Tax Center News & Media

Associate Director Courtney Knoll discusses her perspective on retirement account conversion during down markets

April 15, 2020

Associate Director Courtney Knoll is quoted in a recent Fortune article discussing the advantages to converting to a Roth IRA during a down market. More

Everything you need to know about the new 401(k) no-penalty withdrawals in the CARES Act

April 09, 2020

UNC Tax Center Associate Director Courtney Knoll is quoted in a recent Fortune article discussing how the recently enacted CARES Act affects options for accessing money inside of retirement accounts. More

Do Your Taxes Like Nobody’s Watching–Because Honestly, They Probably Aren’t

March 31, 2020

Professor Jeff Hoopes talks with Tax Maven podcast host and NYU Law Professor Steven Dean about the different incentives private and public companies have to tax plan. Counter to conventional wisdom, Hoopes research finds that public firms are doing more tax planning than private firms. More

Can I Ever Retire?: The Effects of COVID-19 on Financial Security

March 25, 2020

The COVID-19 financial downturn will have short- and long-term effects on personal and consumer finance, as explored by a panel of Kenan Institute-convened experts during a press briefing held yesterday. The full recording of this briefing—along with a deeper-dive analysis on the specific implications of the downturn on personal retirement income by Kenan Institute Executive Director Greg Brown, is available in this week’s Kenan Insight. More

What role do taxes play in Retirement? Dr. Courtney Edwards adds her Perspective to this Discussion

January 17, 2020

Planning for retirement often comes down to analyzing how much money you need to live comfortably. Taxes are a hot topic in the discussion of retirement planning. Dr. Courtney Edwards expands this discussion on retirement to consider quality of life and less financially focused subjects. More

Hoopes Weighs in On Trump Tax Records

October 07, 2019

Kenan-Flagler Business School professor and UNC Tax Center Research Director Jeff Hoopes comments on the intricacies of interpreting the president’s tax records if the push to release them ever comes to shove. Hoopes was quoted in this NPR article, which has been posted by more than 50 media outlets so far. More

Leadership Council Member Louis Reed Featured in Journal of Accountancy

October 06, 2019

UNC Tax Center Leadership Council member and Kenan-Flagler Business School Master of Accounting program alum Louis Reed is featured in the October edition of Journal of Accountancy. In this article, she discusses how the company she founded, Afloat, creates a blockchain-based marketplace for transferring state tax credits. More

Andrew Belnap receives Edmund Outslay Outstanding Discussant Award

October 03, 2019

Andrew Belnap received the Edmund Outslay Outstanding Discussant Award for his discussion at the Doctoral Consortium of the University of Illinois Symposium on Tax Research. The award honors the late Ed Outslay, who was a dear colleague and mentor to many in the tax research community. More

Ed Maydew Keynote Speaker at 9TH EIASM Conference

July 18, 2019

Ed Maydew, director of the UNC Tax Center and David E. Hoffman Distinguished Professor of Accounting, was a keynote speaker at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management’s annual conference on taxation in Barcelona, Spain, July 8-9. More

Institute Insights: How to Nip and Tuck Costs

Blog Post
July 09, 2019

Can simply upgrading a hospital’s accounting systems cut costs? By examining a healthcare IT database that spans 24 years, UNC Kenan-Flagler researchers Eva Labro and Lorien Stice-Lawrence found that upgrading systems can significantly reduce hospital expenditures. More