7th Circ. Told ABA Retirement Program Exempt From Taxes

Law360, Chicago (June 5, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT) -- The American Bar Association’s retirement planning arm pressed the Seventh Circuit on Thursday for a refund of all the taxes it paid over a three-year span more than a decade ago, claiming it qualifies as a tax-exempt “business league.”

Arguing before a three-judge panel, Tacy F. Flint of Sidley Austin LLP, who represents ABA Retirement Funds, said an Illinois federal judge last year misconstrued ABARF’s role in its retirement program last year when he denied the group a refund of nearly $500,000 in taxes it paid...
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