Following the trend of recasting in-person conferences because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ABA Section of Taxation is hosting a Virtual 2020 May Tax Meeting with 19 webinars presented over eight weeks through July 30. The meeting replaces the tax conference in Washington, D.C., that was sidelined last month.
The online format provides an opportunity for participants to attend multiple, non-conflicting sessions organized by the section’s committees and presented by nearly 200 tax experts from government, academia, industry and private practice. The myriad topics range from tax accounting and S corporations to estate taxes and administrative practices.
Among the programs and noted panelists are:
- June 17
Tax Accounting Committee – “CARES Act Implementation” with Heather Harman, Andersen Tax, Washington, D.C.; and Christopher Wrobel and Karla Meola, both special counsel to associate chief counsel, IRS Office of Chief Counsel (Income Tax & Accounting), Washington, D.C.
- July 14
Civil & Criminal Tax Penalties Committee – “Update: IRS CI and DOJ Tax Division” with Richard E. Zuckerman, principal deputy assistant attorney general, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
- July 22
Court Procedure & Practice Committee – “Current Developments” with Chief Judge Maurice B. Foley, U.S. Tax Court, Washington, D.C.
- July 30
Standards of Tax Practice Committee – “Ethical Issues in Federal Tax Practice: The Government Perspective” with Sharyn M. Fisk, director, IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, Washington, D.C.
The Section of Taxation serves ABA members and the public by providing education about taxes and tax systems, and by providing leadership to support the development of an equitable, efficient and workable tax system.