Speaking Engagement

2021 Sales & Transaction Tax Webinar

Council on State Taxation

Online Webinar

Blank Rome State + Local Tax Partner Nicole L. Johnson and Of Counsel Matthew F. Cammarata will serve as speakers at the Council on State Taxation’s (“COST”) 2021 Sales & Transaction Tax Webinar, which will be held February 24 - 26, 2021. Blank Rome LLP is pleased to be a sponsor of the program. 

The program will provide attendees with timely updates on the most pressing topics in the indirect tax space. Sessions will cover:

  • The impact, issues & concerns that still exist over two years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of its physical presence precedent (Wayfair)
  • Digital advertising tax initiatives
  • Good tax administration
  • Local transaction taxes
  • Best practices for successful audit resolution
  • BOTS and data analytics
  • ASC 450

Nicole’s session, “Important Transaction Tax Controversies for 2021 and Beyond,” will take place at 11:05 a.m. EST and the panel will discuss important indirect tax controversies businesses will face in 2021 and beyond, including issues being raised by revenue agencies, along with points of contention taxpayers are having with indirect tax laws in the states (and local jurisdictions).

Matt will be a panelist in the “Digital Advertising Tax Initiatives & the Continued Interest in Gross Receipts Taxes” session at 4:10 p.m. EST:

States’ interest in taxing digital advertising either through a new targeted gross receipts tax or sales tax base expansion is likely to carry over from 2020 to 2021. This session will go into the issues with such proposals and discuss the implications of such tax laws with the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act’s nondiscriminatory tax on electronic commerce provisions. The panel will also address current gross receipt tax problems at both the state and local level and highlight an upcoming study on gross receipts taxes.

For additional information, please visit the event webpage.