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Friday, September 14, 2012

ABA Tax Section Fall Meeting

ABA Tax SectionThe ABA Tax Section fall meeting continues today in Boston. The full program is here. Today's highlight is the Teaching Taxation program on Taxing Homeownership (Including Imputed Income): A Debate:

This program will consist of a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate between two opposing teams on the question of whether the tax incentives for homeownership should be repealed. The teams will focus on the taxation of imputed income from homeownership as well as the home mortgage interest deduction, the deduction for real property taxes, and section 121. Each side will have the opportunity to present its case and question the opposition. The audience will also be provided an opportunity to submit questions and to vote on a winner at the end of the debate.

  • Adam Chodorow (Arizona State) (Chair)
  • Anthony Infanti (Pittsburgh) (Moderator)
  • Neil Buchanan (George Washington)
  • Steve Johnson (Florida State)
  • Lily Kahng (Seattle)
  • Dennis Ventry Jr. (UC-Davis)

For more on the panel, see Neil Buchanan, Debating Housing Subsidies in the Tax Code -- Against Myself.

Other Tax Profs with speaking roles today include:

  • Exempt Organizations:  Election Year Issues for Exempt Organizations -- Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.)
  • Individual & Family Taxation:  A Disabled Client and the Tax Code – Some Gems. What Every Tax Practitioner and Controversy Attorney Should Know In Order to Properly Represent Their Clients -- Keith Fogg (Villanova), David Rice (California Polytechnic State University)
  • Partnerships & LLCs:  Our Little Tea Party: Tax Reform and Its Legislative Outlook -- Stephen Shay (Harvard)
  • Publications:  Alice Abreu (Temple)
  • Tax Policy & Simplification:  Tax Platforms of the Presidential Candidates: Does it Make a Difference to Voters? -- Roberta Mann (Oregon), Andrea Louise Campbell (MIT), David Gamage (UC-Berkeley), Darien Shanske (UC-Hastings)
  • Tax Practice Management and Estate & Gift Taxes:  Paralegals: Everything You Need to Know About Using Them in Your Practice -- Michael Lang (Chapman)

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