Ask the IRS Part II - Live Webinar
Registration Information
January 29, 2021 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Live Webinar

Join us for a follow-up webinar to November's "Ask the IRS". 
This session will address questions related to aspects of the
appraisal and the technical and legal requirements of the submissions.    

Speakers will include Robin Bonner, Art Appraiser, Internal
Revenue Service, Karin Gross, Attorney, Internal Revenue Service

and Theresa Melchiorre, Attorney, Internal Revenue Service who
will only respond to questions that have been submitted in advance.

No questions will be accepted from attendees after 1/14
or during the presentation in order to allow the speakers time to
prepare their answers.

This session will NOT be recorded.
This session is available for members only.

1 CE Credit

$25 Members

Register online (at the top of this page)
or by calling 212.889.5404 x 11. 

Email confirmations will be sent upon receipt of payment;
registration accepted only with payment. 

No refunds. 

Robin M. Bonner joined Art Appraisal Services (AAS) after 35 years as an artist, gallery director, gallery owner, private dealer, and independent appraiser. Before joining the Service, she owned RBW Fine Art Appraisal Services with offices in the Washington, D.C., area and Santa Fe, NM. Robin has experience in appraising and appraisal reviews of 19th-21st century European and American art and other types of cultural properties. She served on the Washington, D.C., chapter board of the American Society of Appraisers and the Washington, D.C. chapter and national board of ArtTable. She currently serves on the Personal Property Resource Panel for The Appraisal Foundation and regularly participates as a panel member and speaker at appraiser conferences on behalf of AAS. Robin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH, with a B.A. in studio art and a minor in art history. Along with attending the connoisseurship program at George Washington University, she attained a post-graduate level certificate in Appraisal Studies, focusing in fine art. She is currently Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant.
Karin Gross is a Special Counsel in the IRS’s Office of Chief Counsel. She is the Office’s subject matter expert on the charitable contribution deduction and the related appraisal requirements for tangible and intangible property. She is a frequent speaker on charitable contribution appraisal issues andworked on finalizing the Treasury regulations on qualified appraisals. Gross holds a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a graduate tax law degree from Georgetown University Law School. She is a member of the DC Bar.
Theresa Melchiorre is currently an attorney in Branch 2, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Income Tax and Accounting).  Branch 2 is responsible for the development and issuance of guidance such as letter rulings, technical advice memoranda, regulations and revenue rulings for the IRC section 170 income tax charitable deduction and provides technical support for matters in litigation.  Previously, Ms. Melchiorre was an attorney in Branch 4, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special Industries).  Branch 4 is responsible for the Estate, Gift, and Generation-skipping Transfer Tax areas.  Ms. Melchiorre attended Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (BFA, magna cum laude, Photography and Art Education, 1988) and the Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, evening division (J.D., 1995; LLM in Taxation and Estate Planning Certificate, 1999).  She is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars.  She is a licensed Pennsylvania auctioneer since in 1991 and conducts several auctions a year.  She apprenticed for her auctioneer’s license at Freeman’s Auctioneers in Philadelphia, PA.  She is a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers and has completed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice training.  She was a middle school art teacher in the Philadelphia School District and was an exhibiting member of the cooperative art gallery Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA from 1988 to 1990.  

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