70th Annual Virginia Conference on Federal Taxation

MCLE Credits: 13.5
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0 (Optional)

Live on Site: Thursday, June 7 - Friday, June 8 / Charlottesville / University of Virginia School of Law
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:50 a.m. (Thursday) - 4:30 p.m. (Friday).
MCLE Credit: 13.5 (including Optional 2.0 MCLE Ethics) CPE: 16.0 (including Optional 2.0 CPE Ethics)
Live-Interactive Credit: 13.5 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol

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Why Attend?

Be a better practitioner: more efficient, competent, and knowledgeable.

  • Make sense out of the complicated 2017 Tax Act
  • Change your practice to account for new cases, legislation, and regulations
  • Utilize new planning techniques
  • Create strategies to assist with burdens faced by individuals and businesses
  • Apply practical solutions to problems
  • New this year: Discounted registration option for first-time Conference attendees!

Virginia’s Premier Tax Conference for Attorneys and Accountants Sponsored by The University of Virginia Tax Foundation Cooperating Organizations: VSCPA, VBA, VSB, UVa McIntire School of Commerce, UVa School of Law

Hear some of the nation’s leading authorities in the area of taxation law and practice provide valuable tax-planning and tax-saving strategies developed for individuals, corporations, pass-through entities, estates, gifts, and trusts.

Accreditation: In addition to Virginia MCLE (see top of page), The University of Virginia Tax Foundation is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. www.nasba.org.

 

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

The two-day Conference begins Thursday morning, June 7, at 8:50 a.m., adjourns at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8, and is held in the Caplin Auditorium at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Morning Session (8:50 a.m. – 12:00 noon)

8:00 Registration
8:50 Introductory Remarks
8:55 Latest Federal Tax Developments (Taxes)
Bruce McGovern, Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston / Houston, TX
Taylor D. Brewer, Goodman Allen Donnelly / Glen Allen

Our speakers will highlight the latest federal tax legislation, cases, rulings, and regulations having the greatest impact on individuals and domestic businesses.
10:40 Break
10:55 Latest Federal Tax Developments (continued)
Bruce McGovern, Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston / Houston, TX
Taylor D. Brewer, Goodman Allen Donnelly / Glen Allen
12:00 Lunch (included with program)

Afternoon Session (1:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.)

1:00 Concurrent Sessions
  1. 1:00-2:00
    State Income Tax Conformity After the 2017 Tax Act

    Craig D. Bell, McGuireWoods LLP / Richmond

    A lively discussion surveying recent cases, rulings, legislation, and developments of interest in the area of Virginia taxation.

    AND

  2. 2:00-3:00
    Accounting Method Changes for Closely Held Businesses After the 2017 Tax Act
    Colleen M. O’Connor, KPMG LLP / Washington, DC

    OR
  1. 1:00-3:00
    Impact of the 2017 Tax Act on Foreign Investment by Closely Held Businesses
    Ryan L. Losi, Piasciv CPA / Glen Allen

 

3:00 Break
3:15 Concurrent Sessions
  1. 3:15-4:15
    Employee Benefit Planning After the 2017 Tax Act

    Karen M. Field, KPMG LLP / Washington, DC

    AND

  2. 4:15-5:15
    Impact of Tax Reform on Tax-Exempt Organizations/Charitable Giving
    J. William Gray, Jr., McGuireWoods LLP / Richmond


    OR
  1. 3:15-5:15
    CPE Ethics (Ethics — Regulatory)

    VSCPA Speaker: David Peters

OR

  1. 3:15-5:15
    MCLE Ethics

    Bradley A. Ridlehoover, McGuireWoods LLP / Richmond

 

5:15 Adjourn and Cocktail Party

Friday, June 8, 2018

Morning Session (8:45 a.m. - 12:15 noon)

8:45 Tax Reform Implementation
Commissioner David Kautter, Acting Commissioner IRS / Washington, DC

9:45 Practical Impact of the New Partnership Audit Rules
Mariam L. Fisher, Latham & Watkins LLP / Washington, DC
10:45 Break
11:00 Choice of Entity After Tax Reform—Impact on Partnerships, S-Corps, and Use of C-Corps
Deborah A. Fields, KPMG LLP / Washington, DC
12:15 Lunch (included with program)

Afternoon Session (1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

1:00 Tax Reform Impact on the Flow-Through Entity: Sections 199A, 163(j), and 168(K)
Robert J. Crnkovich, Ernst and Young, LLP / Washington, DC
 
3:00 Break
3:15 Estate and Trust Planning After Tax Reform—Including Income and Tax Basis Planning
Farhad Aghdami, Williams Mullen / Richmond
4:30 Adjourn

Faculty

PLANNING COMMITTEE

L. Michael Gracik, Jr., Co-Director, Keiter / Glen Allen
D. French Slaughter, III, Co-Director, Fox Rothschild LLP / Washington, DC
David M. Chase, Jr., Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C. / Norfolk
Cecelia P. Horner, Hunton & Williams / Richmond
David M. Maloney, University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce / Charlottesville
Lawrence J. Martin, Hantzmon Wiebel LLP / Charlottesville
Professor Susan L. Porter, University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce / Charlottesville
Thomas P. Rohman, McGuireWoods LLP / Richmond
Bruce C. Stockburger, Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore / Roanoke
John L. Vincie, PBMares, LLP / Harrisonburg
Professor Ethan Yale, University of Virginia School of Law / Charlottesville
George K. Yin, University of Virginia School of Law / Charlottesville

FACULTY

Farhad Aghdami, Williams Mullen / Richmond
Craig D. Bell, McGuireWoods LLP / Richmond
Cassady V. Brewer, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP /Atlanta, GA
Robert J. Crnkovich, Ernst and Young, LLP / Washington, DC
Karen M. Field, KPMG LLP / Washington, DC
Deborah A. Fields, KPMG LLP / Washington, DC
Mariam L. Fisher, Latham & Watkins LLP / Washington, DC
J. William Gray, Jr., McGuireWoods LLP / Richmond
David Kautter, Acting Commissioner IRS / Washington, DC
Ryan L. Losi, Piasciv CPA / Glen Allen
Bruce McGovern, Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston / Houston, TX
Colleen M. O’Connor, KPMG LLP / Washington, DC
David Peters, VSCPA
Bradley A. Ridlehoover, McGuireWoods LLP / Richmond

EDITORS

R. Braxton Hill, III, Kaufman & Canoles / Norfolk
John W. Lee, III, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary / Williamsburg

TRUSTEES EMERITUS

Mortimer M. Caplin, Caplin & Drysdale / Washington, DC
Richard E. Fogg, Free Union
Joseph E. Gibson, University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce / Charlottesville
George C. Howell, III, Hunton & Williams LLP / Richmond
Thomas R. White, University of Virginia School of Law / Charlottesville

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE LOCATION AND DATES

Charlottesville / Thursday and Friday, June 7-8
University of Virginia / School of Law (Venue Website / Google Map)
600 Massie Road


LIVE REGISTRATION FEES (includes lunch both days, and Thursday night cocktail party)

$525 regular registration (printed materials included).
$575 late registration (after May 11, 2018) (printed materials included).
$325 first-time attendee registration (printed materials included). NEW!
$425 my firm has registered three full-price attendees prior to my registration.

REFUNDS

Refund of paid enrollment fees (minus a $100 processing fee) will be made if written notice of cancellation is received at least one week prior to start of the Conference. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 800-979-8253.

PARKING

Parking will be available at the D3 lot adjacent to the law school. Any vehicles parked outside the marked lots will be ticketed and may be towed by the University at the owner’s expense. If you require a handicapped parking space, let us know.

ACCOMMODATIONS.  The Tax Conference has arranged room blocks available at the several local hotels.  Please contact Kim Villio for a list by e-mail at kvillio@vacle.org, or call at 434-951-0036.

We have a block of rooms at the Inn at Darden on the UVA campus.

You can view the rooms at; https://www.innatdarden.com/. The rate is $145 a night.

Please reference the “Tax Conference Room Block” when calling or emailing.

Two easy ways to reserve your room at UVA Inn at Darden

1)      Call our Gatehouse Staff at 434-297-7384
2)      Email our Gatehouse Staff at GatehouseStaff@Darden.Virginia.edu

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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