22nd Annual UNC Tax Symposium

Friday April 5, 2019

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Topics ranged from the relation between business tax subsidies and economic outcomes, to how tax benefits for married filers could affect the length of marriages.

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. Topics ranged from the relation between business tax subsidies and economic outcomes, to how tax benefits for married filers could affect the length of marriages. In addition, Jeff Vogel, Tax Principal at KPMG LLP, shared a practitioner’s perspective on how corporations are grappling with the complexities of tax reform. Bottom line, the landscape is more complex than ever and modeling is critical to determining how companies should respond.

Check out the tax symposium event page to find a complete agenda and the papers presented. Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s symposium so engaging, interesting and informative, especially our keynote speaker, Jeff Vogel, and all of the authors, presenters, discussants and moderators. Thank you also to our outstanding Program Committee, which this year included UNC Tax Center Director Ed Maydew (Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC), UNC Tax Center Research Scholar Jeff Hoopes (Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC), Jennifer Blouin (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), and Scott Dyreng (Fuqua School of Business, Duke University). And finally, thank you to our sponsors, the KPMG Foundation and the James C. and Ethel M. Crone Faculty Fund in Tax Excellence, for the financial support that helps make the symposium possible year after year.

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