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The Oxford Introductions to U.S. LawIncome Tax Law$

Edward McCaffery

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195376715

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195376715.001.0001

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(p.243) Notes for Further Reading

(p.243) Notes for Further Reading

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Bibliography references:

There are many good income tax texts, treatises, and handbooks. I list here a few sources for further reading, mostly those with a bit of a policy twist. This list is by no means exclusive, but each source mentioned will point the way toward others.

The late David Bradford wrote or largely wrote two important volumes, Blueprints for Basic Tax Reform, 2d edition, Arlington Va.: Tax Analysts (1984) (with the staff of the U.S. Treasury) and Untangling the Income Tax, Harvard University Press (1986).

Paul Caron edited a fun volume with chapters on many of the cases considered in this volume, Tax Stories, Thomson/Reuters/Foundation Press (2009).

Marvin Chirelstein is the author of the classic student guide to the U.S. income tax, Federal Income Taxation, 11th edition, New York: Foundation Press (2009).

Professor Michael Graetz has been leading commentator on the income tax. He is the author of two important and interesting books, The U.S. Income Tax: What It Is, How It Got That Way, and Where We Go From Here, New York: Norton (1999) and One Hundred Million Unnecessary Returns: A Simple, Fair and Competitive Tax Plan for the United States, Yale University Press (2007).

I have written two books, Taxing Women, Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1997) and Fair Not Flat: How to Make the Tax System Simple and Better, Chicago: University of Chicago Press (2002). For readers interested in scholarly details, see my law review article, “A New Understanding of Tax,” Michigan Law Review 103: 807 (2005), complete with many footnotes and references.

Joel Slemrod and Jon Bakija have written a very useful book, Taxing Ourselves: A Citizen’s Guide to the Debate over Taxes, 4th edition, MIT Press (2008).

(p.244) Gene Steurle has been a participant in various tax reform efforts and an astute observer of the scene, his Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy, 2d edition, Urban Institute Press (2008) is an excellent account of recent (and multiple!) changes.

Interested readers should also check out a wonderful blog, maintained by Paul Caron, TaxProf Blog, http://taxprof.typepad.com/. The weekly Tax Notes published by Tax Analysts out of Washington, D.C., is a must-read periodical for any reader really serious about taxes.