Tax Center News & Media

Cryptocurrency Investor Losses Are Turned into IRS Gains

December 07, 2022

Ed Maydew recently presented his working research paper at the 2022 Journal of Accounting and Economics Conference held at UNC on October 13-15, 2022. More

Designating Accounting as STEM

October 28, 2022

Courtney Knoll, Ph.D., CPA, Executive Director, UNC Tax Center and Associate Dean of the UNC Master of Accounting Program; Kelli Knoble, CPA, UNC Tax Center Leadership Council member; and Scott Showalter, CPA spoke at a meeting of the House Select Committee on Advancing Women in STEM. More

A Few Companies Could Bear Brunt of New Minimum Tax

September 26, 2022

Research by the UNC Tax Center shows just six publicly traded U.S. companies, including Amazon and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., would have paid half the estimated $32 billion in revenue generated by a 15% corporate minimum tax signed into law last month. More

Hoopes To Visit Oxford Centre for Business Taxation

June 28, 2022

Following in the tradition of many UNC tax scholars before him including Jennifer Blouin, Michelle Hanlon, Scott Dyreng and UNC Tax Center Founder Doug Shackelford, Jeff Hoopes will visit the Oxford Centre for Business Taxation (CBT) as an academic visitor for three weeks this summer. More

Ed Maydew Speaks About Tax Fundamentals for VC Investors in the BTEI Program

December 20, 2021

UNC Tax Center Senior Executive Director Ed Maydew recently spoke on tax fundamentals as part of the UNC Entrepreneurship Center's Black Technology Ecosystems Investors Certificate Program. More

UNC Tax Center Leadership Council Convenes

December 13, 2021

We welcomed 19 new and renewing tax industry leaders to the UNC Tax Center’s Leadership Council. This important group of alumni advisors and supporters convened in Chapel Hill for our first in person gathering since 2019. More

Ed Maydew Participates at the Ph.D. Project’s Annual Conference and Application

December 01, 2021

Ed Maydew, Senior Executive Director of the Tax Center spoke at the UNC Ph.D. Project Conference on November 18th. It is a three-day networking conference, connecting doctoral students, business school representatives, professors and sponsor organizations. More

Jeff Hoopes and MIT Sloan Colleague Michelle Hanlon Address Minimum Corporate Tax Proposal in Letter to Congress

November 08, 2021

UNC Tax Center Research Director Jeff Hoopes and MIT Sloan School of Management Accounting Professor Michelle Hanlon, along with more than 200 accounting and tax experts, penned a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to change a proposed minimum corporate tax that would be tied to a company’s book income reported to investors. The proposal, the experts wrote in the letter, risks politicizing accounting rules and complicating tax calculations. More

2019 Tax Center Survey Featured in New York Times DealBook Newsletter

October 28, 2021

A survey of 39 accounting academics conducted by UNC Tax Center Research Director Jeff Hoopes was featured in the Oct. 28 New York Times DealBook Newsletter. In the survey, Hoopes asked respondents if they would support Senator Elizabeth Warren's Real Corporate Profits Tax. More

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