Seminar Series

US Tax ‘Reform’

Speaker

Professor Roberta Mann

Institute

University of Oregon, USA

Time & Place

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:00:00 NZDT in Law 105

All are welcome

Abstract

In this presentation, Roberta will provide an overview of the changes to the US tax system passed into law in December 2017, analysing their impact and what the changes mean.

Biography

Roberta Mann is an expert in environmental taxation, as well as business taxation and tax policy.  Roberta teaches tax courses at the University of Oregon School of Law and holds the endowed position of the Mr. & Mrs. L. L. Stewart Professor of Business Law.  Her writing spans many issues in environmental taxation, including climate change, renewable energy, urban sprawl, and transportation fuels.  Roberta also writes about technical tax topics such as tax compliance and choice of business entity.  She is a popular speaker, receiving many invitations to present before local, state, national and international groups.
 
Her government service, including various positions at the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel and the Joint Committee on Taxation, gave her a deep understanding of the practical and policy aspects of the U.S. federal tax system. Her expertise in environmental taxation was recognized by the National Academies of Science in 2011, when she was selected as the only tax lawyer to serve on the panel studying the greenhouse gas impact of the Internal Revenue Code.  She is active with a number of tax policy organizations, serving in a leadership position in the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, as a Council Director.  She is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel, the National Tax Association, and the American Tax Policy Institute.