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Scott Taylor

Senior Distinguished Fellow
J.D. University of New Mexico School of Law
LL.M., New York University School of Law
M.A., English, University of New Mexico
B.A., University of New Mexico
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Taylor’s scholarship is wide ranging and includes articles on the taxation of captive insurance, integration of the corporate income tax, taxation in Indian Country, taxation of Indian gaming, innovations in legal education, harmonization of consumption taxes, and law and technology. Before joining the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2002, Taylor taught at the University of New Mexico School of Law for 20 years, also serving as a visiting professor at New York Law School, the University of California at Davis, Lewis and Clark, and Seton Hall.

Taylor has developed a national reputation as an authority on taxation in Indian Country. He has testified before Congress and the New Mexico Legislature. He has worked with tribes in Arizona, California, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. He currently serves as one of five Commissioners on the Navajo Tax Commission, which administers, on behalf of the Navajo Nation, the largest and most successful tribal tax system in the United States. Taylor currently serves as one of the justices on the Court of Appeals of the Prairie Island Indian Community and as a commissioner of the Tax Commission of Tesuque Pueblo. 

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
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LAWS 720 - 01 Federal Income Taxation M - W - - - - 1330 - 1455 MSL 458

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1330 - 1455


MSL 458

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43172 (View in ClassFinder)

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Scott A. Taylor

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of federal income tax law. Topics will include the nature of income, exclusions, deductions, and exemptions. Students also will examine the tax consequences of property trans- actions, capital gains and losses, and sales of business assets.

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