The Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits

Paul Faherty Tax Law Writing Competition

Congratulations to the Paul Faherty Writing Competition Winners

Sponsored by the Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits, the Paul Faherty Tax Law Writing Competition is generously funded by James Lynch, a tax advisory board member, to honor Paul Faherty, a former Center director. The grand prize is a $3,000 award, plus two honorable mention awards of $1,000. The scope of permissible topics for the writing competition is broad — a leading public policy issue, critique of a leading case or doctrine, comment on a statute or proposed statutory change, or comment on a common law tax doctrine.

This year's winners are as follows:

Grand Prize

"When Virtual Reality Becomes Real: Taxation of CryptoCurrencies"
Carson M. King, University of Illinois College of Law

Honorable Mentions

"The Internal Revenue Service and Bitcoin: A Taxing Relationship"
Elizabeth E. Lambert, Mercer University School of Law

"A 'Wheel' Home is a Real Home: A Critique of North Carolina's Sales Tax Scheme for Manufactured Housing"
K. Dawn Milam, University of North Carolina School of Law

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