Walsh College Calls for Proposals for Third Annual Mark Solomon Tax Symposium for 2015

Walsh College is now accepting proposals for papers and presentations for its Third Annual Mark Solomon Tax Symposium to be held on October 27, 2015.

Four scholarly papers will be selected for presentation at the symposium as well as publication in the 2015 Mark R. Solomon Journal on Taxation.

Brief proposals on relevant papers must be submitted by Monday, June 8, 2015 Preference will be given to papers that challenge current thought, introduce provocative ideas, or present divergent sides of an issue.

“Papers may provide a new perspective on an old body of practice and policy or introduce nuances of changing social attitudes and mores in the practice of taxation,” said Daniel S. Hoops, J.D., LL.M, associate professor, Accounting and Taxation, and symposium chairman. “In the first two years of the Solomon Symposium, the topics have been really interesting and each speaker brought a unique perspective to the presentation,” he added.

The symposium is named in honor of the late professor of Taxation and Business Law and director of the Mark Solomon Tax Research Center at Walsh.

Solomon was the driving influence behind Walsh’s tax curriculum which emphasizes tax research. The Walsh College Library houses one of the most comprehensive tax collections in the country and is used as a resource by tax researchers throughout Michigan.

Participants have several reasons for participating in the Symposium, Hoops added. “You can establish industry presence, display intellectual capital to the profession, and demonstrate practical and academic expertise in this complicated, complex field. An affiliation with Walsh College can also bring prestige and pride.”

Collaborations are welcome. Finalists will be announced on Monday, June 15. Proposals may be submitted at www.surveymonkey.com/s/TJJ5392 or emailed to Professor Daniel Hoops (dhoops@walshcollege.edu) by June 8.

The conference will qualify for CPE credit, and registration is now open. Tickets are $45 for Walsh College alumni; $20 for students and $90 for all others.

Visit www.walshcollege.edu/CEU for more information.

Walsh College Presents Solomon Tax Symposium on October 30

Walsh College will host its second annual Mark Solomon Tax Symposium, featuring presentations on tax implications involving individual health insurance, due process clauses, cloud computing, digital assets and filing issues, on Thursday, Oct. 30, at its Troy campus.

The symposium, named in honor of the late Walsh professor of Taxation and Business Law and director of the Mark Solomon Tax Research Center, will focus on current taxation issues that challenge traditional thinking, introduce provocative ideas, and present divergent issues.

Professor Solomon was the driving force behind Walsh’s tax curriculum, which emphasizes tax research. The Walsh College Library houses one of the most comprehensive tax collections in the country and is used as a resource by tax researchers throughout Michigan.

Tickets are $35 for alumni, $15 for students, and $50 for all others. Registration is required at www.walshcollege.edu/taxsymposium.

The presentations and presenters include:

  • Exploring the Cost of Individual Health Care Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Eric J. Gould, J.D., LLM Taxation, attorney and counselor of Eric J. Gould, PLC, and clinical professor, Taxation & Business Law, Walsh College. Gould will identify the costs of individual health insurance coverage, explore the tax benefits provided under the Internal Revenue Code as modified by the Act and discuss practical planning ideas to meet the costs of insurance and medical care.
  • Michigan Taxation of Flow-Through Entities: How Many Due Process Clauses Can Dance on the Head of a Pin? Marla Schwaller Carew, J.D., LLM, attorney and counselor of Marla Schwaller Carew, PLLC, and adjunct tax instructor, Walsh College. Schwaller Carew will discuss the challenges of applying broader concepts, which have become more difficult and less taxpayer-friendly in the hands of Michigan legislators, as demonstrated by a review of recent flow-through withholding and nexus standards for owners of flow-through entities.
  • Cloud Computing and Sales Tax Implications. Dave DeCew, CPA, manager, State & Local Tax, Plante & Moran, PLLC. DeCew will take an in-depth look at the sales tax environment for software companies. The sales tax treatment of infrastructure, platforms and software will be analyzed based on the most recent court decisions and state promulgations.
  • Digital Assets in the Information Age: Do Your Ones and Zeros Have Value? Bradley Perry, president, Accounting & Tax Student Organization, Walsh College, and Michael Robins. The presenters will explain and define what digital assets are and how to determine whether they have a fair market value.
  • “The Check’s in the Mail,” but Sometimes I.R.C. § 7502 [1] Doesn’t Allow You to Prove It. Jacqulene Brandt. Brandt will discuss the circuit split surrounding the timely mailing as timely filing rule, which governs when documents are received and considered filed with the IRS.

For more information on Walsh College, visit www.walshcollege.edu, or the Walsh College Master of Science in Taxation, visit www.walshcollege.edu/taxationmastersdegree.

Founded in 1922, Walsh College is a private, not for profit institution offering upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs. One of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, which provides solutions for businesses through training, continuing education, and consulting.

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.


Brenda Meller/Assistant Vice President, Walsh College bmeller@walshcollege.edu or 248-823-1205.

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