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2019’s Best States to Retire

January 14, 2019

Taxes are an important consideration for so many decisions individuals make and should not be overlooked when deciding where to retire says UNC Tax Center's Courtney Edwards. Determining the tax burden associated with living in a particulate state, however, is not an easy task. More

UNC Tax Center’s Courtney Edwards Breaks Down Trump Tax Code

January 02, 2019

Courtney Edwards, associate director of the Kenan Institute's affiliate UNC Tax Center, was recently featured in a Charlotte Parent Magazine article about the effects of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on families. Edwards says the legislation will include fewer exemptions, higher deductions, a child tax credit increase and changes to 529 plans. More

2018 Year-End Tax Planning

December 21, 2018

In the following webinar, two of Kenan-Flagler's - and the nation's - leading tax experts, Dean Doug Shackelford (Founder of the UNC Tax Center and Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation) and Dr. Ed Maydew (Director of the UNC Tax Center and David E. Hoffman Distinguished Professor of Accounting) walk through the impact and implications of 2018 tax reform. Use the passcode KFBSTAX (must be accessed on desktop/laptop). More

UNC Tax Center Co-hosts D.C. Conference on Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Blog Post
June 14, 2018

On June 6, 2018, representatives from academia, the private sector and government convened at the Urban Institute in Washington D.C. to examine the effect of the recently enacted federal tax reform on financial reporting and investment incentives. The UNC Tax Center, an affiliated of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, co-hosted the event with the D.C.-based Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution. More

Gauging the Effects of North Carolina Tax Reform

Blog Post
May 25, 2018

On May 14, 2018, roughly 75 people gathered at the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill for the 2018 North Carolina Tax Reform Summit. The event was hosted by the UNC Tax Center, an affiliated center of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. More

Edwards Speaks to Young Professionals

May 24, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, members of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network learned how recent global and domestic market fluctuations and federal tax reform will affect their bottom line. More

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