Established in 1952, the Tax Section is the oldest section within The Florida Bar. It is among several Bar Sections that are moving to the electronic forefront by developing a “CyberTax” Web Page to keep members abreast of important issues. Soon, all Section publications (Tax Section Bulletin, Directory) will be available to the membership on line.
The Section publishes an annual Membership Directory listing all members and areas of specialty in tax law at no extra cost to the member. The Directory also lists the current 150 plus Executive Council Members, with photos, postal addresses, facsimile numbers and E-mail addresses.
The Section publishes a newsletter – the (Tax Section Bulletin – 3-4 times a year with the latest information in the field of tax law. The Section publishes a column regularly in The Florida Bar Journal on the latest cutting edge information on tax law issues. Internet Discussion Groups will soon be available for members of the Tax Section. They allow individuals to seek advice or direction from fellow practitioners on problems that arise during a daily practice. They also foster the exchange ideas and information among fellow tax attorneys.
Discounts are available on all Section-sponsored CLE Programs with The Florida Bar’s Continuing Legal Education Committee. All Section Meetings have 1-2 free educational workshops with CLE credit.
Members may vote on all issues at Section Meetings and are invited to attend each meeting.
Section members interested in IRS or DOR matters are given the opportunity to work with Committees of the Section that directly liaison with those agencies and keep the Section’s interests in the forefront for its members.
When significant legislation (whether Federal or State) is passed, summaries of the legislation have been published and disseminated to the members of the Section at no additional cost.
Membership in the Section provides an opportunity to participate in the work of over 50 committees of the Section ranging from S Corporations, Civil or Criminal Tax Procedure, Taxation of Corporations and Exempt Organizations, Unauthorized Practice of Law or to participating in the Section’s National Tax Moot Court Competition.