The Executive Committee of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of California is comprised of 18 talented tax attorneys who work together throughout the year to lead delegations in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, and to produce a variety of educational seminars regarding federal, state, and local tax matters. I am particularly pleased to expand the unique involvement and influence of the Taxation Section on tax policy and legislation through our new Comment Letter Project, in which we will submit comment letters to legislative bodies, the IRS, and California state tax agencies when appropriate, and in response to their requests for comments on regulations, proposed legislation, statutory provisions, or areas in need of guidance. If you are interested in getting involved with one of the Taxation Section’s 11 standing committees, please contact me or any of the other members of the Taxation Section's Executive Committee.
Betty J. Williams
Chair, Taxation Section
Law Office of Williams & Associates, P.C., Sacramento
The Sections of The State Bar of California are pleased to present the 2017 Sections Convention – a networking and learning opportunity planned especially for California attorneys and legal professionals.
Sections ConventionFriday-Saturday, August 18-19, 2017Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Spa
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will open at 7 a.m. on Friday.
This inaugural event is the new platform for the State Bar Sections’ stellar programs and events previously offered at The State Bar of California Annual Meeting.
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Friday, September 8, 2017, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 hour MCLE credit in Legal Ethics and 1 hour legal specialization credit in Taxation Law. You must register in advance to participate.
An overview of the tax defier movement including what is a tax defier, what are some of the common beliefs, methods used to obstruct the tax system, and tips for the practitioner to avoid inadvertently ending up with a tax defier client. The presentation will also discuss the ethical rules a practitioner could violate by representing a tax defier and the potential consequences both professionally and personally of furthering frivolous arguments.
Speaker: James Creech
SAVE THE DATE: November 1-3, 2017
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
7100 Aviara Resort Drive
Earn participatory MCLE credit & legal specialization credit in Taxation Law! Check back here for more details as they come.
California Tax Lawyer, the Taxation Section's official publication, is sent free to members of the Section. The journal is designed to keep tax lawyers and other tax professionals apprised of the latest developments in the field, as well as up-to-date on the activities of the Section. To receive a subscription, you need only join the Section.
Anyone can submit an article to the Editors for consideration for publication in California Tax Lawyer. Submissions are typically due February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15. For more information, please read these guidelines.
The California Tax Lawyer is also seeking authors to publish self-study articles that offer the reader MCLE credit. If you are interested in more information and guidelines for the self-study articles, please contact Shellie Hughes.
Join the exciting new WOMEN IN TAX standing committee! The mission of the State Bar of California Taxation Section Women in Tax Committee is to:
Click here for information on how to join today! For more information or to get involved with the committee activities, contact Adria Price, the Taxation Section Executive Committee Liaison to the Women in Tax Subcommittee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Taxation Section maintains a Facebook account, www.facebook.com/calbartax, and a Twitter account, www.twitter.com/calbartax. We will be posting regularly, so like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
The Taxation Section is managed by its Executive Committee, which meets quarterly and is comprised of tax lawyers working in private law firms, accounting firms, government, and corporations throughout California. See contact information for the current Executive Committee members, or see the appointments process for information on becoming a member of the Executive Committee in the future. We encourage you to become involved.
We're very grateful for your membership in the Section.
As a token of that, we're offering self-study MCLE credit in the areas of Legal Ethics, Competence Issues, and Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and in Society. The programs are posted in our Member's Only Area.
Simply watch the programs and keep track of having done so. You can report this to the State Bar when it's time to demonstrate your compliance with the MCLE requirements.
Past programs are available over the internet for participatory MCLE credit. For more information, see online CLE and select Taxation Section. Be sure to check out CLEtoGo if you're interested in downloadable podcasts.
The Taxation Section relies on the energy, effort, and dedication of the members of the California tax practitioner community. We encourage all members of the Taxation Section to get involved in the section -- your section. Here are some things you can do right now:
Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB) is extending some special discount offers to our section. As a member of the Section, you're eligible for:
Information about the section dues rebate program can be found on the CEB Web site.
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The Taxation Section is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider.