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Vol. 37 No. 1 - November 2017

So Much to Do, So Little Time

From the Chair

So Much to Do, So Little Time

Notwithstanding the challenges of going forward with a meeting in Austin, Texas, in the midst of one of the worst hurricane seasons in recent history, the committees did their usual stellar jobs in providing top-notch continuing education presentations and materials for the attendees.

The self-employment tax issue for closely held businesses has become more important in light of a number of self-employment tax cases decided by the Tax Court in the last year. This article, based on a panel at the Joint Fall meeting in Austin, Texas, looks at the statutory provisions and the impact of three of these cases: Fleischer v. Commissioner; Castigliola v. Commissioner; and Hardy v. Commissioner.

To help understand the current and future sales tax nexus landscape, this article will briefly revisit the history of sales tax nexus under Quill and Direct Marketing Association. It will then examine the statutes or rules (referred to as economic nexus laws) that states have enacted in response to Direct Marketing Association in an attempt to overturn the nexus law under Quill. Finally, this article will explore competing congressional proposals that attempt to resolve sales tax nexus issues at the federal level.

Natural disasters, such as the recent Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria (all Category 3 or higher), can wreak havoc on critical infrastructure, the economy, and the livelihood of scores of individuals. In the wake of such disasters, people from all over the world donate time, money, and services to assist those impacted. While the immediate thoughts are often on providing food, shelter, and medical care, the consequences of a natural disaster can continue for several years and affect individuals in many different areas. One such area relates to taxes.

The Section of Taxation Pro Bono Award Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 Janet Spragens Pro Bono Award. This award was established in 2002 to recognize one or more individuals or law firms for outstanding and sustained achievements in pro bono activities in tax law.

To the tune of “But Not for Me,” by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin.

ATT welcomes the submission of book and article reviews on tax topics that may be of interest to our members.

Government submissions are a key component of the Section's government relations activities. View our most recent submissions here. The full archive is available to the public on the website.

Named for the late Jack Nolan, a dedicated and respected Tax Section member, the Nolan Fellow distinction is awarded to young lawyers who are actively involved in the Section and have shown leadership qualities.

The Tax Lawyer, the nation’s premier tax law journal, is published quarterly as a service to members of the Tax Section.

Produced in cooperation with the Tax Section and published by ALI-CLE, The Practical Tax Lawyer offers concise, practice-oriented articles to assist lawyers with all aspects of tax law.

Through the Tax Assistance Public Service (TAPS) endowment fund, the Section of Taxation seeks to provide stable, long-term funding for its tax-related public service programs, including the Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowship program.

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ABA Tax Times (ATT) is looking for volunteers to join its ranks as associate editors to assist in writing and acquiring articles for publication.

ABA Tax Section meetings are a great way to get connected, get educated, and get the most from your membership!

Listen at your convenience to high-quality tax law CLE on a variety of topics.

Opportunities are available to enhance your visibility, grow your network, and expand your reach at ABA Section of Taxation meetings.

New editions of The Supreme Court's Federal Tax Jurisprudence and A Practitioner's Guide to Tax Evidence are now available to order!

Did you know that Tax Section members have access to thousands of pages of cutting-edge committee program materials presented at Section of Taxation Meetings?

The Section of Taxation thanks the sponsors and exhibitors of the 2017 Joint Fall CLE Meeting.

Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Catalyst™ delivers tax research framed in an entirely new way, so you see the clarity, color and context you need to get the whole picture of each business tax issue.

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November 2017

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