What’s Shaking: Blank Rome State + Local Tax Roundup

The BR State + Local Tax Spotlight

Blank Rome’s nationally prominent State + Local Tax attorneys are thought leaders in the community as frequent guest speakers at various local and national conferences throughout the year. Our State + Local Tax attorneys believe it is necessary to educate and inform their clients and contacts about topics that will impact their businesses. We invite you to attend, listen, and learn as our State + Local Tax attorneys interpret and discuss key legal issues companies are facing and how you can put together a plan of action to mitigate risk and advance your business in accordance with state and local tax laws.

Council on State Taxation’s 2022 Advanced State Income Tax School
Eugene J. Gibilaro will serve as a panelist at the Council on State Taxation’s (“COST”) 2022 Advanced State Income Tax School, which will be held the week of May 15, 2022. Eugene’s panel, “Advanced State Taxation Related to Foreign Income,” will take place on Tuesday, May 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT, and will explore state adjustments with a focus on adjustments related to foreign operations and transactions. To learn more, please click here.

Council on State Taxation’s 2022 SALT Basics School
Mitchell A. Newmark will serve as a panelist at the COST 2022 SALT Basics School, which will be held the week of May 15, 2022. Mitchell’s panel, “Restrictions on a State’s Ability to Tax,” is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, and 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

Lawline CLE
Craig B. Fields and Nicole L. Johnson will serve as faculty for the Lawline CLE program, “State of the States: State & Local Tax Developments,” taking place on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. EDT, as a live webcast. Craig and Nicole will discuss the recent judicial developments in state and local taxation and provide a summary of the courts’ decisions and the ramifications for taxpayers. The tax areas covered will include corporate income tax and sales & use tax. Topics include identifying recent tax developments that may impact clients; ramifications of each decision; and potential issues and opportunities that have arisen as a result of the decisions. To learn more, please click here.

Federal Bar Association and myLawCLE
Nicole L. Johnson will serve as a speaker for the Federal Bar Association myLawCLE program “Mobile and Telecommuting Workforce: State Tax and Compliance Challenges,” being held Tuesday, May 3, 2022, from 1:00 to 3:10 p.m. EDT, as an online webinar (also available as an on-demand video). The webinar will examine the myriad of state tax rules and obligations that can be triggered when employees work in states different than the location of their employer, including state income and sales tax nexus thresholds; employment tax withholding obligations; and state-specific rules such as the Convenience of the Employer rule. The webinar will also review non-tax employment obligations, including workers compensation, wage and hour requirements, onboarding remote employees, policies and procedures, protecting the business, and family leave policies and when those are triggered by mobile and telecommuting employees. To learn more, please click here.

Council on State Taxation’s 2022 Income Tax Conference & Spring Audit Session
Craig B. Fields and Nicole L. Johnson will serve as speakers at the COST 2022 Income Tax Conference & Spring Audit Session, which will be held April 25 through 28, 2022, in Denver, Colorado. Blank Rome LLP is pleased to be a sponsor of the program. Nicole’s panel, “Restructuring with Purpose: A Business Purpose Master Class,” will take place on Tuesday, April 26, from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. MDT, and will discuss how to establish a business purpose and, most importantly, how to appropriately document that purpose. Craig’s panel, “Ethical & Professional Challenges Facing Attorneys and Other State Tax Professionals,” will take place on Wednesday, April 27, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. MDT, and will explore key tenets of ethical rules for attorneys and accountants working in the state tax arena, using vignettes and electronic audience polling. To learn more, please click here.

This article is one in a series of articles written for the April 2022 edition of The BR State + Local Tax Spotlight.

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