Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Section of Taxation! Please take a moment to explore the following opportunities on our website:

  • 24/7 CLE library. This accumulation of tax courses for audio and/or video replay for Section of Taxation members is available free of charge. What a great way to fulfill your annual Texas MCLE requirements!
  • The Texas Tax App. The app is also available to our members free of charge to download and allow you access to the Internal Revenue Code, Treasury Regulations, tax treaties, the Texas Tax Code and more!
  • COGS. The Committee on Government Submissions allows members to comment on lawmaking and projects of importance to our National and State governments. Completed COGS submissions can be found published in our Texas Tax Lawyer.
  • The Texas Tax Lawyer. This newsletter has substantive articles of interest and a practitioner’s corner with helpful forms and other tidbits.
  • Pro Bono. This section of our website makes you aware of upcoming pro bono events including our Tax Court calendar call program and our volunteer income tax assistance program (VITA).
  • Committees  You can join a committee to be kept apprised of items of interest in your area of law.

Andrius R. Kontrimas
Tax Section
State Bar of Texas

Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer Award

Congratulations to Judge Juan Vasquez for being selected as our Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer for 2014! This is the highest award given by the State Bar of Texas Tax Section, and Judge Vasquez is the eleventh recipient of the award. This award recognizes Judge Vasquez for his outstanding reputation, expertise, and professionalism in the practice of tax law; his leadership in bar associations; his significant contributions to the general welfare of the community; his reputation for ethics; and his mentorship of other tax professionals.


See the Pro Bono page or Committees/Pro Bono page.

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Recent CLE

2014 Tax Section Annual Meeting-
In conjuction with State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting
June 26-27, 2014
Austin Convention Center
500 E. 4th St., Austin, TX 78701

For more information, visit the Annual Meeting website.

Dear Colleagues,

Our Annual Meeting was held on Friday, June 27, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. followed by the CLE Program which will begin at 8:30 a.m. This year’s world-class program was headlined by Doug Lindholm, President and Executive Director, Council on State Taxation and Hon. Juan F. Vasquez, U.S. Tax Court Judge, and Faris Fink, Former IRS SBSE Commissioner.

Tax Section presenters covered the following topics:

  • U.S. Tax Court Updates: Keeping up with the rules and practice tips for practitioners
  • Cross Border Taxation Between the U.S. and Mexico
  • Panel on State Tax Tribunals
  • Taxation and Federal Benefits for Unmarried and Same-Sex Couples
  • Changes in the Internal Revenue Service and Best Practices
  • Eagle Ford Shale Development: Legal and Tax Aspects of Oil and Gas Leasing and Land/Water Usage
Tax Section Pro Bono
  • Tax Court Pro Bono Program
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ("VITA") Program
SBOT Pro Bono Opportunities


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