Joseph W. Nega

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Joseph Nega
Judge of the United States Tax Court
Assumed office
September 4, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Preceded byThomas Wells
Personal details
Born1959 (age 59–60)
Alma materDePaul University
Georgetown University

Joseph W. Nega (born circa 1959) is a Judge of the United States Tax Court. He formerly served as Senior Legislation Counsel of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the United States Congress.


Nega received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from DePaul University. He received a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law. He received a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. He has served on the Joint Committee on Taxation staff since 1985, starting as a Legislation Attorney from 1985 to 1989. From 1989 to 2008, he served as Legislation Counsel to the committee. From 2008 to 2013, he served as Senior Legislation Counsel. His primary areas of responsibility were the individual income tax, tax exemption requirements for state and local bonds, tax credit bonds and employment taxes.[1]

Tax Court service[edit]

On May 9, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Nega to serve a fifteen-year term as a Judge of the United States Tax Court, to the seat vacated by Judge Thomas B. Wells, who took senior status on January 1, 2011. His nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 1, 2013.[2] He received his commission on September 4, 2013. His commission will expire on September 3, 2028, at which time his fifteen-year term will end.[3]


  1. ^ "President Obama Nominates Joseph W. Nega and Michael B. Thornton to the United States Tax Court". 8 May 2013.
  2. ^ "U.S. Senate: nominations confirmed (civilian)".
  3. ^ "Judge Nega".