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Big Data and Tax Reform

As America’s leaders continue to propose and debate comprehensive tax reform plans, they are gaining increasing access to big data analytics to inform their policies, priorities, and strategies...

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Portability in Estate tax Exemptions
Portability in Estate Tax Exemptions

There are three distinct but related federal transfer taxes: estate tax, gift tax, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax. All of these taxes impact the amount of money passed to an individual’s beneficiaries, depending on the value of their estate. All three also interact with each other, and contain several aspects.1 While most people will never pay estate taxes, here are some things you should know about them.

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Taxes and Trade Deficits: NAFTA and the Border Adjustment Tax

Economists and financial specialists from all political backgrounds debate over what to do about America’s trade deficit...

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Technology’s Role in Comprehensive Tax Reform

The U.S. tax code is far from a static document. To the contrary: the set of rules outlining tax policy for all Americans averaged ...

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Constitutional Issues in State and Local Taxes

State and local taxes (SALT) are, by Constitutional law, differentiated from federal taxes. In addition, there are certain Constitutional clauses that are more important than others, when it comes to tax law.[1] The Supremacy Clause gives precedence to federal laws over state laws, when it comes to taxes, and McCulloch V. Maryland established that, under this clause, states are not allowed to tax the federal government.

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and Taxation in the Digital Age

The decentralized and seemingly immaterial nature of cryptocurrency has left more than a few individuals confused on what tax responsibilities are tied to these digital assets, and has also made it harder for government agencies such as the IRS to track and enforce taxation of them. Nevertheless, countries around the world are taking note of the growth of cryptocurrency and the enormous tax revenue potential of what some are calling “the future of currency”.

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The History & Future of the Big Four

Accounting firms, large and small, should anticipate structural changes already being implanted in the industry. Accountants and financial consultants can learn quite a bit from the history of the big four accounting conglomerates. The structure of power has changed quite a bit from how it looked in the beginning of the twentieth century.

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A Taxing Issue: Public Perception and the Need for Tax Reform

Public perception of the current tax code may often be skewed by media coverage, causing some to think the tax code is too complex...

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A History of Employee Benefits and Taxation

Employee benefits are subject to a wide range of tax laws.

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What the new administration could do for tax law in 2017

The new administration has already begun to shake things up in the nation's capitol...

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National Tax Security Awareness Week and how it improved the 2017 Filing Season

Beginning the week of Dec. 5, 2016, the IRS rebooted its annual National Tax Security Awareness Week program...

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The U.S. Tax Court: An Intimate Profile

As U.S. tax laws grew in size and complexity, so too did the need for attorneys who specialize in tax law.

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Tax Law Changes in 2017 if there is no tax reform legislation

The new administration and congress is well underway in considering comprehensive tax reform...

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Master of Taxation – How it can assist you

Working with taxes is a unique and ever challenging experience...

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Communications and Collections: A Look at Predatory Tax Fraud

Every year, the IRS and the Federal Government lose thousands in tax revenue due to...

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The Pros and Cons of Tax Extensions for Businesses

When tax deadlines start to loom, businesses might wonder if they should file for a tax extension...

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The Difference Between the LLM in Tax and MT

A Master of Laws in Taxation (LLM) and Master of Taxation (MT) are two advanced degrees focused around taxation principles and policies...

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International Considerations for the LLM or MT Graduate

A Master of Laws in Taxation (LLM) or Master of Taxation (MT) can help law, accounting and business experts expand their professional network...

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Tax Laws and Small Businesses

Managing a small business’s finances is a challenging task, particularly when it comes to taxes...

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Four Tax Law Updates in 2016

Tax experts and law experts alike must stay up to date on the latest adjustments to how Americans are supposed to file their taxes...

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Three In-Demand Jobs for Tax Law Experts

Master of Laws in Taxation (LLM) and Master of Taxation (MT) degrees offer comprehensive instruction in matters of tax law...

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Four Taxation Careers Poised for Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), growth in the legal profession is expected to reach 10% from 2012 through 2022.

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Ed Liva Appointed Director of the Graduate Tax Program

Villanova University announced the appointment of Ed Liva as Director of its Graduate Tax Program, effective October 1, 2015.

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Villanova Online LLM in Tax Student Spotlight: Ed McNamara

In a short question-and-answer session, we asked Ed about the value of earning his Master of Laws (LLM) in Taxation degree online at Villanova

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A Guide to IRS Practice and Procedure

Taking the time to understand the intricate inner-workings of the IRS can help demystify an extremely important government agency and ...

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Villanova Online LLM in Taxation Student Spotlight: Brandon Long

In a short question-and-answer session, we asked Brandon about the value of earning his Master of Laws (LLM) in Taxation degree online at Villanova

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The Impact of the ACA on 2014 Calendar Year Taxes

2015 is the year when the ACA comes together. Health insurance requirements are in place, as well as penalties for not having enough coverage

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Four Networking Tips for LLM in Tax and MT Candidates

Students pursuing their Master of Laws (LLM) in Taxation or Master of Taxation (MT) degrees have already made a smart career choice...

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Tax Law in 2016

Every year, modified or new tax laws impact individuals, businesses and tax professionals. Since the 2016 tax season is approaching, take some time now...

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What You Need to Know About Tax Brackets

Your tax bracket determines how much of your taxable income you must relinquish to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) every year.

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How Tax Codes Vary by State

Each resident of the United States is subject to the same federal taxation laws. These laws include income, gift, estate...

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Six Applications of Tax Law

Students with an interest in tax law can choose from a broad range of specialties. By achieving an LLM in Taxation, you can...

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Core Tax Concepts You Should Know

Whether you're studying for an advanced degree in taxation or finance, or you have an interest in economics...

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Resources for the LLM in Tax and MT

For tax professionals, research is an ongoing process, informed by changing tax laws and new legal...

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The Tax Technology Gap: Future Issues to Watch

The technology of today and the near future is focused around not only efficiency but also the enabling of a more robust, independent, and transparent model of tax collection and returns—for both federal and state & local taxes.

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Tax Automation: The Future of Corporate Tax Planning and Reporting

In the world of business, automation is making big waves. What once took humans hours now takes machines a matter of minutes, meaning that businesses and corporations in particular, are going to need to learn the ins and outs of tax automation sooner, rather than later. These systems can be somewhat complicated, but with the right education and attention to detail, businesses around the world can completely revolutionize their tax planning and reporting processes.

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Sales Tax: From SALT to Federal Sales Taxes, Use Taxes and the VAT

Even though it seems like sales taxes have been around forever, it turns out that the idea in the US isn’t even 100 years old yet. Nevertheless, for as long as taxes have been around, people have been debating and adjusting them. Now, changing societal and political landscapes raise continuing questions about how effective, fair, and even confusing the current system is.

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Videos & Webinars

Review recent program videos and webinars for the online Graduate Tax programs.

The professional experience of our tax faculty outside of the classroom works to your advantage in the online graduate tax program ...

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Learn more about the resources we use to help make your online experience personal and flexible with your schedule.

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This 30-minute session provides an in-depth overview of the admissions requirements and a step-by-step walkthrough ...

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Originally presented July 12, 2016 Presenters: Joshua Scofield, Enrollment Advisor, Online Graduate Programs in Taxation     Webinar Transcript: Speaker 1: For those of you that have just joined us, welcome to the Villanova University Graduate Tax Online information session. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to join us today. My […]

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Global Taxes

As businesses become more global, taxation professionals whose expertise can cross borders will become increasingly vital.

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How E-filing Changed the Way We Do Our Taxes

Get a quick refresher on the evolution of e-filing to stay informed of this area.

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In-Demand Careers for Tax Law Experts

Your LLM in tax allows you to truly understand the intricacies of tax code. And while the area of study is hyper-focused, this advanced skill often proves itself indispensable…

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