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

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

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United States

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

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English


Episodes

New Year, New Tax Rules? An OECD Tax Reform Project Update

1/21/2021
Tax Notes reporters Stephanie Soong Johnston and Ryan Finley recap the OECD’s latest public consultation on its two-pillar approach to taxing the digital economy. For additional coverage, read the article in Tax Notes: Stakeholders Push for ‘Angel List’ in OECD Minimum Tax PlanU.S. Must Rethink Stance on Global Tax Reform Deal, Harter SaysDelivering on Tax Certainty Is Critical to Pillar 1’s SuccessOECD Navigates Calls for Simplifying Global Tax Reform PlanOECD Opens Global Tax Meeting to...

Duration:00:23:35

A Closer Look at IRS Audit Selection Bias

1/14/2021
Retired IRS economist Kim Bloomquist discusses his findings of geographic – and perhaps race and class – bias in the tax agency’s selection of audits. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: IRS Exams Focus on EITC Claims, Not Poor, Inspector General SaysAudit Patterns Not Racially Biased, IRS Chief Tells House PanelRettig to Tax Pros: Get Clients in the Compliance ‘Zone’Scott St. Amand of Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball talks about his upcoming Tax Notes piece, “Prior...

Duration:00:27:05

How Inclusive Is the OECD’s Inclusive Framework?

1/7/2021
Martin Hearson of the International Centre for Tax and Development and Emmanuel Eze of the Nigerian Federal Inland Revenue Service discuss the role and influence of developing countries in the OECD’s inclusive framework. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: Study Sheds Light on Inclusivity of OECD Global Tax NegotiationsLower-Income Countries Must Collaborate for Tax Policy SwayA Look Ahead: Hurry Up and Wait for a Global Tax Reform DealOECD Nails Down Date for Public...

Duration:00:45:56

Looking Ahead: Tax Policy and Legislation in 2021

12/31/2020
Tax Analysts Chief Content Officer Jeremy Scott reviews U.S. tax legislation passed in 2020 and speculates about what lies ahead in 2021. For additional coverage, read the article in Tax Notes: A Look Ahead: COVID-19 Relief Likely to Be Yellen’s Legislative FocusTrump Signals He May Not Sign COVID-19 Relief BillA Look Ahead: Biden Expected to Mend Fences at WTOCongress Passes Year-End Bill With Full PPP DeductibilityProgressive Tax Aspirations Thwarted by Split CongressIn the segment “In...

Duration:00:21:57

Year-End Collection: Tax Oddities of 2020

12/23/2020
Tax Notes reporters recap some of the quirkiest tax stories they encountered in 2020, from two brothers’ legal and tax troubles to Mexico’s acceptance of art created by artificial intelligence to pay taxes. For additional coverage, read the article in Tax Notes: Pandemic Spooks Salem's Tourism Tax Revenue This HalloweenPing Pong Tops Colorado’s First Month of Sports BettingDoor Swings Both Ways Denying Equitable Remedies to Tax SchemersNominee Tax Dodging Scheme BackfiredMexico Accepts...

Duration:00:20:50

Loren Ponds Talks Secrets to Success and Writing Tax Reform

12/17/2020
Miller & Chevalier member Loren Ponds shares her journey from Georgetown University Law Center to the OECD to Capitol Hill, where she worked on the 2017 tax law, and what she learned along the way. For additional coverage, read the article in Tax Notes "Walking a Unique Path: A Conversation With Miller & Chevalier’s Loren Ponds." This interview published on the Miller & Chevalier podcast tax break. In the segment In the Pages, Tax Notes Federal Editor in Chief Ariel Greenblum talks about...

Duration:00:27:07

Talking With the Tax Court Chief Judge: A Year of Change

12/10/2020
U.S. Tax Court Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley discusses his path to the bench, the court’s new case management system, and pivoting to virtual during the coronavirus pandemic. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: Tax Court Hopes More Practitioners Will Use Remote TrialsLearning Curves, Adaptation Predicted for Remote Tax Court TrialCoronavirus Measures Will Leave Tax Court More AccessibleTax Court Institutes Remote Hearings, E-Access to Court DocsTax Court Proposes...

Duration:00:50:07

Coca-Cola Transfer Pricing Challenge Fizzles

12/3/2020
Tax Notes legal reporter Ryan Finley discusses the IRS’s major victory in the Coca-Cola case and its future implications for transfer pricing cases. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: U.S. Tax Court’s Coca-Cola Ruling: Early Sign of a New Approach?Tax Court Sides With IRS in Coca-Cola Transfer Pricing CaseIRS, Coca-Cola Continue Fight Over Transfer Pricing AnalysisCoca-Cola's Tax Court Petition Disputes the IRS's Transfer Pricing AdjustmentsEconomist Andrew Hughes...

Duration:00:20:42

How Americans Pay the Price for Vice

11/25/2020
The Tax Foundation’s Ulrik Boesen discusses the excise taxes imposed on longtime vices like alcohol and cigarettes as well as more recently developed habits. ** This episode is sponsored by Avalara. For more information, visit avalara.com/taxnotes. This episode is sponsored by University of California, Irvine Law School’s Graduate Tax Program. For more information, visit law.uci.edu/gradtax. This episode is sponsored by the Graduate Tax Program at Loyola Law School. For more information,...

Duration:00:25:52

The Impact of the 2020 U.S. Elections on International Tax

11/19/2020
Tax Notes senior legal reporter Andrew Velarde and contributing editor Robert Goulder discuss the influence of the 2020 U.S. elections on the international tax world. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: Biden’s International Tax Proposals Missing Many PiecesEU Hopes to Repair Bilateral Relationship With U.S.Biden Win Brings Hope for Progress in Global Tax TalksTaxOps SALT expert Tram Le talks about her recently published piece, “Simplification Initiatives to Reduce...

Duration:00:40:32

2020 Election Aftermath: The Future of U.S. Tax Policy

11/12/2020
Tax Notes reporters Alexis Gravely and Jonathan Curry discuss U.S. tax policy following the 2020 presidential election, and Tax Notes senior reporter Paul Jones talks about the results of state tax ballot measures. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: Retroactive Tax Hikes Seen as Unlikely Under Biden AdministrationElections Viewed as Opportunity for O-Zone ResetSmaller COVID Relief More Likely as Dems Underperform in ElectionCalifornia, Alaska, and Illinois Voters...

Duration:00:24:54

50 Years Later: The Fight for Tax Transparency

11/5/2020
On Tax Analysts’ 50th anniversary, CEO and President Cara Griffith reflects on the organization’s history as a longtime transparency advocate and how she plans to expand its legacy. Kim Clausing, incoming professor at the University of California, Los Angeles Law School, talks about her upcoming Tax Notes piece, “Five Lessons on Profit Shifting From the US Country by Country Data.” For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: Reflections on Thomas F. Field: Speaking on the...

Duration:00:32:20

The BEPS Project: 5 Years Later

10/29/2020
Five years ago, the OECD released its final report on the base erosion and profit-shifting project. Tax Notes Talk host David D. Stewart chats with Deloitte’s Bob Stack, who represented the U.S. government at the OECD’s BEPS talks, about his thoughts on the project’s outcome and its effect on the OECD’s current work to overhaul the global tax system for the digital age. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: BEPS 5 Years Later: Action 1 and the Quest to Tax Digital...

Duration:00:28:07

Take A Break: Virtual Success in the Pandemic

10/22/2020
Tax Notes State Editor in Chief Jeanne Rauch-Zender talks with Amy Vetter, a keynote speaker and presenter, on how to survive – and thrive – personally and professionally despite the unique challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. In the segment In the Pages, Tax Notes Executive Editor for Commentary Jasper B. Smith chats with reference attorney Linda Friedman about the new Document Comparison tool available to Tax Notes readers. *** Credits Host: David D. Stewart Executive...

Duration:00:31:29

Delays Ahead: An Update on the OECD’s Global Corporate Tax Reform

10/15/2020
Tax Notes Talk host David D. Stewart chats with Tax Notes chief correspondent Stephanie Soong Johnston and Tax Notes contributing editor Nana Ama Sarfo about recent developments on the OECD’s work to rebuild the international corporate tax system for the digital age. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: G-20 Ministers Greenlight New Deadline for OECD Global Tax AccordOECD Now Aiming for Global Corporate Tax Reform Deal by Mid-2021EU Will Respect New OECD Deadline for...

Duration:00:26:00

How Small Business Tax Expenditures Miss Women-Owned Firms

10/8/2020
Tax Notes contributing editor Marie Sapirie talks with American University tax professor Caroline Bruckner about the lack of consideration by Congress on how the U.S. tax code affects women-owned businesses and what can be done. For additional coverage, read Marie Sapirie's analysis in Tax Notes: A Seat at the Tax Hearing Table for Women-Owned BusinessesIn the segment In the Pages, Tax Notes Executive Editor for Commentary Jasper Smith chats with the 2020 winner of the Christopher E....

Duration:00:27:32

Analyzing the President’s Tax Returns

10/1/2020
Tax Notes contributing editor Joseph J. Thorndike and University of Iowa law professor Andy Grewal take a closer look at the The New York Times reporting on President Trump’s tax returns. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: Trump Disputes Reports, Claims He's Paid ‘Millions’ in Income TaxesTrump Tax Revelations Spur Fresh Calls for IRS, Tax ReformsTrump's Seven Springs Property Could Be Subject to SALT CapTrump Tax Returns Call Consulting Fees Into QuestionTrump Tax...

Duration:00:27:32

Exit Interview With IRS Criminal Investigation Chief

9/24/2020
Tax Notes reporter Nathan J. Richman talks with outgoing IRS Criminal Investigations division Chief Don Fort about his decades-long career with the tax agency, his plans for retirement, and the future of the division. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: Incoming CI Chief Plans New Law Enforcement NetworkAnother Longtime CI Veteran Will Be Next Division ChiefPractitioners Say Fort Is Leaving CI Better Than He Found ItCI Chief Fort Retiring at End of SeptemberCriminal...

Duration:00:29:43

Addressing Racial Inequity in State and Local Tax Policy

9/17/2020
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." *** Credits Host: David D. Stewart Executive Producers: Jasper...

Duration:00:25:10

The Principles of Good Academic Writing

9/10/2020
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." *** Credits Host: David D. Stewart Executive Producers: Jasper B. Smith, Faye McCray Showrunner: Paige Jones Audio Engineers: Derek Squires, Jordan Parrish Guest...

Duration:00:22:30