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Surgent's Essential Multistate Tax Update

Monday, January 21, 2019 8:00am - 11:30am

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With the largest overhaul of the federal income tax code in 30 years and the repeal of the physical presence nexus standards for sales tax in the Wayfair case the states are working fast and furious to overhaul their tax laws. As some states scramble to fund their budgets, they continue to look for additional forms of revenue. You can’t afford to ignore recent changes in state and local tax. Even tax-savvy businesses and their advisers often neglect to consider the consequences of state and local taxes. Multistate taxation is more complex and demanding than ever before. In addition to having their own unique tax laws, states have been more focused on enforcement. Plan to attend this fast-paced program that covers developing topics in state taxation, ranging from individuals to pass-through entities to corporate taxpayers. This course will focus on issues of small and middle-market companies and offer guidance for minimizing tax liability and negotiating the treacherous waters of compliance.

Objectives

  • Understand changes in state statutes, regulations and case law
  • Determine how the states will treat changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Identify areas that may require additional attention for state tax planning purposes
  • Identify areas that may be costly for employers or clients

Instructors


Designed For

Accountants who want an update on current multistate tax issues to minimize clients’ potential state and local tax liability


Highlights

  • The domicile dilemma: Issues for individuals with homes in multiple states; traveling employees; where to withhold?
  • Emerging sales tax topics: Elimination of the physical presence standard in determining nexus (Wayfair case); economic nexus for remote sellers; assisting remote sellers in determining a plan of action in states that enforce economic nexus
  • Emerging compliance issues in the new sales tax economy
  • Income Tax (and other forms of tax): Economic nexus (taxation without physical presence)
  • Will states shift away from income tax and increase reliance on sales tax after Wayfair?
  • Treatment of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by the states: Attributional and agency nexus; presence of intangible property; is P.L. 86-272 still valid?
  • Income-tax apportionment issues: Prevalence of the single sales factor; determining the type of property being sold; sourcing of income from intangible property and services; sourcing of service income; Market Based versus Cost of Performance
  • Pass-through problems: Nexus issues for interest owners
  • Treatment of the 199A deduction for pass through entities by states: Withholding issues; sourcing of income; taxation at the entity level
  • Practical considerations in dealing with multistate taxation: Dealing with state nexus questionnaires
  • When to consider voluntary compliance: Responsibility of officers, members, partners, and shareholders; planning ideas and opportunities; updates on pending federal legislation relative to state tax

Your Price: $159.00

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Instructors

Pamela J. Davis-Vaughn

Pamela J. Davis-Vaughn, CPA, is a general practitioner providing accounting, tax, and consulting services to clients across the United States from her office in Painted Post, New York. She has designed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in state and local tax at Texas universities, including Baylor and Texas Tech; and has been a highly rated speaker at the Controller's Roundtable, a sponsored event for controllers of automobile dealerships in Texas.

In addition to her accounting practice, Pam and her husband, Darryl, are owners of One Main Place Farms, an organic farming operation located in upstate New York. Pam has over 25 years of experience in both public and private accounting sectors. Her public experience ranges from a Big Four firm where she assisted several Fortune 500 companies in restructuring their operations to provide state income and franchise tax savings, participated on the mergers and acquisitions team, and served as the Southwest Area Employment Tax practice leader to providing tax consulting services for closely held businesses of a 16-partner, 100-staff Dallas CPA firm. Her experience in the private sector as CFO of a Dallas based manufacturer servicing the telecom industry and Tax and Accounting Manager of a large independent oil and gas company provides her with significant insight into the challenges faced by those practicing in industry.

Pam holds a BS degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Kansas, an MBA from Wichita State University, and has completed post-graduate work in International Tax at New York University. She holds a license to practice in Kansas, Texas, and New York.


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