On April 28, 2020, the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC), as part of its 2020 Spring Committee Meetings, held its Strategic Planning Committee Meeting by teleconference. Over the prior week, the MTC also held meetings of its Executive, Uniformity, Nexus, and Audit Committees.

The Eversheds Sutherland SALT group attended the Strategic Planning Committee Meeting. During the meeting, the Committee discussed:

  • Implications of tax related policies implemented by states during the COVID-19 crisis. The Committee noted that many policies adopted on a temporary basis may need to be reconsidered if they become more permanent, like individuals working remotely.
  • Ideas for updating the MTC’s training program. The Committee discussed using technology to provide remote training to the states. The Committee is also considering how to best allocate funds and its staff resources to trainings. At the next Strategic Planning Meeting, the Committee plans to provide comprehensive information on its training policies.
  • Additional projects to consider in the next year or two include further opportunities for cooperation and uniformity, as well as working to balance the need for uniformity with states’ sovereignty.