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MSBA Tax Law Section
Annual Report
2017-18

Section Membership
As of June 21, 2018, the Section has 428 members.

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $21,275.25 as of April 30, 2018.

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 9 CLE programs in fiscal year 2017-18. 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Careers in Tax Law

09/11/17

245622

1.0 Standard

30

Representing the Client in Trouble – When a Tax Audit Turns Criminal

10/19/17

248423

1.0 Standard

38

Residency Issues Relating to Individuals, Trusts and Estates

12/14/17

250038

1.0 Standard

74

How Do We Get to Fee Simple, Market Value for Property Tax Cases?

01/18/18

251919

1.0 Standard

47

The Tax Act – What We Know So Far

02/15/18

252744

1.0 Standard

94

Minnesota Tax Law Town Hall Meeting and Social

03/22/18

254573

2.0 Standard

48

2018 Minnesota Tax Court Update

04/05/18

255145

1.0 Standard

38

Embedding Civility in Conversations that Turn Political

05/17/18

258111

1.0 Standard

80

Annual Judges Conference and Seminar

06/06/18

257486

3.0 Standard

64

 
Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on June 6, 2017 and 15 people attended. 

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 2017 to 2018:

Caroline Balfour
Katina Peterson
Stephen Hopkins
Andrew Howard
Ken Levinson
Masha Yevzelman
Ben Wagner
Gina DeConcini – Emeritus Member (non-voting) 

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 2017 to 2018:

Chair: Lynn Linné
Vice Chair: Miriam Sahouani
Treasurer: Alex Korzhen
Secretary: Kathleen Splett

Diversity and Inclusion
Lynn Linne served as our diversity representative.  The Section remains willing and excited to work with the MSBA Diversity Committee to develop plans that can be implemented within the section.

Other Section Accomplishments
The Tax Section had a very productive year.  In addition to the 9 CLEs hosted by the Section, the Section also co-sponsored a very successful Tax Institute.  The Section’s pro bono committee is continuing its work with the Minnesota Tax Court to implement a program for pro se litigants. The Section’s Legislative Committee was active in supporting the Section’s legislative positions and commenting on proposed legislation that would impact tax payers.  The Section worked closely with student liaisons at Mitchell Hamline and the University of Minnesota to generate interest in the MSBA and the Section.  Finally, the Section appointed a IRS liaison to attend monthly IRS stakeholder meetings and distribute relevant materials to Section membership. 

Submitted By:
Andrew Howard, Section Chair
Date: June 27, 2018

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