Tax Center News & Media

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

Institute Insights: Tax Reform and Me

Blog Post
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

Blog Post
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

Blog Post
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