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Vol. 39 No. 2 - Winter 2020


People in Tax

Practice Points


Trust and Estate Distributions in 2020 May Provide 2019 Tax Savings

As March comes upon us, practitioners should be cognizant of the 65-day rule for trusts and estates under section 663(b) and a similar rule for charitable deductions under section 642. In a world where most individuals and trusts follow calendar-year reporting, generally actions taken after December 31 will be reported in the following year. ...

Pro Bono Matters


Evolution of Settlement Days

This article focuses on the continued evolution of Settlement Days by IRS Counsel offices and Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC). Settlement Days have grown from humble beginnings of notifying pro se petitioners that IRS Counsel was available to discuss their case on a certain day to full-fledged events including IRS Counsel, revenue officers, examination officers, and LITC attorneys. ...

Young Lawyers Corner


The Young Lawyer’s Perspective on Tax Practice

Young lawyers starting to practice tax in a law firm are, of course, both excited about the job and worried about the many new areas of tax law we will encounter. One of the most important concerns for us is training: we know that we will need assistance as we “learn the ropes” of our new positions, and we are eager for that assistance to help us learn how to be better tax lawyers. ...

The Incompetent Authority: Questions and Answers

People in Tax Podcast

Tax Bits

Tax Section Meeting Calendar

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Diversity & Inclusion


Diversity and Inclusion: An Overview of the ABA’s CLE Policy and the Section’s Plan and Committee

On November 6, 2019, the American Bar Association Section of Taxation announced its new Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships to encourage diversity and inclusion at Section tax meetings. The first group of scholarship recipients were invited to attend the 2020 Midyear Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida: Arsalan Malik and Rene Morency. ...

Section News & Announcements

In the Stacks

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