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Section of Taxation: INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY TAX COMMITTEE

Section of Taxation:
INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY TAX COMMITTEE


Message From The Chair




Welcome to the Individual and Family Taxation Committee (IFTC).

The IFTC focuses on the numerous tax issues that individuals and families face navigating the Internal Revenue Code during significant life events such as marriage, divorce, sending children to school, daycare, health, retirement, investments, and employment. We do this by providing expert CLE programs for our members at each of the three annual Tax Section meetings and by providing updates on current developments as well as commenting on proposed Treasury Regulations, IRS Forms and Publications, and proposed legislation. The May meeting in Washington, D.C. is especially informative because of the attendance of IRS representatives as well as members of Treasury, Judiciary, and the office of the National Taxpayer Advocate. Tax Section meetings are terrific opportunities to network with other Section members and government representatives.

We welcome all new members. We encourage you to become involved and to share with us your ideas for future programs, webinars, and government comments. I encourage you to register with our listserv for messages from the Committee and to interact with other members throughout the year. Feel free to reach out to me at any time about leadership opportunities and to share your ideas about issues that should be explored by the committee at phyllis@eselaw.com. I look forward to meeting you at one of our Tax Section meetings!

Phyllis Horn Epstein, 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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Leadership

Chair:

Epstein, Phyllis

Vice-Chair:

Beck, Joshua

Committee Roster  


Committee and Section Future CLE Programs

Section Events

    Tax Law Tips from the Bench

    07/29/2015-07/29/2015

    Tax Law Tips from the Bench

    Choosing Wisely: When to Use (or Not Use) Mediation to Obtain Cost-Effective Closure in Exam & Collection Cases

    07/29/2015-07/29/2015

    Which cases are best suited for mediation or Fast Track Settlement? What are the factors to consider before making a recommendation to your client? What is the optimal point in the process exam, appeals, or docketed case to use these techniques for maximum cost effectiveness? Is the analysis different ...

    Oil and Gas Partnerships

    08/26/2015-08/26/2015

    This panel will discuss partnership tax issues that arise in the context of oil and gas partnerships. The panel will introduce the basic concepts of depletion and intangible drilling costs and how they are typically allocated in the partnership context. We will discuss not only oil & gas partnerships ...


Recent Tax Section Comments Worked On By Committee


Taxpayer Assistance Involving Committee


Other Committee Work Product

Modified by Phyllis Epstein on July 20, 2015

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