Welcome to Procedurally Taxing!

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Welcome to Procedurally Taxing. Our blog will be a place where you can learn about important developments in federal tax procedure and tax administration, as well as occasional musings on general items that interest us. We started this blog because we want to be a site that readers can trust to learn about important developments. In addition, Keith, Steve and I are all involved in editing and rewriting books that deal with tax procedure; we are constantly reading and thinking about cases and administrative developments that may not jump out at the reader. We will highlight some of these less obvious developments and provide analysis and context reflective of our many years of practice in the area.

One of my favorite blogs is Brain Pickings, an eclectic site run by Maria Popova that at its heart is an ode to creativity, drawing on differing disciplines and modes of communication, from letters to family members from authors to snippets of articles.   Asked to describe her blog, Popova in the New York Times  stated that she hoped to build a “framework for what information matters.” We hope to do the same, although more dedicated to tax procedure.

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Professor Book is a Professor of Law at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.


  1. Great intro Les!

  2. Congratulations on your new blog venture! I look forward to learning from you! I will direct my Tax Procedure students at UH Law to your site (if it meets the considerably high expectations I have because of the bloggers involved)!

    Jack Townsend

    • Thanks Jack! And thank you for the reference to my post on visibility and cheating on your federal tax crimes and federal tax procedure blogs. You have set a very high bar and I always look forward to and learn from your posts.

  3. Stephanie Henrick says

    Professor! Congratulations! I am looking forward to reading your blog! I miss your lectures and I am excited to learn more from you! Let us know if you need anything!

    Stephanie Henrick

  4. I found this blog thanks to Paul Caron’s tax prof blog. Welcome to the blogosphere, and I look forward to following your writing here!

    — I’m a tax practitioner.

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