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The 2018 National Multistate Tax Symposium

Take the lead—Tax reform and fortifying state positions

Presented by Deloitte Tax LLP in collaboration with the Tax Section of the Florida Bar, on February 7–9, 2018 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The 2018 National Multistate Tax Symposium

Now in its 14th 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. Attendees gained practical insight on how businesses can take the lead in light of the recently enacted federal tax changes, and in spite of more assertive state tax agencies and further-reaching state taxation schemes overall—to better position for more favorable outcomes in this ever-changing state tax environment.

Highlights included: 
  • Hearing directly from Deloitte’s Tax Policy specialist Jonathan Traub and from Ira Kalish, Deloitte’s chief global economist, for discussions on tax policy and politics in the Trump administration, as well as thoughts on the current state of the economy and what to expect in 2018
  • Given the many important state implications surrounding federal tax reforms, how businesses may tactically organize and manage their daily corporate operations in preparation for imminent state tax audits and possible controversies
  • Potential opportunities available to businesses due to the recently enacted federal tax changes, as well as to those undergoing audit—including refunds and offsets
  • Exploring the breadth and evolving landscape of state taxation regime changes and reforms—including the recently enacted federal and international tax-related changes
  • The importance of effectively presenting the facts in an ongoing audit, handling related requests for documents and interviews, negotiating settlements, and preparing for and managing post-assessment appeals
  • Corporate governance perspectives on tax matters including government and industry regulations and/or limitations
  • State tax implications of IRS controversies—including why state tax professionals should be aware and involved with federal income tax audits, controversies, and settlements

Registration will open for the 2019 National Multistate Tax Symposium on November 13, and the conference will be held February 6-8.

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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