Continuing Legal Education

Recent Developments in State and Local Taxation - Explosive Issues and the Steady Drip, Drip, Drips

January 31, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3.75 MCLE hours
Presented by State and Local Taxation

Chicago
ISBA Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
(map and directions)
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This program qualifies for 3.75 hours CPE credit*

 

The new federal tax law impacts local tax deductibility …
are you ready to advise your clients on the tax law changes?

Join us for this half-day seminar that examines that challenges that local and property tax law faced last year, as well as what to expect in 2018. Tax attorneys and real estate practitioners with intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand:

  • The recent tax changes and pending court cases that may affect your client;
  • The school funding issues that may affect your practice;
  • The updates to Illinois’ Unclaimed Property Law;
  • The types of cases that can be presented to the Tribunal, as well as its jurisdictional limits;
  • The property tax issues that are currently being considered by the Illinois General Assembly;
  • Your role when asserting or arguing a value for a client without an “appraisal” in a property tax case;
  • Issues with Cook County’s property tax incentives; and
  • Much more!

 

Program Coordinator/Moderator:
Gary H. Smith
, Law Offices of Gary H. Smith, P.C., Chicago

 

NOTE: 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 nominal fee via the registration page.

 

Agenda

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.  Chicago, Cook County, and the State of Illinois Tax Changes and Cases Update
If you thought Cook County’s soda tax fiasco was bad, wait until you see how these items compare.  Don’t miss this comprehensive overview that explores the recent tax changes and issues, as well as the pending court cases that may affect your practice.
David J. Kupiec, Kupiec & Martin, LLC, Chicago
Natalie M. Martin, Kupiec & Martin, LLC, Chicago
Stanley R. Kaminski, Duane Morris, LLP, Chicago

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.  State Tax Legislative and On the Ground Issues that Affect You
Illinois finally has a budget, which means there are a number of key tax issues you need to be aware of, including: how the school funding changes may affect you; updates to Illinois’ Unclaimed Property Law; and the issues that will have the greatest impact on Illinois businesses and residents.
Carol S. Portman, Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois, Springfield
Keith W. Staats, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Springfield

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal
Gain a better understanding of the who, what, when, why, and where of the Tax Tribunal from our speaker who was active in the formation and implementation of the Tribunal. Topics include: types of cases that can be presented to the Tribunal, jurisdictional limits, and how to decide if the Tax Tribunal is the right forum for your case.
David J. Kupiec, Kupiec & Martin, LLC, Chicago
Natalie M. Martin, Kupiec & Martin, LLC, Chicago

William J. Seitz, The Law Offices of William J. Seitz, Chicago

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Recent Illinois Property Tax Legislative Changes, Court Cases, and Issues to Monitor
Join us for an in-depth look at the recent legislative changes that have impacted property owners and the property tax practice, as well as the property tax issues that are currently being considered by the Illinois General Assembly.
Whitney T. Carlisle, McCracken, Walsh, Carlisle & DeLaVan, Chicago

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.  Appraisals, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, and the Future of Property Tax Cases
This segment explores the attorney’s role when asserting or arguing a value for a client without an “appraisal,” a discussion of the IDFPR case, and whether every statement of value constitutes an appraisal.
Craig M. Capilla, Franklin Law Group, Northfield
Daniel J. Haywood, Maher, Brannigan & Heywood, P.C., Orland Park

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.  Cook County Property Tax Incentives: The New Reality
Learn what is new, what is the same, and what is the future of property tax incentives in Cook County with this informative presentation.
Joanne Elliott, Elliott & Associate, Des Plaines

 

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