What’s Shaking: Blank Rome State + Local Tax Roundup
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- COST 2021 SALT Basics School
Mitchell A. Newmark will serve as a panelist at the Council on State Taxation’s (“COST”) 2021 SALT Basics School, which will be held December 5 through 10, 2021, in Atlanta Georgia. Mitchell’s session, “Restrictions on a State’s Ability to Tax,” will take place on Thursday, December 9, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and the panel will review the various restrictions on a state’s ability to impose taxes such as constitutional restrictions, federal legislation, and judicial pronouncements. To learn more, please click here.
- COST 2021 Intermediate/Advanced State Income Tax School
Nicole L. Johnson will serve as a panelist at the Council on State Taxation’s (“COST”) 2021 Intermediate/Advanced State Income Tax School, which will be held December 5 through 9, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. Nicole’s session, “Advanced State Taxation Related to Foreign Income,” will take place on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and the panel will explore state adjustments with a focus on adjustments related to foreign operations and transactions. To learn more, please click here.
- University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee | 2021 SALT Lecture Series
Craig B. Fields will serve as a speaker for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Lubar School of Business State and Local Taxation (“SALT”) Webinar Series, being held in October and November 2021 to provide in-depth analysis and discussion on a wide variety of critical SALT-related topics. Craig and co-presenter Richard Pomp, Professor of Law at University of Connecticut School of Law, will present “Significant Nationwide Developments in State and Local Taxation” on Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CDT, covering recent developments in SALT across the country and their implications for tax filing and planning. To learn more, please click here.
- 2021 California Tax Policy Conference
Nicole L. Johnson will serve as a panelist for two sessions at the California Lawyers Association’s (“CLA”) 2021 California Tax Policy Conference, which will be held November 3 through 5, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina in San Diego, California. Blank Rome is pleased to be a platinum sponsor of the conference. Nicole’s first panel, “California’s R&D Credit,” is scheduled for Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and will discuss a credit that was initially designed to increase R&D efforts within California and provide insight on the trends they are seeing, including increased scrutiny, in the R&D credit landscape. Her second panel, “State and International Digital Service Taxes,” will be Friday, November 5, 2021 from 2:10 to 3:10 p.m., and will discuss the latest state and international trends surrounding the taxation of digital services. To learn more, please click here.
- MICPA Michigan Tax Conference
Nicole L. Johnson will serve as a panelist at the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants’ (“MICPA”) Michigan Tax Conference, presented in partnership with the Michigan Department of Treasury & the State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section on November 3 and 4, 2021. Nicole’s session, “Gig Economy: Contractor vs. Employee,” takes place Wednesday, November 3, from 2:40 to 3:40 p.m. EDT, and will explore ongoing litigation stemming from the pressure being placed on the U.S. Department of Labor to act on the gig economy debate over whether Uber, Grubhub, and other contractors should be treated as W2 employees and the proper classification for employees and contractors, generally. To learn more, please click here.
- 28th Annual Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum
Hollis L. Hyans and Craig B. Fields will speak at Vanderbilt University Law School’s 28th Annual Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum, being held October 27 through 29, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee. There will also be a virtual option available for all program sessions. Blank Rome is pleased to be a Gold Level sponsor of the forum. Holly, who is also a member of the forum advisory board, will speak on the “Top Ten Income Tax Cases” panel, taking place Thursday, October 28, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Panelists will discuss the top ten income tax cases that all state and local tax (“SALT”) professionals should be watching and offer insights into the issues that are likely to dominate in the coming year. Craig’s session, “A Constitutional Rethink,” later that day from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., will look at where the Complete Auto and Moorman rulings stand now, after having anchored much of state tax law over the last few decades, and how the changing face of the U.S. Supreme Court may impact them. To learn more, please click here.
- TEI’s 76th Annual Conference
Mitchell A. Newmark will serve as a panelist at the Tax Executives Institute (“TEI”) 76th Annual Conference, being held October 24 through 27, 2021, as a hybrid event. This year’s conference, themed “Embracing the Certainty of Change,” provides registrants the option to attend the conference in person or remotely, with access to sponsors, networking opportunities, and more via either option. Mitchell’s session, “State Tax Controversy from Coast to Coast: Current Audit Issues,” will take place on Monday, October 25 from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. EDT as part of the State & Local Tax (“SALT”) educational track. Blank Rome is pleased to be a sponsor of the conference. To learn more, please click here.
This article is one in a series of articles written for the October 2021 edition of The BR State + Local Tax Spotlight.