Recognizing the importance of establishing goals and of developing methods and strategies to accomplish the Taxation Section’s Mission statement, the Taxation Section’s governing board began developing a Strategic Plan in 2016. On January 18, 2017, the Taxation Section approved a Strategic Plan for the time period 10/2016–9/2018 PDF .
The Strategic Plan provides a plan for implementing the Taxation Section’s Mission: “The Section, as a representative of the legal profession, shall serve its members and the public through education and leadership in efforts to achieve an equitable, efficient, and workable tax system. The purpose of this Section is to improve public understanding of, confidence in, and respect for the federal, state and local tax systems; to provide leadership in simplifying and improving the federal, state and local tax systems; to provide unbiased, thoughtful and timely input into the legislative and administrative process at the national, state and local levels; To promote and maintain an active, vigorous, growing and interested Section membership; To provide programs and services of unique quality which promote professionalism, competence and ethical conduct; to provide a forum for communication among Section members and interchange between the public and private sectors.”
Strategic planning goals that are relevant to the Mission include the following: (i) educating Taxation Section members and other attorneys regarding our current federal, state and local tax systems; (ii) engaging in improving public policy, by filing amicus curiae briefs, and commenting on proposed and finalized legislation and regulatory guidance; (iii) establishing, implementing, and improving pro bono, grant, and other public service programs; (iv) offering networking opportunities for Taxation Section members, other attorneys, government officials, etc.; and (v) maintaining a strong foundation for the Section by increasing membership, planning ahead for seamless leadership changes, increasing leadership training, and sponsoring substantive programs.