Thank you to everyone who planned, attended, sponsored and presented at the 2020 TXCPA Annual Tax Conference on Tuesday, November 10 & Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Due to COVID-19, this normally live event was moved to a virtual platform and our committee scrambled to rework the entire conference in a short period of time. The reviews were fantastic and we’re thrilled TXCPA members from across the state were able to participate. We look forward to working on next year’s event!

This event was generously sponsored by:

And what a lineup! We had nine wonderful speakers on a variety of topics, including Steven J. Tillinger’s famous Federal Tax Update for the first time. Thank you to all the presenters who make this event bigger and better each and every year!

FOREIGN TAX LAW UPDATES
William H. Hornberger, JD, CPA, Partner | Jackson Walker LLP

AVOIDING LABOR PAIN: AN EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE
Connie Cornell, Attorney, Partner | Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP

STATE TAX NEXUS AFTER WAYFAIR
Amanda Traphagan, JD, Member | Seay & Traphagan, PLLC

IRS ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVES & THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Joel Crouch, Tax Attorney/Partner | Meadows Collier Reed Cousins Crouch & Ungerman LLP

AUSTIN ECONOMIC FORECAST – WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON?
Mark Sprague, State Director of Information Capital | Independence Title

WORKING WITH THE TAXPAYER ADVOCATE SERVICE
Mandi L. Matlock, Local Taxpayer Advocate | Taxpayer Advocate Service

NUTS & BOLTS OF CRYPTOCURRENCY TAXATION & NEW LAW UPDATE
Shehan D Chandrasekera, CPA, Head of Strategy – Tax | CoinTracker

PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS UPDATE
Kari L. Hipsak, CPA, CGMA, Senior Manager, Firm Services-Public Accounting AICPA

FEDERAL TAX UPDATE
Steven J. Tillinger, CPA

Last to be recognized, but definitely not least, is our outstanding Tax Conference Committee! These TXCPA Austin members volunteer their time to help plan and promote the event. It could not have been done without them! Thank you, conference committee:

  • Debra Newby Watkins, CPA, 2020 Conference Chair | Debra Newby Watkins CPA
  • Coalter Baker, CPA | J Coalter Baker CPA/PFS
  • Connie B. Clark, CPA CITP | Faske Lay & Co LLP
  • Dorothy C. Hart, CPA
  • Michele M. Heyman, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA | Heyman & Associates PLLC
  • Mandy Klein, CPA | Weaver
  • Ira Lipstet, Attorney, CPA | DuBois Bryant & Campbell LLP
  • Christina A. Mondrik, Attorney, CPA | Mondrik & Associates
  • Chris Okafor, CPA | Okafor & Associates PC

Save the date for next year’s event: Thursday, November 4 & Friday, November 5, Norris Conference CenterPlease check back for details in early 2021!