In this episode of the SALT Shaker Podcast policy series, Eversheds Sutherland Partner and host Nikki Dobay welcomes Stephanie Gilfeather, Director of Indirect Tax at Expedia Group.

Together, they discuss the recently released STRI (State Tax Research Institute, an affiliate of COST) study entitled Locally Administered Sales and Accommodations Taxes: Do They Comport with Wayfair? The study addresses the compliance challenges faced by businesses subject to locally administered taxes, and features a forward authored by Nikki and fellow SALT Partner Jeff Friedman. Stephanie and Nikki cover the legal framework and constitutional concerns surrounding locally administered taxes, focusing on locally administered accommodation taxes. They also discuss the possible solutions to ease the burdens businesses required to comply with these taxes face.

This week, Nikki’s surprise nontax question goes west. What is your favorite thing about the Pacific Northwest?

The Eversheds Sutherland SALT team has been engaged in state tax policy work for years, tracking tax legislation, helping clients gauge the impact of various proposals, drafting talking points and rewriting legislation. This series, which is focused on SALT policy issues, is hosted by Partner Nikki Dobay, who has an extensive background in tax policy.

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