Tax Center News & Media

The Big Price Tag to Build Back Better

October 14, 2021

The Biden administration has proposed several multi-trillion dollar initiatives to invest more federal dollars in infrastructure, education, healthcare and more. However, these big-ticket items come at a significant cost, which President Biden hopes to cover through tax reforms. As dizzying negotiations and politicking continue in Washington, Kenan Institute Senior Fellow Mary Moore Hamrick and UNC Tax Center Research Director Jeff Hoopes unpack the proposed tax changes and their potential impacts on businesses and households in this week’s Kenan Insight. More

New UNC tax professor excited to come home

September 22, 2021

During the seven years John Gallemore taught at the University of Chicago, he worked with some Nobel Prize winners and guessed which colleagues were most likely to win the prize down the road. But his love for his home state prompted him to accept an offer to return to UNC Chapel Hill this fall as an associate professor of accounting. More

Executive Director Profiled by The Well

August 30, 2021

Courtney Knoll, the UNC Tax Center's Executive Director, was recently featured by UNC-Chapel Hill's The Well for her passion in bringing tax education to students. More

Jeff Hoopes Featured in News & Observer Article on North Carolina’s $6.5 Billion Surplus

August 15, 2021

UNC Tax Center Research Director Jeff Hoopes spoke to the News & Observer's Ned Barnett about the budget surplus and how potential tax cuts could impact the state's economy. More

Hoopes Quoted in Washington Post Article on Infrastructure Bill

July 21, 2021

Research Director Jeff Hoopes weighed in on the bi-partisan infrastructure bill and big corporations' plans to benefit. More

Hoopes Weighs In on the Wealth Tax Concept in Forbes Advisor Article

July 20, 2021

Jeff Hoopes, UNC Tax Center Research Director and Kenan-Flagler Business School Professor, offered insights on the idea of a wealth tax in a recent Forbes Advisor piece. More

Jeff Hoopes to Deliver Keynote Address at 11th EIASM Conference On Current Research In Taxation

July 12, 2021

At the July 12-13, 2021 virtual European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management Conference, UNC Tax Center Research Director Jeff Hoopes will present the keynote address. More

Hoopes Speaks on North Carolina’s Corporate Tax Rate

June 03, 2021

UNC Tax Center Research Director Jeff Hoopes spoke to WCNC's Meghan Bragg about North Carolina's corporate tax rate, which is the lowest in the country. More

Hoopes Weighs In on Warren’s Real Corporate Profits Tax

April 28, 2021

UNC Tax Center Research Director Jeff Hoopes testified at Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s finance subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, April 27. Hoopes called Warren’s proposal for a 7% tax on book income a "Band-aid solution that creates more problems than it solves." More

Can the Internal Revenue Service Administer a Complicated Tax System on Its Budget?

April 07, 2021

The fifth annual Donald C. Lubick Symposium was held on Wednesday April 7. Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court, Maurice Foley, spoke on the challenges of implementing our country’s complicated tax code. He was followed by a panel of experts, including our Research Director Jeff Hoopes, who discussed improving businesses’ tax compliance, how large companies respond to changes in compliance and how IRS budget cuts have impacted corporate tax collections. Opening remarks and keynote discussions included Tracy Gordon, Interim Vice President of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, and Eric Toder, Institute Fellow or the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. The discussion panel included Jeff Hoopes, Sharon Katz-Pearlman of KPMG, Douglas O’Donnell of the IRS, Erin Towery of the University of Georgia, and Janel Holtzblatt of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. More