Scott Schumacher

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Director, Graduate Program in Taxation
Faculty Director, Federal Tax Clinic
Associate Dean for Academic Administration
Professor of Law

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  • Jul 25, 2014

    Source: Dallas Morning News

    Scott Schumacher, a University of Washington law professor and a former federal prosecutor in tax court, said the government will have to prove that Price asked for or received the money “intending to be influenced.”
    His defense, Schumacher suggested, might be: “‘Look, we were friends and this is what we did. I wasn’t influenced at all by this.’”
  • May 14, 2014

    Source: Forbes

    Increasingly, federal judges are going easy on tax cheats, or at least easier than the U.S. Sentencing Commission’ s guidelines say they should. In 1984, in an effort to reduce the glaring sentence disparities that resulted from trial judges’ almost unlimited power to fashion sentences, Congress created the Sentencing Commission and ordered it to adopt guidelines. For the next two decades, as Congress intended, judges were generally required to impose sentences within the guidelines, although various provisions allowed them to depart up or down. (5/14/14)
  • Apr 10, 2014

    Source: Wallet Hub

    But much like tax rates themselves, the accessibility, affordability and effectiveness of tax help differs significantly from state to state.  In order to determine where the relative sweet spots happen to be, WalletHub compared the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia in terms of seven key metrics – ranging from the number of accountants per 1,000 jobs to their average workload and mean hourly compensation. (4/10/14)

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