The Taxation Section provides current information on federal and state tax issues that directly affect practitioners in Washington. It gives new attorneys with an interest in tax law an opportunity to meet and discuss mutual areas of concern with established practitioners. The section assists in proposing and commenting on legislation and administrative rules affecting federal and state tax practice.
Through its website, list serve, and events throughout the year, the Taxation Section provides practical up-to-date information regarding the sections committees, activities, and other tax resources.
In accordance with the section's bylaws, and with the exception of law students, an individual must be an active member of the bar to join the Taxation Section.
The WSBA Taxation Section’s Pro Bono Committee has identified the following volunteer opportunities:
- January/February: In preparation for the Feb. 16, 2021, tax court calendar, John Clynch at the University of Washington School of Law’s Federal Tax Clinic is requesting volunteers to review a pro se taxpayer’s case and provide assistance by working with the taxpayer and IRS Counsel toward a resolution other than trial, if possible. Please call Clynch at 206-685-6805 or send him an email at email@example.com as soon as possible.
- Tuesday, Feb. 16: You may be able to assist a pro se taxpayer with their tax matter at the February Tax Court. The Tax Court starts at 9:30 am in a Zoom.gov video session,. Interested in signing up? Please send an email to the Pro Bono Chair Jennifer Gellner at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to meet the Court's deadline.
- March: In preparation for the April 5, 2021 Tax Court Calendar, John Clynch at the University of Washington School of Law’s Federal Tax Clinic is requesting volunteers to review a pro se taxpayer’s case and provide assistance by working with the taxpayer and IRS Counsel toward a resolution other than trial, if possible. Please call John Clynch at 206-685-6805 or send him an email at email@example.com.
- Monday, April 5: You might be able to assist a pro se taxpayer with their tax matter at the Tax Court, starting at 9:30 am, in a Zoom.gov Tax Court video session. Please send an email to the Pro Bono Chair Jennifer Gellner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the opportunities above or would otherwise like to get involved with the Pro Bono Committee, please contact Jennifer Gellner at 425-235-5535 or email@example.com.
Archived issues are available to section members upon request. To request an issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair: Brett Durbin
Chair-Elect: Claire Taylor
Secretary: Kristi Richards
Treasurer: Sam Barnes
Immediate Past President: George Munro
Board of Governors Liaison*: Peter "P.J." Grabicki
Young Lawyer Liaison*: vacant
DOR Liaison Chair: Dan Jensen
Legislative Chair: Brett Durbin
Communications Chair: Rich Johnson
Pro Bono Chair: Jennifer Gellner
Scholarship Chair: Jill Fairchild
State and Local Tax Chair: Aaron Johnson
Transactional Tax Chair: Dana Romans
Young Lawyer Committee Chair: Megan Lowe
Learn more about the Committees.
The WSBA Taxation Section Executive Committee generally conducts meetings on the third Friday of each month, 8–9 a.m. Please contact committee member for specific details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.
Join Our List Serve
To join the section list serve and for general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to email@example.com. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact section Chair Brett Durbin.