Section of Taxation

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Government Comment: Voluntary Disclosure Practice and the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures

On September 24, 2021, the Section of Taxation submitted comments concerning the Voluntary Disclosure Practice and the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures.

Government Submissions & Policy

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Attention J.D. and LL.M. Candidates:

Put your tax knowledge to the test! The 2021-2022 Law Student Tax Challenge provides an opportunity for current law students to demonstrate their mastery and application of tax law. The problem for the 2021-2022 challenge has now been released. Pairs have until November 8, 2021 to provide a response and solution.

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Advance Child Tax Credit Resources

The 2021 expansion of the Child Tax Credit along with the ability to access the 2021 credit from July to December rather than during the 2022 filing season, has provided a much needed financial boost to millions of American families. Learn more about how to conduct outreach, assist families in accessing the credit, and the policy around the CTC.

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Now Available: The Tax Lawyer, Summer 2021

The Tax Lawyer, the nation’s premier, peer-reviewed tax law journal, is published quarterly as a service to its members by the American Bar Association Section of Taxation.

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Webinar Series: The Realignment of Taxing Rights in the Global Economy

Taking place between June 22 and November 18, this six-part CLE webinar series presented by the ABA Tax Section Transfer Pricing committee and hosted by Professor William Seeger of The University of Texas at Arlington College of Business Administration will discuss the rules, policies, and other developments that will affect your clients’ transfer pricing and tax profiles today and tomorrow.

Next Webinar August 25:

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Government Comment: Legislation to Repeal Code Section 1061, Partnership Interests Held in Connection with Performance of Services

On June 25, 2021, the Section of Taxation submitted comments to Congress regarding legislation to Repeal Code Section 1061, Partnership Interests Held in Connection with Performance of Services.

Government Submissions & Policy

Read - June 25 Comments

Now Available: ABA Tax Times, Spring 2021

“This time last year I was brimming with goals and ideas as I looked forward to my term as Chair of the Tax Section beginning in August 2020. Starting in the midst of the pandemic was, of course, quite difficult. Many plans had to take a back seat...” — Joan C. Arnold

From the Chair

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COVID-19 Tax News and Information

The Tax Section offers this regularly updated source of tax information and resources related to the dealing with the novel coronavirus. It includes legal and regulatory updates, state and local updates, court updates, comments submitted to government entities, and disaster and pro bono resources. It will also include updates on Tax Section webinars about and meetings affected by COVID-19.

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Diversity & Inclusion Plan

The ABA Section of Taxation has a long history of supporting diversity and inclusion. We believe that diversity in our membership brings a variety of unique and valuable skills and perspectives to the Tax Section and our members.

Practice Forward Amid COVID-19

Move your practice and the legal profession forward during the pandemic and beyond with continually updated tools and resources.

Section Resources

Our collection of resources for current & prospective Section Members, including resources for Section leadership, committees, the preparation of government comments, and ethics issues.

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