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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

10th Annual UNC Tax Doctoral Seminar

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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

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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

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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

News
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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