It's now official. The WSJ has named TaxProf as a blog that "Insiders Read to Stay Current."
According to the WSJ, the blog "[l]aunched last year -- on April 15 -- by University of Cincinnati College of Law Professor Paul L. Caron . . . has gained a wide following among tax professionals, academics and policy-makers."
The best thing about TaxProf is that it's a window to analytical source material on tax policy such as academic papers, position pieces by various think tanks and lobbying groups, and research papers put out by government sources such as the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation. Other free tax-related websites, such as the TaxAnalysts site (which was also named to the WSJ's list), tend to link, if at all, to the proprietary (meaning you have to pay) portions of their own web facilities.
As TaxProf approaches the million "visit" mark as measured by SiteMeter, I can only say "Congratulations and keep up the good work."