American Bar Association

Section of Taxation:

Message From The Chair

Welcome to the Individual and Family Taxation Committee (IFTC). Thank you for visiting our website. The IFTC focuses on a wide-ranging set of tax issues facing individuals and families. The IFTC serves the Taxation Section by sharing our expertise in individual and family taxation issues and current developments, and we frequently comment on proposed Treasury Regulations, IRS Forms and Publications, and other government actions which impact individuals and families. We strive to provide our members with high quality CLE which will provide both the practical aspects of the tax law as well as the policies underlying them.

We encourage you to take an active role in our committee. Please join us at a Taxation Section event or contact us directly to inquire about leadership roles within our committee. Thank you.

Laura Baek, Chair

Who We Are

The IFTC covers federal income tax laws pertaining to individuals and families. Our active membership includes practitioners who represent individual clients in a variety of contexts - from tax planning to tax controversies. We pride ourselves on our collegiality and willingness to help each other get the best result for our clients. Our committee meetings are a great place to network and share ideas with fellow practitioners. In addition, our committee includes numerous notable academics that keep us up to date on new developments in the tax law and enrich our understanding of tax policy.

We welcome all new members and volunteers, and encourage young attorneys to become involved.

Committee Materials from Recent Meetings

Did you know thousands of pages of cutting-edge committee program materials are available to you as a Tax Section member? These documents contain analysis of the latest federal tax policy, initiatives, regulations, legislative forecasts, and planning ideas developed by the country's leading tax attorneys and government officials. Access these materials now.

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Chair:  Laura Ann Baek

Vice-Chairs:  Joshua Ryan Beck, Phyllis Epstein, Elizabeth Nelson

Committee Roster (228 total members)

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Committee and Section Future CLE Programs

Section Events

April 30, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

May 8, 2014 - May 10, 2014
Grand Hyatt Washington
Format: Live/In-Person

Recent Tax Section Comments Worked On By Committee

Comments Concerning the Limitation of Section 104(a)(2) Exclusion
Comments in Response to Notice 2008-64
Comments Concerning Proposed Regulations Under Section 152

Taxpayer Assistance Involving Committee

What You Should Know If You Are Facing Foreclosure On Your Home
Economic Stimulus Payments Overview
Telephone Excise Tax Refund
A Menu Of Educational Tax Benefits
Exclusions, Deductions And Tax Credits Brochure
Education Tax Benefits For Students For The 2004 Tax Year

Other Committee Work Product

2008 Annual Report on Important Developments
2007 Annual Report on Important Developments

Modified by Laura Ann Baek on January 16, 2014

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