Some important upcoming events in the tax and accounting world:

Sunday, April 1 – Tuesday, April 3 – Council of Institutional Investors annual meeting in Washington, D.C.. Speakers include Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, SEC Commissioner Troy Paredes, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and Chinese accounting critic Carson Block, among others.

Tuesday, April 3 -

    The IRS will hold a hearing on the allocation of interest expense by companies with a significant investment in a partnership, or which use the fair market value method. Starts at 10 a.m. in the IRS Auditorium in Washington. The Urban Institute is sponsoring a Washington event, also being webcast, entitled “Are There Too Many Nonprofits?”

Thursday, April 5 –

    A luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington will feature IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman speaking on the future of the U.S. tax system and the IRS. The University of San Diego School of Law will sponsor a one-hour tax lecture by lawyer Leslie B. Samuels, a former Treasury Department and OECD official, on “Tax Reform in Today’s Fiscal Environment: Principles to Guide the Debate.”