Taxes at every level have topped the headlines in local and national news in recent months. Attorneys and accountants will have the opportunity to review and analyze contemporary federal and state tax issues at the annual J. Nelson Young Tax Institute hosted by UNC School of Law April 28 and 29. Founded in 1982, the two-day institute provides cutting-edge tax news and offers specific suggestions about transactional opportunities and risks to practitioners who frequently handle tax matters.
The program offers both CLE credits for lawyers and CPE credits for CPAs. Discussion topics include an ethics component and emphasize the most current issues in the field. The agenda promises in-depth coverage of recent legislative, administrative and judicial developments in various tax areas.
This year, highlights of the institute include discussions about defined value transfers; payroll tax and executive compensation audits; risks and benefits related to life insurance investments; consequences of the recent transfer tax reform; red flags in international transactions; and state budget struggles and state tax reform possibilities.
The program will close with expert speakers Dr. Linda Struyk Millsaps, chief operating officer, and Charles H. Helms, director of the collection division, offering insights and perspectives from the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
The curriculum is designed to be of interest to attorneys and CPAs handling taxes for individuals, large and small businesses (including corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and S corporations), trusts and estates, or foreign taxpayers.
J. Nelson Young, a faculty member at UNC, organized the first UNC Tax Institute in 1982. He saw a need for a continuing legal education program in tax for lawyers and accountants in the state, especially given the rapid rate of new legislation and the increasing technical complexity of the practice. Program director Patricia Bryan, professor of law at UNC School of Law, developed this year's agenda in collaboration with a planning committee of tax practitioners in North Carolina. The program typically draws more than 100 participants.
The 2011 Tax Institute will take place in Chapel Hill, N.C. at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Meals are included with the cost of registration.
In addition to attending, supporters of the program can sponsor luncheons, breaks or specific programs. For more information about sponsorships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, visit www.law.unc.edu/cle/taxinstitute/.
-March 28, 2011