The Tax Law Center at NYU Law seeks to protect and strengthen the tax system through rigorous, high-impact legal work in the public interest.
The legal choices that shape the tax system can be complex and opaque for people who are not tax experts, but they can have profound impacts, including on how much revenue the tax system raises and who pays tax. Private interests often invest heavily in shaping these choices. The Tax Law Center aims to be a strong public interest voice weighing in on these technical yet consequential tax law issues. To do so, the Center provides technical input on tax legislation, comments on tax regulations, and submits amicus briefs in tax litigation, with the aim of improving the integrity of the tax system, saving and raising revenues, and advancing equity.
Tax Law Center's Blog
May 29, 2023
Budget and debt limit deal reportedly cuts IRS funding
May 15, 2023
The IRS Has Legal Authority to Establish a Free Direct File System
Author: Mike Kaercher
May 12, 2023
IRS Funding Cuts Would Weaken US Efforts to Combat Tax and Financial Crimes
Author: Sophia Yan
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Written Testimony and Oral Testimony for Hearing, “American Ingenuity: Promoting Innovation Through the Tax Code”
June 6, 2023
Examining IRS Commissioner Werfel's remarks on audit rates — and what the IRS should do next
April 26, 2023
Chye-Ching Huang and Kathleen Bryant
Amicus Brief Supporting the Government's Motion to Dismiss in The Buckeye Institute v. IRS
April 17, 2023
Brandon DeBot, with co-counsel Jonathan E. Taylor of Gupta Wessler PLLC and C. Benjamin Cooper of Cooper Elliot
May 31, 2023
Debt-Limit Deal Speeds Up Fight for Additional IRS Funds
Quoted: David Kamin
May 25, 2023
Finally, Americans could soon ‘direct file’ taxes online without a middleman
Authors: Mike Kaercher and David Kamin
May 15, 2023
IRS commissioner admits Black taxpayers appear to be audited at outsized rates
Quoted: Chye-Ching Huang
American Ingenuity: Promoting Innovation Through the Tax Code
June 6, 2023
House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access
Mike Kaercher will testify in a hearing that aims to examine the impact changes to research and development (R&D) expensing and bonus depreciation have on small businesses.
BEL Webinar on IRA Direct Pay Tax Incentives for Utilities with the Tax Law Center at NYU Law
June 8, 2023
Beneficial Electrification League
Direct pay guidance is going to be released from the IRS soon and in this webinar Mike Kaercher, Taylor Cranor, and other panelists will discuss the intricacies of direct pay incentives, shedding light on important guidance and considerations for infrastructure investment.
Winning the Economy We Deserve with Tax Policy
June 9, 2023
Chye-Ching Huang and other panelists will discuss the upcoming expiration of key provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which will thrust tax policy back to the center of economic policy debates in Washington.