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Government Comment: Application of the Active Trade or Business Requirement under Section 355(b)

On July 17, 2019 the Section submitted comments regarding application of the Active Trade or Business Requirement under Section 355(b)

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Government Comment: Section 4960, Notice 2019-9 and Volunteers Providing Services to Tax-Exempt Organizations

On July 12, 2019 comments on the proposed regulations regarding Section 4960, Notice 2019-9 and volunteers providing services to tax-exempt organizations.

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2019 Young Tax Lawyers Symposium

The Young Tax Lawyers Symposium will provide young attorneys and students an opportunity to hear from practitioners and government officials on a variety of issues that are not covered in most law school courses. Topics discussed include fundamentals of tax litigation, the impact of the 2017 Tax Act on pass-through entities, basis and cost recovery in the international provisions of the 2017 Tax Act, and ethics in tax law.

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Announcing People in Tax Podcasts

People in Tax Podcasts are interviews with tax lawyers providing insight into career trajectories, from education through involvement in the Tax Section’s many activities. Access through this site or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or Spotify.

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Now Available: ABA Tax Times, Spring 2019

“On May 9-11, 2019, the Tax Section held its May Tax Meeting in Washington, DC. Representatives from the IRS and Treasury were able to attend the May meeting and shared their perspectives on recent developments. The featured speaker at the plenary session on Saturday, May 11, was IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig.” —Eric Solomon

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Events & CLE

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Tax Connect is our new platform for committee information & discussion. Connect will replace our committee pages and mailing lists with a robust, easy-to-use site with discussion forums that can be used via email or direct from the site. Take a look at the User's Guide and How-to Videos under 'Support' to learn more!