The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Tax Law Section, along with the Minnesota Tax Court, will be hosting a conference on Access to Tax Justice, featuring Attorney General Keith Ellison as the keynote speaker. The purpose of the conference is to help identify and address institutional barriers to the administration of justice in Minnesota's state tax system.
The Minnesota system of tax justice relies on two primary promises embodied in the missions of the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the Minnesota Tax Court: that everyone will report, pay, and receive the right amount of tax, no more and no less; and that the court will provide timely and equitable disposition of appeals from tax orders.
But while all Minnesotans are affected by the tax system, many Minnesotans are not familiar with their rights and responsibilities regarding that system—whether when filling out their tax forms, challenging tax orders or property tax assessments, or understanding the collections process. This conference recognizes the existence of ongoing institutional barriers to tax justice and seeks to dismantle those barriers by addressing the tax issues faced by low-income taxpayers, non-native English speakers, and other underserved communities.
The conference will bring together representatives of a variety of tax institutions and community-based groups to present solutions, receive feedback, share resources, and launch a continuing conversation. The conference is especially aimed at law students, tax professionals, accountants, and anyone looking to volunteer in a space where representation can make a big difference.
Attorneys as well as community stakeholders and members of the public are welcome. CLE credit has been applied for. For more information or to register, please click here.