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Federal Income Taxation, Nineteenth Edition

  • Joseph Bankman
  • Daniel N. Shaviro
  • Kirk J. Stark
  • Erin A. Scharff
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The 19th Edition of Federal Income Taxation (authored by Joe Bankman, Dan Shaviro, Kirk Stark, and Erin Scharff) is the updated 2023 version of the classic casebook for law school classes in federal income taxation originally authored by Boris Bittker of Yale Law School.
Integrating theory and policy in an accessible format, the sterling author team of Federal Income Taxation imbues its subject with historical, economic, policy, and international perspective. Problems integrated throughout the text bridge the gap between theory and practice. Each edition of this renowned text builds on and adds to the strengths of its predecessors.

New to the 19th Edition:

  • Updated to reflect recent legislative and regulatory developments in the tax field
  • New materials relating to race and the federal income tax
  • New discussion and reorganization of materials on Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, integrating with material on tax progressivity
  • New materials included, including recent Private Letter Ruling, on medical expenses deduction for costs relating to IVF procedures, gestational surrogacy
  • Inclusion of classic Supreme Court case, Squire v. Capoeman (1956), relating to taxation of income of Native American taxpayer derived from activities on tribal land

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Notes, problems, and graphs make challenging material accessible
  • The highest integration of economics and policy analysis
  • A terrific teacher's manual with teaching notes on every case and concept
  • Great pedigree and authorship: Original authors Boris Bittker and William A. Klein were eminent authorities (with beautiful writing styles). Bankman, Shaviro, Stark, and Scharff are among today's leading tax scholars
  • Even with all the new material, it is still one of the shortest books around making it easy to teach from
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About the authors
Joseph Bankman
Stanford University

A leading scholar in the field of tax law, Joseph Bankman is the author of two widely used casebooks on the subject. His writings on tax policy cover topics such as progressivity, consumption tax, and the role of tax in the structure of Silicon Valley start-ups. He has gained wide attention for his work on how government might control the use of tax shelters and has testified before Congress and other legislative bodies on tax compliance problems posed by the cash economy. He has written and spoken extensively on how we might use technology to simplify filing. He also worked with the State of California to co-author a bill creating ReadyReturnmdash;a completed tax return prepared by the state. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1989, Professor Bankman was a professor at the University of Southern California Law Center and a tax practitioner with the Los Angeles firm of Tuttle Taylor.

Daniel N. Shaviro
New York University

Daniel N. Shavirois a member of the faculty at New York University.

Kirk J. Stark
University of California, Los Angeles

Kirk Stark teaches Federal Income Taxation, Taxation Distributive Justice, Financing State and Local Government, and the first-year Property course. In addition, he serves as faculty coordinator of the UCLA Colloquium on Tax Policy Public Finance, an interdisciplinary workshop designed to explore leading research on taxation. Professor Stark was elected Professor of the Year by the law school graduating classes of 1999 and 2002. In 2003, he received the University Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Stark writes in the areas of tax policy and public finance. His recent book War and Taxes (with Steve Bank and Joe Thorndike) offers a political history of U.S. tax policy during wartime. Much of Professor Starkrsquo;s scholarship has examined the American system of ldquo;fiscal federalismrdquo; and considers how best to allocate fiscal responsibilities among federal, state and local governments. He was recently selected as a research fellow for the UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy for his project Rich States, Poor States: American Federalism and the Politics of Fiscal Equalization. The study examines fiscal disparities among the U.S. states and considers whether the federal government should adopt a Canadian-style system of equalization grants to alleviate those disparities. Professor Stark is also the co-author of two leading casebooks in the areas of federal and state taxation. Professor Stark serves on the Board of Directors of the National Tax Association, a nonpartisan organization founded in 1907 to promote the study of tax policy and public finance. During the fall semester of 2008, he will be a visiting professor at Harvard Law School.

Erin Adele Scharff
Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Erin Adele Scharff is a professor at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.& Professor Scharff is a coauthor of leading casebooks in both federal taxation and local government law.&& She is a past chair of the AALS Tax Section. Scharff’s scholarship focuses on fiscal federalism, including the allocation of revenue authority between state and local governments, local government law, and state tax law. In addition to her academic work, Scharff serves chair board of the Phoenix Legal Action Network, a legal services non-profit.& She is the mother to three loveable and rambunctious children.&

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