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DOJ, IRS officials to discuss tax issues and enforcement updates at ABA event in Phoenix

DOJ, IRS officials to discuss tax issues and enforcement updates at ABA event in Phoenix

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 — Representatives from the Department of Justice, Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service will weigh in on issues such as the estate tax, state income tax, tribal tax issues and the implications of the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision during the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s 2014 Midyear Meeting

Kathryn Keneally, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, will serve as the keynote speaker and provide agency updates at noon on Saturday, Jan. 25.

2014 Midyear Meeting
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Taxation

Jan. 23-25  

The Arizona Biltmore
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Program highlights include:

“PostWindsor Decision Health and Retirement Plans Guidance from Treasury and IRS” — Panelists will discuss the tax and employee benefits implications for employers and same‐sex married couples resulting from the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor.
Friday, Jan. 24, 3 – 4 p.m.

“Important Developments: Recent Tax Litigation and Controversy Updates, Including Supreme Court Decision in United States v. Woods” — This panel includes updates on recent developments in tax litigation and controversy from the U.S. Tax Court, the IRS, the Justice Department’s Tax Division and the Treasury Department. Panelists will also discuss the recent and long‐awaited Supreme Court decision in United States v. Woods.
Friday, Jan. 24, 3:15 – 3:55 p.m.

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Rabiah Burks at 202-662-1002 or

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