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Institute Insights: Taxing Book Income Will Distort Book Income

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April 22, 2019

UNC Tax Center Research Scholar Jeff Hoopes shares his take on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's recently proposed tax on financial accounting income. More

UNC Tax Center’s Jeff Hoopes Featured in NBC News Story

April 11, 2019

Jeff Hoopes, a research scholar with the Kenan Institute-affiliated UNC Tax Center and an assistant professor of accounting at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, provided insight on company tax breaks under President Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to NBC News. More

Institute Insights: Tax Reform and Me

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April 10, 2019

In honor of tax season, UNC Tax Center Associate Director Courtney Edwards shares how the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affected her personal tax liability as an example of some of the ways in which reform may have altered your returns as well. More

U.S. Tax Reform Hits Foreign Firms Unevenly, Shifts Competitive Landscape

April 09, 2019

The passage of U.S. tax reform legislation in 2017 had an effect not only on companies based in the U.S., but on foreign firms as well, with Chinese companies seeing the biggest negative impact and companies in South America generally benefiting, according to a new study that looks at daily stock market returns around key dates leading up to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). More

22nd Annual UNC Tax Symposium

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April 05, 2019

On March 29, researchers from across the country, as well as Spain, Germany and Canada, gathered in Chapel Hill for the 22nd annual UNC Tax Symposium. This event, hosted by the UNC Tax Center, provides a forum each year for researchers from accounting, finance, economics and other related fields to discuss their latest work. More

Get to Know UNC Tax Center Visiting Scholar Marcel Olbert

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March 26, 2019

Marcel Olbert is a research assistant and fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Mannheim Business School in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. His primary research interest concerns empirical research in accounting, with a focus on international company taxation and decision-making within business groups. More

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

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

Tax Reform Made Me Do It!

March 08, 2019

The enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on Dec. 22, 2017 dropped the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, creating the prospect of substantially improved cash flows for many U.S. companies.  While the effects of this tax cut are still working their way through the economy, it’s not too early to ask an important question: where did (or will) the money go? 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