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10th Annual UNC Tax Doctoral Seminar

January 11, 2018

Leading PhD programs sent their students to UNC Kenan-Flagler to attend the 10th annual UNC Tax Doctoral Seminar January 3-6, 2018. More

GOP Tax Plan Lets Corporations Off The Hook, Holds Big Impact For Grad Students

December 01, 2017

Courtney Edwards, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler School of Business, talks about how the plan goes above and beyond past tax plans. Host Frank Stasio is also joined by UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral candidate Fabio Urbina to discuss how the plan ... More

2017 UNC Tax Symposium Proceedings Released

August 11, 2017

This April, the UNC Tax Center once again welcomed guests from across the country and around the world to Chapel Hill for our 20th Annual UNC Tax Symposium. The event was a great success, with participants ranging from academic researchers in accounting, finance, law and economics to policymakers and practitioners with an interest in evidence-based tax research. This year, the Tax Center is commemorating this milestone event with our first ever proceedings issue. More

Welcome Jeff Hoopes

September 16, 2016

With the start of a new academic year, UNC Kenan-Flagler celebrates top global rankings of its research productivity and welcomes eight talented professors who have joined the School. More

Ed Maydew: A Fresh Perspective On Taxes

May 04, 2016

Taxes matter. That mantra drives Edward Maydew to bring clarity to the world of taxes as a teacher and researcher. “Taxes provide the revenue to fund public services, but they can also have powerful effects on behavior – sometimes intended effects and sometimes unintended,” says Maydew, the David E. Hoffman Distinguished Professor of Accounting. More

The Curious Case Of Declining Tax Rates

February 22, 2016

You might think corporate taxes are too high, too low or just about right. Whatever you think, you might be surprised to learn that effective tax rates for U.S. companies have declined over the last quarter century, even as the statutory rate held steady. More

Future Tax Scholars Learn From Top Researchers

January 08, 2016

Leading PhD programs sent their students to UNC Kenan-Flagler to attend the seventh annual UNC Tax Doctoral Seminar Jan. 4-7, 2016. “Future stars in the accounting field come to Chapel Hill to learn from the best tax researchers in the world for a week,” said Doug Shackelford, the Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation and dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler. “Through our partnership with KPMG LLP and the firm’s generous support, we contribute to the study of taxes for the near- and long-term.” More

Sending Money On an Overseas Round trip to Avoid Taxes

April 15, 2015

Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — sending money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues. More

New Research Shows Multinational Corporations Have No Tax Advantage Over Domestics

December 16, 2014

While the media has been feasting on Lux Leaks and other stories of “multinational tax dodging”, academic accountants have determined that U.S. multinational corporations (MNCs) have no particular tax advantage over U.S. domestic firms. More

Prof’s Passion For Teaching Tax Is Contagious

October 02, 2014

For tax professor Courtney Edwards (PhD ’05), it’s always been all about the students. First, it was the students she mentored as a teaching assistant while she was getting her master’s degree in accounting at the University of Virginia. Later, when she was working for Arthur Andersen LLP in Atlanta, it was the new staff members she trained, taking time from her proscribed duties. More