Graduate Tax Program announces New Course Offering 
for Spring 2017: Tax Technology Solutions

This course is designed to explore the convergence of technology skills and tax competencies that is occurring at corporations, government and tax service providers.  Information Technology systems and applications are becoming more prevalent in all aspects of tax compliance and consulting, including global tax compliance and provision readiness, tax information process improvement, tax consulting and transactional modeling, and the use of data analytics.  The course will provide an introduction to the basic tools used for tax modeling, and an overview of tax data analytics concepts and components.  The course will also examine approaches designed to identify key tax issues and create value by applying analytics in combination with visualization tools and techniques. 

Ed Liva Appointed Director of the Villanova University Graduate Tax Program

Ed Liva has been named Director of Villanova’s nationally recognized Graduate Tax Program. A longtime adjunct professor, he joins the program full-time following his retirement from KPMG, where he most recently served as national Real Estate Industry Tax leader. In his new role, Liva oversees the cross-disciplinary program—designed for lawyers, accountants and business professionals—which is developed and managed by the Law School in conjunction with the Villanova School of Business. Read more


Villanova University Launches Online Master of Laws in Taxation and Online Master of Taxation Programs

Villanova University Graduate Tax Program is proud to announce the launch of the Master of Laws in Taxation and Master of Taxation in an online modality in addition to its on-campus counterparts. Click here for more information.


Professor Harvey Quoted in New York Times

Villanova tax professor J. Richard Harvey was quoted in a New York Times article entitled:  New Corporate Tax shelter:  A Merger Abroad.  


Professor Maule Blogs on Tax & Legal Education

Blogging pioneer and Villanova tax professor, James Edward Maule, publishes the blog MauledAgain, a relevant and informative blog which addresses a kaleidoscope of issues, but most frequently provides commentary  about the American tax system and legal education. 


VLS Grad Tax Professors Start Federal Tax Blog

Villanova tax professors Leslie Book and Keith Fogg, along with Villanova alumnus Stephen J. Olsen, J.D.,  ’07, LL.M ’09 of Gawthrop Greenwood in West Chester, PA, have started Procedurally Taxing,  a blog dedicated to discussing important developments in federal tax procedure and tax administration.  Recently, a Forbes article on IRS efforts to go after complex tax shelters linked to a post authored by Prof. Book for the blog.


Professor Harvey Testifies Before the PSI

On Tuesday, May 21st, Professor J. Richard Harvey testified at a hearing, “Offshore Profit Sharing Part 2 (Apple, Inc.),  before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (Senator Carl Levin, Chairman; Senator John McCain, Ranking Member).  The Subcommittee will continue its examination of the structures and methods employed by multi-national corporations to shift profits offshore and how such activities are affected by the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations. Read more


ABA Names J.D.-LL.M. Grad as Public Service Fellow

The American Bar Association Section of Taxation has named Sean Norton J.D. ’09, LL.M. ’10 a Public Service Fellow for 2011-2013. Norton, currently a lawyer in private practice in Jenkintown, Pa, has committed to two years of tax-related public service. He will be working with Pine Tree Legal Assistance to expand federal tax assistance in Maine and to implement an outreach program to increase the organization’s panel of volunteer tax lawyers and allow the organization to offer services to the mentally ill. As a student, Norton worked in Villanova Law’s federal tax clinic representing low-income taxpayers. The Public Service Fellowships were developed in 2008 to address the need for tax legal assistance, and to foster an interest in tax-related public service among participating individuals. The Fellowships provide funding for the Fellows’ salaries and benefits, as well as law school debt repayment assistance, by means of charitable contributions to the sponsoring organizations. Norton is Villanova’s second ABA Public Service Fellow; Douglas Smith J.D.’02 is currently serving as a 2010-2012 Public Interest Fellow.


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