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Big4 to biglaw lateral interview next week, any tips?

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If my parents sell their house and want to transfer the proceeds to me, how can they do so such that it’s not taxed as my “income”?

Not a tax attorney, so any guidance is appreciated!

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Does anyone have a list by year of partnership penalty rates? I know for 2021 & 2022, it was $210 per partner, and for 2023 it's $220. But I also need 2016-2020. Thx.

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How much are tax lawyers in big law billing a week? How are team cultures?

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Has anyone gone from being a solo practitioner to IRS Office of Chief Counsel?

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Tax LLM admissions criteria: hi everybody, I am a rising 3L thinking of applying to Tax LLM programs. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find much online about what makes one a strong applicant. D… more

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Tax LLM: UF vs NYU vs Georgetown?
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Is there a biglaw firm that has a “general” tax practice? As in it encompasses T&E, M&A, controversy, SALT, etc. I sometimes feel like I won’t see many facets of the broader tax practice as a … more

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Anyone know the starting salary range for a 3rd year at Chamberlain Hrdlicka?

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Can anyone recommend resources for getting up to speed on the myriad of tax issues related to captive insurance arrangements? 🫠

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M&A Tax vs Transfer Pricing which one is better in terms of growth/job opp., etc.

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If i want to get into tax (3yrs in family law) and I have no accounting background, is getting a tax llm the best (or is it the only) way to get started? Any recommendations?

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I am an attorney with over 10 years of experience in government with a few significant regulation projects under my belt. My expertise is in international tax. Does anyone have a sense of the demand out there a… more

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Anyone have any leads on in-house fully remote tax counsel roles? I’m a 6th year looking to leave biglaw. Thanks in advance!

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Seeking advice: IRS chief counsel in SBSE or employee benefits at a law firm? Firm is in a state I don’t want to be in and is transactional.

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