UB School of Law LLM Tax Student Wins Federal Bar Association’s Tax Law Writing Competition

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Elizabeth Burlington, J.D. ’12, has won first place in the Federal Bar Association’s (FBA) 2020 Donald C. Alexander Tax Law Writing Competition. Burlington is currently enrolled in UB’s LLM Tax program and is assistant director of UB’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. She is also an associate at Frost & Associates, LLC, in Annapolis, a law firm founded by UB Law alumnus Glen E. Frost, J.D. ’09.

Elizabeth BurlingtonFor the competition, Burlington submitted a paper she wrote for her Tax Policy course in the LLM program. “The Letter and the Spirit: the §501(c)(3) Religious Exemption and American Churches” is an analysis of the historical and current tax treatment of religious institutions, specifically churches, in America, Burlington says. The paper outlines the problems that arise from the current state of the tax law: specifically, that the law is vague and there is no strong guidance on how to effectively…

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