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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

The U.N. Tax Committee and Developing Countries

4/9/2021
Abdul Muheet Chowdhary of South Centre, an intergovernmental organization of developing countries, talks about how the U.N. Committee on Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters could be more transparent and effective for developing countries. Read his piece in Tax Notes, "Making the U.N. Tax Committee More Effective for Developing Countries." Thomas S. Neubig of the of the Council on Economic Policies talks about his recent Tax Notes piece, “Disparate Racial Impact: Tax...

Duration:00:46:38

Stranger Than Fiction: Lessons From Odd Tax Facts of Yore

4/2/2021
Joel Slemrod and Michael Keen, authors of Rebellion, Rascals, and Revenue: Tax Follies and Wisdom Through the Ages, share interesting tax facts and lessons learned from history. Check out our related episode "From Henry VIII to James Bond: Weird Tax Facts Throughout History." ** 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...

Duration:00:34:12

The European Commission’s Year Ahead in Tax

3/26/2021
Benjamin Angel, director of direct taxation at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, discusses the EU’s biggest tax challenges and what lies ahead. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: EU Digital Levy Won't Be Discriminatory, Vestager SaysEconomist Says Electricity Tax Cuts Will Help Countries Go GreenOECD Agreement Vital to Achieving Tax Fairness, EU Lawmakers SayNicholas Kuria of Conyers Dill & Pearman talks about his recent...

Duration:00:45:03

Breaking Down the American Rescue Plan Act

3/19/2021
Martin A. Sullivan of Tax Notes and Tynisa Gaines, an enrolled agent, discuss the tax provisions of the new coronavirus relief package and its impact on the economy and the tax community. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: Return Filing Extension Receives Widespread ApprovalHouse Approves Two-Month PPP ExtensionPreparers Eager for Guidance on Unemployment Exclusion, CreditsBiden Signs $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill Into LawHouse Sends Massive COVID-19 Relief...

Duration:00:37:10

Gender Equality, Tax, and the Pandemic

3/12/2021
Yvette Lind, an assistant professor of tax law at the Copenhagen Business School, talks about how the coronavirus pandemic hurt gender equality and offers possible tax solutions. For additional coverage, read Lind's special report in Tax Notes: "Gender Equality, Taxation, and the COVID-19 Recovery: A Study of Sweden and Denmark." Alexandre Marcellesi of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher discusses his upcoming article in Tax Notes on creditor continuity of interest. ** This episode is sponsored...

Duration:00:21:33

Talking With Paul Tang: Tax Fairness in the EU

3/5/2021
Paul Tang, a Dutch member of the European Parliament, discusses the challenges facing the international tax community and his goals as chair of the subcommittee on tax. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: EU Must Consider Removing VAT Exemption for Financial ServicesPaul Tang Discusses The Future of EU TaxEU Parliament Tax Subcommittee to Focus on New Revenue SourcesEuropean Parliament Names Members of Permanent Tax SubcommitteeEuropean Parliament Tax Subcommittee to...

Duration:00:39:39

How Tax Policy Can Help Low-Income Americans’ Pandemic Plight

2/26/2021
Rebecca Thompson of Prosperity Now, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected low-income communities and families of color in the United States, and what tax policy tools could help them. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: IRS Plan for Monthly Child Credit Distribution Lacks DetailsIRS Has No Plans to Extend 2021 Filing Season NationwideCalls Grow for Tax Return Filing Deadline ExtensionHouse Democrats to Fight...

Duration:00:28:37

Distressed Communities and the Role of Economic Incentives

2/19/2021
Josh Goodman of the Pew Charitable Trusts talks about the organization’s recent report on how states can direct economic development to people and places in need. ** This episode is sponsored by Avalara. For more information, visit avalara.com/taxnotes. *** Credits Host: David D. Stewart Executive Producers: Jasper B. Smith, Janelle Julien Showrunner: Paige Jones Audio Engineers: Derek Squires, Jordan Parrish Guest Relations: Nicole Wilder

Duration:00:22:15

Practitioners Anticipate Tax Filing Season Wins and Woes

2/12/2021
Phyllis Jo Kubey, a solo practitioner based in New York City, and Ryan L. Losi, executive vice president at PIASCIK, discuss the 2021 tax season and the unique challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: Late Start to Filing Season Has More Preparers Wanting Extra TimeTax Pros Debate Later Filing Season Opening — And Closing2020 Tax Woes Likely to Haunt Practitioners Into Next YearCPAs Tackle COVID Tax Impact on AthletesCOVID-19...

Duration:00:44:40

State Legislature Check-In: Tax Priorities in 2021

2/5/2021
Morgan Scarboro of MultiState discusses the tax topics state legislatures are likely to tackle this year. For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: Experts, Activists Weigh In on Proposed Washington State Wealth TaxConnecticut Bill Looks to Prevent Double Taxation of Remote WorkersMaryland Bill Would Disallow Retroactive Tax Breaks in CARES ActKansas House Panel Proposes Marketplace Facilitator BillConnecticut Rep Proposes Digital Ad Tax on Social Media CompaniesLocal...

Duration:00:27:39

Capitol Hill Check-In: Tax Priorities in 2021

1/29/2021
Tax Notes reporters Jad Chamseddine and Alexis Gravely speculate on upcoming tax changes and developments on Capitol Hill this year. Jeffrey A. Friedman of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP talks about his recent Tax Notes piece, “The Complexities of State Taxation of Digital Advertising.” For additional coverage, read these articles in Tax Notes: Wyden Eyes Corporate Tax, Capital Gains Reform as Finance ChairTax Staffers Highlight Focus on Bipartisanship for 117th CongressWays and Means Set...

Duration:00:25:04

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

1/22/2021
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

1/15/2021
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?

1/8/2021
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

1/1/2021
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

12/24/2020
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

12/18/2020
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

12/11/2020
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

12/4/2020
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