George K. Yin

University of Virginia School of Law

Professor of Law

580 Massie Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

31

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Scholarly Papers (31)

1.

Congressional Authority to Obtain and Release Tax Returns

154 Tax Notes 1013 (2017)
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 07 Mar 2017
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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tax returns, disclosure, tax committees, tax privacy, President Trump

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How Much Tax Do Large Public Corporations Pay? Estimating the Effective Tax Rates of the S&P 500

89 Va. L. Rev. 1793 (2003), Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 03-5, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 03-5
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 03 May 2003 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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effective tax rate, S&P 500, stock options, foreign investment, book income, multinationals

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James Couzens, Andrew Mellon, the 'Greatest Tax Suit in the History of the World,' and Creation of the Joint Committee on Taxation and Its Staff

66 Tax L. Rev. 787 (2013), Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2012-10, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-61
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 24 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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Joint Committee on Taxation, Congressional staff, legislative process, legislative history, legislative branch, tax policy, tax legislation, tax return publicity, James Couzens, Andrew Mellon, depletion, excess-profits tax

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Is the Tax System Beyond Reform?

58 Fla. L. Rev. 977 (2006)
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 30 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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tax reform, national sales tax, legislative process

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Getting Serious About Corporate Tax Shelters: Taking a Lesson from History

54 S.M.U. L. Rev. 209 (2001), Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 01-5
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 09 May 2001 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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Preventing Congressional Violations of Taxpayer Privacy

69 Tax Lawyer 103 (2015), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 36, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 20
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 10 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2016
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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taxpayer privacy, Ways & Means, Speech or Debate, illegal disclosures

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Ninth Circuit Amicus Brief of 19 Tax Law and Administrative Law Professors, Altera v. Commissioner, Nos. 16-70496, 16-70497

USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 16-5, USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS16-23
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2016
Yale University - Law School, University of Michigan Law School, New York University School of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law, New York University Law School, UC-Irvine School of Law, Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law, New York University School of Law, New York University (NYU), New York University School of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Fordham University School of Law, Yale University - Law School, New York University School of Law, New York University School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, University of South Carolina School of Law and University of Virginia School of Law
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The Role of Nonpartisan Staff in the Legislative Process

139 Tax Notes 1415 (2013), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2013-07, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2013-03
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 10 May 2013 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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nonpartisan, nonpartisan staff, legislative process, top-down lawmaking

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The Most Critical Issue Facing Tax Administration Today -- And What to Do About It

Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2014-11, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2014-37
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 28 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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tax administration, IRS, transparency, right to know, taxpayer privacy rights, exempt organizations

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How Codification of the Tax Statutes and the Emergence of the Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation Helped Change the Nature of the Legislative Process

71 Tax L. Rev. 723 (2018)
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 27 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2019
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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legislative process, codification, congressional staff, nonpartisan, tax code

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Temporary-Effect Legislation, Political Accountability, and Fiscal Restraint

84 N. Y. U. L. Rev. 174 (2009)
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 24 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 277 (107,399)
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temporary laws, sunsets, budget, tax, legislative process, extenders, fiscal restraint

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Publicly Traded Partnerships, Closely Held Corporations, and Entity Classification for Tax Purposes

88 Taxes 329 (2010), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2010-05, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2010-01
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 28 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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public firms, private firms, entity classification, publicly traded partnerships, closely held corporations

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Corporate Tax Reform, Finally, After 100 Years

Toward Tax Reform: Recommendations for President Obama’s Task Force 114 (Tax Analysts 2009)
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 10 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 237 (126,155)
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tax reform, corporate tax, tax shelters, public firms, private firms, passthrough entities

Principles and Practices to Enhance Compliance and Enforcement of the Personal Income Tax

31 Va. Tax Rev. 381 (2012)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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tax compliance, tax enforcement, tax evasion, tax administration, personal income tax

Principles and Practices to Enhance Compliance and Enforcement of the Personal Income Tax

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2011-24, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2011-04
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2012
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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Reforming the Taxation of Foreign Direct Investment By U.S. Taxpayers

118 Tax Notes 173 (2008)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 07 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 206 (144,457)
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international tax reform, dividend-exemption, foreign direct investment, deferral

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Taxing Corporate Divisions

56 S.M.U. L. Rev. 289 (2003), Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 02-14
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Nov 2002 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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The IRS's Misuse of Scarce Compliance Resources in the Exempt Organization Area

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 72
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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1023-EZ, exempt organizations, compliance, enforcement, short form, IRS

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Comments on the Taxation of Passthrough Entities

140 Tax Notes 358 (2013), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2013-20, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2013-05
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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passthrough entity, passthrough tax reform, partnership distributions, partnership allocations, Section 1374

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How the Byrd Rule Might Have Killed the 2017 Tax Bill . . . And Why it Didn't

Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2018-12, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2018-42
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 18 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2018
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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Byrd rule, 2017 tax bill, budget law, legislative process

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Legislative Gridlock and Nonpartisan Staff

88 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2287 (2013), Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-67
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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gridlock, nonpartisan staff, Congressional staff, Congressional committees, legislative support organizations, nonpartisan, political affiliation

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Reforming (and Saving) the IRS by Respecting the Public's Right to Know

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2014-22
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 12 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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exempt organizations, IRS, transparency, political targeting, right to know, taxpayer privacy, tax return information, disclosure, confidentiality, section 6103, secret law

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A Maritime Lawyer, Percentage Depletion, and the JCT

152 Tax Notes 1695 (2016)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 28 May 2016 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2017
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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percentage depletion, Joint Committee on Taxation, discovery depletion, oil and gas, prospector, wildcatter

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Temporary-Effect Legislation, Political Accountability, and Fiscal Restraint

84 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 174 (2009), Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2009-07, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2009-19
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 12 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 97 (264,721)
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Temporary Legislation, Permanent Legislation, Federal Budget, Political Accountability, Fiscal Responsibility, Fiscal Restraint, Legislative Process, Budget Process, Sunset, Expiring Legislation

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Crafting Structural Tax Legislation in a Highly Polarized Congress

81 Law & Contemporary Problems 241 (2018)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 25 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2019
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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tax legislative process, congressional tax staff, polarization, structural legislation

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'Who Speaks for Tax Equity and Tax Fairness?': Stanley Surrey and the Tax Legislative Process

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-25, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2019-09
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 22 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 16 May 2019
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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Surrey, tax legislative process, tax equity, Treasury Department

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Testimony of George K. Yin Hearing before House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee on Legislative Proposals and Tax Law Related to Presidential and Vice-Presidential Tax Returns

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-26, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2019-10
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2019
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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presidential tax returns, congressional access to tax returns, legitimate legislative purpose

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May 2018 ABA Tax Section Meeting - Tax Policy and Simplification Committee: The Byrd Rule and the Tax Legislative Process (Presentation Slides)

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-19
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 22 May 2018
U.S. Department of Justice, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Government of the United States of America - Joint Committee on Taxation and University of Virginia School of Law
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The Evolving Legislative Process: Implications for Tax Reform

114 Tax Notes 313 (2007)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 19 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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The Problem of Corporate Tax Shelters: Uncertain Dimensions, Unwise Approaches

Tax L. Rev. 405 (2001), Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 02-1055
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 29 May 2002 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2014
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law
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The Story of Crane V. Commissioner

UVA Law and Economics Research Paper No. 02-11
Posted: 29 May 2002
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law

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How Much of the Recent Evidence of a Corporate Tax Shelter Problem is Explained by Increased Stock Option Activity?

UVA Law School Law-Econ. Research Paper No. 00-17; UVA School of Law Public Law Working Paper No. 00-11
Posted: 11 Aug 2000
George K. Yin
University of Virginia School of Law

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Corporate Tax Shelters, Stock Options, Book Income, Effective Tax Rate, Taxable Income, Corporate Tax Gap