2020 Federal Tax Procedure Book (8/12/19; 10/22/19)

2020 Editions of the book:
  • Federal Tax Procedure (2020 Student Ed.), here.
  • Federal Tax Procedure (2020 Practitioner Ed.), here.
2020 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 2020 Practitioner Edition is [TO COME] 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.

Updates, Corrections, Changes, Etc.: 
I will offer updates, corrections, changes, etc (collectively "Updates") through blog entries.  Many of the changes to the working draft of the 2020 edition (which I am revising throughout the year) are not important enough for Updates.  Some changes are significant, representing important developments or corrections to errors in the 2019 Editions.  For those significant changes, I will post them as blog entries stating the change and referencing the page numbers affected in each Edition.  I will tag each such entry with the tag "FTP 2019 Update" so that they are all available on the blog by search on that tag.  Click here to see how that works.  The search results are first generated by relevance, but by clicking a link at the top, you can see the entries in reverse Chronological Order.
In addition, I will offer a continually updated page showing the changes here. indicating where in the Table of Contents these updates should be inserted and with a link to each Update blog entry.  Remember that the Table of Contents is the same for both editions. 
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. 
For other developments, I recommend 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):
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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