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Friday, January 17, 2014

Pepperdine/Tax Analysts Symposium: Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis

Tax ReformPlease join us via free live webcast today (8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PST) for the Pepperdine/Tax Analysts Symposium on Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis.  You can Tweet questions for the panelists at #PeppTaxReform.

Keynote Address

  • Joe Bankman (Stanford), Tax Scholarship in a Time of Fiscal Crisis
  • Introduction:  Paul Caron (Pepperdine)
  • Commentary:  Ed Kleinbard (USC)

Panel #1:  Individual/Estate and Gift Tax Reform

  • Dorothy Brown (Emory), Barack and Michelle Obama: The Early Years
  • Miranda Fleischer (San Diego), Charity, Poverty, and Duty
  • Jim Repetti (Boston College), Revitalizing the Estate Tax: Five Easy Pieces (with Paul Caron (Pepperdine))
  • Commentary:  Nancy Staudt (USC)
  • Moderator:  Tom Bost (Pepperdine)

Luncheon Address:  Bruce Bartlett (Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury)

Panel #2:  Business/International Tax Reform

  • Karen Brown (George Washington), Addressing International Income Inequality in a Time of Crisis
  • Ruth Mason (Virginia), Exporting FATCA: International Enforcement in a Time of Crisis (with Josh Blank (NYU))
  • Richard Winchester (Thomas Jefferson), Carried Interest for the Common Man
  • Commentary:  Eric Zolt (UCLA)
  • Moderator:  Khrista Johnson (Pepperdine)

Panel #3:  Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis: Institutional Perspectives

  • Ellen Aprill (Loyola-L.A.), Nonprofits and Political Activity: Some Lessons From Other Countries
  • Donald Tobin (Ohio State), The 2013 IRS Crisis, Independent Organizations, and Proposed Regulation 1.501(c)(4)-1: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • George Yin (Virginia; former Chief of Staff, Joint Committee on Taxation), Reforming the IRS (to Save It)
  • Commentary:  Donald Korb (Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell; former IRS Chief Counsel)
  • Moderator:  Joe Thorndike (Tax Analysts)

Closing Remarks:  What Have We Learned Today?:  Robert Popovich (Pepperdine)

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