Annual Report



Tax Law Section Annual Report | 2020 - 2021

Section Membership
As of June 30, 2021 the Section has 377 members.

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $19,723.40 as of May 31, 2021.

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 10 events in fiscal year 2020-21.  

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

# of Attendees

Virtual Currency and Its Expanding Tax Relevance

8/20/2020

317381

1.0 Standard

35

Careers in Tax Law

(co-sponsored by MSBA New Lawyers Section)

9/17/2020

325776

1.0 Standard

30

Meet the Judges

10/29/2020

330270

1.0 Standard

68

Tax Policy in a Time of Gridlock

11/19/2020

333011

1.0 Standard

47

An Update on the Office Market and the Workplace – Where We Go from Here

1/21/2021

339781

1.0 Standard

76

Minnesota Department of Revenue Overview

3/11/2021

344022

1.5 Standard

128

2020 in Review – An update on ethics

3/24/2021

344023

1.0 Ethics

63

My Client Can’t Pay Their Taxes – Now What? Guiding Taxpayers through the Collections Process

4/22/2021

355896

1.0 Standard

26

Employee Retention Credit – A Closer Look at the ERTC

5/20/2021

357136

1.0 Standard

22

Annual Tax Law Section Judges Conference

6/10/2021

376275

2.0 Standard

85


Annual Meeting and Election Results

The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on June 10, 2021. 

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2021 to 6/30/2022:

Andrew Howard 
Alexander Korzhen
Lynn Linné 
Michael O'Brien 
Katina Peterson 
Jennifer Pusch 
Miriam Sahouani
Andrew Seifert

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2021 to 6/30/2022:

Kathleen Pfutzenreuter, Chair
Lief Mattila, Vice Chair
Angela Rollins, Treasurer
Emily Tracy, Secretary

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
What diversity, equity and inclusion goals did the Section include in the 2020-2021 work plan, how did you approach these goals, and what was the result?

The council resolved to be more purposeful about diversity, equity and inclusion. Specifically, 
• To be more deliberate in considering the diversity of the council members when nominating new members. 
• To prioritize the diversity of CLE presenters on both an individual basis, and an aggregate programming basis.

While evaluating the success of these goals may be challenging, for the 2021-2022 bar year, the council will be comprised of a 55%/45% female-to-male ratio.  

Other Section Accomplishments

• Seven draft revenue notices were distributed to the section for feedback.
• Renewed four expiring legislative positions, and put forth two additional positions:
  - to expand Minn. Stat. §290.06 Subd. 22(h) to permit Minnesota resident individuals who are the sole member of a federally-disregarded single member limited liability company (SMLLC) to claim credits against their MN individual income tax for net income taxes imposed upon the SMLLC by another state., and
  - to conform Minnesota’s burden of proof for fraud to the federal standard of clear and convincing evidence.

Submitted By:
Alexander Korzhen, Section Chair
Date: July 7, 2021



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