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News Posted on June 23, 2017

Professor Ventry Cited on Mortgage-Interest Deduction by Tax Notes

Professor Dennis Ventry is cited in a Tax Notes article concerning the mortgage-interest deduction. The article quotes extensively from Professor Ventry’s paper “The Accidental Deduction: A History and Critique of the Tax Subsidy for Mortgage Interest,” which describes how the mortgage interest deduction helped fuel the post-World War II surge in homeownership and more recently contributed to the collapse of the housing and financial markets. 

Professor Ventry is an expert in tax policy and legal ethics. His research interests include tax expenditure analysis, family taxation, professional responsibility and standards of care, tax filing and administration, tax compliance, public finance, and tax and legal history. In addition, he is Vice Chairman of the IRS Advisory Council, and co-author on the casebook, Federal Income Taxation with Martin McMahon, Jr., Daniel L. Simmons, and Bradley T. Borden.