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It’S Not That Difficult: The Shared Economic Growth Solution To Tax Reform, Matthew Lykken 2015 Pace University

It’S Not That Difficult: The Shared Economic Growth Solution To Tax Reform, Matthew Lykken

Pace Law Review

In this article, I outline the latest version of the Shared Economic Growth package proposal and explain how it accomplishes all of its goals, with reference to some of the recent scholarly works that support it. I then walk through the derivation of the numbers to show that it really works, based on conservative assumptions and without any reliance on economic growth or voodoo, and that it would provide a substantial addition to revenue in the coming years. These numbers are based on 2010 data, the most recent comprehensive data available, and thus prove that the proposal works in the ...


Tax Inertia: A General Framework With Specific Application To Business Tax Reform, Chris William Sanchirico 2015 University of Pennsylvania Law School & Wharton School

Tax Inertia: A General Framework With Specific Application To Business Tax Reform, Chris William Sanchirico

Faculty Scholarship

A surprising degree of bipartisan consensus has lately formed in the United States around two propositions of business tax reform: that something should be done about the “lockout” of US multinationals’ foreign earnings; and that the corporate income tax rate should be reduced. This paper questions whether these two propositions are really consistent. In the process of attempting to provide an answer, it develops a framework for relating and measuring various forms of “tax inertia”: tax-based disincentives to alter investments. Applying this framework, the paper concludes that the current agreement on business tax reform is substantially in disagreement with itself.


The Crossroads Versus The Seesaw: Getting A 'Fix' On Recent International Tax Policy Developments, Daniel Shaviro 2015 NYU School of Law

The Crossroads Versus The Seesaw: Getting A 'Fix' On Recent International Tax Policy Developments, Daniel Shaviro

New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers

U.S. international tax policy is at a crossroads, say those who urge the United States to adopt what common parlance would call a territorial system. They argue that one of the two ways forward they identify – trying to fortify the current U.S. system – would lead to ever-costlier outlier status for our tax system, and ever-declining competitiveness for U.S. multinationals. They therefore urge U.S. policymakers to embrace what they identify as the other way forward: conforming to global norms by adopting a territorial system.

An alternative metaphor to that of the crossroads, more likely to appeal to ...


The Moral Undercurrent Beneath The Regulatory Regime Of Investor Protection, Huhnkie Lee 2015 SelectedWorks

The Moral Undercurrent Beneath The Regulatory Regime Of Investor Protection, Huhnkie Lee

Huhnkie Lee

No abstract provided.


Income Tax - Foreign Earned Income Exclusion - Effect Of The Economic Recovery Tax Act Of 1981 On Citizens Or Residents Of The United States Living Abroad, Jonathan M. Engram 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Income Tax - Foreign Earned Income Exclusion - Effect Of The Economic Recovery Tax Act Of 1981 On Citizens Or Residents Of The United States Living Abroad, Jonathan M. Engram

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Tax Planning: Foreign Investment In United States Real Property, William H. Newton III 2015 Kimbrell, Hamann, Jennings, Womack, Carlson & Kniskern

Tax Planning: Foreign Investment In United States Real Property, William H. Newton Iii

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Income Tax - Deductions For Facilitating Payments To Foreign Government Officials, Birney Bull 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Income Tax - Deductions For Facilitating Payments To Foreign Government Officials, Birney Bull

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Reviving Fiscal Citizenship, Ajay K. Mehrotra 2015 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Reviving Fiscal Citizenship, Ajay K. Mehrotra

Michigan Law Review

April 15 is a day that most Americans dread. That date is, of course, when federal and nearly all state-level individual income tax returns are due. Agonizing over the filing of income tax returns has long been a perennial part of modern American legal culture. Since the mid-1940s, when the United States first adopted a return-based mass income tax, the vast majority of Americans have been legally required to file an annual Form 1040. Over the years, taxpayers have been complaining about, procrastinating over, and generally loathing the filing of their annual tax returns. Indeed, in recent times, April 15 ...


The Psychic Cost Of Tax Evasion, Kathleen DeLaney Thomas 2015 University of North Carolina Law School

The Psychic Cost Of Tax Evasion, Kathleen Delaney Thomas

Boston College Law Review

Each year, the government loses hundreds of billions of dollars in tax revenue due to underreporting by individual taxpayers. According to standard deterrence theory, policymakers should be able to reduce tax evasion by increasing tax penalties, raising the audit rate, or some combination of the two. This Article refers to these strategies as increasing the “monetary cost” of tax evasion. To date, budgetary limitations and political hurdles have made these strategies difficult for the government to employ. There is, however, another potential means by which the government can improve tax compliance, apart from raising the monetary cost of evasion. Empirical ...


Foreign Oil And Taxation: The Need For A Coordinated Energy Policy, E.C. Lashbrooke Jr. 2015 Notre Dame Law School

Foreign Oil And Taxation: The Need For A Coordinated Energy Policy, E.C. Lashbrooke Jr.

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Bibliography On Taxation Of Foreign Operations And Foreigners. Elisabeth A. Owens And Gretchen A. Hovemeyer. Cambridge, Massachusetts: International Tax Program, The Law School Of Harvard University, 1983., John C. O'Byrne 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Book Review: Bibliography On Taxation Of Foreign Operations And Foreigners. Elisabeth A. Owens And Gretchen A. Hovemeyer. Cambridge, Massachusetts: International Tax Program, The Law School Of Harvard University, 1983., John C. O'Byrne

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Income Tax Accounting Consistency: Eliminate Accrual And Depreciation, And Revamp The Tax Treatment Of Borrowing, Joseph M. Dodge 2015 Florida State University

Income Tax Accounting Consistency: Eliminate Accrual And Depreciation, And Revamp The Tax Treatment Of Borrowing, Joseph M. Dodge

Joseph M Dodge

Abstract for

INCOME TAX ACCOUNTING CONSISTENCY: ELIMINATE ACCRUAL AND DEPRECIATION, AND REVAMP THE TAX TREATMENT OF BORROWING

Joseph M. Dodge

Professor Emeritus, Florida State University College of Law

The thesis is that inconsistent tax accounting rules undermine the individual income tax, and the best available move for improving it – given the unassailability of the realization principle - is to eliminate its accrual (and quasi-accrual) features. Specifically, the agenda is to eliminate tax accrual accounting in the conventional sense, revamp the tax treatment of borrowing to (inter alia) abolish the Crane doctrine, and eliminate depreciation deductions for indivisible productive assets. The end ...


Lessons In Fiscal Activism, Mirit Eyal-Cohen 2015 University of Alabama School of Law

Lessons In Fiscal Activism, Mirit Eyal-Cohen

Mirit Eyal-Cohen

This article highlights an anomaly. It shows that two tax rules aimed to achieve a similar goal were introduced at the same time. Both meant to be temporary and bring economic stimuli but received a dramatically different treatment. The economically inferior rule survived while its superior counterpart did not. The article reviews the reasons for this paradox. It shows that the causes are both political and an agency problem. The article not only enriches an important and ongoing debate that has received much attention in recent years, but also provides important lessons to policymakers.


Allocative Fairness And The Income Tax, Joseph M. Dodge 2015 Florida State University

Allocative Fairness And The Income Tax, Joseph M. Dodge

Joseph M Dodge

Abstract for: Allocative Fairness and the Income Tax

This article seeks to provide a normative justification for the “allocative tax fairness” principle of “objective ability to pay.” First off is a brief overview of norm categories as they relate to taxation. Here, the category of internal-to-tax fairness (“allocative fairness”), referring to how the tax burden should be apportioned among the population, is identified as being distinct from a conception of a good or just society (social equity). Allocative tax fairness is often referred to as “horizontal equity.” Unfortunately, that notion is purely formal, and the remainder of the article develops ...


The Family Llc: A New Approach To Insuring Dynastic Wealth, Evan M. Purcell 2015 George Mason University

The Family Llc: A New Approach To Insuring Dynastic Wealth, Evan M. Purcell

Evan M Purcell

No abstract provided.


A Whole New World: Income Tax Considerations Of The Bitcoin Economy, Benjamin W. Akins JD, LLM, Jennifer L. Chapman JD, CPA, Jason M. Gordon JD, MBA 2015 Georgia Gwinnett College

A Whole New World: Income Tax Considerations Of The Bitcoin Economy, Benjamin W. Akins Jd, Llm, Jennifer L. Chapman Jd, Cpa, Jason M. Gordon Jd, Mba

Benjamin W. Akins

Bitcoin is a virtual, cryptocurrency growing rapidly in influence throughout the world. Numerous characteristics associated with the bitcoin system, including low transaction costs and greater user privacy, make it appealing as a medium of electronic payment. The number of users of bitcoin, including merchants accepting the currency as a form of payment, has grown considerably in recent years. Estimates indicate that there are more than 60,000 active bitcoin users as of September 2012, with nearly 11 million bitcoins in existence. According to the latest estimates, bitcoin market capitalization is roughly $9 billion. The growth of bitcoin as an accepted ...


Definitions, Religion, And Free Exercise Guarantees, Mark Strasser 2015 Capital University Law School

Definitions, Religion, And Free Exercise Guarantees, Mark Strasser

Mark Strasser

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the free exercise of religion. Non-religious practices do not receive those same protections, which makes the ability to distinguish between religious and non-religious practices important. Regrettably, members of the Court have been unable to agree about how to distinguish the religious from the non-religious—sometimes, the implicit criteria focus on the sincerity of the beliefs, sometimes the strength of the beliefs or the role that they play in an individual’s life, and sometimes the kind of beliefs. In short, the Court has virtually guaranteed an incoherent jurisprudence by sending contradictory ...


The Moonscape Of Tax Equality: Windsor And Beyond, Anthony C. Infanti 2015 Northwestern University School of Law

The Moonscape Of Tax Equality: Windsor And Beyond, Anthony C. Infanti

Northwestern University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Tax-Free Reorganizations: The Evolution And Revolution Of Triangular Mergers, Stephanie Hoffer, Dale A. Oesterle 2015 Northwestern University School of Law

Tax-Free Reorganizations: The Evolution And Revolution Of Triangular Mergers, Stephanie Hoffer, Dale A. Oesterle

Northwestern University Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Corporate Tax For The Next One Hundred Years: A Proposal For A Dynamic, Self-Adjusting Corporate Tax Rate, Adam H. Rosenzweig 2015 Northwestern University School of Law

A Corporate Tax For The Next One Hundred Years: A Proposal For A Dynamic, Self-Adjusting Corporate Tax Rate, Adam H. Rosenzweig

Northwestern University Law Review

No abstract provided.


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