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April 25, 2024

Technology, tax policy and climate on tap at ABA May Tax Meeting, May 2-4

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2024 – Artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency and a look at the U.S. Tax Court as it marks its 100th anniversary will be part of the lineup at the American Bar Association 2024 May Tax Meeting to be held May 2-4 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington. The conference, sponsored by the ABA Section of Taxation, attracts the country’s leading tax attorneys and government officials.

U.S. Tax Court Chief Judge Kathleen Kerrigan will lead a panel discussion with former Tax Court chief judges Mary Ann Cohen, Thomas B. Wells, Michael B. Thornton, L. Paige Marvel and Maurice B. Foley about some of the changes in the court over the years, as well as provide tips on how to identify and address conflicts and ethical issues. The session will be held at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 3.

The noon luncheon plenary on Saturday, May 4, will feature a discussion of taxation’s role in saving the climate with panelists Seth Hanlon, deputy assistant secretary for tax and climate policy, U.S. Treasury Department; Alice Lin, senior tax policy adviser, U.S. Senate Finance Committee; and Amish Shah, partner, Holland & Knight. Roberta Mann, professor emerita, University of Oregon School of Law, will serve as panel moderator.

More than 100 sessions will cover a host of topics that range from employee benefits and tax policy to exempt organizations and tax equity. They include:

  • “Making Tax Policy in an Era of Artificial Intelligence — Can It Survive the Robots?”
  • “Taxation of DAOs and Smart Contracts”
  • “More Data, More Problems? Information Overload for Legal and Tax Practitioners”
  • “Important Developments in the Federal Income Taxation of S Corporations”
  • “View From the Bench: An Update on the U.S. Tax Court From Chief Judge Kerrigan”
  • “Unlocking the Synergy of Tax, DEI and ESG”
  • “Internal Revenue Service Collections Update”
  • “Inflation Reduction Act Credits: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly — Progress Report for the First Year – A Discussion of the Filing Process, Proposed Guidance and Expectations for the Future”
  • “Guidance From the Government Experts: A Discussion With DOJ Tax Division & IRS Executives Who Will Provide Firsthand Updates of Key ‘Need to Know’ Updates in Tax Enforcement”
  • “Employee Benefit Plan Considerations in the New World of Artificial Intelligence”
  • “NFTs and Digital Asset Broker Reporting — Implications for Sales, Exchanges and Basis”

The complete conference agenda is here. For media registration, please contact Barbranda Walls at [email protected].

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