The Tax Section of the New York
State Bar Association is pleased to welcome Section members and
visitors. Among the resources available at this site is a comprehensive
listing of links relevant to the Section, and the Section's Tax Reports.
Members of the Section are invited to share ideas and seek opinions in
the Tax Section e-community listserve/forum.
for the listserve and receive announcements of new reports by
sending a blank (nothing in the message, no signature, disclaimer or
confidentiality statement) email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be
added to the list. You must be a member to join. Questions or problems
signing up contact Pat Johnson pjohnson@nysbaorg. Thank you.
We encourage you to get more
involved with the section founded in 1949. The Executive Committee of
the Tax Section is comprised of 4 Officers, at least 40 Co-Chairs of
more than 20 separate tax committees, 9 At-Large Members, and 25 former
Section Chairs. The Executive Committee oversees
the activities of the tax committees. Any member of the Tax Section
is eligible to join the tax committees. Please contact Pat Johnson if
you are interested.
The Tax Section engages in many
activities, including testifying before Congress, holding semi-annual
meetings and sponsoring ad hoc conferences. Our primary function,
however, is to comment on proposed legislation and proposed regulatory
guidance at the federal, state and local levels. We usually do this in
the form of written reports.
Although the Tax Section first began to prepare these reports shortly
after its formation, it did not begin to number them until 1972. Since
then, we have submitted over 1280 reports. To obtain a report pre-2000
please contact Pat Johnson email@example.com . Reports issued in 2000 to date are
available on this website.
Most of our reports comment on
proposed guidance or legislation related to corporate and partnership
tax, international tax, the taxation of financial instruments, debt and
equity securities, employee benefits, IRS regulation of tax lawyers, and
state and local tax matters.
To maintain our high standards
in the years ahead, we need you to become more involved in the Tax
Section, to go beyond reading a few of our reports or attending a few of
our conferences. Take the next step by joining one of our tax committees
and seize the opportunity to participate in one of these working
The Tax Section hosts events to
provide tax lawyers who tend to be underrepresented at the senior levels
of our profession the opportunity to meet with members of the Tax
Section in a relaxed atmosphere to discuss career opportunities, what
life as a tax partner at a law firm is really like or just to mingle.
These events “Women in the Law” and “Under
10” , for attorneys who graduated from law school less than 10
years ago, also include panel presentations not only on interesting tax
issues, but on topics like alternative career paths for tax lawyers or
how to attain greater stature within the tax bar and best practices with
clients. The section won the Section Diversity Leader Award in
NYSBA Diversity Challenge for these efforts.