Continuing Legal Education

Recent Developments in State and Local Tax - Spring 2017

January 27, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
4.00 MCLE hours

ISBA Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
(map and directions)
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Get the updates you need on statutory, regulatory, case law, and policies
concerning Illinois state and local taxes!

Tax attorneys, CPA’s practicing state tax, and attorneys with an interest in state and local tax practicing at law firms, industry, or governmental agencies – with intermediate practice experience – who attend this seminar will better understand:

  • The legislative items affecting members of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Taxpayers’ of Illinois;
  • Which legislative items will impact all Illinois residents;
  • The recent policy changes at the Illinois Department of Revenue;
  • The tax changes in Chicago and Cook County, including Chicago’s lease tax and amusement tax;
  • The policy issues and court decisions regarding Illinois property tax; and
  • Much more!

This program qualifies for 4.0 hour CPE credit.*


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


NOTE: Beginning in 2017, your registration includes access to electronic course materials that will be sent to you via email prior to the seminar. Printed course materials may be purchased for a nomial fee via the registration page.



8:30 – 9:15 a.m.  State Tax Legislative Issues That Businesses are Concerned About
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from representatives from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois as they address state tax legislative issues that are impacting their members. A discussion on the legislative items that the business community supports, as well as the items that will impact all Illinois residents, is also included.
Carol S. Portman, President, Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois, Springfield
Keith W. Staats, Executive Director, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Springfield

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.  Illinois Department of Revenue Update
This segment provides an Illinois Department of Revenue update on current tax and administrative issues, as well as recent department policy changes.
Mark Dyckman, General Counsel, Illinois Department of Revenue, Chicago
Brian E. Fliflet, Deputy General Counsel, Illinois Department of Revenue, Chicago
Joan E. Smuda, Assistant Attorney General, Revenue Litigation Bureau, Chicago

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.  Break (refreshments provided)
Sponsored by the Illinois Bar Foundation

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.  Cook County and City of Chicago Tax Changes and Court Case Update
This comprehensive overview explores the recent Cook County and City of Chicago tax changes, including changes to Chicago’s lease tax and amusement tax, and discusses recently issued and pending court cases.
Stanley R. Kaminski, Duane Morris LLP, Chicago
David J. Kupiec, Kupiec Martin LLC, Chicago

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.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 regarding property tax.
Timothy E. Moran, Schmidt Salzman & Moran, Ltd., Chicago
John K. Norris, Law Offices of John K. Norris, Wood Dale
Gary H. Smith, Law Offices of Gary H. Smith, P.C., Chicago

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.  Recent Illinois Income, Franchise & Sale Tax Legislation, Court Decisions, Regulations, and Issues to Monitor
This segment addresses a number of Illinois tax issues, including the recent Illinois income, franchise, and sales tax issues being addressed by the Illinois Courts and the recently-enacted sales and income tax legislation.
David P. Dorner, Vedder Price, Chicago
Natalie M. Martin, Kupiec Martin LLC, Chicago



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