The three-day conference will cover a wide range of tax topics that are critical to succeeding in today's global economy, including:

  • A Washington Update, including the Tax Proposals in President Obama's State of the Union Message
  • Common Tax Issues in the Acquisition/Disposition of a Business
  • State Developments, including a Legislative Update and Economic Nexus
  • Tips and Traps for the Unwary Under the U.S.-Canada Treaty
  • Comprehensive Employment Tax Examinations
  • Streamlining the Tax Provision Process
  • Hot Topics:  Capitalized Repairs; Section 199; and Section 118 Capital Contributions
  • Developments in Corporate and Consolidated Tax Return Guidance
  • The Definition of Intangibles and Valuing Transfers of IP and Cost Sharing
  • Federal Tax Update - Hot Topics in Executive Compensation:  Sections 409A/457A; Section 162(m); ESPPs and Section 6039
  • Ramifications of Codifying the Economic Substance and Business Purpose Doctrines
  • VAT System Design
  • Global Tax Policy and Enforcement:  Tax Administration without Borders
  • Best Practices in Evaluating and Implementing Outsourcing of Federal and State Returns
  • Property Tax Valuation and Planning in a Down Economy
  • Top 10 Accounting Errors & Watch-outs

Thomas L. Kittle-Kamp, partner in Mayer Brown's Chicago Office, will co-present the session "IRS Administrative Affairs: Hot topics" on April 14th.

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