Jim Wittenbach


Jim  Wittenbach

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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 and 2014, he was the recipient of the Master of Science in Accountancy Outstanding Professor Award.

Areas of Expertise

Taxation of Not-for-Profit Organizations

Tax Research Techniques

Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders

Individual Taxation


C.P.A., State of Indiana

DBA, University of Oklahoma

MBA, Michigan State University

BS, Ferris State University


"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.


"Taxation Series (Contributing Author) 2010", (with ), Cengage Learning,

"Taxation Series (Contributing Author)", , 2009

"Taxation Series (Contributing Author)", Thomson Publishing, 2005

"Taxation Series (Contributing Author)", ARC Publishing Company, 2003

"Taxation Series (Contributing Author)", ARC Publishing Company, Inc., 2001

"Taxation Series (Contributing Author)", ARC Publishing Company, Inc., 2000

"Taxation Series (Contributing Author)", Dame Publishing Company, 1998


American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, "The Good Old Days Weren't So Great" (February 23, 2008).