discusses the obligation of the taxpayer, even one as nefarious as the athlete posited, and the practitioner to file an amended return. As one pair of commentators has stated, “How should the amendment be made, and what are the possible consequences of amending a ...


Source Of Income And Canadian International Taxation, Jinyan Li, J. Scott Wilkie Feb 2018

Source Of Income And Canadian International Taxation, Jinyan Li, J. Scott Wilkie

Jinyan Li

No abstract provided.


Celebrating The Centennial Of The Income War Tax Act, 1917: The Future By The Light Of 100 Candles, Jinyan Li, J. Scott Wilkie Feb 2018

Celebrating The Centennial Of The Income War Tax Act, 1917: The Future By The Light Of 100 Candles, Jinyan Li, J. Scott Wilkie

Jinyan Li

No abstract provided.


Consultation Paper On Tax Planning Using Private Corporations, Jinyan Li Feb 2018

Consultation Paper On Tax Planning Using Private Corporations, Jinyan Li

Jinyan Li

I am a tenured professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, teaching and researching in the area of tax law. I am the lead author of Principles of Canadian Income Tax Law (9th ed.) (Li, Magee and Wilkie, 2017) and International Taxation in Canada (3rd ed.) (Li, Cockfield and Wilkie, 2014). I am also the lead editor of Income Tax at 100 Years (Li, Wilkie and Chapman, 2017). I am a member of Panel of Experts Reviewing Federal Tax Expenditures (the Expert Panel) (http://www.fin.gc.ca/access/tt-it/rfte-edff-eng.asp), but was not involved in drafting ...


The Affordable Care Act And The Chronic Challenge Of Cost Control, Isaac D. Buck Feb 2018

The Affordable Care Act And The Chronic Challenge Of Cost Control, Isaac D. Buck

University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


Tax Constitutional Questions In Obamacare Continued: Nfib V. Sebelius In Light Of Citizens United V. Fec, Speiser V. Randall, Windsor V. United States, Lawrence V. Texas, Et Al., John R. Dorocak Feb 2018

Tax Constitutional Questions In Obamacare Continued: Nfib V. Sebelius In Light Of Citizens United V. Fec, Speiser V. Randall, Windsor V. United States, Lawrence V. Texas, Et Al., John R. Dorocak

University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


The Saving Construction At 5 Years, Josh Blackman Feb 2018

The Saving Construction At 5 Years, Josh Blackman

University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy

No abstract provided.


What's A Government Good For? Fiscal Policy In An Age Of Inequalituy, Edward D. Kleinbard Feb 2018

What's A Government Good For? Fiscal Policy In An Age Of Inequalituy, Edward D. Kleinbard

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

The debate surrounding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act demonstrated the intellectual bankruptcy of U.S. fiscal policy debate. The TCJA has serious flaws as a matter of narrow tax policy, but it is more fundamentally flawed when viewed through the proper policy lens, which is overall fiscal policy – the net of government taxing and spending. The TCJA greatly exacerbates already untenable budget deficits. Its tax prescriptions are even more regressive when the spending cuts contemplated by the legislation itself are reflected. And the law’s regressivity is compounded further when plausible financing paths for these large deficits are included ...


Cybersecurity And Tax Information: A Vicious Cycle?, Diane Ring Feb 2018

Cybersecurity And Tax Information: A Vicious Cycle?, Diane Ring

Diane M. Ring

A review of Michael Hatfield, Cybersecurity and Tax Reform, 93 Ind. L.J., scheduled to be published in Spring 2018.


Transparency And Disclosure, Diane Ring Feb 2018

Transparency And Disclosure, Diane Ring

Diane M. Ring

Without a stable and adequate tax base, countries lose the financial capacity to provide the infrastructure, social services and development opportunities important to their citizens. In response, the G20 and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) organized the project on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). Much of the project has been focused on substantive law — the rules and practices that can allow the tax base of a country to be eroded and profits to be shifted out of the country. But the project recognizes that improved substantive tax rules alone are not sufficient to guarantee the tax ...


The Contemporary Tax Journal Volume 7, No. 1 - Winter 2018 Feb 2018

The Contemporary Tax Journal Volume 7, No. 1 - Winter 2018

The Contemporary Tax Journal

No abstract provided.


Why Section 179(B)(3)(A)'S Business Income Limitation Does Not Apply To Partnerships And S Corporations, David Randall Jenkins Ph.D. Feb 2018

Why Section 179(B)(3)(A)'S Business Income Limitation Does Not Apply To Partnerships And S Corporations, David Randall Jenkins Ph.D.

The Contemporary Tax Journal

No abstract provided.


Summaries For The 2017 Irs-Sjsu Small Business Tax Institute, Ruchi Chopra Cpa, Mba, Ophelia Ding, Surbhi Doshi, Nilesh Lad Cpa, Sara Yaqin Sun Feb 2018

Summaries For The 2017 Irs-Sjsu Small Business Tax Institute, Ruchi Chopra Cpa, Mba, Ophelia Ding, Surbhi Doshi, Nilesh Lad Cpa, Sara Yaqin Sun

The Contemporary Tax Journal

No abstract provided.


Analysis Of S.1352 - 115th Congress (2017-2018) Apprenticeship And Jobs Training Act Of 2017, Veena Hemachandran, Katrina Jodrey, George (Peixuan) Liu, Leigh Ann Moore Feb 2018

Analysis Of S.1352 - 115th Congress (2017-2018) Apprenticeship And Jobs Training Act Of 2017, Veena Hemachandran, Katrina Jodrey, George (Peixuan) Liu, Leigh Ann Moore

The Contemporary Tax Journal

No abstract provided.


Analysis Of H.R.2802 - 115th Congress (2017-2018) First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Act Of 2017, Shimiao Gong, Xiaotong Stella Li, Ling Wei, Pingrong Xue Feb 2018

Analysis Of H.R.2802 - 115th Congress (2017-2018) First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Act Of 2017, Shimiao Gong, Xiaotong Stella Li, Ling Wei, Pingrong Xue

The Contemporary Tax Journal

No abstract provided.


Latent Semantic Analysis: A Big Data Opportunity For Tax Research, Paul D. Hutchison Ph.D., C. Elizabeth Plummer Ph.D., Cpa, Benjamin George Ph.D. Feb 2018

Latent Semantic Analysis: A Big Data Opportunity For Tax Research, Paul D. Hutchison Ph.D., C. Elizabeth Plummer Ph.D., Cpa, Benjamin George Ph.D.

The Contemporary Tax Journal

No abstract provided.


The Contemporary Tax Journal's Interview With Mr. Jim Fuller, Ophelia Ding Feb 2018

The Contemporary Tax Journal's Interview With Mr. Jim Fuller, Ophelia Ding

The Contemporary Tax Journal

No abstract provided.


Who Truly Benefits From The Mortgage Interest Deduction?, Stephen Wildt Mba Feb 2018

Who Truly Benefits From The Mortgage Interest Deduction?, Stephen Wildt Mba

The Contemporary Tax Journal

No abstract provided.


R&D Credit Against Payroll Tax Liabilities - The Payroll Tax Credit, Sarah Yaqin Sun Feb 2018

R&D Credit Against Payroll Tax Liabilities - The Payroll Tax Credit, Sarah Yaqin Sun

The Contemporary Tax Journal

No abstract provided.


Analysis Of H.R.2551 - 115th Congress (2017-2018) - Student Loan Debt Relief Act, Soon-Young Apple, Debanjana Banerjee, Nilesh Lad, Anna Li Feb 2018

Analysis Of H.R.2551 - 115th Congress (2017-2018) - Student Loan Debt Relief Act, Soon-Young Apple, Debanjana Banerjee, Nilesh Lad, Anna Li

The Contemporary Tax Journal

No abstract provided.


Tax Treatment Of High-Tech Start-Up Costs, June (Yun) Hostetter Cpa Feb 2018

Tax Treatment Of High-Tech Start-Up Costs, June (Yun) Hostetter Cpa

The Contemporary Tax Journal

No abstract provided.


The Right Tax At The Right Time, Edward D. Kleinbard Jan 2018

The Right Tax At The Right Time, Edward D. Kleinbard

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

The companion paper to this (Capital Taxation in an Age of Inequality) argues that a moderate flat-rate (proportional) income tax on capital imposed and collected annually has attractive theoretical and political economy properties that can be harnessed in actual tax instrument design. This paper continues the analysis by specifying in detail how such a tax might be designed.

The idea of the Dual Business Enterprise Income Tax, or Dual BEIT, is to offer business enterprises a neutral profits tax environment in which to operate, in which normal returns to capital are exempt from tax by means of an annual capital ...


Perversion Of The Tax Policymaking Process, Edward D. Kleinbard Jan 2018

Perversion Of The Tax Policymaking Process, Edward D. Kleinbard

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act can be criticized on many substantive grounds, and for its effect on deficits. But the legislative process also revealed important shortcomings beyond its haste. Traditional tax policy metrics – conventional revenue estimates, dynamic estimates and distributional analyses – yield misleading results in a tax framework that loses over one trillion dollars. The result is that the legislation has even more deleterious welfare implications than these standard metrics suggest.


Brief Of Tax Law Professors As Amici Curiae In Support Of Petitioner In Loudoun County, Virginia V. Dulles Duty Free, Llc, Richard Pomp, Daniel Jacob Hemel, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Lily L. Batchelder, Samuel D. Brunson, J. Clifton Fleming Jr, David Gamage, Ari Glogower, Jacob Goldin, Hayes R. Holderness, Michael S. Knoll, Zachary Liscow, Ruth Mason, Goldburn Maynard, James R. Repetti, Julie A. Roin, Erin Adele Scharff, Jay A. Soled, Edward A. Zelinsky Jan 2018

Brief Of Tax Law Professors As Amici Curiae In Support Of Petitioner In Loudoun County, Virginia V. Dulles Duty Free, Llc, Richard Pomp, Daniel Jacob Hemel, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Lily L. Batchelder, Samuel D. Brunson, J. Clifton Fleming Jr, David Gamage, Ari Glogower, Jacob Goldin, Hayes R. Holderness, Michael S. Knoll, Zachary Liscow, Ruth Mason, Goldburn Maynard, James R. Repetti, Julie A. Roin, Erin Adele Scharff, Jay A. Soled, Edward A. Zelinsky

Richard Pomp

For more than seven decades, state and local governments as well as market actors have labored under an export tax regime that is inconsistent, inefficient, and inequitable. The petition for a writ of certiorari in Loudoun County, Virginia, v. Dulles Duty Free, LLC, presents the Supreme Court with a chance to restore rationality to the tax treatment of the export sector. The economic implications are vast: annual exports of goods from the United States exceed $1.4 trillion. The Court’s resolution of this case will determine whether state and local governments can apply their sales and personal property taxes ...


Brief Of Tax Law Professors As Amici Curiae In Support Of Petitioner In Loudoun County, Virginia V. Dulles Duty Free, Llc, Richard Pomp, Daniel Jacob Hemel, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Lily L. Batchelder, Samuel D. Brunson, J. Clifton Fleming Jr, David Gamage, Ari Glogower, Jacob Goldin, Hayes R. Holderness, Michael S. Knoll, Zachary Liscow, Ruth Mason, Goldburn Maynard, James R. Repetti, Julie A. Roin, Erin Adele Scharff, Jay A. Soled, Edward A. Zelinsky Jan 2018

Brief Of Tax Law Professors As Amici Curiae In Support Of Petitioner In Loudoun County, Virginia V. Dulles Duty Free, Llc, Richard Pomp, Daniel Jacob Hemel, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Lily L. Batchelder, Samuel D. Brunson, J. Clifton Fleming Jr, David Gamage, Ari Glogower, Jacob Goldin, Hayes R. Holderness, Michael S. Knoll, Zachary Liscow, Ruth Mason, Goldburn Maynard, James R. Repetti, Julie A. Roin, Erin Adele Scharff, Jay A. Soled, Edward A. Zelinsky

J. Clifton Fleming, Jr.

For more than seven decades, state and local governments as well as market actors have labored under an export tax regime that is inconsistent, inefficient, and inequitable. The petition for a writ of certiorari in Loudoun County, Virginia, v. Dulles Duty Free, LLC, presents the Supreme Court with a chance to restore rationality to the tax treatment of the export sector. The economic implications are vast: annual exports of goods from the United States exceed $1.4 trillion. The Court’s resolution of this case will determine whether state and local governments can apply their sales and personal property taxes ...


Macroeconomic Modeling Of Tax Policy: A Comparison Of Current Methodologies, Itai Grinberg, Alan J. Auerbach, Thomas A. Barthold, Nicholas Bull, W. Gavin Elkins, Pamela J. Moomau, Rachel Moore, Benjamin Page, Brandon Pecoraro, Kyle Pomerleau Jan 2018

Macroeconomic Modeling Of Tax Policy: A Comparison Of Current Methodologies, Itai Grinberg, Alan J. Auerbach, Thomas A. Barthold, Nicholas Bull, W. Gavin Elkins, Pamela J. Moomau, Rachel Moore, Benjamin Page, Brandon Pecoraro, Kyle Pomerleau

Alan J. Auerbach

The macroeconomic effects of tax reform are a subject of significant discussion and controversy. In 2015, the House of Representatives adopted a new “dynamic scoring” rule requiring a point estimate within the budget window of the deficit effect due to the macroeconomic response to certain proposed tax legislation. The revenue estimates provided by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) for major tax bills often play a critical role in Congressional deliberations and public discussion of those bills. The JCT has long had macroeconomic analytic capability, and in recent years, responding to Congress’ interest in macrodynamic estimates for ...