Tax Notes Talk

Tax Notes Talk

A discussion of cutting-edge developments in tax, including up-to-the-minute changes in federal, state, and international tax law and regulations.... Show More

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September 17, 2020 25 min

Tax Notes contributing editor Roxanne Bland chats with Donnie Charleston, the public policy and advocacy director of the nonprofit E Pluribus Unum, about how state and local tax policies can exacerbate racial inequity and what some communities are doing to address it.

For more about the intersection of U.S. tax policy and racial wealth inequality, check out our podcast episode, "The Tax Code and Economic Justice in America."...

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September 10, 2020 22 min

Allison Christians, the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law at McGill University, tells Tax Notes Executive Editor for Commentary Jasper Smith about her principles for writing good papers in law school and beyond.

For additional coverage, read Christians's paper, "Really Basic Rules for Writing Good Papers in Law School."

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Host: David D. Stewart
Executive Producers: Jasper B. Smith, Faye McCray
Showrunner: Paige Jo...

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September 3, 2020 31 min

Tax Notes Today International Editor in Chief David D. Stewart talks with Tax Notes reporters Jonathan Curry and Alexis Gravely about the tax policies proposed by President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes:

  • GOP Takes Subdued Victory Lap on TCJA at Republican Convention
  • Payroll Tax Deferral for Federal Employees Prompts Criticism
  • Biden Tax Agenda Gets Brief ...
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    Francine J. Lipman, a law professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, talks with Darrick Hamilton, a stratification economist and the New School’s incoming Henry Cohen Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, about the intersection of U.S. tax policy and racial wealth inequality.

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    Credits
    Host: David D. Stewart
    Executive Producers: Jasper B. Smith, Faye McCray
    Showrunner: Paige Jones
    Audio Engineers: Derek Squires, Jordan Parris...

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    August 20, 2020 29 min

    Tax Notes senior reporter Paul Jones talks with Richard C. Auxier, senior policy associate at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, about tax issues raised by the gig economy and how policymakers are working to address them. 

    Note: This episode was recorded prior to a California court decision mandating Uber and Lyft to reclassify drivers in the state as employees.

    For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes:

  • Californi...
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    Tax Notes legal reporter Nathan J. Richman talks with IRS Chief Counsel Michael J. Desmond about pivoting to virtual settlement days amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes:

  • Lessons From Virtual Settlement Days Could Help Future Events
  • Work-From-Home Technology Comes With New Privilege Concerns
  • Virtual Settlement Days Will Continue, IRS Says
  • IRS Collection Officials Seeing Settlement Day...
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    Tax Notes chief correspondent Stephanie Soong Johnston and legal reporter Ryan Finley discuss Ireland and Apple Inc.’s state aid win with law professors Ruth Mason of the University of Virginia and Stephen Daly of King’s College London.

    For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes:

  • Ireland’s Reputation Harmed by Apple State Aid Investigation
  • Will the EU Commission Cut Its Losses After the Apple Decision?
  • Crunch Time: What ...
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    July 30, 2020 24 min

    Tax Notes reporter Alexis Gravely talks with Edward Karl, vice president of taxation at the American Institute of CPAs, about tax changes made and considered by Congress in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes:

  • Don’t Count Out PPP Deductibility, Senate Republicans Say
  • Senate Coronavirus Relief Package Faces Uphill Battle
  • Senate Relief Package Expands PPP, Extends Tax Credits
  • AICPA...
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    Tax Notes contributing editor Robert Goulder talks with Steven A. Dean, faculty director of New York University School of Law’s graduate tax program, about the intersection of racial diversity and U.S. international tax policy.

    For additional coverage, read Dean's piece in Tax Notes: 

  • FATCA, the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus, and the OECD Blacklist
  • In the segment "In the Pages Sneak Peek," Tax Notes Executive Editor for...

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    Tax Notes reporter Carolina Vargas interviews Tax Notes State contributing editor Roxanne Bland about the emerging trend among some states to tax digital advertising.

    For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes:

  • D.C. Council Passes Digital Ad Tax in First Budget Vote
  • Digital Advertising Taxes Trigger Foreign Commerce Clause Concerns
  • Maryland Governor Vetoes Digital Ad Tax Bill
  • Another New York Lawmaker Pushes for Digital ...
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    July 9, 2020 33 min

    Kelly Phillips Erb, the managing shareholder of Erb Law Firm PC, known as @taxgirl on Twitter, talks to Tax Notes reporter Jonathan Curry about the abnormal 2020 tax season.

    For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes:

  • COVID-19 Shaped Tax Pros’ Business Through Filing Season
  • No Extension of July 15 Filing Deadline, IRS Announces
  • Work-From-Home Technology Comes With New Privilege Concerns
  • Some Tax Pros Wary of Another R...
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    Tax Notes International contributing editor Nana Ama Sarfo talks with Virginia La Torre Jeker, a U.S. tax attorney based in Dubai, about establishing her tax practice abroad, the challenge of balancing family life with career, and recent international tax issues.

    For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes:

  • Conquering Hong Kong and Dubai: A Conversation With Virginia La Torre Jeker
  • When Sharia and U.S. Tax Law Collide
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    June 25, 2020 33 min

    Lawrence A. Zelenak, the Pamela B. Gann Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law, shares his findings from watching dozens of hours of tax-related sitcom episodes.

    For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes:

  • Seven-Plus Decades of the Federal Income Tax in Sitcoms: An Update
  • Six Decades of the Federal Income Tax in Sitcoms
  • In the segment, “In the Pages Sneak Peek,” Tax Notes  Federal Editor in Chief Ariel Greenb...

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    Tax Notes legal reporter Jennifer McLoughlin interviews Richard Cram, director of the Multistate Tax Commission’s National Nexus Program, on the state of the sales tax landscape two years after the Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. 

    McLoughlin moderates a discussion between Bradley Scott, finance director of the jewelry component wholesaler Halstead Bead Inc., and Scott Peterson, vice president of U.S. tax policy ...

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    In the second part of a two-episode series, Tax Notes legal reporter Kristen Parillo interviews Steve Small, one of the authors of the federal income tax regulations on conservation easements who is now in private practice, about the controversy surrounding the tax treatment of conservation easements.

    Read Steve Small's piece in Tax Notes: 

  • Some Dirty Realities About Syndicated Conservation Easements
  • For additional coverage, read ...

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    In the first part of a two-episode series, Tax Notes legal reporter Kristen Parillo interviews Robert Ramsay, executive director of the Partnership for Conservation, about controversy surrounding conservation easements.

    Read Robert Ramsay's piece in Tax Notes: 

  • A Dirty Dozen Myths About Conservation Easements and One Sad Truth
  • For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes:

  • Partnership Asks for Do-Over in Easement Appea...
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    Joseph J. Thorndike, Tax Notes Federal contributing editor and tax historian, discusses the Supreme Court’s recent oral arguments on the legal cases involving President Trump’s tax returns and financial records.

    For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes:

  • Supreme Court Weighs Limits, Burdens in Trump Tax Return Cases
  • Judge Suggests Dismissing Trump Tax Returns Subpoena
  • Judge Rejects Democrats’ Delay Request in Trump Tax ...
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    Tax Notes colleagues David D. Stewart and Stephanie Soong Johnston discuss how tax has influenced snacks, beards, and even legends.

    For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes:

  • James Bond Producers Offer New Clues on Mexican Incentives
  • From Mexico With Love: How Sony Got Millions in Incentives to Rewrite 007 Film
  • Sony E-Mails Show Plan to Exploit 'Loophole' in Expanded Film Credits
  • In the segment "In the Pages ...

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    Allison Christians, the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law at McGill University, tells Tax Notes contributing editor Robert Goulder about her proposal for a global excess profits tax as the third pillar in the OECD’s digital economy project.

    For additional coverage, read her proposal in Tax Notes:

  • It’s Time for Pillar 3: A Global Excess Profits Tax for COVID-19 and Beyond
  • For more background, read these articles in Tax Notes:

  • OECD Po...
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    Kate Kraus, a partner at Allen Matkins, tells Tax Notes legal reporter Eric Yauch the unexpected tax results of recent coronavirus legislation on real estate.

    For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes:

  • IRS Provides Distribution Relief for REITs and RICs
  • Substantive QIP Correction Answers Coming in Final Bonus Regs
  • Some Taxpayers Would Rather Just Fix QIP Prospectively
  • Bill Would Give O-Zone Treatment to Small Businesses ...
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