Alexander Korzhen, J.D., joins a distinguished panel of speakers to identify institutional barriers and discuss resources for tax justice at the Minnesota State Bar Association Access to Tax Justice Conference.
Access to Tax Justice Conference
Hosted by the Minnesota State Bar Association
Friday, November 5, 2021 | 1:30 to 4:45 PM
University of St. Thomas Opus Hall – Great Rooms 1000 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 55403
Eligible for 3 hours of CLE
COVID-19 Response: Vaccination and masks are required for in-person attendees.
Remote Participation: Remote participation is available via Zoom. Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.
About the Conference
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.
Panel discussion to follow a keynote address by Keith Ellison, Minnesota’s Attorney General and includes:
- Moderator Kathleen Pfutzenreuter, Tax Section Chair
- Wendy Rozinka, IRS Local Taxpayer Advocate
- Alexander Korzhen, Past Tax Section Chair
- Alejandro Valenzuela, Prepare + Prosper
- Aisha Servaty, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
About Alexander Korzhen
Alexander Korzhen is a State & Local Tax Senior Manager at TaxOps in the Minneapolis, Minn. He’s been solving tax puzzles for 20 years, a career that kicked off at Deloitte followed by stints in state and local tax at PwC and Grant Thornton in New York. He holds a J.D. and tax certificate from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut. Mr. Korzhen is actively involved in the MN State Bar Association, where he has held various roles including Past-Chair of the Tax Section and Secretary and Program Chair of the National Association of State Tax Bar Sections. He’s also an avid mountain biker and gear-head. If he is ever seen on the trails or the track, he is undoubtedly pondering complex issues such as nexus or the unitary business principle, while expertly navigating the terrain. Mr. Korzhen is a frequent speaker and author on state and local tax issues and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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