35th Annual American Institute on Federal Taxation Offers Varied Topics and Expert Speakers



Wednesday, June 15, 2011
5:00 AM-5:00 AM

Embassy Suites Hotel
Birmingham, AL

The 35th Annual American Institute on Federal Taxation will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Hoover, Alabama on June 15-17, and will cover a wide variety of both federal and state topics that will benefit tax practitioners as well as company tax officials. Some of the topics to be discussed at the 2½ day institute include:

  • An update on employee vs. independent contractor reclassification challenges and collateral damage by Larry Campagna of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka in Houston.
  • A panel discussion of the tangle of regulations faced by return preparers and other tax advisers, including the newly-issued final Circular 230 regulations, by David Wooldridge of Sirote & Permutt, Birmingham, and Stuart Frentz of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Birmingham. This qualifies for one hour of CLE Ethics Credit.
  • A panel discussion of the top 20 state and local tax issues facing businesses and state revenue departments these days, led by Cass Vickers of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), Mike Petrik of Alston & Bird in Atlanta, Joe Garrett of the Alabama Department of Revenue, and Bruce Ely of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Birmingham.
  • What employers must know about health care reform by Alson Martin of Overland Park, Kansas.
  • A federal tax controversy update by the indefatigable David Aughtry of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka in Atlanta.
  • A comprehensive review of recent federal income tax and estate/gift tax developments by Professor Ira Shepherd of the University of Houston Law Center and by Skip Fox of McGuireWoods of Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • An update on the use of various forms of IRAs and other forms of retirement plans by Alvin Golden of Ikard & Golden, Austin, Texas. 

The full agenda and list of speakers is available at www.amfedtax.org including registration information. We hope you will take a moment to review the website and to register for what appears to be one of the best tax professional development programs in the country this year. You may also contact the Program Coordinator, Carol Short, at (205) 521-8175 with any questions.