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.

Join Us



Baek, Laura


Beck, Joshua
Epstein, Phyllis
Nelson, Elizabeth

Committee Roster  

Committee and Section Future CLE Programs

Section Events

    2014 Low Income Taxpayers Representation Workshop

    ACLI Services Inc

    The ABA Section of Taxation is pleased to present Communicating with... -- a four-hour CLE workshop on Monday afternoon, December 8, 2014, followed by a reception for attendees.This program is part of the ABA Tax Sections Low Income Taxpayers Representation Workshop series, organized by the Sections ...

    Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversy 2014

    Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Hotel
    Las Vegas

    Criminal Tax Fraud and Tax Controversy 2014

    Tax Opinions 3.0? – Ethical Considerations and Best Practices Under the New Circular 230 Rules


    This panel will discuss the newly finalized Circular 230 rules and their impact upon the next generation of tax opinions. The panel will also evaluate some other significant developments that commonly affect tax opinion practice, including the IRS no-rule policy under section 355, the codification of ...

Recent Tax Section Comments Worked On By Committee

Taxpayer Assistance Involving Committee

Other Committee Work Product

Modified by Laura Ann Baek on January 16, 2014

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