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Jeff Hoopes Presents Research at Meeting of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisors

March 19, 2019

Tax Center Research Scholar Jeff Hoopes cited research results from his co-authored working paper "Tax Reform Made Me Do It!" More

UNC Tax Center’s Jeff Hoopes Featured in Triangle Business Journal Article on the Impact of Tax Reform on N.C. Companies

March 05, 2019

Jeff Hoopes, research scholar with the institute-affiliated UNC Tax Center, is quoted in a recent Triangle Business Journal cover story on the effects of tax reform on North Carolina public companies. Hoopes draws on his most recent tax reform research to explore how companies are faring under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. More

Michele Mullaney and Andrew Belnap Present at the 2019 American Taxation Association

February 28, 2019

Michele Mullaney and Andrew Belnap both presented research papers at the 2019 American Taxation Association’s (ATA) Mid-Year meeting, held this year in Washington DC. Michele and Andrew are both fourth year PhD students with research focused on corporate taxation. More

Did tax law produce virtually no new business investment, as Joe Biden said?

February 04, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden — a possible 2020 presidential contender — criticized the Republican tax law signed by President Donald Trump. Biden suggested that the law did not have a big enough impact on the economy to justify its costs, which include a reduction in federal revenues by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. More

Federal Tax Cuts Boosted Investment More Than Wages

January 28, 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 22, 2017, made a number of changes, including cutting the corporate income tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent and altering how foreign profits are taxed. More

2019 Doctoral Consortium

January 21, 2019

The 2019 Doctoral Consortium, hosted at the Rizzo Conference Center, brought together students of all backgrounds to learn about current tax research and tax research fundamentals. The Consortium, designed for students from doctoral programs without a PhD tax seminar, featured classes led by Ed Maydew, Doug Shackelford, and other top professors from Duke and UNC. More

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

Can House Democrats Release Donald Trump’s Tax Returns?

January 02, 2019

As Democrats edge closer to taking control of the U.S. House, many of the party’s supporters are wondering what, if anything, the new House majority can do to obtain and make public President Donald Trump’s tax returns. 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