Les Book, Villanova University School of Law Professor and former Director of Villanova's Graduate Tax Program and Federal Tax Clinic, was a panelist at The Atlantic Monthly's Tax Policy Summit on March 25 in Washington, DC. The event convened key tax policy leaders for a conversation about whether, even without comprehensive reform, there are small but significant steps that can be taken now to combat fraud, preserve the integrity of the tax system, and better serve and protect consumers. Click here to watch the archived webcast.
A national authority on tax procedure and issues affecting the low income taxpayer community, Professor Book has written extensively on the relationship of IRS agency actions and broader principles of administrative law, on the intersection of tax and poverty law, and on tax compliance. He is a founding contributor of the preeminent federal tax procedure blog Procedurally Taxing, and is the successor author to the leading treatise on tax procedure, IRS Practice and Procedure, originally authored by his colleague the late Michael Saltzman.
A frequent speaker at bar associations and public interest organizations, he has testified before Congress and the Treasury Department on the fair administration of our nation’s tax laws. He is the 2007 ABA Tax Section Spragens Pro Bono Award winner for his outstanding and sustained commitment to pro bono services with respect to federal tax law, and is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.