James Taylor

James D. Taylor, J.D.

Senior Lecturer

Georgetown University, BSBA, 1969; University of Michigan, MBA, 1971; Wayne State University, JD, 1973; CPA, (formerly) California, Michigan
Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
Office Hours
Tuesday, 1:15-3:30p.m., Wednesday, various, Thursday,, 1:15-3:30p.m.


(909) 607-3455

Bauer Center 301

Curriculum Vitae

PDF icon Taylor_Resume_March2011.pdf

Areas of Expertise

Accounting, Business Law, Tax Law

Selected Research and Publications

  • "A Review of DISC Operations, Recent Case Law and New Administration Alternatives," delivered at the Seventeenth International Atlantic Economic Conference in San Juan, P.R., March 13, 1984, published in conference proceedings.

  • "Discharge of Indebtedness Income Results from Discounted Prepayment of Mortgage," The CPA Journal, December 1988.

  • "Income from Discharge of Indebtedness," Taxation for Accountants, November 1988.

  • "Options Available Under Post-TRA 86 Depreciation Methods," The Practical Accountant, November 1988.

  • "Leases - When to Capitalize and How to Depreciate," The Michigan CPA Journal, Summer 1988.

  • "Determination of Filing Status," The Michigan Bar Journal, July 1988.

  • "Selection of a Calendar Year-End Offers Dramatic Tax Savings for Non-Corporate Taxpayers," The Tax Adviser, October 1984.

  • "Should Does Not Mean Shall - A Critical Review of a Taxpayer's Obligation to File an Amended Tax Return."

  • "Exclusion for Damages to Professional Reputation Upheld"

  • "Liability of Tax Return Preparers for Negligent Overpayments"