Tax Center News & Media

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

The Devil is in the Details: Practitioners and academic researchers discuss businesses’ responses to TCJA

Blog Post
June 28, 2019

On June 6, the UNC Tax Center and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (TPC) hosted a joint conference, “Effects of Corporate and Business Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (TCJA). More

Institute Insights: Increased Use of Predictive Analytics Is Re-Shaping the Factory Floor; Headquarters Relationships with Managers and Employees Shift

Blog Post
May 07, 2019

Plants become more efficient, decision-making is centralized, but access to real-time data may “Uberize” workforce according to new research from UNC Tax Center Research Scholar Eva Labro and her colleagues. More

Institute Insights: Taxing Book Income Will Distort Book Income

Blog Post
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