January 15, 2021

ABA Midyear Tax Meeting to feature tax policy outlook in new administration and Congress

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2021 – The American Bar Association Section of Taxation will hold its annual Midyear Tax Meeting Jan. 26-29 and feature Mark J. Mazur, director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, and Janice Mays, managing director, Tax Policy Services at PwC US, taking a look at tax policy in the Biden administration and the new Congress. The meeting will occur online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Mazur and Mays will speak at the opening plenary on Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. ET. Before joining the tax policy center, Mazur served in federal government for decades in various positions, including assistant secretary for tax policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and policy economist at the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. Mays joined PwC after a long career on Capitol Hill, where she was staff director and chief tax counsel for the House Committee on Ways and Means.

More than 1,500 attendees, including 1,000 private and 500 government attorneys, will participate in 40 different programs. Panels of tax experts and government officials will be presented on a variety of topics, ranging from employee benefits and tax accounting to investment management and state and local taxes. Speakers will provide in-depth discussions and explanations of the latest federal, state and international legal developments and planning trends.

What:              
Virtual 2021 Midyear Tax Meeting
Sponsored by ABA Section of Taxation

When:
Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 26-29

Where:
Online

Scheduled programs include:

  • “COVID-19 Impact: International Tax Consequences of the Response”
  •  “Nuts & Bolts of Cancellation of Indebtedness for Businesses & Financial Institutions”
  •  “Hot Topics for Closely Held Businesses: 2020 and Beyond”
  • “Cross-border M&A Update”
  • “EIP for Incarcerated Individuals”
  • “News from the IRS, Treasury and the Hill”
  • “Loan Forgiveness Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)”
  • “Financially Distressed S Corporations”
  • “IRS Employment Tax Update”
  • “Inequality, Race, & Tax: Systems, Laws, & Enforcement”
  • “Cyber and Information Security During COVID-19”
  • “Tax Consequences of Lease Modifications”
  • “Making the Sausage: How Tax Legislation Is Drafted and Enacted”

The complete conference program can be found online. For media registration, please contact Barbranda Walls at Barbranda.Walls@americanbar.org.

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