Continuing Legal Education

Illinois State and Local Tax Update - 2016

January 29, 2016
8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
3.00 MCLE hours

ISBA Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
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Get the Illinois legislation updates you need to effectively advise your clients on important state tax issues with this three-hour seminar! Tax attorneys, CPA’s practicing state tax, and attorneys with clients that are subject to or exempt from Illinois state and local income, sales, or property tax – with intermediate practice experience – who attend this seminar will better understand:

  • The sales, income and property tax issues still being considered by the State, Cook County, and the City of Chicago to address preexisting fiscal problems;
  • The legislative items that state businesses support;
  • The recent Illinois court decisions that address state and local tax issues;
  • The property tax issues currently being considered by the Illinois General Assembly; and
  • The income, franchise, and sales tax changes enacted during the 2015-2016 legislative session.

Program Coordinator/Moderator:
David J. Kupiec
, Kupiec & Martin LLC, Chicago



8:45 – 9:15 a.m.  The State Tax Legislative Issues that Illinois Business are Concerned About
Join us as representatives from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois address the state tax legislative issues that impact their members. A discussion on the proposed and potential legislative items that the business community supports or requires to be competitive in Illinois are also included.
Carol S. Portman, Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois, Springfield
Keith W. Staats, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Springfield

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.  Illinois Department of Revenue
This segment provides an update on current tax issues, as well as the recent policy changes issued by the Illinois Department of Revenue.
Brian E. Fliflet, Illinois Department of Revenue, Chicago
Mark Dyckman, General Counsel, Illinois Department of Revenue , Chicago

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.  Cook County and City of Chicago Tax Changes
Don’t miss this brief overview of the City of Chicago’s recent expansion of its Lease and Amusement taxes and how Cook County continues to increase its tax revenue.
Stanley R. Kaminski, Duane Morris LLP, Chicago
David J. Kupiec, Kupiec & Martin LLC, Chicago

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.  Break (refreshments provided)
Sponsored by the Illinois Bar Foundation

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Recent Illinois Property Tax Legislative Changes, Court Decisions and Issues to Monitor
This panel presentation addresses the property tax issues that are currently being considered by the Illinois General Assembly, as well as potential policy issues and recent court decisions.
Mark R. Davis, O’Keefe, Lyons & Hynes LLC, Chicago
Timothy E. Moran, Schmidt Salzman & Moran Ltd., Chicago
John K. Norris, Law Offices of John K. Norris LLC, Chicago
Gary H. Smith, Law Offices of Gary H. Smith, P.C., Chicago

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Recent Illinois Income, Franchise, and Sales Tax Legislation, Court Decisions, Regulations, and Issues to Monitor
This segment examines the income, franchise, and sales tax issues being addressed by the Illinois Courts, as well as the newly-enacted income and sales tax legislation.
David P. Dorner, Vedder Price P.C., Chicago
Natalie M. Martin, Kupiec & Martin LLC, Chicago
William J. Seitz, The Law Offices of William J. Seitz, LLC, Chicago


*ISBA is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as a registered public accountant continuing professional education (CPE) sponsor.