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 Section's 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.
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The Taxation Section offers many resources and benefits for members. On this page you will find information about the section, their upcoming events and offerings, as well as information about the sections executive committee.
Check back here for the latest on programs and offerings from the Taxation Section.
Paths Mentorship Program
WSBA Taxation Section Scholarship Committee
Beginning in the year 2000, the Washington State Bar Association Taxation Section has been awarding $5,000 in a scholarship each year to an eligible applicant, which are those who have been accepted by, and plan to attend, a Tax L.L.M. program in the following academic year at an accredited United States law school.
The scholarship committee evaluates the following factors in awarding the scholarship: (a) academic record; (b) the demonstrated intent to become an active member of the WSBA Taxation Section upon completion of his/her tax L.L.M.; and (c) financial need for the scholarship.
In addition to taking on a case, Volunteer Attorneys have the following one-time opportunities via the UW Federal Tax Clinic:
- Tax Court Calendar: Dec. 18 assist a pro taxpayer in trying to resolve their Tax Court case with the IRS.
- Tax presentations to community: October 2023 through June 2024. Law students run tax presentations to community organizations. Volunteer attorney attends to give added advice.
If any of these sound of interest to you, please contact John Clynch at 206-616-6266 or email@example.com.
Taxation Section CLE Slide Decks
Find the most recent CLE slide decks from the Taxation Section.
Head over to the Newsletter page to see past issues of Taxation News, the Taxation Section Newsletter.
Archived issues are available to section members upon request. To request an issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All positions begin Oct. 1, 2023, and end Sept. 30, 2024, unless otherwise stated.
Chair: Megan Tahl
Chair-Elect: Cat Connell
Immediate Past Chair: Kristi Richards
Secretary: Jason Harn
Treasurer: Alinsson A. Sierra
Young Lawyer Liaison*: Aimee Miller (2022–2024)
Board of Governors Liaison*: Nam Nguyen (2023-2024)
Communications Committee Chair:
DEI Committee Co-Chairs:
International Tax Co-Chairs:
IRS Liaison Co-Chair - IRS Office of Chief Counsel:
IRS Liaison Co-Chair - Private Practice:
Legislative Committee Co-Chairs:
Pro Bono Committee Chair:
Scholarship Committee Chair:
State and Local Tax Committee Chair:
Transactional Tax Committee Chair:
Young Lawyer Committee Chair:
Learn more about the Taxation Section Committees.
Executive Committee Meetings
The WSBA Taxation Section Executive Committee generally conducts meetings on the third Friday of each month, 8–9 a.m. Please contact committee members for specific details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.
See the Executive Committee Meeting Minutes page for access to the previous meeting minutes.
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 Megan Tahl.