Mendoza School of Business


James Wittenbach

Professor
Accountancy
 574-631-5147
  310 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications
  • Presentations

James L. Wittenbach is a Full Professor in the Department of Accountancy since 1972. He teaches taxation courses to both graduate and undergraduate students and has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards. In 1979, Professor Wittenbach received the Most Outstanding Professor Award from the University of Notre Dame's Graduate School of Business. In 1988 and 1994, he was the recipient of the College of Business Administration's Senior Class Outstanding Teacher Award. In 1999, 2003, and 2006 he received a Kaneb Teaching Award from the University of Notre Dame for excellence in undergraduate teaching. In 2007, 2014 and 2019 he was the recipient of the Master of Science in Accountancy Outstanding Professor Award.

Education
C.P.A., State of Indiana
DBA, University of Oklahoma
MBA, Michigan State University
BS, Ferris State University

Areas of Expertise
Taxation of Not-for-Profit Organizations
Tax Research Techniques
Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
Individual Taxation

Teaching
Tax Research
Federal Taxation
Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
Accounting
"Formal Indirect Income Measurement Methods", Tax Notes, 160, 2018

"Qualified Residence Interest: Recent Developments and Distinct Situations", Practical Tax Strategies, 101, 2018

"Qualified Residence Interest: Recent Developments and Distinct Situations", Real Estate Taxation, 45, 2018

"The Significance of the Word Physical in Code Section 104(a)(2)", TAXES-The Tax Magazine, 95, 2017

"Conservation Easements: Recent Cases Deny Contribution Deduction", Practical Tax Strategies, 98, 2017

"Charting the Interactions of the Charitable Contribution Deduction for Corporations", (With Ken Milani, Josh Riegel), Taxation of Exempts, 28, 2017

"Charting The Interactions of the Charitable Contribution Deduction for Individuals", (With Kenneth Milani, Joshua Riegel), Taxation of Exempts, 28, 2016

"Section 199: The Benefits and Burdens of Ownership", Practical Tax Strategies, 96, 2016

"Acquisition Indebtedness Can Also Qualify as Home Equity Indebtedness", Taxes-The Tax Magazine, 89, 2011

"The Good Old Days Weren't So Great", American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 2008