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Three attorneys at Caplin & Drysdale played a vital role in 2013 preparing the free AJAH guide to “Federal Tax Benefits for Hiring and Employing Qualified Veterans, National Guard Members and Reservists” published by Center for America (CFA). The goal of the project was to publicize and explain the federal tax credits to encourage more businesses to hire more military candidates. It was designed to help small to mid-size employers by providing step-by-step guidance, including key eligibility and filing details, to maximize tax benefits to employers.

MG (ret) Gus Hargett presents the CFA Award to Beth Shapiro Kaufman.

MG (ret) Gus Hargett presents the CFA Award to Beth
Shapiro Kaufman.

More than 50,000 copies were downloaded from the CFA website and more were distributed through other channels. Although these tax credits were not extended by the Congress when they expired at the end of 2013, Caplin & Drysdale and CFA stand ready to produce a new edition if the Congress acts.

This year, Caplin & Drysdale celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Headquartered in Washington, DC, and with offices in New York City, Caplin & Drysdale is recognized as one of the nation’s premier law firms for tax, tax controversy, and related legal services to companies, nonprofit organizations, professional service providers, and high-net-worth individuals.

The Firm’s attorneys have earned a reputation among clients and peers for mastering complex issues and for finding well-conceived, innovative, and efficient solutions to problems. The Firm also offers representation in the areas of corporate law, employee benefits, exempt organizations, complex litigation, creditors’ rights, private client services, political activity, international tax, and white-collar defense.

Guide authors include Caplin & Drysdale attorneys Clinton G. Wallace, Beth Shapiro Kaufman, and James E. Salles.

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Clinton G. Wallace advises businesses, nonprofit organizations, political committees, and other organizations on federal, state, and local tax and compliance issues. He has assisted tax exempt organizations addressing inquiries from the IRS, planned and advised on restructurings, lodged protests with state tax authorities, and, on a pro bono basis, represented low-income taxpayers to help resolve issues with the IRS and New York State.

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Beth Shapiro Kaufman counsels wealthy individuals on their estate planning needs. She also advises lawyers and other professionals on complex issues regarding estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. She is frequently retained by counsel to assist in estate and gift tax audits, to advocate a taxpayer’s position before the Internal Revenue Service, or to seek a private letter ruling.

James E. Salles assists clients with both tax planning and tax controversy work. He has handled numerous large audits, appeals, and ruling requests for individual and corporate clients, many featuring complex issues involving the taxation of financial products, cross-border operations, foreign tax credits, DISCs, and similar matters.