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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

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

Tax Policy and the 2020 Election

9/3/2020
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 ConventionPayroll Tax Deferral for Federal Employees Prompts CriticismBiden Tax Agenda Gets Brief Nods at Democratic ConventionTrump on the Hunt for...

Duration:00:31:07

The Tax Code and Economic Justice in America

8/27/2020
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. *** Credits Host: David D. Stewart Executive Producers: Jasper B. Smith, Faye McCray Showrunner: Paige Jones Audio Engineers: Derek Squires, Jordan Parrish Guest Relations: Nicole White

Duration:00:30:28

Taxes and the Gig Economy

8/20/2020
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: California Chamber Backs Labor, Payroll Tax Exemption for...

Duration:00:29:42

IRS Chief Counsel Describes New Normal of Settlement Days

8/13/2020
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 EventsWork-From-Home Technology Comes With New Privilege ConcernsVirtual Settlement Days Will Continue, IRS SaysIRS Collection Officials Seeing Settlement Day BenefitsIRS Considering Long-Term Benefits of Settlement...

Duration:00:26:58

iWin: A Closer Look at Apple’s State Aid Victory

8/6/2020
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 InvestigationWill the EU Commission Cut Its Losses After the Apple Decision?Crunch Time: What the Apple Decision Means for Global Tax ReformEU Court...

Duration:00:31:38

COVID-19 and Congress

7/30/2020
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 SaySenate Coronavirus Relief Package Faces Uphill BattleSenate Relief Package Expands PPP, Extends Tax CreditsAICPA Calls for PPP Clarity in Next Round of Virus ReliefSmall...

Duration:00:24:35

How Racial Diversity Shaped U.S. International Tax Policy

7/23/2020
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 BlacklistIn the segment "In the Pages Sneak Peek," Tax Notes Executive Editor for Commentary Jasper B. Smith chats with Lucas de Lima Carvalho, an...

Duration:00:44:22

Digital Advertising Taxes and the States

7/16/2020
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 VoteDigital Advertising Taxes Trigger Foreign Commerce Clause ConcernsMaryland Governor Vetoes Digital Ad Tax BillAnother New York Lawmaker Pushes for Digital Ad TaxDigital Advertising Tax Proposals: Revenue Booster...

Duration:00:15:14

The Taxing 2020 Tax Season

7/9/2020
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 SeasonNo Extension of July 15 Filing Deadline, IRS AnnouncesWork-From-Home Technology Comes With New Privilege ConcernsSome Tax Pros Wary of Another Return Filing ExtensionPreparers Scramble in Pandemic...

Duration:00:33:28

Building an Expat Empire: One Tax Practitioner’s Story

7/2/2020
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 JekerWhen Sharia and U.S. Tax Law Collide*** Credits Host: David D. Stewart Executive Producers:...

Duration:00:32:30

A Very Special Episode

6/25/2020
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 UpdateSix Decades of the Federal Income Tax in SitcomsIn the segment, “In the Pages Sneak Peek,” Tax Notes Federal Editor in Chief Ariel Greenblum talks with Philip Wolf about his new column, A Young...

Duration:00:33:55

Wayfair Two Years Later: Compliance and Cost

6/18/2020
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 and government relations at Avalara Inc. For additional...

Duration:00:48:52

The Deal With Conservation Easements: A Traditionalist's View

6/11/2020
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 EasementsFor additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: Partnership Asks for Do-Over in...

Duration:00:21:15