Tax Events

Graduate Tax Program Breakfast: Steve Kimbell, LLM (Tax) ’98 (Chairman and CEO, Deloitte Tax LLP) (9/12, 10:50 AM)

Please join us for a Graduate Tax Program Breakfast on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 10:50 to 11:50 AM in Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall (110 W. Third Street) (*New location due to student interest*).  Each semester, we host roundtable discussions with prominent tax practitioners, moderated by Professor Joshua Blank.  Rather than focusing on substantive tax issues, the guests explain what they do on a daily basis and describe how they chose their professional paths.

Our guest next week will be Steve Kimble, LLM (Tax) ’98.  Mr. Kimble is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Tax LLP with leadership responsibility for more than 10,000 professionals across the United States and India.  His responsibilities also extend across Deloitte’s US operations as a member of the US Executive Committee. In addition, he continues to serve as an active advisory partner for several of Deloitte’s largest, multi-national clients.  His client commitments span financial services, energy, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail where he advises on corporate acquisitions, restructurings, strategic partnerships, and financings. He also focuses on the financial statement reporting of tax items and transactions.  Prior to his appointment as Chairman and CEO, Mr. Kimbell served as the US Specialized Tax Services Leader, overseeing the 4,300 US and USI professionals in the Global Employer Services, International Tax/Transfer Pricing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Multistate Tax Services, and Washington National Tax practices.

This event is only open to NYU Law students (you will receive an email with RSVP information).  We will serve light refreshments during the session.

Tax Reform:
Perspectives From Across the Nation

Please click here to view our exciting discussion on tax reform, which was hosted at the New York University School of Law and sponsored by The American Bar Foundation, EY, PwC, and Tax Analysts on June 14.

Our panelists include:

  • Ray Beeman, Co-Leader Washington Council, EY
  • Peter Merrill, Principal, PwC
  • Daniel Shaviro, Wayne Perry Professor of Taxation, NYU School of Law
  • Lee Sheppard, Contributing Editor, Tax Analysts’ Tax Notes

Moderated by:

  • Ajay K. Mehrotra, Executive Director & Research Professor, American Bar Foundation

Date: June 14, 2017
Time: 8:30-10:30 A.M.
Location: NYU School of Law- Lipton Hall in D’Agostino Hall
108 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012

 

8th Annual NYU Tax TV Night!: “Tax and Marriage in the Golden Age of Television”

 

8th Annual NYU Tax TV Night!

“Tax and Marriage in the Golden Age of Television”

Hosted by the NYU Graduate Tax Program

Thursday, April 13th, 6:30-8:30 PM

NYU School of Law

Room 204, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South

Next Thursday, April 13th – before (or after) you file your tax returns – please join us for the 8th Annual NYU Tax TV Night!  This year’s event is titled “Tax and Marriage in the Golden Age of Television.”  We will screen three sitcom episodes and one radio show where principal characters encounter tax issues as married couples. The episodes featured are from “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show” (1951), “The Marriage” (Radio Show, 1954), “The Honeymooners” (1956) and “Occasional Wife” (1966). Professor Lawrence Zelenak, the Pamela B. Gann Professor of Law at Duke Law School, will join us as a special guest speaker and will lead a discussion following the screening.  Refreshments, including popcorn, will be served.

GTP Lecture: “The Case Against Tax Coordination — Lessons from BEPS” (Wed, Apr 5, 12:45 PM )

On Wednesday, April 5 from 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM in Furman Hall Room 334, please join us for a presentation by Mindy Herzfeld, Professor of Tax Practice and Director of the LL.M. in International Tax program at the University of Florida, Frederic G. Levin College of Law.  The title of Professor Herzfeld’s presentation is “The Case Against Tax Coordination – Lessons from BEPS.”  Following Professor Herzfeld’s presentation, Professors Shaviro and Kane (NYU Law) will offer brief comments.

The following is a summary of the article:

In 2013 the OECD, at the behest of the G20, embarked upon an ambitious project of coordinating and harmonizing countries’ international tax rules under the guise of curtailing multinational companies’ cross-border tax planning, generally referred to as base erosion and profit shifting, or BEPS. The project was finalized with great fanfare in November 2015. But the proclamations of success masked real underlying differences between participant countries. I argue that countries’ self-interest largely precluded effective coordination, as a result of which the project’s recommendations merely paper over differences while doing nothing to solve the systemic problems it was seeking to address. For example, while a key stated goal of the project was to align the taxation of profits with value creation, there was no attempt made to define the location of value creation, nor to address the fact that this principle is fundamentally at odds with the arm’s length principle that serves as the backbone of transfer pricing rules.

In characterizing its efforts as a success, the BEPS project may have done more harm than good. New broadly worded anti-abuse rules lend themselves to multiple interpretations, and open the door to unprincipled and aggressive tax agents. But the coordination effort also suffers from more fundamental flaws. Because it seeks to reinforce the existing rules, it never questions whether those rules need updating to lead to a fairer allocation of taxing rights globally. Because coordination efforts necessarily impinge on countries’ sovereignty, they risk benefiting more powerful countries at the expense of smaller and weaker ones. To really address the issues that created the BEPS problem, what is needed is a more comprehensive approach to trying to solve the problems that cause multinational taxpayers to move income and profits to lower taxed jurisdictions, and research into the principles that should form the basis for a system of international taxation.

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About Our Speaker:  Mindy Herzfeld is Of Counsel with Ivins, Phillips & Barker’s Corporate and International Tax practice areas, and has recently been appointed Professor of Tax Practice and Director of the LL.M. in International Tax program at the University of Florida, Frederic G. Levin College of Law.  Since 2014, Mindy has been a Contributing Editor to Tax Notes International, a weekly magazine on tax developments published by Tax Analysts. In that capacity, she has written over 150 articles on international tax policy developments and cross-border transactions, and has also written extensively on U.S. tax reform efforts.  Prior to joining Tax Analysts, Mindy worked at the national tax office and the New York office of a Big 4 accounting firm, where she provided transactional advice to U.S. and foreign multinational corporations, private equity funds, venture capital funds and individuals on a broad range of U.S. and cross-border tax issues. She has advised on the structuring of acquisitions, joint ventures, and dispositions, including spin-offs and has led complex cross-border restructuring projects.  Ms. Herzfeld began her career at the New York office of a global law firm and has also worked as in-house tax counsel at a large automotive manufacturing company.

If you would like to attend this presentation, please RSVP here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4MgYtyx52iZlHAV .  Light refreshments will be served.

NYU International Tax Program Publishes Volume in Celebration of its 20th Year

The International Tax Program of New York University School of Law has celebrated its 20th year with a volume containing a description and brief history of the Program, reminiscences of NYU faculty associated with the Program, a number of texts of the Tillinghast Lectures that mark the intellectual kick-off of the ITP each year, and original articles by foreign professors who have taught in the Program.  The articles range over a wide variety of international tax topics.  There are photos of all twenty of the ITP classes, a list of the members of the ITP advisory board (the Practice Council), and reminiscences by ITP alumni.  The volume can be accessed here.

 

Global Tax Conference: Divergent Country Views of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

earthDivergent Country Views of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

NYU School of Law
Va
nderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
Friday, October 28th, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Please join us for a day-long conference titled Divergent Country Views of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. This program will examine multiple national perspectives on international base erosion, profit shifting, and recent anti-abuse efforts. It is part of a global tax conference series co-organized by the Graduate Tax Program of NYU School of Law, the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law at University of Amsterdam, the University of São Paulo, and the China International Tax Center of the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing (click here for information about prior events in this series).

To RSVP, please click here.

The full schedule of panels and speakers is below:

Morning Session (Vanderbilt Hall Room 210)

7:30-8:00 AM: Registration

8:00 AM: Welcome

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM: Panel 1: European Commission State Aid Cases
Dan Shaviro (NYU Law) (moderator)
Itai Grinberg (Georgetown Law Center)
Hein Vermeulen (University of Amsterdam)
Dennis Weber (University of Amsterdam)

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Coffee Break

10:00 – 11:30 AM: Panel 2: Predictive Value of BEPS Country-by-Country Reports
Joshua Blank (NYU Law) (moderator)
Steve Wrappe (KPMG)
David Ernick (PwC)
Reena Bhatt (Geller & Company)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

Afternoon Session (Vanderbilt Hall Room 204)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Panel 3: Less Developed Countries and Tax Treaties
Rick Reinhold (Willkie Farr & Gallagher) (moderator)
Steve Dean (Brooklyn Law School)
Lily Faulhaber (Georgetown Law Center)
Michael Lennard (UN – by video)

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Coffee Break

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Panel 4: US Compliance with the OECD BEPS Project
Mitchell Kane (NYU Law) (moderator)
Stephen Shay (Harvard Law School)
Dennis Weber (University of Amsterdam
Gustavo Vettori (Fundação Getúlio Vargas)
• Carlo Garbarino (Bocconi)

4:30 PM: Concluding Remarks

Tax Research Workshop (9/2/16)

TAX RESEARCH WORKSHOP (Friday, September 2, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Furman Hall Room 216)

At this workshop, Professor Blank will provide an overview of helpful tax research strategies and techniques that you can use as students at NYU and during your careers as practicing tax lawyers. He will also provide general advice regarding class and exam preparation. Full-time Tax LL.M. students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Video available here (NYU NetID & password required).

A New Deal for Old Age: Book Discussion with Anne Alstott (April 20th, 12:30 PM)

A New Deal for Old Age:

Toward a Progressive Retirement

A Book Discussion with Anne Alstott

 

NYU School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall, Room 216

40 Washington Square South

Wednesday, April 20, 12:30 – 1:50 PM

Please join us for a presentation by Anne Alstott, the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation at Yale Law School, of her recently published book, A New Deal for Old Age: Toward a Progressive Retirement (Harvard University Press, 2016).  An expert in taxation and social policy, Alstott was named a professor at Yale Law School in 1997 and originally named the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation in 2004. She served as deputy dean in 2002 and 2004 and has won the Yale Law Women teaching award three times. From 2008 to 2011, she was the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Prior to coming to Yale, she taught at Columbia Law and before that, served as an attorney-advisor in the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Legislative Counsel. Her books include: No Exit: What Parents Owe Children and What Society Owes Parents (Oxford University Press, 2004) and The Stakeholder Society (with Bruce Ackerman, Yale University Press, 1999).

The following is a brief description of the book: “As America’s haves and have-nots drift further apart, rising inequality has undermined one of the nation’s proudest social achievements: the Social Security retirement system. Unprecedented changes in longevity, marriage, and the workplace have made the experience of old age increasingly unequal. For educated Americans, the traditional retirement age of 65 now represents late middle age. These lucky ones typically do not face serious impediments to employment or health until their mid-70s or even later. By contrast, many poorly educated earners confront obstacles of early disability, limited job opportunities, and unemployment before they reach age 65.  America’s system for managing retirement is badly out of step with these realities. Enacted in the 1930s, Social Security reflects a time when most workers were men who held steady jobs until retirement at 65 and remained married for life. The program promised a dignified old age for rich and poor alike, but today that egalitarian promise is failing. Anne L. Alstott makes the case for a progressive program that would permit all Americans to retire between 62 and 76 but would provide more generous early retirement benefits for workers with low wages or physically demanding jobs. She also proposes a more equitable version of the outdated spousal benefit and a new phased retirement option to permit workers to transition out of the workforce gradually.  A New Deal for Old Age offers a pragmatic and principled agenda for renewing America’s most successful and popular social welfare program.”  For more information about the book (including how to order a copy), please click here.

This event will feature a presentation by Professor Alstott, and commentary by Professor Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research.  Professor Lily Batchelder, NYU School of Law, will moderate the discussion.

To RSVP, please click here or paste the following in your browser https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e3QKpQMcxt5acvz .  We hope you will join us for what promises to be a fascinating and engaging discussion.

 

7th Annual NYU Tax Movie Night! (Mon., Apr. 11, 6:30 PM)

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NYU Law Tax Anniversary Celebration (March 24, 2016)

This academic year at NYU Law marks the 70th Anniversary of the Graduate Tax Program and the 20th Anniversary of the International Tax Program.  On Thursday, March 24, 2016, we will host a celebration with alumni, faculty, and current students to commemorate these two significant milestones.    

The formal anniversary program will take place at 5:30 p.m. on March 24 in Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall, located at 40 Washington Square South, and will be followed by a reception at approximately 7:00 p.m. 

The speakers at the formal program are:

  • Dean Trevor Morrison
  • M. Carr Ferguson, LLM ‘60
  • Victor Zonana ’64, LLM ‘66
  • John Samuels, LLM ‘75
  • Carlyn McCaffrey ’67, LLM ‘74
  • Noel Cunningham, LLM ‘75
  • Deborah Schenk, LLM ‘76
  • David Rosenbloom
  • Joshua Blank, LLM ‘07

About the Graduate Tax Program:

Founded in 1945, Dean Arthur Vanderbilt saw an opportunity to stake a claim to tax as an emerging field of law. Until the 1940s, tax had been regarded as solely the work of accountants. Vanderbilt envisioned the nation’s first program devoted to the teaching of tax law and policy, and in the process of launching it he helped to elevate NYU School of Law from a small, regional, commuter law school to the top-10 US law school it is today. For 70 years since its founding, the Graduate Tax Program has been the world’s premier platform for launching tax law careers in the nation’s top law firms, accounting firms, multinational corporations, the US government and legal academia.

About the International Tax Program:

Founded in 1996, the International Tax Program is an important component of NYU School of Law’s commitment to legal education for a global economy. The program welcomes approximately 25 students with non-US law degrees each year, many of whom come to their studies at the Law School after gaining experience in government or private practice. NYU School of Law offers the largest and most varied selection of international tax courses available at any US law school, and the program requires advanced courses in US international taxation, tax treaties, international tax policy, tax planning for cross-broader transactions and comparative international tax policy.

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To RSVP, please click here.  We hope you can join us for the celebration!

Using the Administrative Procedure Act to Challenge IRS Guidance

 

Please join the NYU Graduate Tax Program for a discussion titled “Using the Administrative Procedure Act to Challenge IRS Guidance: Why Today’s Tax Lawyers Must Also Be Administrative Law Experts” on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM in Vanderbilt Hall Room 216 (40 Washington Square South).  This program will highlight administrative law issues that are highly relevant for current and future tax lawyers.

Speakers:

  • Donald Korb, Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and Former IRS Chief Counsel
  • Professor Kristin Hickman, University of Minnesota Law School
  • James R. Gadwood, Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Moderator:

  • Professor Joshua Blank, NYU School of Law

To view video of this event, please click here.  

NYU Graduate Tax Program Fall 2015 Events — Save the Dates!

The NYU Graduate Tax Program invites all NYU JD and Tax LLM students to join us for any or all of the following fall semester events:

    • STATE & LOCAL TAX CAREERS FORUM (Wed, Sept. 16th, 6-7:30 PM, VH 216). This program will address career opportunities for JD and LLM students interested in pursuing practice in the state & local taxation area.  Scheduled panelists include Helen Hecht (Multistate Tax Commission), Holly Hyans (Morrison & Foerster) and Jeff Saviano (E&Y LLP).  The program will be moderated by Professor Richard Pomp.  RSVP:  https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_08IlJZEv9hcxeIt

     

    • TAX CAREERS IN GOVERNMENT (Tues, Sept 22nd, 10:55-11:55 AM, VH 208). This program will feature a roundtable discussion regarding tax careers in government and public service with Professor Lily Batchelder, who has just returned to the Law School after five years of government service.   Professor Batchelder served from 2010 to 2014 as the majority chief tax counsel for the US Senate Finance Committee. In 2014, she joined the White House as deputy director of the National Economic Council and deputy assistant to the President.  RSVP:  https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dgxPv7mFTVQOAwR

     

     

    • WHY BEPS? (Wed, Sept 30, 6:00-9:00 PM, VH 210 & Faculty Library; Sponsored by International Fiscal Association, USA Branch – NY Region). As you may know from recent headlines, the OECD is pursuing a multi-step action plan for combating base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) by multinational corporations. This program will provide an overview of the events that have caused the OECD to pursue the BEPS project.  Panelists include Professor Willard Taylor, Professor David Rosenbloom, Manal Corwin (KPMG) and Patrick Brown.  Following the panel discussion, the International Fiscal Association (IFA) will host a reception for NY-area tax practitioners and our students.  RSVP:  https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0udBSmy17VqLpnn

     

    • OIL & GAS TAX PRACTICE (Mon, Oct 12th, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, VH 202) Please join us for a special lunch with tax attorneys from ExxonMobil.  Professor Denney Wright, who is Senior Tax Counsel, Global Training and Development at ExxonMobil, and who is teaching Oil & Gas Taxation at the Law School, will visit us from Houston.  Several of Professor Wright’s colleagues will join him.  During the lunch we hope to cover three topics: (1) the duties and needs of the in-house tax department of a major corporation, (2) special features of oil & gas tax practice and (3) careers in tax at ExxonMobil.  RSVP:  https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9LZDOyueTmu41LL

     

    • 20TH ANNUAL TILLINGHAST LECTURE: PASCAL SAINT-AMANS (Tues, Oct 13th, 6:00 PM, Greenberg Lounge). We are thrilled that Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, will join us to deliver this year’s Tillinghast Lecture on Intellectual Taxation.  The lecture is titled: “BEPS and Automatic Exchange of Information: Towards a New Architecture for International Tax Cooperation?”  Given the high interest in this topic, we expect a large turnout of practitioners from the NY region.  A brief reception will follow the lecture.  RSVP:  http://nyulaw.imodules.com/Tillinghast

     

    • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEY-CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS RECEPTION (Thurs, Oct 22nd, 6:30-8:30 PM, Faculty Library). Please join us for a reception hosted by the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (AAA-CPA).  Many members of the group are tax alumni and they are very interested in meeting our current students and faculty.  RSVP: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0k5KUCNzgpS4b6l

     

    • GRADUATE TAX PROGRAM COOKIES, COCOA AND COFFEE (Tues, November 24, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Faculty Club, D’Agostino Hall). As we near the Thanksgiving break and the end of the fall semester, please join us for cookies, coffee and hot cocoa for tax students and tax faculty.  The event will be informal (no panels or presentations) and please feel free to attend for as much or as little time as is convenient for your schedule.  RSVP: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1TjC6LtalcgoCnH

Tax LLM Orientation Events — Week of August 24

During the week of August 24th, we will welcome all incoming Tax LL.M. students at the following tax orientation events:

  • Tax Specialization Meeting (Monday, August 24th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Greenberg Lounge, 1st Floor of Vanderbilt Hall). This session will address degree requirements, course selection and the tax job market, among other topics.  This session is mandatory for all full-time Tax LL.M. students.
  • Tax Welcome Reception (Monday, August 24th, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Greenberg Lounge, 1st Floor of Vanderbilt Hall). Shortly after the tax specialization meeting, we will welcome you with a wine and cheese reception.  This will also be a great opportunity for you to meet your classmates.  This event is open to all Tax LL.M. students.
  • Tax Alumni Advising Breakfast (Tuesday, August 25th, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Lipton Hall and the Faculty Club, D’Agostino Hall, 110 West 3rd Street). Recent alumni of the Graduate Tax Program will join us for a light breakfast to answer your questions and offer advice.  The atmosphere will be casual, so feel free to stay for all or part of the event.  This event is open to all Tax LL.M. students.
  • Tax Faculty Lunch (Tuesday, August 25th, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, Greenberg Lounge, 1st Floor of Vanderbilt Hall). At this lunch, you will have a chance to meet with the tax faculty.  This event is open to full-time Tax LL.M. students only.  During the academic year, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor.  Many of our faculty advisors will be at the lunch.
  • Tax Research Workshop (Friday, August 28nd, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Furman Hall Room 216). At this workshop, Professor Joshua Blank will provide an overview of helpful tax research tools that you can use as students at NYU and during your careers as practicing tax lawyers.  He will also provide general advice regarding class and exam preparation.  This event is open to all Tax LL.M. students.  Full-time Tax LL.M. students are strongly encouraged to attend.

NYU/ACTL Joint Tax Conference: Cross Border investments and other current tax issues for hedge funds, other partnerships, REITs and RICs — Thurs, April 30th

NYU School of Law/Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (ACTL) Joint Conference:

Cross Border investments and other current tax issues for hedge funds, other partnerships, REITs and RICs

Thursday, April 30th

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NYU School of Law — Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall, 110 West Third Street

Please join us for a half-day conference on cross border investments and other current tax issues for hedge funds, other partnerships, REITs and RICs.  This conference is a co-operation between the Graduate Tax Program of New York University School of Law and the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law (ACTL) of the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam.  The schedule for the program is below.

To RSVP, please click here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9NzlSxEwXst2Hn7 .

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Thursday, April 30th

8:30-9:00 a.m.: Registration

9:00-9:15 a.m.: Opening: Professors Joshua Blank (NYU) and Dennis Weber (ACTL)

9:15-11:00 a.m.: Panel 1: Cross-border investments by and in hedge funds, other partnerships, RICs and CIVs

  • Victor Zonana (Adjunct Professor of Law NYU)
  • David Miller (Cadwalder/Adjunct Professor of Law NYU)
  • Eric Sloan (Principal Deloitte Tax LLP/Adjunct Professor Georgetown Law)
  • Elena Virgadamo (United States Treasury Department)

11:00-11:15 a.m.:  Break

11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Panel 2: Cross border investments in and by REITs and other REIT issues

  • Willard Taylor (Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP/Adjunct Professor, NYU)
  • Ray Beeman (Principal, Ernst & Young/Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law)
  • John Steines (Professor of Law, NYU)
  • Lauralee Coady (Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation)
  • Hein Vermeulen (Professor, Faculty of Law University of Amsterdam/Tax Advisor, PwC)

6th Annual NYU Tax Movie Night: “Tax and Marriage” — April 15, 6:30 PM

 

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6th Annual NYU Tax Movie Night!
“Tax and Marriage”
Hosted by the NYU Graduate Tax Program

Wednesday, April 15th, 6:30-9:00 PM
NYU School of Law
Room 204, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South

On Wednesday, April 15thafter you file your tax returns – please join us for the 6th Annual NYU Tax Movie Night! This year’s event is titled “Tax and Marriage.” We will screen four classic television episodes, where principal characters encounter tax issues as married couples. The episodes featured are from “The Bob Newhart Show” (1977), “The Wonder Years” (1989), “Roseanne” (1990) and “The Simpsons” (1998). Professor Lawrence Zelenak, the Pamela B. Gann Professor of Law at Duke Law School, will join us as a special guest speaker and will lead a discussion following the screening. Refreshments, including popcorn, will be served.

We should have plenty of space, but we would like to get a sense of how much food to order. To RSVP, please click here or paste the following in your browser: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_02E9IEq1OxjOxlH  .  We hope to see you there!

The Shelf Project: Professor Calvin Johnson (Mon, March 30, 2:00 PM, VH 202)

Cal Johnson

Professor Calvin Johnson

Please join us on Monday, March 30 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM in Vanderbilt Hall Room 202 for a presentation by Professor Calvin Johnson of the University of Texas School of Law titled The Shelf Project:  79 Ways to Raise Revenue by Making the Tax System Fair and More Efficient.  This Shelf Project consists of proposals to help Congress when it attempts to raise revenue in the coming years.  The full inventory of shelf projects can be accessed here.

Fourth Annual NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Symposium: Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century

PikettyOn Friday, October 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at NYU School of Law, the Fourth Annual NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Symposium will address Thomas Piketty’s groundbreaking and best-selling book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. The day-long event will consist of five panels featuring leading scholars who will analyze the book from economic, legal, historical, political science and philosophical perspectives. Thomas Piketty will participate in the discussion and deliver responses to each of the papers presented.

Confirmed panels and paper presentations are:

Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia University; moderated by David Kamin, NYU School of Law
Joseph Bankman, Stanford Law School, and Daniel Shaviro, NYU School of Law; moderated by Eric Zolt, UCLA School of Law
Gregory Clark, UC-Davis; moderated by Joshua Blank, NYU School of Law
Suzanne Mettler, Cornell; moderated by Jason Oh, UCLA School of Law
Liam Murphy, NYU School of Law; moderated by Kirk Stark, UCLA School of Law

All papers will be published in the Tax Law Review in 2015.

Due to the anticipated high interest in this event, participation will be limited to NYU Law and UCLA School of Law faculty, students and invited guests. An invitation and registration information will be e-mailed shortly.

The NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Symposium hosted by NYU School of Law and UCLA School of Law is a joint annual conference focusing on tax policy issues from both a legal and economic perspective. It provides a forum in which leading scholars, policymakers, and practitioners can analyze complex tax policy questions and options for reform, and brings together members of both NYU Law’s tax law faculty and UCLA Law’s business law and policy program. It builds on tax policy symposia that have historically been hosted by the Tax Law Review, the premier law school journal for tax policy scholarship, and the UCLA Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance, started in 2004. Financial support for this conference is provided by NYU School of Law and the Lowell Milken Institute of Business Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law.

Address by Jason Furman: Business Tax Reform and Economic Growth (Sept 22, 6:30 PM)

Jason Furman

Please join us on Monday, September 22nd from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM in Vanderbilt Hall Room 220 for an address by Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers at the White House, titled Business Tax Reform and Economic Growth.

Prior to his current role, Jason Furman served as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and the Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council.  From 2007 to 2008, Furman was a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and Director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute.  Previously, he served as a Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers, a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the National Economic Council under President Clinton and Senior Adviser to the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank.  Furman was the Economic Policy Director for Obama for America.

Following the address, we will also save time for a question-and-answer session.  Professor David Kamin, NYU School of Law, will moderate the discussion.

To RSVP, please click here or paste the following in your browser: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0wxj2Yl4cNyixSZ .

We hope that you will join us for what promises to be an illuminating discussion.  Light refreshments will be served.

Tax Reform 2017: Incremental or Fundamental? A Public Lecture by Martin Sullivan, Tax Analysts – April 28th from 6:00-7:30PM

Martin Sullivan

Martin Sullivan

Please join us on Monday, April 28th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM for a public lecture by Martin Sullivan, titled “Tax Reform 2017: Incremental or Fundamental?”  The event will take place in Vanderbilt Hall Room 204, 40 Washington Square South.

Martin Sullivan is the chief economist of Tax Analysts (publisher of Tax Notes) and is a leading expert on federal tax reform. He is a contributing editor for Tax Analysts’ daily and weekly publications.  Sullivan has written over 500 economic analyses for Tax Analysts and is the author of two books on tax reform, including the recent Corporate Tax Reform: Taxing Profits in the 21st Century.  He is also a regular contributor to Tax Analysts’ blog and Forbes.com.  He has testified before Congress on numerous occasions.  Previously, Sullivan taught economics at Rutgers University and served as a staff economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and later at the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.  Sullivan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and received a PhD in economics from Northwestern University.

To RSVP for this event, please click here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0Upqga8MzK407fT .  Light refreshments will be served.

We hope you will join us for this timely discussion of prospects for tax reform in the United States.

James S. Eustice Memorial Fun Run (Thurs., May 8th, 7:15 AM) – TIME CHANGE

Eustice Marathon

Professor James S. Eustice,
NYC Marathon, 1979

Unfortunately, as a result of expected inclement weather, this event will be POSTPONED until Thursday, May 8th at 7:15 AM. We hope you can join us on the new date (when the weather will hopefully be more cooperative). Details are below.

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On Thursday, May 8th from 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM, the Graduate Tax Program will host its first James S. Eustice Memorial Fun Run in Hudson River Park.

Professor James S. Eustice was a legendary tax scholar and lawyer, who served on the faculty of NYU School of Law for several decades, most recently as the Gerald L. Wallace Professor of Taxation Emeritus.  Professor Eustice passed away in 2011.  Professor Eustice’s treatise, Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders, co-authored with Professor Boris Bittker of Yale Law School, has long been viewed as the authoritative work on the subject, and has been widely cited by the Supreme Court and used by tax academics and practitioners regularly.  In addition, Professor Eustice was an avid runner and he participated in dozens of marathons.

In honor of the arrival of spring and Professor Eustice, we hope you will join us for a fun, 3-mile run along the Hudson River.  The event will be very casual – so please join us whether you run, jog or speedwalk.  Members of the tax faculty, including Professors Kamin, Steines, Speck and Blank will participate.  Here are the key details:

WHAT: James S. Eustice Memorial Fun Run

WHEN:  **NEW DATE** Thursday, May 8th, 7:15 AM – 8:30 AM

WHERE: Please gather along the Hudson River at West 12th Street and West Street.  Shortly after 7:15 AM, we will run from this point downtown to Stuyvesant High School and then we will return back uptown to West 12th Street.  The total distance is approximately 3 miles.  After the run, we will have bagels and light refreshments.

RSVP: Please click here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8iBEB6mdDQDyuzz .

RAIN POSSIBILITY: Please check your e-mail during the evening of Wednesday, April 30th.  If heavy rain is anticipated, we may postpone the event.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Hannah Olson at hannah.r.olson@nyu.edu .  We hope you can join us!

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