Gain From The Sale Of An Income Interest In A Trust, 2010 University of Michigan Law School
Gain From The Sale Of An Income Interest In A Trust, Douglas A. Kahn
A tax doctrine that is related to the anticipatory assignment of income doctrine, but yet different from that doctrine is variously referred to as the "substitute for ordinary income doctrine" or the "anticipation of income doctrine." This latter doctrine arises on the sale of an item. The test often utilized to determine whether that latter doctrine applies is whether the sale of an item substantively represents the receipt of a substitute for future income - i.e., are the proceeds of the sale given "in lieu of" ordinary income that the seller would have otherwise received at a later date. The ...
Summary And Recommendations (Symposium On Designing A Federal Vat, Part I), 2010 University of Michigan Law School
Summary And Recommendations (Symposium On Designing A Federal Vat, Part I), Reuven S. Avi-Yonah
For the past thirty-five years, the debate on fundamental tax reform in the United States has centered on whether some type of consumption tax would replace all or part of the federal income tax. In my opinion, this debate has now been decided. Given recent budgetary developments and the impending eligibility of the baby boom generation for Social Security and Medicare, we cannot dispense with the revenue from the corporate and individual income tax. Moreover, we will need huge amounts of additional revenue, and most informed observers believe that the only plausible source for such revenues is a federal value-added ...
The Corporate Income Tax And The Competitiveness Of U.S. Industries, 2010 University of Pennsylvania Law School
The Corporate Income Tax And The Competitiveness Of U.S. Industries, Michael S. Knoll
Hit hard by the financial crisis and recession, U.S. auto producers are seeking a massive bailout from the U.S. Congress. Many reasons are given for the U.S. auto industry’s lack of competitiveness including the U.S. corporate income tax. Although it is regularly asserted that there is a direct connection between the corporate income tax and competitiveness, what that connection is has not been carefully spelled out. In this essay, I describe how the corporate income tax directly harms the competitiveness of U.S. industries. I show that the mechanism differs depending upon whether the U ...
The Times They Are Not A-Changin': Reforming The Charitable Split-Interest Rules (Again), 2010 University of Baltimore School of Law
The Times They Are Not A-Changin': Reforming The Charitable Split-Interest Rules (Again), Wendy G. Gerzog
All Faculty Scholarship
The article reviews the history of the tax treatment of charitable split interest gifts, explains the inequities that Congress both cured and generated in its 1969 reforms, and proposes solutions that are consistent with the goals of the 1969 legislation. The article discusses variations in the 1969 definition of a charitable split interest, which, because of the enacted statutory language, applies in instances where there is no abuse potential. The inequity produced by that definition penalizes the donor and flouts the rationale behind the 1969 legislation. By contrast, the creation of some required statutory forms of charitable split interests in ...
Where Credit Is Due: Advantages Of The Credit-Invoice Method For A Partial Replacement Vat, 2010 Georgetown University Law Center
Where Credit Is Due: Advantages Of The Credit-Invoice Method For A Partial Replacement Vat, Itai Grinberg
Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works
If a value-added tax (VAT) were chosen to supplement or replace some portion of the revenue from the income tax, a choice would likely be made between the credit-invoice method and the subtraction-method for calculating VAT liability. Credit-invoice method VATs and subtraction-method VATs are, at a conceptual level, very similar taxes. The key substantive difference between most subtraction-method VAT proposals and extant credit-invoice method VATs is that subtraction-method VAT proposals generally do not impose an invoice requirement. The invoice requirement substantially reduces tax avoidance opportunities in the VAT, and also ensures the ability to provide appropriate treatment for exports while ...
The Misuse Of Textualism: A Further Reply To Prof. Kahn, 2010 Georgetown University Law Center
The Misuse Of Textualism: A Further Reply To Prof. Kahn, Stephen B. Cohen
Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works
Because readers have already endured four articles, two by me and two by Prof. Douglas A. Kahn, debating the meaning of section 67(e)(1), I am reluctant to respond to Prof. Kahn’s rejoinder, which appeared in the January 18 issue of Tax Notes. Nevertheless, our disagreement implicates the judicial craft of two U.S. Supreme Court members, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Sonia Sotomayor. I therefore feel it important to answer Prof. Kahn’s latest contentions, recognizing my duty to be as brief as possible.
Comparative Income Taxation: A Structural Analysis, 2009 Boston College Law School
Comparative Income Taxation: A Structural Analysis, Hugh Ault, Brian Arnold
Hugh J. Ault
The purpose of this book is to compare different solutions adopted by nine industrialized countries to common problems of income tax design. As in other legal domains, comparative study of income taxation can provide fresh perspectives from which to examine a particular national system. Increasing economic globalization also makes understanding foreign tax systems relevant to a growing set of transnational business transactions. Comparative study is, however, notoriously difficult. Full understanding of a foreign tax system may require mastery not only of a foreign language, but also of foreign business and legal cultures. It would be the work of a lifetime ...
Avoiding Misuse Of Donor Advised Funds, 2009 Widener Law
Avoiding Misuse Of Donor Advised Funds, Michael Hussey
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