Taxation Section

CHAIR:

EVENTS:

DOCUMENTS:

Jennifer A. Pratt
Venable LLP
750 E Pratt St
Ste 900
Baltimore, MD 21202-3157
P: (410) 528-2883
F: (410) 244-7742
japratt@venable.com

Section Dues: $20 per year

Webinar Video: Ten research and development tax credit myths that may be costing you money
Joint Webinar with Intellectual Property Section
Recorded July 15, 2014

SB 106 - Allows LLC to Claim Exemption from Transfer/Recordation Tax in IRC Section 368(a) Reorganization Transactions

Symposium: U.S. Taxpayers’ Foreign Accounts: FATCA, Voluntary Disclosure & Summonses Documents
Video Replay
Professor Richard Harvey, Villanova Law School, Presentation Slides: Offshore Accounts: FATCA Background, Developments, and Key Issues

Maryland State Bar Association Taxation Section Comments to Temporary Regulations on PFICs and Related Recommendations

New! Maryland Taxes, Fifth Edition
For more than three decades, Maryland Taxes has served as a definitive source of guidance on the Maryland tax system. New Fifth Edition available now!

Comptroller Advises Taxpayers of Delay to Start of 2014 Tax Season Due to IRS Issues

January 7, 2104 Employee Benefits Study Group Handout:
Lost Participants – Discussion Outline

IRS issues DOMA Guidance

Tax Talk: Spring 2014 PDF
Tax Talk: Winter 2014
PDF
Tax Talk: Fall 2013
PDF

IRS Form 4180 - Report of Interview with Individual Relative to Trust Fund Recovery Penalty or Personal Liability for Excise Taxes PDF

Past Webinars

COUNCIL NOMINATIONS:

Nominations for 2014/2015 Section Council

 


NOMINATIONS FOR SECTION COUNCIL FOR 2014/2015:

In accordance with the Taxation Section bylaws, and on behalf of the Taxation Section Nominations Committee, we are very happy to report the following nominations for Section Council for 2014/2015 (terms beginning July 1, 2014):

Officers:
Chair: Jennifer A. Pratt, Venable LLP (Baltimore, MD)
Chair-Elect: Robb A. Longman, Law Offices of Robb A. Longman (Bethesda, MD)
Secretary/Treasurer: Andrew Jay Maschas, Comptroller of Maryland (Baltimore, MD)

For Section Council terms ending June 30, 2017 (3 year terms):
Kaitlyn Ann Loughner, Frost & Associates (Annapolis, MD)
Michael J. Salem, Office of the Attorney General, (Annapolis, MD)
Elizabeth Moody Shaner, Rosenberg | Martin | Greenberg, LLP (Baltimore, MD)
Natalie E. Whelton, Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC (Baltimore, MD)
Scott Schwartzberg, Levy, Mann, Caplan, Hermann & Polashuk, LLP (Baltimore, MD)

A vote will be held at the Tax Section's annual meeting, scheduled for Friday, June 13, 2014 8:00 a.m.) in Ocean City, MD.

Other nominations for Tax Council officers and members-at-large may be made by not fewer than 15 Tax Section members by written nominations submitted to the Secretary not later than 10 days prior to the annual meeting. If you wish to propose alternative nominees, please submit the nominations to Robb Longman (Secretary/Treasurer) at rlongman@longmanlawfirm.com no later than Tuesday June 3, 2014. Additional eligible nominations will be published on the Taxation Section list serve prior to the annual meeting.


TAXATION SECTION UPDATES:

Maryland Tax Court Opinions Searchable PDF - members only
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2011 Maryland Tax Practitioner's Handbook (members only)
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WEBINARS/VIDEO REPLAYS:

2011 Spring Webinar Employment Tax Examination Basics and Hot Topics
(4/20/11)
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Roth Conversions Webinar
(4/28/10)

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Advising Clients Seeking to come in From the Cold: IRS Voluntary Disclosure Basics
(Available to Section Members)

Tax section Webinar Materials:


Maryland Tax Practitioner's Handbook (members only) Please Login to view


Joint Section Meeting on Business Trusts 3/11/10


2012/2013 ANNUAL REPORT:

This Section continued to staff its U.S. Tax Court Pro Bono Program, provided valuable input into tax legislation pending before the Maryland General Assembly, and worked closely with MSBA on tax-related CLE materials. It also provided its members with an opportunity to mingle with tax and accounting colleagues, as well as state and federal tax officials, at the Section’s annual Tax Networking Night in November, and held an open educational meeting to discuss the tax implications of pending cases before the U.S. Supreme Court that will decide the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in April. The Section also continued working on a project to post decisions of the Maryland Tax Court on the Section’s webpage. It will host its annual Irving Shulbank Memorial Dinner and program, where it will recognize outstanding lawyers through its Tax Excellence and J. Ronald Shiff Memorial Pro Bono Awards, in May, and will present a program, “Do Ask, Do Tell (Unless You are Telling the IRS)”, examining the treatment of same-sex couples by the IRS, Maryland, and other jurisdictions while considering the numerous planning issues and opportunities faced by same-sex couples and their legal counsel, at the MSBA Annual Meeting.


MISSION STATEMENT:

The promotion of Fulfillment and Prosperity in the Practice of Tax Law through the Exchange of Knowledge and Service to the Community.


PURPOSE:

The purposes of this Section are to bring together for furtherance of their mutual interest members of the Maryland State Bar Association concerned with the law relating to taxes; to stimulate interest of members of the Maryland State Bar and inform them in the law concerning Maryland and Federal taxation; to study proposed improvements and reforms in such laws through legislation and otherwise; and generally to promote the interests and welfare of the public and members of the Bar in the areas of taxation.


MEMBER BENEFITS:

The benefits of joining the Taxation Section include the Tax Talk newsletter, Tax Section Email List, tax study groups, the Maryland Tax Practitioner's Handbook, the annual Tax Networking Night (Fall) and the Shulbank Dinner (Spring), a State Tax Legislation Committee and pro bono opportunities.

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