Speaking Engagement

Introduction to Sales and Use Taxation

NYU School of Professional Studies Tax Conferences in July

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Blank Rome of counsel Joshua M. Sivin will serve as a speaker for New York University School of Professional Studies’ (“NYU SPS”) Tax Conferences in July, being held July 15 through 26, 2024, in New York, New York.


Leading national and international tax authorities present a series of in-depth sessions on state and local taxation, partnerships taxation, trusts and estates, like-kind exchanges, and international taxation. These intensive tax conferences are ideal for the new professional who wants a solid foundation in a specialized area of law or tax practice and also benefit attorneys and accountants seeking to refresh their knowledge and to learn about new developments in legislation and regulations.

The Tax Conferences in July are hosted by NYU SPS and the Division of Programs in Business, which educate leaders in the functional areas of a business with a portfolio of graduate, continuing education, and executive programs.

Josh’s session, “Introduction to Sales and Use Taxation,” will take place on Monday, July 22, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., as part of the State and Local Taxation agenda.


Topics will include:

  • Discussion and Overview of Sales and Use Taxes
  • Commonalities and Differences Among State Sales Taxes
  • Tangible Personal Property and other Key Definitions
  • Credits Against Taxes Paid to Other States


  • Eric M. Anderson, Managing Director, Andersen Tax, San Francisco, CA
  • Joshua M. Sivin, Of Counsel, Blank Rome, New York, NY

Other sessions on the Introduction to State and Local Taxation agenda include:

  • U.S. Constitutional and Other Federal Constraints on State Taxation
  • Sales Taxation Exemptions and Administration
  • Sales Taxation of Services and Other Special Problems
  • Sales and Use Taxation: Selling on a Marketplace
  • Gross Receipts Taxes
  • State Tax Research Tools, Tips, and Tricks
  • Overview of State Corporate Income Taxation
  • Apportionment of the Corporate Income Tax Base
  • Sales Factor: Special Problems
  • The Unitary Business Principle
  • State Corporate Income Tax Filing Methods
  • Financial Statement Issues Associated with State Taxation
  • State Tax Administration

CLE credit is available.

For more information, please visit the event webpage or the Introduction to State and Local Taxation page.