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2014 New England State and Local Tax Forum: Back by Popular Demand, Covering the Latest in Hot SALT Topics

2014 New England State and Local Tax Forum
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
7:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m.
Boston Marriott, Newton, MA
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While State and Local Tax (SALT) developments in states across the country, as well as federal legislation that could limit or expand states’ authority, have garnered the spotlight this past year, we’ve seen some very significant changes in the New England states too. Consider Massachusetts’ recent adoption of market-based sourcing or New York’s Business Tax Reform. 

Both of these timely and relevant topics, plus many more, will be the focus of the upcoming 2014 New England State and Local Tax Forum (Conference).  If you have attended a prior NE SALT Forum Conference, then you’re well aware that this is a high 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.

And the 2014 NE SALT Forum will be no exception! Here’s some of what’s in store:
  •  Commissioner’s Panel: State of the States   Now here's something you don't see every day - several of the highest ranking State Tax Agency officials brought together in a panel to address SALT practitioner and taxpayer questions.  In this session, moderated by Joe Huddleston, Executive Director of the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC), the top ranking State Tax Agency officials from six New England states including Commissioners John Beardmore (NH), Mary Peterson (VT), Amy Pitter (MA), David Sullivan (RI), Keith Sullivan (CT) and Audit Director John Lewandowski (ME) will share their thoughts.   With participant comments from last year's conference such as, “The DOR Panel was very beneficial – great to get insights from these ranking officials,” it’s no wonder this session is back by popular demand!  
  •  Market-Based Sourcing: Massachusetts and Beyond   Here's another not-to-be missed session - this one covering the new Massachusetts market-based sourcing rules, the current status of the MTC’s effort to adopt a model statutory proposal, and much more. Wondering about the interplay between market based sourcing and nexus considerations? Or have practical questions that can arise when sourcing receipts? You’ll be able to pose these and other questions to this top panel, including Mike Fatale, Chief of the Massachusetts Rules and Regulations Bureau, Joe Garrett, Deputy Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Revenue, and Jane Steinmetz, National Indirect Tax Practice Leader/Financial Services for EY.
  •  New York State Business Tax Reform   It only took 25 years – but New York’s groundbreaking Business Tax Reform finally arrived with the 2014-2015 State Budget Act. And this major Tax Reform brought forth many changes, such as a new and unique approaches to unitary combined reporting, the taxation of alien corporations and the impact on business/non-business income. All this plus more will be presented on by New York based attorneys, Chris Doyle, Partner with Hodgson Russ LLP and Leah Robinson, Partner with McDermott Will & Emery.
  • But wait, there's more.... six additional sessions including the following, plus opportunities throughout the day to network with your fellow SALT colleagues. 

Top Issues in 
New England SALT

How to Successfully Manage an Audit

National SALT Update

Old Statutes...New World: How Should the Law Apply?

Unitary Combination Update

Top Sales/Use and Non-Income Tax Issues in 2014

When is the not-to-be missed, informative conference?

The 2014 Annual New England State and Local Tax Forum will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02459. (Registration link below)

Yes, the State and Local Tax landscape continues to evolve, “nexus” standards continue to expand and states continue to deal with applying outdated laws to changing technologies and new business models. And so it’s more important than ever 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. Join us on November 19th at the 2014 New England SALT Forum for those groundbreaking updates you need to know. 

Registration Information:   For more information about the 2014 State and Local Tax Forum, including information on registration fees, firm discounts, hotel information or to register visit the conference website at:  Inquiries can also be e-mailed to:, or

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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: