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The 2019 National Multistate Tax Symposium

Event recap

Presented by Deloitte Tax LLP in collaboration with the Tax Section of the Florida Bar, the symposium was held on February 6–8, 2019 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

State tax reboot: The age of Multistate

In its 15th year, this value–driven forum offered businesses the opportunity to hear from and interact with leading practitioners, industry peers, and colleagues from across the country. State tax posture is likely more relevant than ever. Participants learned how businesses may navigate our post-“tax reform,” post-Wayfair environment from compliance, planning, and controversy perspectives—despite the lack of formal state guidance for many issues—as panelists helped decipher the practical implications of the recent sweeping tax law changes in our new age of Multistate taxation.

Event program highlights included

  • How businesses may need to “reboot” – reassess, rethink, and re-apply the fundamentals of state and local taxation in the context of emerging issues and trends
  • Accounting for state tax law developments that may impact your business’s overall tax rate and financial statements—both from ASC 740 and ASC 450 perspectives
  • Tax law implications of today’s Commerce Clause, its role in future state and local tax controversies and arguments, and other protections the Constitution or Congress may afford now and going forward
  • Tax policy and politics on the Hill, including results from the November 2018 midterm elections, and thoughts on what to expect throughout 2019 and beyond
  • State tax agency officials’ perspectives and insights on “tax reform” and nexus post-Wayfair, and how they anticipate their respective jurisdictions to respond
  • State income tax considerations and risks that may arise from multinational organizational restructurings in light of “tax reform,” including multifaceted state tax implications involving federal conformity and state filing group differences
  • State tax aspects of, and planning for, the varying state treatment of the deemed repatriated and repatriated income, and GILTI/FDII provisions
  • New debt-related considerations under the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and how multistate organizations may wish to reevaluate their existing debt structures
  • Path forward for sales-and-use tax reporting, including how Wayfair not only impacts some retailers and eCommerce, but also businesses selling SaaS, Cloud, and digital goods/services to end users

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Valerie Dickerson

Valerie Dickerson

National Leader | Deloitte Tax LLP

Valerie advises companies regarding state tax posture, state and local tax implications of complex transactions and business restructurings, and tax controversies. In addition to her role as a resourc... More