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TAX SECTION NEWS

Join us January 20 – 22, 2011 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club for unparalleled opportunities to network, educate and learn. With CLE programs focused on the latest trends in tax law, the 2011 Midyear Meeting spotlights the future of tax law and strategies for you and your practice to gain a competitive edge. The 2011 Midyear Meeting will provide exceptional networking and CLE opportunities for all levels of tax professionals. Whether you're a first-time attendee, a young lawyer or a seasoned tax practitioner, the 2011 Midyear Meeting is one event you won't want to miss. Take advantage of:

  • CLE programs on the latest developments in tax ·
  • Updates on tax policies, regulations and procedures, including discussion of future proposals ·
  • Networking events with government officials and other tax practitioners

For additional meeting details please visit the meeting website. Check back often for new CLE programs, speakers, and other valuable information. The Boca Raton Resort and Club will serve as our host hotel. To make a reservation, call 1-888-503-2622. The deadline for hotel reservations is Thursday, December 23, 2010. Click here for more information.

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CLE HIGHLIGHTS

Current Developments in Individual, Corporate, and Partnership Taxation
Thursday, January 27, 2011 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern

Please join Professors Martin J. McMahon, Jr. and Ira B. Shepard as they review the most significant statutory enactments, judicial decisions, IRS rulings, and Treasury regulations promulgated during the last twelve months that affect general income taxation, transfer taxation, and tax procedure. This program will be of interest to tax attorneys, including non-specialists and young lawyers.

Click here for more information and to register.

PUBLICATIONS

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LATEST GOVERNMENT SUBMISSIONS

The Tax Section routinely sends technical comments to federal agencies considering changes in tax regulations, revenue rulings, etc. Recent technical comment submissions include:

  • Comments on Circular 230 Sections 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.30 and 10.34 | More >>
  • Comments on the Effective Date of Section 909 | More >>
  • Letter Regarding the Treaty Override Provision in H.R. 847 | More >>
  • Comments on Carried Interest Proposals in Senate Amendment 4386 to H.R. 4213 | More >>
  • Comments on the Taxation of Dividend Equivalent | More >>
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PRO BONO

Military VITA Volunteer Opportunity in metro Washington, DC and San Antonio, TX!

Tax Section volunteers will be asked to train the preparers who will assist military service members and their families with income tax preparation at local military bases. The first training session is scheduled for November 18, 2010 in Washington, DC and San Antonio, Texas. For more information, please contact Rachel Ney at Rachel.Ney@americanbar.org.

MESSAGE FROM A TAX SECTION PRIMARY SPONSOR

State Tax Solutions from Thomson Reuters

New resources from the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters provide ABA members with outstanding state tax solutions. For example:
  • Enhanced Sales & Use Rate Lookup - Search by State or County or City Name for Current Month Rates, Search by Zip or Zip+4 and Search for Prior Rates
  • Enhanced State Tax Citator – Get the judicial history for a state tax case (50 states plus District of Columbia) or a federal case on state tax issues, plus get lists of other cases and rulings that cite to the case.
  • Nexus Assistant on Checkpoint - Find out exactly how states view business activities by out of state companies quickly and easily. Nexus Assistant helps you review and analyze your client's nexus profile by creating a snapshot to quickly see and compare how each state treats each activity.
  • Income Tax Developments Wizard on Checkpoint® - Easily compile custom information on Federal, State and International tax developments for a calendar period (quarterly, for example) with the
  • Cost Basis Plus - This Checkpoint tool (provided in cooperation with Interactive Data Corporation) covers dividends and cost basis on U.S. and Canadian stocks, ADRs, and U.S. Mutual Funds. 
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
MAJORIE ROBERTS

Each month the Section of Taxation highlights the actions, endeavors or achievements of one of our outstanding members. This month the Section recognizes Marjorie Roberts for her commitment and dedication to the Section and its work. Marjorie Roberts has been involved with the ABA Tax Section for several decades. While at the Department of the Treasury, she addressed a Tax Section meeting during the summer of 1986 on the changes to meals and entertainment expense deductions. She has been an active member of the Tax Section and regularly attends the May Meeting in Washington, D.C. She also authored “A Harbor View” a chapter in the Tax Section’s publication Careers in Tax Law.

Read more about Majorie Roberts here.

UPCOMING TAX EVENTS

Current Developments in Individual, Corporate, and Partnership Taxation
January 27, 2011
1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
Format: Webcast/ Teleconference

U.S. - Asia Tax Planning Strategies Conference
March 2-4, 2011
Format: Live/In-Person

2011 ABA/IPT Advanced Income Tax Seminar
March 21-22, 2011
Format: Live/In-Person

2011 ABA/IPT Advanced Sales/Use Tax Seminar
March 22-23, 2011
Format: Live/In-Person

2011 ABA/IPT Advanced Property Tax Seminar
March 24-25, 2011
Format: Live/In-Person

ALI-ABA Advanced Course of Study: Corporate Taxation
March 31 - April 1, 2011
Format: Live/In-Person
UPCOMING JCEB EVENTS

The ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (JCEB) coordinates the activities of the employee benefits committees of six ABA sections.

Joint Committee on Employee Benefits

Ethical Issues in Responding to Health Care Reform
December 16, 2010
1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Format: Teleconference

ERISA Basics
MAY 18-20, 2011
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago
TAXIQ

Thoughtful Insights, Useful Analysis

 is an online resource, that provides current, high-level work product on the latest tax developments. You have instant access to cutting-edge planning and analysis developed by the nation's leading tax practitioners.

Fall 2010 materials available here.

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