Tax Center News & Media

Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award

July 30, 2020

UNC Tax Center Tax Director, Edward L. Maydew, and Academic Fellows, Scott D. Dyreng and Michelle Hanlon, to receive the American Accounting Association 2020 Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award. More

Is President Trump likely to be indicted for tax fraud?

July 16, 2020

UNC Tax Center Research Director Jeff Hoopes weighs in on this question in a recent Newsweek article. More

COVID-19 Saps US Trade Threat On Digital Taxes: OECD Official

June 04, 2020

Pascal Saint-Amans, director of OECD's Center for Tax Policy and Administration, asserts that the U.S.'s potential retaliatory tariffs on countries that impose digital service taxes on American companies have lost some effectiveness due to COVID-19. With foreign trade diminished due to the pandemic, countries are exporting less goods. This means tariffs will be a less potent tool for the U.S. More

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