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2015 New England State and Local Tax Forum: The Nation’s Top SALT Experts Presenting on the Hottest SALT Topics

The State & Local Tax (SALT) landscape is evolving at an increasingly rapid pace, fueled by a variety of factors, such as the expansion of states’ interpretation of what constitutes “nexus” for various types of state taxes; the impact of technological advances and the challenge this presents to state tax officials who must apply outdated rules to new “products” and business models; attempts by states to expand the sales tax base to services; and the push by state governments and certain business proponents to involve the U.S. Congress in setting standards that would impact state tax administration.

2015 New England SALT Forum
Monday November 16, 2015
Boston Marriott, Newton, MA

Without a doubt, it’s becoming increasingly important for SALT professionals – both those who advise clients with multi-state operations, as well as those charged with the responsibility of managing their employer’s SALT function – to stay up-to-date on evolving SALT trends.

The New England State and Local Tax Forum* will once again be presenting its 2015 Annual State and Local Tax Forum (Conference)If you’ve attending a prior NE SALT Forum, you’re well aware that this is a not-to-be-missed, quality conference featuring some of the nation’s finest and most respected SALT speakers presenting on some of the hottest and most challenging SALT topics.

This year will be no exception! Speakers and topics will include:

  • One of the Forum’s Most Popular Sessions, the Commissioners’ Panel: State of the States.  In this “back by popular demand” session, Executive Director of the Multistate Tax Commission, Joe Huddleston, will moderate a State of the States panel comprised of State Tax Revenue Officials from each of the six New England States.
  • Does Federal Conformity always make sense and what occurs when states deviate from accepted federal principles or interpretations.  In this session on Federal Conformity v. State Sovereignty, Donald-Bruce Abrams, partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Peter Faber, address when literal conformity may not make sense at the state level and illustrate examples of statutory mismatches.
  • It’s often said there’s never a dull moment in State Taxation – and this past year has seen no shortage of state tax cases, federal legislation, policy developments and controversies. And who better to present on topics than renown Professor, Richard Pomp, UConn and NYU Law Professor, who along with Jordan Goodman, of Horwood Marcus & Berk, who will provide a recap of the prior year’s SALT developments in their National SALT Update

This is just a sampling of what’s in store for the day-long conference. There will be many more timely and excellent presentations on topics such as SALT controversy and procedure, the State’s use of discretionary authority, and the top sales and use tax issues of the year.

So when is this “not-to-be-missed” event? 

The 2015 Annual New England State and Local Tax Forum will be held on Monday, Monday, November 16, 2013, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02459

Whether you’re a SALT professional based in New England or anywhere in the country, you won’t want to miss this innovative and thought provoking conference!!  

Registration Information:   For more information about the 2015 Annual State and Local Tax Forum, including information on registration fees, firm discounts, hotel information or to register visit the conference website at: https://www.nesaltforum.org/  Inquiries can also be e-mailed to: taxforum@nesaltforum.org, cjs@rathlaw.com or khm@rathlaw.com

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*The New England State & Local Tax Forum is a non-profit organization formed to promote, encourage, assist and foster education in the area of state and local taxation and tax policy. The Forum was founded by Stan Arnold, formerly, the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Revenue. The Forum’s primary activity is to organize and promote an annual, technically focused, in-depth conference covering significant SALT issues from across the country, with a particular focus on the New England states. For more about the organization visit the conference website at: https://www.nesaltforum.org/

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