2018 Federal Tax Procedure Book & Supplements (7/27/18; 8/2/18)

2018 Editions of the book:
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.

Also, I provide a page on this blog titled Federal Tax Procedure Book Forms, here, with links to forms and other documents relevant to the type of class to which the Federal Tax Procedure Books are directed.

I encourage readers to:
  • Make appropriate comments (including, most importantly, items that should be corrected or included).  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. 
Readers may make those comments below or by emailing me at jack@tjtaxlaw.com.  Thank you in advance for the comments that will make the next edition better.

Current Cumulative Supplement: 
This is a cumulative supplement, so only the most recent need be viewed or downloaded.
  • To Come Probably with First Installment Sometime in September (October at the latest)
Old Cumulative Supplements are linked at the bottom of this page, but I do not recommend anyone downloading any cumulative supplement other than the current one.
Townsend's 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).
  • 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.
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 2018 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.
For a longer discussion of IRS Guidance -- Townsend, John A., IRS Guidance – Rulemaking and Deference to IRS Statutory Interpretation (July 27, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=321206.
Older Cumulative Supplements (Caution: I recommend only the downloading of the current Cumulative Supplement linked above):
  • [TO BE POSTED AS 2018 FTP SUPPLEMENTS ARE PRODUCED AND THEN UPDATED]

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