Acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel to Address AICPA National Tax Conference, Nov. 4-5, 2013 

**Updated Agenda** 
Published October 30, 2013

Top IRS officials – including the Acting IRS Commissioner, one of the IRS operating division heads, the head of the Office of Professional Responsibility, and the IRS Taxpayer Advocate – will offer insights about preparations for the 2014 tax filing season, including guidance on the net investment income tax, DOMA, and tangible property regulations at the American Institute of CPAs’ premier tax conference.  Also, hear discussions about taxpayer identity theft, reporting under FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) when bank reporting and individual reporting requirements become effective in 2014 and the legislative outlook.

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Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages: Shedding Light on The Code’s Unintended Consequences and Complexity Presentation:  Taxation of the Family after Windsor 

Patricia Cain, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

David A. Lifson, AICPA National Tax Conference Chair, Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP, New York, NY

8:15am – 9:05am

Tax Reform: Focus on Compliance and Administration


Don Longano, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Washington, D.C.


Canceled - Ann Cammack, Tax Counsel, Senate Finance Committee, Democratic Staff, replaced by Jeffrey Porter, CPA, Chair of AICPA's Tax Executive Committee

E. Shawn Novak, Senior Accountant & Tax Advisor, Senate Finance Committee, Republican Staff

9:05am – 10:20am

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Mark Iwry, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury and Deputy Assistant Secretary (Retirement and Health Policy), U. S. Treasury Department, Washington, D.C. 
7:00 am – 8:00 am

Danny Werfel, Acting Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.
8:15 am – 9:15 am

Faris Fink, Commissioner, Small Business/Self-Employed Division, IRS, Washington, D.C. 
9:45 am – 10:45 am

Sunita Lough, Director, Pre-filing and Technical Guidance, Large Business & International Priorities, IRS, Washington, D.C.
10:55 am – 11:55 am

David Alito, Deputy Commissioner, Wage and Investment Division, IRS, Washington, D.C.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Nina Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, IRS, Washington, D.C.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Karen L. Hawkins, Director, Office of Professional Responsibility, IRS, Washington, D.C.
3:40 pm – 4:40 pm

AICPA National Tax Conference

Nov. 4 – Nov. 5, 2013

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Md.
(Conference sessions are available virtually, in real time.)

The conference schedule is available at:

Media representatives who would like to attend the conference may contact Shirley Twillman at 202-434-9220 for press credentials.

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