Eversheds Sutherland is proud to sponsor the State and Local Tax Controversy Program, an essential 2-day event for in-house tax professionals, and part of the Tax Executives Institute’s Audits and Appeals Annual Seminar.

Hear from clients, judges and state AGs; and discuss best practices and tactics to navigate your way through tax controversies in 2019.

Register today: http://goo.gl/MsoQAp

 

 

OCTOBER 23 – 26, 2018

Council on State Taxation (COST)

Annual Meeting

Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to sponsor the Council on State Taxation’s 49th Annual Meeting from October 23-26, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. Join us for this informative program. Registration information can be found here.

Eversheds Sutherland SALT lawyers are presenting on several topics including:

  • What to Do About “Phantom Income” In Your Tax Base – Jonathan Feldman
  • All the Right Moves: Understanding and Communicating the State Tax Consequences of Corporate Expansion – Liz Cha
  • The Great “Discussion” – Jeff Friedman

We are also co-hosting the reception on Wednesday evening and look forward to seeing you in Phoenix.

September 26, 2108

TEI Chicago Chapter

State Tax – Indirect and Direct

Eversheds Sutherland is a proud sponsor of the Chicago chapter of TEI’s September 26, 2018 program on indirect and direct state tax. Join us for this engaging, day-long program. Registration information can be found here.

Eversheds Sutherland SALT lawyers are presenting on several panels including:

We hope to see you in Chicago!

 

From global tax planning to off-road driving adventures in the wilds of Pennsylvania – these women in tax rock!  Counterclockwise from the driver, Carol Wuerffel of Ameren, Chanel Frazier of BlackRock, Sharon Heck of Intel and our very own Eversheds Sutherland SALT partner, Maria Todorova.

Eversheds Sutherland’s SALT team was pleased to sponsor the Council on State Taxation (COST) Regional Meeting (Mid-Atlantic) at the lovely Capital One facility in McLean, VA on August, 29, 2018.

Panel highlights included:

 

  • Jeff Friedman and Liz Cha presenting on  State Tax Cases and Issues to Watch
  • Michele Borens presenting on Sales Taxation in the Post-Wayfair World and Modernizing State Sales Tax Systems after Wayfair 
  • Todd Lard presenting on the State Tax Policy Update: 2018 & Beyond – including Certain Federal Legislation
  • Michele Borens and Justin Stone presenting on the Latest Developments in Approaches to Alternative Apportionment

All of the presentations were well-received and we enjoyed catching up with our friends at COST. We are looking forward to upcoming COST presentations in Atlanta and Seattle later in 2018 as well as the national conference.

 

August 29, 2018

Council on State Taxation (COST)


Eversheds Sutherland is a proud sponsor of the COST Mid-Atlantic Regional State Tax Seminar on August 29, 2018, in McLean, Virginia. Join us to network with your peers and receive the latest information on significant state tax issues for the Mid-Atlantic states. Registration information can be found here.

Our Eversheds SALT team is participating in several presentations on hot SALT topics:

  • Federal Tax Reform: Overview of the State Tax Impact of Sweeping Changes – Jeff Friedman
  • Sales Taxation in the Post-Wayfair World and Modernizing State Sales Tax Systems after WayfairMichele Borens
  • Current Legislative Developments in the Mid-Atlantic States – Jeff Friedman
  • Discussion of State Tax Cases and Issues to Watch – Jeff Friedman and Liz Cha
  • State Tax Policy Update: 2018 & Beyond – including Certain Federal Legislation – Todd Lard
  • Latest Developments in Approaches to Alternative Apportionment – Michele Borens and Justin Stone

We hope to see you there!

The Eversheds Sutherland SALT team presents at the Tax Executives Institute (TEI) Denver Chapter State and Local Tax Day on May 15, 2018, in Lakewood, Colorado. Details of their presentations are below.

The Future of Sales Tax Collection – Update on Wayfair and Sales Tax Preparedness
Speakers: Michele Borens

Oh So GILTI – Update on State Tax Implications of Federal Tax Reform
Speakers: Robb Chase and Maria Todorova

Not A Class Act – The Recent Aggressiveness of Local Taxing Authorities and Class Action Lawsuits
Speakers: Michele Borens

Legislative Roundup – Update on State Tax Legislative Developments
Speaker: Michele Borens and Alla Raykin

Slicing the Pie – Update on State Tax Apportionment Litigation
Speakers: Maria Todorova and Ted Friedman

Eversheds Sutherland was delighted to sponsor and lead the two days of TEI’s Audit and Appeals seminar focused on State and Local Tax Controversy (May 2 – 3, 2018). Over the past two days, the conference featured unique and practical content including:

Industry Perspective on SALT Tax Controversy

Moderated by Jeff Friedman, this discussion demonstrated the perspectives and strategies of in-house state tax controversy practitioners.

Speakers included:

  • Linda Kim, The Wonderful Company
  • Denise Helmken, General Mills
  • Ken Wright, Smithfield Foods
  • Chris Lee, Koch Companies Service

Perspectives from the Other Side – State Tax Attorney Panel

Moderated by Pilar Mata from Tax Executives Institute, state tax attorneys from Maryland, Ohio and Texas revealed their department organization, decision drivers and advice for taxpayers.

  • Ray Langenberg, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Christine Mesirow, Taxation Section, Ohio Attorney General’s Office
  • Brian Oliner, State of Maryland

All Rise – A View from the Bench

Moderated by Richard Pomp from the University of Connecticut School of Law, this discussion offered valuable insight into the inner workings of three state adjudicative bodies, best practices for taxpayers and counsel alike, and the jurists’ thoughts on the state of state tax.

  • Martha Blood Wentworth, Indiana Tax Court
  • Douglas Bramhall, California Office of Tax Appeals
  • Cade Cole, Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals

On Wednesday, May 2, Eversheds Sutherland hosted a reception at House of Blues New Orleans. A good time was had by all!