KPMG/ATA Tax Doctoral Consortium

The goal of the doctoral consortium is to help prospective new tax faculty make the right choices in the early stages of their careers so that they become successful scholars. We welcome doctoral students who are undecided about taxation as a focus of their research. KPMG provides funding for student hotel costs and meals. Please let doctoral students at your institution know about the Tax Doctoral Consortium.

2017 Tax Doctoral Consortium

2016 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Jake Thornock
2015 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Petro Lisowsky
2014 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Diana Falsetta
2013 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Sonja Rego
2012 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Andy Cuccia
2011 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: LeAnn Luna
2010 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Jennifer Blouin
2009 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Susan Porter
2008 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: John Phillips
2007 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: John Robinson
2006 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Ben Ayers
2005 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Lil Mills

Letter from the President

Benjamin C. Ayers

Greetings! I hope your fall semester is off to a terrific start.

During the summer, one of the ATA planning items is committee assignments. The ATA continues to be successful largely because of the significant amount of time and talent our volunteers invest in a variety of ATA activities and events. Thank you to all who have served in the ATA in the past and to those who will do so throughout this year.

The ATA is investing in the future of the tax profession by sponsoring its second “Why Tax?” video competition. The competition requires students to prepare a one to three minute video that encourages a tax career track. Our Big 4 firm sponsors are again funding cash prizes for winners and dedicating...

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ATA Video Contest

Journal of Legal Tax Research

We know a career in tax promises change, challenge, unlimited opportunities, and excellent awards and we are looking for creative videos that will convince others. Encourage your classmates and friends to submit (may be an individual or a team submission with up to 4 team members) a short video (1-3 minutes) for a chance to win cash prizes


1st Place Grand Prize: $3,000
2nd Place Prize: $2,000
3rd Place Prize: $1,000
Viewer's Choice 1st Place: $1,200
Viewer's Choice Runner Up: $800

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018


Beginning Friday, August 31, 2018 upload your video to YouTube, then visit

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