May 18th, 2017 | Research | Comments Off
April 12th, 2017 | Research | Comments Off
Professor Joel Newman has authored a new book, “A Short and Happy Guide to Federal Income Taxation,” a West Publishing Company publication. The guide addresses basic law school income tax course topics such as deductions, capital recovery and mixed motive expenses.
March 30th, 2017 | Research | Comments Off
July 22nd, 2014 | General | Comments Off
July 18th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
In the spring of 2011, I saw a piece in The New York Times about a steam-powered automobile, the Paxton Phoenix. The car had been developed by Robert Paxton McCulloch, heir to the McCulloch chainsaw fortune. He initiated the project in 1949, and finally abandoned it in 1954. According to the sole, surviving member of the team—a retired foreman living in California—the project was killed by unfavorable tax laws. Naturally, I was intrigued. Continue reading »
February 17th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
Following is the most recent roundup of Wake Forest University School of Law’s faculty research, publications, presentations, honors and awards. Continue reading »
August 16th, 2012 | Research | Comments Off
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Tax Court has ruled against a San Francisco medical marijuana seller, snuffing out his business expense deductions, in a decision highlighting the cannabis business’s legal limbo. Continue reading »
Professor Joel Newman on Indoor Tanning Taxes: Health Care Reform and the Excise Taxon the Artificial Suntan
August 13th, 2012 | Research | Comments Off
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the June 2012 edition of the Lexis Federal Journal Quarterly.
The long debate on health care reform produced heat as well as light. Speaker of the House John Boehner became especially incensed about the proposed legislation. He was, “…so apologetic you had to wonder if he had just discovered one of its more obscure revenue-generating provisions, a tax on indoor tanning salons. But the laughs evaporated soon enough.”
April 19th, 2012 | Research | Comments Off
Editor’s Note: this article was reproduced with the permission of Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group of companies.
Professor Joel Newman asks “Did the Tax Laws Torpedo the Paxton Phoenix Steam Car?” in the March 2012 edition of the Lexis Federal Tax Journal Quarterly. Continue reading »
November 8th, 2010 | Community | Comments Off
Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Joel Newman has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He was inducted on Sept. 10, 2010. Membership in The Fellows is a great honor limited to one-third of 1 percent of the lawyers in America. Continue reading »