Tax Law Section

This section provides continuing legal education to its members in the areas of state and federal taxation law. It also maintains a liaison with the Tennessee District of the Southeast Region of the IRS and the Tennessee Department of Revenue.

Egerton McAfee Armistead &...
1400 Riverview Twr 900 S Gay St
Knoxville, TN 37902
Immediate Past Chair
John Burns Law, PLC
219 Third Avenue North, Suite 2000
Franklin, TN 37064

Annual Tax Law Forum Coming in September

A CLE on Tennessee and federal tax law will be held at the Bar Center on Sept. 12. The program will include updates on Section 1031 exchanges, the Tennessee Tax Regulation Project, sales and use tax, and new proposed regulations under § 385. Richard H. Roberts, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Revenue, also will present a special legislative update on the Hall Income Tax Repeal. Learn more or register online.

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Haslam Pushing Expansion of Internet Sales Tax

Gov. Bill Haslam wants Tennessee to join a growing group of states seeking to revisit rulings preventing collection of sales taxes from out-of-state online retailers, the Times-Free Press reports. State Department of Revenue officials will hold a rulemaking hearing in August on a proposed rule that would require out-of-state online companies with more than $500,000 in annual sales in Tennessee to collect and remit sales taxes starting July 1, 2017. At least a dozen states also are pushing a patchwork of laws or rules they hope will pressure Congress to act or, more likely, force the issue back before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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