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Tax Analysts Announces Winners of Inaugural Student Paper Competition

July 28, 2014


Winning contestants to have articles published in Tax Analysts’ magazines


FALLS CHURCH, Va. –Tax Analysts’ Tax Notes, State Tax Notes, and Tax Notes International magazines today announced the winners of their inaugural student paper competition. Winning contestants will have their articles published in the magazines beginning this week.

Tax Analysts announced the nationwide contest in February to provide students the chance to publish papers in a well-established and reputable magazine. Entry rules required students to be enrolled in a law, economics, or tax postgraduate program. Papers were between five and 25 pages long and focused on an unsettled question in tax law or tax policy. Submissions were judged on argument, content, grammar, and overall quality.

The first of the winning papers to be published is by Eric Ntini Kasoko, a recent graduate of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management at the Free University of Brussels. The paper, published in this week’s Tax Notes International, is titled “Is the Belgian Fairness Tax in Conformity With European Union Law?” and analyzes the new Belgian fairness tax in the light of the European Union’s parent-subsidiary directive and the freedom of establishment principle. It demonstrates that the new tax may be likely to frustrate the EU’s objective to eliminate economic double taxation of corporate profits at the shareholder level. Read the full article here.

The winners whose papers will be published in Tax Notes are:

Peter Boos
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law
JD, 2014

John Bunge
University of Florida Levin College of Law
LLM in Taxation, 2014

Justin Morehouse
University of Oregon School of Law
JD, 2014

Christopher Weeg
University of Florida Levin College of Law
JD Candidate, 2015


The winners whose papers will be published in State Tax Notes are:

Deddeh Ansumana Jones
Georgetown University Law Center
LLM in Taxation Candidate, December 2014

Claire Arritola
The George Washington University Law School
JD, 2014

Michael Giaquinto
The George Washington University Law School
JD Candidate, 2015

Sarah K. Johnson
University of South Carolina School of Law
JD, 2014

Allysa D. Piché
The George Washington University Law School
JD, 2014


The winners whose papers will be published in Tax Notes International are:

Eric Ntini Kasoko
Free University of Brussels, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Executive Master in Tax Management, 2014

Hiroshi Oyama
The University of Michigan Law School
LLM in International Tax, 2014

For more information, please contact Shaima Cardillo at 703-531-4852 or shaima_cardillo@tax.org, or Shannon Meraw at 703-531-4835 or shannon_meraw@tax.org.