Tax Analysts Conference: Marking Derivatives to Market for Tax Purposes

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FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHAT: Tax Analysts, the nonprofit provider of federal, state, and international tax news and analysis, will host a conference to discuss marking securities to market and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp's recent comprehensive tax reform discussion draft. Camp recently proposed requiring all derivatives to be marked to market unless they are part of hedges. Marking derivatives to market is a source of controversy, but it has been under consideration by Treasury for a while. Supporters believe it is necessary to clearly reflect income and to prevent taxpayers from exploiting different treatment of economically similar products. Critics argue that marking would complicate tax accounting for holders. The discussion will introduce the politics and history of mark-to-market in tax, examine Camp's derivatives plan in detail, and debate the merits of marking certain types of derivatives.

WHO: Tax Analysts President and Publisher Christopher E. Bergin will moderate the discussion, which will feature Lee A. Sheppard, contributing editor, Tax Analysts; Yoram Keinan, partner, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP; and Viva Hammer, legislation counsel, Joint Committee on Taxation.

WHEN: Friday, April 25, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a complimentary beer and wine reception at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building, Hemisphere Suite, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

WHY: This conference is part of a long-running series of panel discussions that Tax Analysts hosts several times a year on tax policy and administration.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: For more information and to register or view the live video stream, please visit the Tax Analysts event page or contact Shaima Cardillo at 703-531-4852 or

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CONTACT: Shaima Cardillo, 703-531-4852

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