2019 Federal Tax Procedure Book & Supplements (8/12/19)

2019 Editions of the book:
2019 Edition Table of Contents.  Readers considering downloading the book on SSRN at the links above might first want to review the Table of Contents showing the topics covered.  The Table of Contents for the 2019 Practitioner Edition is here.  I do not post the Table of Contents for the Student Edition because it is the same except for the page numbers of the topics because the only difference between the two Editions is that the Student Edition does not include footnotes, hence only the page numbers for the levels in the Table of Contents change.

Forms and Materials for Use with the Book:
  • Forms.  These are forms that I refer to in the text.  It is a selective set of forms that I think are most important for the student to review for the class as I have conceptualized it in the Student Edition of the Book.  The forms include both IRS and FinCEN forms relevant to the class and other form documents (Tax Court pleading and decision documents and refund litigation documents).  Caveat: I have not revised the form set recently, so there may be later versions of the IRS forms.
  • Materials.  These are key cases I ask the student to read, select John Doe Summons Documents, and two articles that I use for ethics discussions.
All readers are given permission to use the books.  Please note that the books are copyrighted, so appropriate credit to the book is appreciated when the contents are used in other publications.

I encourage readers to:
  • Make generous comments (including, most importantly, items that should be corrected or included).  Comments can be emailed to me, jack@tjtaxlaw.com.  Or, you may make comments below on this page of my Federal Tax Procedure Blog .   I will use these comments to make the next edition better and, if appropriate, make updates through the cumulative supplement discussed below.
  • Advise me of uses of the book in teaching.  It is always good to know which classes are using the book. 
Current Cumulative Supplement: 
I hope to find time during the year to provide cumulative supplements which are directed principally to the Student Edition.  I offer the cumulative supplement only to provide information that I believe is sufficiently material to the course contemplated by the Student Edition to distract their attention from the Student Edition to a supplement.  Changes either in the text or in the footnotes that merely provided nuance without materially affecting the text for Students are not presented in the cumulative supplement.
  • Supplement dated ______ [To Be Inserted Later]
For developments, I will sometimes present them as blog entries on this blog, but a far better resource is the Procedurally Taxing Blog, here.  The authors of the blog are Les Book of Villanova Law School, Keith Fogg of Harvard Law School, Christine Speidel of Villanova Law School and Stephen Olsen in private practice, with frequent guest blogs by practitioners in the tax procedure field.  For practitioners, the Procedurally Taxing Blog is necessary reading.  For students, I recommend selective reading, because many of the blog entries go into a level of detail that I do not believe appropriate for students.

Teaching Materials and Other Related Matters Offered by Professors of Tax Procedure (as I am advised of these uses and am given permission to link them, I will offer them here):
Jonathan ("Jon") Barry Forman, here, Alfred P. Murrah Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Law [NOTE: JAT HAS NOT UPDATED THIS FOR 2019 EDITION]
    • Forman's Syllabus (Beginning with Summons), here.
    • Thanks to Jon for offering this syllabus and for permitting me to be a part of teaching his students.
  • John A. Townsend, then Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Houston Law School, Syllabus from his last Tax Procedure class at University of Houston Law School in Fall 2015, here.
Older Cumulative Supplements (Caution: I recommend only the downloading of the current Cumulative Supplement linked above):
  • [TO BE POSTED AS 2019 FTP SUPPLEMENTS ARE PRODUCED AND THEN UPDATED]
2018 Editions of the book (Don't recommend downloading because the 2019 Editions are available and linked at the beginning of the Blog; but for those who might want the earlier Editions, here they are:

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