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.

Immediate Past Chair
Lewis Thomason
424 Church St # 2500
Nashville, TN 37219
LinkedIn: michaelgoode
(404)680-6295
Chair
Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P...
605 Chestnut Street Ste 1700
Chattanooga, TN 37450
(423)757-0234
Vice-Chair
Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison
150 3rd Ave. South, Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)742-4542
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

TBA to Introduce Legal Document Generation

The TBA will soon launch a new subscription-based product for Tennessee lawyers — automated legal forms. The initiative will use HotDocs, a custom documentation generator that creates form templates and speeds up the preparation process based on client and case data. In order to provide this valuable resource to our members, we hope to obtain your comments and ideas on forms you deem beneficial for replication. With across-the-board participation, we can comprise a substantive, comprehensive database where subscribers will have access to forms submitted by all TBA sections. Please send suggestions and comments to TBA Membership Director Mindy Fulks.

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IRS Faces Huge Backlog After Government Shutdown

The IRS is facing a considerable backlog after the shutdown, as employees returned to an estimated 5 million unanswered pieces of mail after the 35-day hiatus, Forbes reports. This is a wrench in the cog of an already hectic tax season, with the agency stretched because of changes in code from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and a revised 1040 form that has at least six additional schedules. The recent furlough, compounded with customer service questions on these changes, is expected to delay the agency considerably this tax season. While it’s currently back to business for the IRS, there is no guarantee of continued funding with another shutdown looming, as the government was only guaranteed budgeting for three weeks. 

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