February 8, 2024
PacificaU Public Finance Seminars
2024 Public Finance Seminars: A series of primers and compliance trainings for state and municipal bond issuers (CPA/CLE pending).
Trainings provided in a hybrid format to allow for both in person and Zoom attendance. Lunch or reception to follow, for those attending in person.
Bonds 101: A municipal bond primer. Overview of municipal bond types, debt limits and other Washington state law requirements, federal tax requirements and federal securities law considerations. A primer for staff or elected officials new to bond transactions or a helpful refresher of key considerations for those with bond experience. (Deanna Gregory, Katherine Van Gunst); February 29, 10:00-11:00 a.m., followed by coffee reception)
Bonds 301: IRS Audits and Information Requests. A work session focusing on the records requested by the IRS in connection with information requests and audits of tax-exempt bonds. Review of IRS protocols and recent trends. Practical steps to take now, and immediately upon receipt of a request. (Alison Benge, Stacey Lewis); March 14, 2024, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Bonds 201: Securities law. A review of the antifraud and other securities law requirements applicable to municipal bonds. Includes an update on recent Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement proceedings, and a refresher on compliance procedures. This session also is intended to satisfy compliance procedures that require periodic securities law training. (Stacey Lewis, Toby Tobler); To be scheduled.
Bonds 201: Tax compliance. A review of the federal tax requirements that apply to tax-exempt governmental bonds. Includes discussion of arbitrage requirements and private use limitations, an update on post-issuance tax compliance requirements, and a refresher on compliance procedures. This session also is intended to satisfy compliance procedures that require periodic tax law training. (Alison Benge, Katherine Van Gunst); To be scheduled.
*Note: please let us know if you would like a training on any bond-related topic for your entity.
To register, contact Mia Wiltse for information: Mia.Wiltse@pacificalawgroup.com