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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-Chairs:

Book, Leslie
Fung, Cathy
Strouse, Jonathan
Villalobos, Lany

Committee Roster  


Committee and Section Future CLE Programs

Section Events

    Destroying the Johnson Amendment and the Future of 501(c)(3) Politicking

    07/12/2017-07/12/2017

    President Trump has promised to totally destroy the Johnson Amendment, which states that section 501(c)(3) organizations may not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public ...

    Ethical Issues Under a Changing Legal Environment

    07/19/2017-07/19/2017

    With ever changing technology, the way lawyers practice law and communicate with their clients is always evolving. With this evolution comes a new era of ethical challenges. This panel will discuss some of the ethical issues that arise with the use of social media (personal and professional), electronic ...

    Breaking Bad - Dealing with the Partnership Audit Rules and Partnership Agreement Drafting Considerations

    07/26/2017-07/26/2017

    This panel will consider techniques for drafting partnership agreements to deal with the considerations presented by the partnership audit rules, taking into account the rules' potential application for both federal and state purposes. Featured Speakers Terence F. Cuff , Loeb & Loeb LLP, Los Angeles, ...


Recent Tax Section Comments Worked On By Committee


Taxpayer Assistance Involving Committee


Other Committee Work Product

Modified by Phyllis Epstein on June 8, 2016

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