Loyola Hosts 17th-Annual Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations

Loyola Law School held its 17th-Annual Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations on Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.

The conference featured the nation's top tax-law experts, including government officials and practitioners, who spoke on an array of topics. Attendees chose from more than 15 sessions on tax developments of critical importance to charities and other nonprofit organizations. Notable panelists included officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS, plus a variety of prominent West Coast tax lawyers. Professor Ellen Aprill (pictured far right), an expert on the tax implications of non-profit entities and a WCTEO founder, was among the featured panelists. 

“This year, with all the crises surrounding the Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division of the IRS and the government in general, the opportunity for professionals in the field to come together and learn about the latest developments, the future of guidance and important issues was particularly meaningful and useful. We were very grateful that a number of IRS and Treasury officials were able to attend and update attendees,” said Aprill, the John E. Anderson Professor of Tax Law.

Topics at this year's WCTEO included a "Washington Update" led by IRS and Treasury administrators, "Exempt Organizations' Exploitation of Intellectual Property" and "Role of Taxpayer Advocate Service and EOs," to name a few. Associate Professor Elizabeth Pollman spoke on "The Internal Affairs Doctrine and Impact of Incorporating Outside California." Several alumni of Loyola's Tax LLM program served as panelists.