Anthony Curatola

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Dr. Curatola joined the faculty of Drexel University as the Joseph F. Ford Professor of Accounting in 1989. In addition to his academic position, he serves as the coordinator of the accounting doctoral program. He is the Editor of the Tax Column for Strategic Finance since 1992 and has served as the editor of the Journal of Legal Tax Research. He has been called on to provide information to the House Judiciary Committee concerning the source tax law, and he is a regular contributor to numerous academic and professional journals.
Received funding from Louisiana Accounting and Education Foundation and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans for his research on the taxation of retirement income across states and across gender. His findings have appeared in media such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, and the Wealth Channel to name a few.
Received funding from the Council on Research, Louisiana State University on the Relative Premium Disparity of Excess Conveyance of Group-Term Life Insurance

Area of Expertise
Federal and State Income Tax Policy
Employee Benefits
Retirement Income Taxation

Areas of Expertise

  • Federal and State Income Tax Policy
  • Federal and State Income Tax Research
  • Fringe Benefits Taxation
  • Retirement Income and Women
  • Retirement Income Taxation

Selected Works

Articles

Vermeer, Beth Y., Spilker, Brian C., and Curatola, Anthony, The Effects of Economic and Social Bonds with Clients on Tax Professionals’ Recommendations. Journal of American Taxation Association (Forthcoming)

Curatola, Anthony, Harden, J. William, and Upton, David, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Implications for Financial Professionals. Journal of Financial Services Professionals (Jul 2018): 1-15.

Lee, Robert H., and Curatola, Anthony, Does the Content of Pro Forma Earnings Influence Nonprofessional Investors. Management Accounting Quarterly (Summer 2017): 1-8.

Sim, Khim L., Curatola, Anthony, and Rogers, John W., A Successful Lean Implementation in a Sport Equipment Manufacturer in the United States of America. International Journal of Business & Management Sci 6 (Mar 2016): 16-42.

Lee, Robert H., and Curatola, Anthony, Uncertain Tax Position Reporting. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting 7 (Fall 2015): 33-50.

Lee, Robert H., and Curatola, Anthony, The Effect of Detection Risk on Uncertain Tax Position Reporting: Experimental Evidence. Advances in Taxation 22 (Year 2015): 177-198.

Curatola, Anthony, Estimated Tax Payments and Deliquency Rates among Self-Employed. Advances in Taxation 20 (Year 2012): 1-20.

Trewin, Janet, and Curatola, Anthony, Retirement Planning in Light of Life Expectancy and Gender Issues. Journal of Financial Services Professionals 64 (Sep 2010):

Weidman, S. M., Curatola, Anthony, and Linnehan, Frank, An Experimental Investigation of the Intentions to Accrue and Disclose Environmental Liabilities. Advances in Public Interest Accounting 15 (Jun 2010): 195-243.

Porcano, Thomas M., Tsakumis, George T., and Curatola, Anthony, Tax Evasion, National Cultural Dimensions and Other Country-Structural Metrics. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting 3 (Mar 2011): 85-115.

Chambers, V, and Curatola, Anthony, Child Tax Credit in Divorced Families. ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research 7 (Year 2009): 90-98.

Anandarajan, A., Belzile, R, Curatola, Anthony, and Viger, C., Disclosure versus Recognition In Stock Option Reporting: Are Sophisticated Users’ Perceptions And Judgments Influenced By The Reporting Format?. Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research 11 (Year 2008): 31-58.

Tsakumis, George T., Curatola, Anthony, and Porcano, Tom, The Relation between National Cultural Dimensions and Tax Evasion. Journal of International Accounting Auditing & Taxation 16 (Year 2007): 131-147.

Anandarajan, A., Ben-Amar, W., Curatola, Anthony, and Viger, C., Behavioral Implications of Alternative Going Concern Reporting Formats. Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research 7 (Sep 2004): 51-72.

Books

Lippe, Jo Ann, and Curatola, Anthony, Individual Retirement Account Answer Book - 25th Ed. New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, (2018):

Chapters

Curatola, Anthony, “State Tax Rules Regarding IRAs.” Individual Retirement Account Answer Book - 17th Edition, Ed. Martin Fleisher and Jo Ann Lippe. New York: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, (2010): Chapter 15.

Monographs

Curatola, Anthony, State Tax Consequences of IRA Distributions for Nonresidents, Brookfield, WI: International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Inc., (Sep 1990):

Curatola, Anthony, State Income Tax Consequences of Retirement Plan Distributions, Brookfield, Wisconsin: International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, (Dec 1986):

Presented Research

Curatola, Anthony, and Lee, Robert H., The Effects of Tax Transparency on Firm Reporti…, 2013 American Accounting Assn Annual Meeting: Anaheim, CA, (Aug 2013):

Curatola, Anthony, and Trewin, Janet, Retirement Planning in Light of Life Expectancy & Gender Issues, 2006 International Society of Business Disciplines: Las Vegas, NV, (Nov 2006):

Curatola, Anthony, Anandarajan, A., Belzile, R, and Viger, C., Disclosure Versus Recognition in Stock Opton Reporting: Are Sophisticated Users Fixated on Reported Earnings?, 3rd International Conference on Enterprise Systems and Accounting: Santorini Island, Greece, (Jun 2006):

Curatola, Anthony, and Cho, Seong, Use of Tax Based Abnormal Accruals in Detecting Earnings Management beyond Managing Book-Tax Differences, International Conference on Business: Waikiki, HI, (May 2006):

Software

Curatola Anthony P. Repercussions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Individual Filers in 2019, (May 2019):

Curatola Anthony P. Enrolled Agent Review - 2019 Edition (2000 screens rev annually since 2004), (Apr 2019):

Curatola Anthony P. Tax Research III: Case Analysis - 2018 Ed (rev annually since 2000), (Sep 2018):

Curatola Anthony P. Tax Research III: Case Analysis - 2018 Ed (rev annually since 2000), (Sep 2018):

Curatola Anthony P. Tax Research II: Court Interpretations and Citator - 2017 Ed (rev annually since 2000), (Sep 2018):

Curatola Anthony P. Tax Research II: Court Interpretations and Citator - 2018 Ed (rev annually since 2000), (Aug 2018):

Curatola Anthony P. Tax Research: Tax Law and Treasury Interpretations - 2018 Ed (rev annually since 2000), (Aug 2018):

Curatola Anthony P. Interest Deduction Rules - 2018 Ed, (Jul 2018):

Editorial Board Service

Advisory Board Member – Advances in Taxation, Elsevier B.V. (2017)
Advisory Board Member – Management Accounting Quarterly, Institute of Management Accounting (2017)
Member – Strategic Finance, Institute of Management Accounting (2017)
Member – Journal of Legal Tax Research, American Tax Association (2017)
Member – IMA Educational Case Journal, Institute of Management Accountants (2017)
Member – Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation, Elsevier (2017)
Advisory Board Member – Advances in Taxation, Elsevier B.V. (2018)
Advisory Board Member – Management Accounting Quarterly, Institute of Management Accounting (2018)
Advisory Board Member – Strategic Finance, Institute of Management Accounting (2018)
Advisory Board Member – Journal of Legal Tax Research, American Tax Association (2018)
Advisory Board Member – IMA Educational Case Journal, Institute of Management Accountants (2018)
Member – Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation, Elsevier (2018)

Education

BS Accounting - Drexel University 1975
MS Master in Business and Administration / Finance - Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 1977
MA Accounting - Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania 1979
PhD Accounting, Minor in Statistics - Texas A&M University 1981

Awards

2016 President’s Service Award (Mid-Atlantic Council of IMA)
2016 2017 Outstanding Service Award (American Tax Association)
2016 Certificate of Service (Institute of Management Accountants)
2016 Council Award of Excellence (2014-2015) (Institute of Management Accounting)
2009-2010 Service Award (LeBow College of Business)
2006-2008 Center for Teaching Excellence (Drexel University - LeBow College of Business)
2003 R. Lee Brummet Award for Academic Excellence ( Institute of Management Accountants)
1996-1997 DuPont Award for Teaching Excellence (LeBow College of Business- Department of Accounting)
1986-1987 Goudchaux’s-Maison Blanche Outstanding Teaching Award (LSU College of Business)

Media Mentions

Retirement Planning and Longevity Statistics

via The Wealth Channel

Anthony Curatola, PhD, Joseph F. Ford Professor of Accounting, recently spoke to The Wealth Channel about retirement income, longevity, and government action, the subject of his research article “Retirement Planning in Light of Life Expectancy and Gender Issues,” published recently in the Journal of Financial Professionals.

Curatola says that women have less retirement savings than men on average. “Some of the research has actually shown as much as $1,000 less contributed by women in comparison to men on an annual basis” leading up to retirement, Curatola says. This is a real problem, because women live longer than men, on average.

College News

Accounting Professor Anthony Curatola has some advice for the U.S. Government: Give the self-employed the option to pay their taxes more often, and you’ll reduce the size of your deficit.