Paul L. Caron

Friday, April 25, 2014

Tax Analysts Hosts Conference Today on Marketing Derivatives to Market for Tax Purposes

Tax NotesTax Analysts hosts a roundtable discussion on Marketing Derivatives to Market for Tax Purposes at the Ronald Reagan Building (1300 Pennsylvania Ave.) today at 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST in Washington, D.C.:

Rep. Camp recently proposed requiring all derivatives to be marked to market unless they are part of hedges. Marking derivatives to market is a source of controversy, but it has been under consideration by Treasury for a while. Supporters believe that it is necessary to clearly reflect income and to prevent taxpayers from exploiting different treatment of economically similar products. Critics argue that marking would complicate tax accounting for holders. The discussion will introduce the politics and history of mark-to-market in tax, examine Camp’s derivatives plan in detail, and debate the merits of marking certain types of derivatives

  • Christopher E. Bergin (President and Publisher, Tax Analysts) 
  • Viva Hammer (Legislation Counsel, Joint Committee on Taxation)
  • Yoram Keinan (Partner, Carter Ledyard & Milburn)
  • Lee A. Sheppard (Contributing Editor, Tax Analysts)

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This looks like a great conference, but not for a Friday on the last day of congressional recess....

Posted by: Chris Allen | Apr 25, 2014 10:12:26 AM

Should not the headline read: "Marking Derivatives to Market..."?

I am struggling with just why (and how) a trader would set out to conduct a marketing campaign for their portfolio of derivatives. Perhaps this all is yet another example of typo-matic corrections gone wild.

Posted by: Tom Figgatt | Apr 28, 2014 8:34:16 AM