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January 20, 2022

ABA Midyear Tax Meeting to feature Tax Policy Center chief and cryptocurrency outlook

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2022 – The American Bar Association Section of Taxation will hold its annual Midyear Tax Meeting virtually on Jan. 31-Feb. 4.

William G. Gale, co-director of the Tax Policy Center will give the opening plenary speech on Jan. 31 at 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. EST. He is the Arjay and Frances Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy and a senior fellow in the economic studies program at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on tax policy, fiscal policy, pensions and saving behavior. In addition to serving as co-director of the Tax Policy Center, Gale is director of the Retirement Security Project.

Also at the opening plenary, Loretta Collins Argrett will offer remarks about her inspirational tax career and provide suggestions to newer tax lawyers on how to continue efforts to create a more equitable, inclusive and diverse Section of Taxation and tax bar.

Cryptocurrency will be a hot topic at the conference, with five panels devoted to the issue. About 60 government speakers from the Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and Capitol Hill as well as other tax experts will appear on more than 40 panels to lead in-depth discussions and provide explanations of the latest federal, state and international legal developments and planning trends.

2022 Midyear Tax Meeting
Sponsored by ABA Section of Taxation


Monday-Friday, Jan. 31-Feb. 4


Scheduled programs include:

·       “The Corporate Tax-Related Proposals of the Build Back Better Act”

·       “Cryptocurrency for Employee Benefits Lawyers — What You Need to Know”

·       “International Tax M&A Planning in an Era of Uncertainty”

·       “Digital Assets — More than Just a Bitcoin Craze”

·       “Getting Charged Up: A Primer on Energy Tax Incentives”

·       “The Weight of Authorities: A Primer on IRS Administrative Guidance”

·       “IRS Collections Actions in a Time of COVID”

·       “The Supreme Court and the 30-day CDP Petition Deadline: A Discussion of Boechler v. Commissioner

·       “ESG and Tax Policy — Responsible Tax Policies for a Better Future”

The complete conference program can be found online. For media registration, please contact Barbranda Walls at [email protected].

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