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Reform-Minded Experts Gather for Tax Conference

Entity taxation is explored from various perspectives.

Photograph by Caitlin Cunningham

Boston College Law School partnered with nonprofit publisher Tax Analysts to host a conference in October that examined proposed reforms in the taxation of business profits from around the world.

The conference brought together experts on entity taxation from academia and various Tax Analysts publications. Lee Sheppard, pictured above, contributing editor of Tax Analysts’ Tax Notes and one of the nation’s most widely read tax commentators, was the keynote speaker.

The conference was held in three sessions. The first addressed the corporate entity, its contemporary challenges, and the potential for reform and was moderated by Tax Notes editor Jeremy Scott. The second turned to passthrough entity taxation and the partnership; Amy Elliott of Tax Notes moderated. The last, moderated by Worldwide Tax Daily editor Sam Young, discussed the difficulties in taxing multinational entities.

BC Law Professors Diane Ring, James Repetti, and Brian Galle acted as commentators. The conference was funded, in part, by the Boston College Law School Paulus Endowment for Tax Programs.

To view the tax conference, go to