Joseph G. Walsh, JD, LLM, CPA


Adjunct Professor

Taxation, Law
San Francisco, Online
faculty bio


TA 328
Federal Income Taxation of Partners and Partnerships
TA 338
Tax Timing


Federal Tax Accounting

Partnership Taxation


BS, University of California, Berkeley

MBA, University of California, Berkeley

JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

LLM (Taxation), New York University


Full-Time Faculty, Golden Gate University


Tax Court Administers a Painful Root Canal Without Anesthesia, Practical Tax Strategies, May 2011, pg. 196

Regulations Provide More Changes to the Return Preparer Penalties, Practical Tax Strategies, July 2009

Circular 230 Sets Stringent Requirement for Written Tax Advice, Practical Tax Strategies, October 2005

Opinion Letters Offer Scant Shelter from Tax Shelter Penalties, Practical Tax Strategies, April 2005

New Regs. Shed Light on Partnership Noncompensatory Options,Practical Tax Strategies, September 2004

Recent Court Decision Virtually Eliminates Tax Practitioner Privilege, Practical Tax Strategies, June 2003

IRS Guidance Encourages Voluntary Accounting Method Change, Practical Tax Strategies, August 2002

Tax Court Reversal on Partnership Income Allocation, Practical Tax Strategies, February 2002

Single Sale Generates Multiple Types of Capital Gains, Practical Tax Strategies, July 2001

New Regs. Offer Guidance on Partnership Adjustment Allocations, Practical Tax Strategies, July 2000

'Hypothetical Sale' Approach Makes Real Changes in Partnership Regs., Practical Tax Strategies, June 2000

More Accounting Method Changes Granted Automatic Consent, Practical Tax Strategies, July 1999

Navigate Through the Confusing Rules for Allocating Partnership Income, Tax Ideas, August 1998

Allocation Confusion for Partnership Deficit Capital Accounts, Taxation for Accountants, July 1998

Using the Cash Method of Accounting May Attract IRS Scrutiny, Tax Ideas, January 1997

IRS Attacks on Cash Method of Accounting, Taxation for Accountants, December 1996

Accounting for Book-Tax Difference of Property Contributed to a Partnership, The Tax Advisor, May 1995

Accounting for Book-Tax Difference of Property Contributed to a Partnership,The Tax Advisor, April 1995

Recognition of Gain or Loss on Partnership Distributions, California Tax Lawyer, Spring 1994

Changes in Methods of Accounting under Revenue Procedure 92-20, California Tax Lawyer, Winter 1993

Business Expenses Overview, Bender's Federal Tax Service, 1989

Indebtedness Treated as "Payment" on Applicable Installment Obligations, The Tax Advisor, November 1987

Time Value of Money Concepts Under the Treasury Proposed Regulations, 45th New York University Institute on Federal Taxation (1986)

Federal and California Estate Income Taxation, CEB Program Booklet, Fundamentals of Estate Administration


Member, San Francisco Tax Club

Tutor, Next Step Learning Center, Oakland, CA

Member, Financial Planning Association


Outstanding Service and Dedication to the LL.M in Taxation Program, Golden Gate University, 2008

Best Article Award, AICPA's The Tax Advisor,1995

Distinguished Service Award, Alumni Association, Golden Gate University, 1995

Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley

Haskins & Sells Award for Excellence in Accounting and English, University of California, Berkeley, 1970