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Anthony Curatola, PhD

Joseph F. Ford Professor of Accounting, Professor

Accounting

Biography

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

Recent Media Mentions

Selected Works

Articles

Rinier, James W., and Curatola, Anthony, Taxation of a Cannabis Business. Strategic Finance (Aug 2022):17-18.

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 42 (Fall 2020):145-158.

Curatola, Anthony, Harden, J. William, Rinier, James W., and Upton, David, Business Tax Planning Issues for 2021. Journal of Financial Services Professionals (Nov 2020):39-48.

Curatola, Anthony, Harden, J. William, Rinier, James W., and Upton, David, Retirement Income Planning Issues for 2021. Journal of Financial Services Professionals (Sep 2020):1-11.

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):

Education

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

Awards

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)
2016 President’s Service Award (Mid-Atlantic Council of IMA)
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)

Service

Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting – Advisory Board Member (2021–Present)
Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation – Advisory Board Member (2021–Present)
IMA Educational Case Journal – Advisory Board Member (2018–Present)
Journal of Legal Tax Research – Advisory Board Member (2018–Present)
Strategic Finance – Advisory Board Member (2018–Present)
Management Accounting Quarterly – Advisory Board Member (2017–Present)
Advances in Taxation – Advisory Board Member (2017–2020)
Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation – Member (2017–2020)
IMA Educational Case Journal – Member (2017)
Journal of Legal Tax Research – Member (2017)
Strategic Finance – Member (2017)