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Tax law scholars from across Texas exchange feedback during annual UH Law Center seminar

The University of Houston Law Center’s Fifth Annual Texas Tax Faculty Workshop was held last week in the Skyline South Room at the University of Houston’s Student Center.

The University of Houston Law Center’s Fifth Annual Texas Tax Faculty Workshop was held last week in the Skyline South Room at the University of Houston’s Student Center.

May 21, 2019 - Thirteen tax professors from six different law schools collaborated on research agendas and provided peer review comments at the Fifth Annual Texas Tax Faculty Workshop last week at the University of Houston Student Center.

The event, done in roundtable format, was organized by Bret Wells, the Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center.

The opening discussion was led by Chris Hanna of the SMU Dedman School of Law. His topic was, "Legislative Process post-Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017."

The second presentation, "Pay Back of the 2017 Act-Deficits by Wealth," was by Calvin Johnson of the University of Texas School of Law. Wells provided commentary.

Johnny Buckles, the Mike and Teresa Baker College Professor, delivered a presentation titled, "Curbing (or not) Foreign Influence on United States Politics and policies through the Federal Taxation of Charities." Terri Helge of the Texas A&M University School of Law provided commentary.

The fourth presentation, "Taxation of Electronic Gaming," was done by Bryan Camp of the Texas Tech University School of Law. South Texas College of Law professor Bruce McGovern served as Camp's commenter.

The final presenter was Paul Asofsky, Tax LL.M. Director, who discussed an upcoming book project about bankruptcy taxation.

There was also a roundtable introduction of research topics by non-presenters before the workshop concluded.

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