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.

Chair
Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison
150 3rd Ave. South, Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)742-4542
Immediate Past Chair
The Mittelstadt Law Firm LLC
53 Montclair Dr
Rossville, GA 30741
(423)424-8708
Vice-Chair
Olsen Law Firm
735 Broad Street, Suite 708
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)648-9390

Shelby County Considers Next Steps if Memphis Tax Hike Passes

As Memphians prepare to vote on a sales tax referendum intended to fund police and fire department pensions, Shelby County Commissioner Edmund Ford, Jr. is considering strategies on how best to split the revenue from those taxes between the county and the city, the Commercial Appeal reports. Ford has been a vocal detractor of the referendum, saying sales taxes are “arguably the most regressive” and “take a larger percentage of income from low-income taxpayers than from high-income taxpayers.” If the city’s tax policy passes, the county could raise its own sales tax rate up to that of the city rate. The referendum is up for vote on Oct. 3.

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New TBA Sidebar Podcast Episode Shares Benefits of Improv Comedy For Lawyers

A new installment of the Tennessee Bar Association Podcast Network show, Sidebar, is now available. The episode focuses on improv skills for attorneys and features interviews with the co-owner of the Third Coast Comedy Club in Nashville and Kirsten Jacobson, staff attorney at the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services and improv student. Sidebar is available on the TBA's website or anywhere you listen to podcasts, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and TuneIn. Simply search the show title of "Tennessee Bar Association." Do you have a story lead you'd like to hear on a future episode? Submit your ideas here.

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