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Experienced Professionals Will Join Senior Tax Officials to Focus on the Prospects for Tax Legislation and Other Current Tax Developments
 Pending tax legislation and recent regulatory and judicial developments will be discussed by government and private sector experts at Tax Executives Institute's 42nd Midyear Conference at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, beginning on Sunday, March 29. The four-day conference will feature presentations by the recently appointed assistant treasury secretary for tax policy and IRS Commissioner, Canada's ambassador to the United States, representatives of the congressional tax-writing committees, and state tax officials.
 In addition to proposed tax legislation to stimulate the economy, provide middle income relief, and simplify the Internal Revenue Code, the following topics will be discussed:
 -- New IRS transfer pricing regulations.
 -- Environmental tax initiatives.
 -- Foreign currency translation rules.
 -- Employee benefit and independent contractor/employee
 classification developments.
 -- Value-added tax proposals in Canada, Europe, and the United
 -- Partnership taxation.
 -- Repatriation planning.
 -- Developments relating to the IRS' Coordinated Examination
 The news media are invited to attend the remarks of the following government officials who are scheduled to appear. Attendance at the balance of the conference is strictly limited to conference registrants. Admission to those sessions will be by badge only. Reporters are asked to register in advance of the conference.
 Sunday, March 29
 9 a.m., Developments Relating to Section 936
 -- Norman Richter, tax counsel, Senate Committee on Finance
 10:50 a.m., Current Federal Tax Developments at Treasury
 -- Terrill A. Hyde, tax legislative counsel, U.S. Department of
 Legislative Update on Environmental Taxes
 -- Thomas A. Barthold, economist, Joint Committee on Taxation
 1:30 p.m., Section 482 Regulations
 -- Philip D. Morrison, international tax counsel, U.S. Department
 of Treasury
 Section 988 Regulations
 -- Jeffrey L. Dorfman, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel
 (International), Internal Revenue Service
 Earnings and Profits -- U.S. GAAP Proposals
 -- Barbara Felker, Office of Associate Chief Counsel
 (International), Internal Revenue Service
 2:45 p.m., The State View of a National Consumption Tax
 -- Harley T. Duncan, executive director, Federation of Tax
 -- Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., California State Board of
 Equalization, State of California
 -- Heidi M. Heitkamp, commissioner of taxes, State of North
 5:15 p.m., Legislative and Regulatory Update on Employee
 -- Evelyn A. Petschek, benefits tax counsel, U.S. Department of
 -- Michael A. Thrasher, deputy assistant chief counsel (Employee
 Benefits & Exempt Organizations), Internal Revenue Service
 Monday, March 30
 8 a.m., The Administration's Tax Proposals
 -- Fred T. Goldberg Jr., assistant secretary for tax policy, U.S.
 Department of Treasury
 10:30 a.m., Spreading the Word: Implementation of CEP
 Initiatives in the Field
 -- John J. Monaco, executive director, Coordinated Examination
 Program, Internal Revenue Service
 -- George A. O'Hanlon, assistant commissioner (examination),
 Internal Revenue Service
 12:15 p.m.(A), General
 -- Derek H. Burney, Canadian Ambassador to the United States
 Tuesday, March 31
 12:15 p.m. (A), Legislative Outlook in the House
 -- Bill Archer, House Ways & Means Committee
 2 p.m., Legislative Outlook in Canada
 -- Ian Bennett, senior assistant deputy minister, Tax Policy and
 Legislative Branch, Canadian Department of Finance
 Wednesday, April 1
 8 a.m., Legislative Outlook in the Senate
 -- Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Senate Committee on Finance
 12:15 p.m. (A), General
 -- Shirley D. Peterson, commissioner of Internal Revenue
 (A) Indicates luncheon program.
 Reporters wishing to cover the conference are asked to register as soon as possible. Press kits will be available at the TEI registration desk.
 Tax Executives Institute is the principal association of corporate tax executives in North America. TEI's 4,800 members represent approximately 2,000 of the leading corporations in the United Sates and Canada, and are responsible for coping with the tax laws on a day-to-day basis. Through technical submissions and testimony presented to Congressional committees, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Treasury, and the Canadian Parliament and departments of Finance and Revenue on proposed and pending legislation, TEI works to develop, improve, and maintain tax systems that work -- ones that are consistent with solid tax policies and with which taxpayers can comply. TEI's current international president is Reginald W. Kowalchuk, senior vice president, taxation, for The Bank of Nova Scotia in Toronto.
 CONTACT: Timothy J. McCormally, tax counsel, TEI, 202-638-5601.
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