Dennis J. Ventry

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Professor of Law

UC Davis School of Law

400 Mrak Hall Drive

Davis, CA 95616-5201

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (36)

1.

The Accidental Deduction: A History and Critique of the Tax Subsidy for Mortgage Interest

Law & Contempary Problems, Vol. 73, p. 233, Winter 2010, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 196
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 03 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2011
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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No Income Splitting for Domestic Partners: How the IRS Erred

Tax Notes, pp. 1221-25, March 13, 2006, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 06-13
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 24 Mar 2006
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Citation 2

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taxation, domestic partners, income splitting

3.

The Collision of Tax and Welfare Politics: the Political History of the Earned Income Tax Credit, 1969-1999

National Tax Journal Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 983-1026, 2000
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 Mar 2007
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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4.

Whistleblowers and Qui Tam for Tax

Tax Lawyer, Vol. 61, p. 357, 2008
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2008
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Taxation, Tax Policy, Tax Practice, Legal Ethics, Administrative Law

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Welfare by Any Other Name: Tax Transfers and the EITC

American University Law Review, Vol. 56, No. 5, 2007, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 08-12
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2008
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Citation 1

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tax, tax policy, tax credits, poverty, welfare

6.

Cooperative Tax Regulation

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 2, 2008, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2008-47, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 163
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 05 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2009
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Lowering the Bar: ABA Formal Opinion 85-352

Tax Notes, Vol. 112, p. 69, July 3, 2006
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 Mar 2007
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Straight Talk About the 'Death' Tax: Politics, Economics, and Morality

Tax Notes, Vol. 89, p. 1159, November 27, 2000
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Nov 2000
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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9.

Protecting Abusive Tax Avoidance

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 143, Tax Notes, Vol. 120, No. p. 857, September 2008
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2008
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Taxation, Tax Policy, Tax Practice, Tax Shelters, Professional Responsibility

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Raising the Ethical Bar for Tax Lawyers: Why We Need Circular 230

Tax Notes, Vol. 11, p. 823, May 15, 2006
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 01 Mar 2007
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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11.

Save the Economic Substance Doctrine from Congress

Tax Notes, Vol. 118, No. 14, 2008
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 Apr 2008
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Taxation, Tax Policy, Tax Practice, Tax Shelters

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ABA Formal Opinion 346 and a New Statutory Penalty Regime

Tax Notes, Vol. 111, p. 1269, June 12, 2006
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 01 Mar 2007
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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IRS Penalty Report: A Call for Objective Standards

Tax Notes, Vol. 112, p. 1183, September 25, 2006
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 01 Mar 2007
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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14.

Reasonable Basis and Ethical Standards Before 1980

Tax Notes, Vol. 111, p. 1047, May 29, 2006
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 Mar 2007
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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15.

Tax Politics and the New Substantial Understatement Penalty

Tax Notes, Vol. 113, p. 98, October 2, 2006
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 01 Mar 2007
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Equity vs. Efficiency and the U.S. Tax System in Historical Perspective

TAX JUSTICE: THE ONGOING DEBATE, p. 25, Joseph J. Thorndike & Dennis J. Ventry, Jr., eds., 2002
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 Feb 2009
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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A Primer on Tax Work Product for Federal Courts

Tax Notes, Vol. 123, p. 875, May 18, 2009, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 176
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 May 2009 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2009
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Taxation, Tax Law, Tax Practice, Tax Shelters, Professional Responsibility, Legal Profession, Work Product Doctrine

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Tax Shelter Opinions Threatened the Tax System in the 1970s

Tax Notes, Vol. 111, p. 947, May 22, 2006
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 01 Mar 2007
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Saving Seaborn: Ownership as the Basis of Family Taxation

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 86, p. 1459, 2011, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 166
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 08 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2012
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Taxation, Tax Law, Income Tax, Legal History, Economic History, Income Tax, Family Law, Domestic Partner, Same-Sex Couples, Community Property, Tax Avoidance, Seaborn, Joint Returns

20.

No Joke: Circular 230 is Here to Stay

Tax Notes, Vol. 111, p. 1409, June 19, 2006
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 01 Mar 2007
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Filling the Ethical Void: Treasury's 1986 Circular 230 Proposal

Tax Notes, Vol. 112, p. 691, August 21, 2006
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 01 Mar 2007
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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The Reaction to the 1980 Proposed Amendments to Circular 230

Tax Notes, Vol. 111, p. 1141, June 5, 2006
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 Mar 2007
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Vices and Virtues of an Objective Reporting Standard

Tax Notes, Vol. 12, p. 1085, September 18, 2006
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 01 Mar 2007
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Intuit’s Nine Lies Kill State E-Filing Programs and Keep ‘Free’ File Alive

State Tax Notes, Vol. 555, No. 57, 2010, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 227
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 31 Aug 2010
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Americans Don’t Hate Taxes, They Hate Paying Taxes

University of British Columbia Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 3, p. 835, 2011, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 251
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 02 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2012
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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The Fake Third Rail of Tax Reform

135 Tax Notes 181 (April 9, 2012), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 289
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 Apr 2012
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Not Just Whistling Dixie: The Case for Tax Whistleblowers in the States

Villanova Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 3, 2014, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 373
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 29 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2014
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Probability, Professionalism, and Protecting Taxpayers

Tax Lawyer, Vol. 68, No. 3, 2014, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 377, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 385
Number of pages: 103 Posted: 23 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2015
Dennis J. Ventry Jr. and Bradley T. Borden
University of California, Davis - School of Law and Brooklyn Law School
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Misinformed and Misled About the Benefits of the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Cityscape, Vol. 16, 2014, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 371
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Mar 2014
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Reconsidering and Improving Existing Tax Subsidies for Housing

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 335
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 25 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2013
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Brief of Interested Law Professors as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondent in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl

Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2516159, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-71, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 400, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2516159, UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 14-19
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 31 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2014
University of California, Davis - School of Law, George Washington University - Law School, Stanford Law School, University of San Diego School of Law, Stanford Law School, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Elon University School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
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sales and use tax, third-party reporting, tax injunction act, dormant commerce clause, Quill v. North Dakota

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Slide Presentation: Reconsidering and Improving Existing Tax Subsidies for Housing

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 336
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2013
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Brief of Interested Law Professors in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl (10th Circuit)

UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 429, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2608807
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 May 2015 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2015
University of California, Davis - School of Law, George Washington University - Law School, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Stanford Law School, University of San Diego School of Law, Stanford Law School, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law and University of California, Davis - School of Law
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sales and use tax, third-party reporting, dormant commerce clause, Quill v. North Dakota, e-commerce

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Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929, by Ajay K Mehrotra (Review)

46 Journal of Interdisciplinary History 133 (Summer 2015), UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 430
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 29 May 2015
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Brief of Interested Law Professors As Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioner in Brohl v. Direct Marketing Association

Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 361
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2017
University of Connecticut - School of Law, Stanford Law School, University of San Diego School of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Elon University School of Law, University of Richmond - School of Law, University of California, Davis - School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law, University of California, Davis - School of Law and Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Stitches for Snitches: Lawyers as Whistleblowers

UC Davis Law Review, 2017, UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 493
Number of pages: 105 Posted: 26 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2017
Dennis J. Ventry Jr.
University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Legal ethics, legal profession, whistleblowers, False Claims Act, SEC Whistleblower Program, Dodd-Frank, IRS Whistleblower Program, securities fraud, tax fraud, retaliation, anti-retaliation, corporate governance