12th Annual Tax Alliance Conference
To Be Held at U. T. Dallas May 17-19

RICHARDSON, Texas (April 15, 2005) – United States Tax Court Judge Juan Vasquez will preside over a mock tax court trial as part of the 12th annual Tax Alliance Conference May 17-19, being held at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) School of Management.

Sponsors of the conference are the School of Management, the Texas Association of Financial and Tax Specialists, the Texas Society of Enrolled Agents and H&R Block and Associates, LP.


The 12th Annual Tax Alliance Conference
will be held at UTD's School of Management.

The purpose of the event is to facilitate the exchange of timely tax information from various taxing authorities and professional tax practitioners in North Texas. Endorsed by the IRS, the conference is open to all tax practitioners, certified public accountants, enrolled agents and attorneys. Continuing education credit is available for certified public accountants and enrolled agents.

UTD School of Management students in finance and accounting are also welcome to sit in on the sessions, according to John Fowler, director of professional development programs at the school and one of the conference organizers.

Eight different sessions will be offered on both May 18 and 19, and representatives from the Taxpayer Advocate Service will be present for appointments during the conference to discuss specific tax account problems that have not been resolved through normal IRS channels. They also will be available to look at specific cases where IRS policies have created significant hardships.

Participants who attend the optional sessions on the evening of Tuesday, May 17, will earn four additional certified professional education credits. The registration fee to attend the May 18 and 19 events is $190, and the fee for the May 17 session is an additional $75.

For more information about the conference, please contact Fowler at 972-883-4697 or jfowler@utdallas.edu or visit http://som.utdallas.edu/taxalliance.

About the UTD School of Management

Based on publications in the top 22 business journals spanning all areas of business, The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management faculty ranks 37 th in research productivity among business school faculties nationwide, and U.S. News and World Report ranks the school’s Cohort MBA program among the top 64 full-time MBA programs in the nation and among the top 32 at public colleges and universities. The School of Management is the largest of UTD’s seven schools, with an enrollment that has increased 92 per cent over the last seven years to more than 4,300 students. The school’s new 204,000-square-foot building features classrooms with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, wireless connectivity, video-conferencing facilities, a computer lab, faculty offices, meeting rooms and an executive education center.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.