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Enforcing Dividend Withholding On Derivatives, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah Nov 2008

Enforcing Dividend Withholding On Derivatives, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

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The United States imposes a 30 percent withholding tax on dividends paid to nonresident aliens. However, this tax is rarely paid by portfolio investors because they can swap into U.S. securities, receiving payments to match both capital gain and dividends. Treasury has ruled that swap payments have an origin in the taxpayer’s residence so there is no withholding obligation on payments that match dividends. The proposal would impose withholding tax on dividend equivalents on the ground that there is no policy justification for a distinction between dividends, substitute dividends under securities lending transaction (which are treated as dividends ...


Thunder In Paradise: The Interplay Of Broadening United States Anti-Money Laundering Legislation And Jurisprudence With The Caribbean Law Governing Offshore Asset Preservation, Evan Metaxatos Oct 2008

Thunder In Paradise: The Interplay Of Broadening United States Anti-Money Laundering Legislation And Jurisprudence With The Caribbean Law Governing Offshore Asset Preservation, Evan Metaxatos

University of Miami Inter-American Law Review

No abstract provided.


Will The Tax Man Cometh To Coach Rodriguez?, Douglas A. Kahn, Jeffrey H. Kahn Aug 2008

Will The Tax Man Cometh To Coach Rodriguez?, Douglas A. Kahn, Jeffrey H. Kahn

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There has been much in the news recently about coaches of major college sports teams moving to a new school and incurring an obligation to make payment to their old school under a buyout provision in their contract. The most recent example is the highly publicized move of Richard Rodriguez from West Virginia University to the University of Michigan. Coach Rodriguez had a contract with his former employer that required him to pay $4 million dollars to West Virginia if he left for another coaching position. After a suit was filed, it was reported that the parties agreed that the ...


A Coordinated Withholding Tax On Deductibility Payments, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah Jun 2008

A Coordinated Withholding Tax On Deductibility Payments, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

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Prof. Avi-Yonah proposes a 35 percent withholding tax on deductible payments made to a non-U.S. resident, in coordination with other OECD members. The tax is aimed at U.S. residents posing as foreign investors and would be refundable when the beneficial owner shows that the payments have been reported to tax authorities in the owner’s country of residence.


Ability-To-Pay And The Taxation Of Virtual Income, Adam S. Chodorow Feb 2008

Ability-To-Pay And The Taxation Of Virtual Income, Adam S. Chodorow

Adam S Chodorow

Whether to tax virtual income raises a vexing question. Most people’s intuition suggests that virtual income should be exempt from tax, but the real-world economic value inherent in such income suggests otherwise. Those who have considered the question to date have attempted to justify non-taxation using either an intent-based or imputed-income approach. In this Article, I argue that neither of these approaches nor the proposals they produce are fully satisfactory. Using the ability-to-pay principle, I offer a new approach to this question, which better conforms to existing tax policy and doctrine and produces a more administrable proposal than those ...


Tax Interpretation, Planning, And Avoidance: Some Linguistic Analysis, Menahem Pasternak, Christophe Rico Jan 2008

Tax Interpretation, Planning, And Avoidance: Some Linguistic Analysis, Menahem Pasternak, Christophe Rico

Akron Tax Journal

No abstract provided.


Taxing Families Fairly, Patricia A. Cain Jan 2008

Taxing Families Fairly, Patricia A. Cain

Santa Clara Law Review

No abstract provided.


From The Greedy To The Needy, Wendy G. Gerzog Jan 2008

From The Greedy To The Needy, Wendy G. Gerzog

All Faculty Scholarship

In some instances when the taxpayer makes a charitable donation, the loss of revenue to the government, and the corresponding gain to the taxpayer, far exceeds the benefit to the charity. Some of these losses may be generated by government sanctioned complex transactions and even government created devices. This article proposes a new way to examine "quid pro quo" charitable gifts that reflects the rationale for the charitable deduction.The article analyzes various charitable donations in terms of the dollars gained by the taxpayer, the dollars lost by the government, and the dollars received by the charity. After considering a ...


Foreign Income And Domestic Deductions, James R. Hines Jr. Jan 2008

Foreign Income And Domestic Deductions, James R. Hines Jr.

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To what extent should taxpayers deduct expenses incurred domestically that contribute to foreign income production? It is widely believed that if the home country does not tax foreign income, then it also should not permit deductions for that portion of domestic expenses attributable to earning foreign income. This prescription is, however, inconsistent with the decision to exempt foreign income from taxation in the first place. The paper shows that, for any system of taxing foreign income, the consistent and efficient treatment is to permit domestic expense deductions for all expenses incurred domestically. This differs from the current U.S. regime ...


Third-Party Tax Administration: The Case Of Low- And Moderate-Income Households, Michael S. Barr, Jane K. Dokko Jan 2008

Third-Party Tax Administration: The Case Of Low- And Moderate-Income Households, Michael S. Barr, Jane K. Dokko

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Using a unique household-level data set, this article investigates the taxfiling experiences and refund behavior of low- and moderate-income (LMI) households. We document households' tax-filing behavior, attitudes about the withholding system, use of tax refunds to consume and save, and the mechanisms by which households would prefer to receive their income. We also document the prevalence of the use of tax-preparation services and the receipt of tax refunds and refund-anticipation loans. Finally, we argue that there may be a role for tax administration to enable LMI households to make welfare-improving financial decisions.


The Proper Tax Treatment Of The Transfer Of A Compensatory Partnership Interest, Douglas A. Kahn Jan 2008

The Proper Tax Treatment Of The Transfer Of A Compensatory Partnership Interest, Douglas A. Kahn

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If a person receives property as payment for services, whether for past or future services, the receipt typically constitutes gross income to the recipient. If a person performs services for a partnership or agrees to perform future services, and if the person receives a partnership interest as compensation for the past or future services, one might expect that receipt to cause the new partner to recognize gross income in an amount equal to the fair market value of the partnership interest. After all, if a corporation compensated someone for services rendered or to be rendered by transferring the corporation's ...