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Parsons Taxation Seminar Series: Professor Stafford Smiley, Georgetown Law Centre


4 August 2009
Professor Stafford Smiley
Professor Stafford Smiley

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Tax Reform Under President Obama

Professor Stafford Smiley

Georgetown Law Centre

Stafford Smiley is a member of the law firm Caplin & Drysdale's Washington office. He specialises in the taxation of partnership and other pass-through entities and in the taxation of property transactions generally. His practice includes planning matters, controversy work, and both domestic and international transactions. Previously, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Arnold Raum, of the United States Tax Court.

Professor Smiley has taught in the Graduate Tax Program at Georgetown University Law Center as an Adjunct Professor since 1996 and became a Visiting Professor in 2008. He teaches and lectures extensively in tax programs at universities abroad.

About the presentation

President Obama's Budget calls for tax "reform" but critics say he is aiming only at offshore tax "abuse." The Chairman of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee has offered wide-ranging proposals for systemic changes in the U.S. international tax system while Senate tax activists have crafted limited proposals to shut down offshore tax "havens."

Meanwhile, there are even voices seriously advocating that the U.S. give up its cherished worldwide tax base in favor of a territorial system.

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This event is part of the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program 2009. Click here for more details.


Time: 5.30-7.00pm (Registration and refreshments: 5.30pm. Seminar: 6-7pm)

Location: Sydney Law School, Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: $66 incl gst

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