July 01, 2020

Employment Taxes Committee

Committee Leadership


Edward J. Leyden


Priya Schwartzburt

About the Committee

Our mission is to provide a forum for robust dialogue about the developments and issues related to the taxes that employers pay and withhold from wages. We are a vehicle for providing an informed view to the Tax Bar, IRS, Treasury, Congress, and State Tax Authorities regarding the impact of current law and changes to existing law on employers and employees. The Committee hosts CLE programs on Friday afternoon at each meeting of the ABA Tax Section. Another important emphasis of the Employment Taxes committee will be evaluating and preparing comments to the IRS, Treasury, and other governmental agencies on proposed guidance and regulations or other emerging policies affecting Subtitle C of the Internal Revenue Code. We are actively seeking practitioners who would like to get involved on a comment project.

Attention Young Lawyers!

The Employment Taxes Committee is actively seeking young attorneys interested in developing experience in this practice area. If you're interested in networking with peers sharing an interest in employment tax, please contact the Chair, or we welcome you to introduce yourself at the next ABA Tax Section Meeting. Information on the next meeting can be found on the Upcoming Meetings page.

Join us on Tax Connect! Details below.

Join us on Tax Connect! Details below.

Employment Taxes on Tax Connect

Tax Connect is an online and email platform for networking, exchanging ideas, getting advice, and interacting with fellow lawyers and legal professionals with whom you share similar areas of interest. Tax Connect communities are grouped around common practice areas like Pro Bono & Tax Clinics and International Taxation. The communities are open to any Section member and are a great way to collaborate on projects and upcoming meetings!

Check out the Employment Taxes Community and get involved today!

To learn more about ABA Tax Connect view the User Guide.

Joining Section of Taxation Committees

The Tax Section has over thirty member-led committees and Section Members can join as many as they would like. Each committee deals with a common practice area, such as Individual & Family Taxation, Exempt Organizations, Employee Benefits, etc.. A full list is available on our Committees & Task Forces landing page. If you are interested in getting involved, learn more about Section Membership here.

Our committees provide a great opportunity to network and to get involved. Committee members create robust and current CLE sessions for our conferences, participate in government comment projects, create committee newsletters or publications, and more. Feel free to Contact staff with any questions!