National Multistate Tax Symposium 2020


Deloitte's 2020 National Multistate Tax Symposium West

Mastering the art (and articulation) of state tax: Distilling the complex

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Event overview

This year’s Symposium West will delve into the practical tax technical implications of our new age of Multistate taxation—but with emphasis on how an organization’s state tax leaders may deliver greater value to their business partners by distilling the complex for greater impact in the C-suite while aligning with your business’s priorities. The value-driven forum offers businesses the opportunity to hear from and interact with leading practitioners, industry peers, and colleagues from across the country.

Highlights include:

  • Navigating the maze of ongoing state tax base and apportionment factor representation complexities post-TCJA, and how your state tax team may “simplify the complex” and articulate the nuance of underlying multistate principles, potential opportunities and issues
  • Accounting for state tax law developments that may impact your business’s overall tax rate and financial statements, including nexus post-Wayfair—both from ASC 740 and ASC 450 perspectives
  • Trends in the corporate tax department function and tax transformation, emphasizing leading practices for cultivating a company’s tax talent and capabilities, and incorporating newer technologies to help deliver greater financial and strategic value
  • How credits and incentives (C&I) matters to all of us, especially in communicating with non-tax professionals in an organization about how C&I opportunities (or downsides) may be enhanced (or averted) with proper planning, documentation, execution, and maintenance
  • Tax policy and politics on the Hill, including issues that companies may want to monitor in advance of the November 2020 elections and beyond
  • State tax agency officials’ perspectives and insights on tax reform and Wayfair, and how they believe their own state governments and taxpayers are coping, as well as their thoughts on select issues and trends facing the states and business organizations today
  • State indirect tax complexities post-Wayfair, including how internal IT systems, business models and processes may be impacted, as well as emerging issues over required recordkeeping, audit exposure and liability protections, and determining who is the “retailer” and “responsible party” in a transaction.
  • A closer look at administrative interpretations in state tax controversies and whether federal principles of administrative agency deference apply to state tax audits and controversies.
  • Navigating trends and procedures with local taxing authorities for property taxation purposes within the context of neighboring commerce and community debate.

Continuing education: Up to 18 CPE credits based on breakout selection in the subject areas of taxes, accounting, and specialized knowledge. Credit amount may be dependent on session selection. Visit our CPE landing page for more information.

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Valerie Dickerson

Valerie Dickerson

Partner | Deloitte Tax LLP

Valerie is a Deloitte Tax partner and the Multistate Tax practice leader for the Washington National Tax office (WNT), Deloitte Tax LLP. The WNT-Multistate practice provides technical insights, includ... More