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Wayfair: One Year Later

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

This is a complimentary program sponsored by Avalara.

It’s been one year since the Wayfair decision upended the physical presence nexus standard for state sales taxes collected by online retailers. While the vast majority of states have implemented economic nexus standards, many questions still linger. To help shed a light on these issues, Bloomberg Tax gathered responses from state revenue agencies regarding their sales and use tax nexus policies as part of our annual Survey of State Tax Departments.

Drawing from the experiences of leading tax experts and SALT practitioners and incorporating the findings from this year’s survey, the webinar will help attendees navigate the complexity of complying with the states’ emerging economic nexus laws and rules.

Webinar participants will learn about:

  • Calculating dollar and transaction thresholds
  • New marketplace facilitator laws
  • The role of the Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement
  • Complications arising from local tax administration
  • Potential need for federal legislation
  • Impact on non-U.S. sellers

Who would benefit most from attending this webinar?

Executives, business leaders, state tax & finance professionals, tax counsel, and executives working on state tax issues.

Presenters

Richard Cram
  • Director, National Nexus Program
  • Multistate Tax Commission

Richard Cram is the Director of the Multistate Tax Commission’s National Nexus Program in Washington, D.C.  The National Nexus Program provides a Multistate Voluntary Disclosure Program that 37 states and the District of Columbia participate in.  Cram has recently contributed articles to Tax Analysts State Tax Notes. Prior to his current position, Richard served for 15 years as the Director of Policy & Research in the Kansas Department of Revenue, and for 2 years as an attorney in the Legal Services Bureau of the Department, in Topeka, Kansas.  He has worked as a research attorney for the Kansas Supreme Court, and practiced law as an associate in law firms in Chicago, Illinois and Goodland, Kansas.  Cram graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law. 

Michael Mincieli
  • Tax Director
  • Etsy

Michael Mincieli is a Tax Director at Etsy. His role encompasses all aspects of indirect taxation, including attempting to educate Etsy's 2.1 million worldwide sellers on their obligations as a result of Wayfair. Before joining Etsy, Mike spent 8 years in public accounting, assisting all manners of clients in all manner of taxes. Mike obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester, before completing a J.D. and Masters degree in Political Economy and Development from Fordham University in New York City. He is a member of the New York State Bar.

Fred Nicely
  • Senior Tax Counsel
  • Council on State Taxation

Fred Nicely is a Senior Tax Counsel at COST.  His role as Senior Tax Counsel extends to all aspects of the COST mission statement:  “to preserve and promote equitable and nondiscriminatory state and local taxation of multijurisdictional business entities.”  Before joining COST, Fred served in the Ohio Department of Taxation for four years as Deputy Tax Commissioner over Legal and for the prior seven years as the Department’s Chief Counsel.  Fred’s responsibilities at the Department included testifying before legislative committees, participating as an alternative delegate for Ohio at Streamlined Sales Tax Project meetings, and reviewing legal documents issued by the Department, including deciding the merits of filing an appeal.  He is a frequent speaker and author on Ohio’s tax system and on multistate tax issues generally.  Fred also has extensive experience in public utility tax law, having served as an administrator of the Department’s public utility tax division.  Fred’s undergraduate degree in psychology (with a concentration in accounting) is from the Ohio State University.  He obtained his MBA and JD from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.
 

Arthur Rosen
  • Partner
  • McDermott Will & Emery

Mr. Rosen is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, where his practice focuses on tax planning and litigation relating to state and local tax matters. He has served as the Deputy Counsel to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Tax Counsel to the New York State Senate Tax Committee and Counsel to the N.Y. Governor's Temporary Sales Tax Commission. Mr. Rosen has held executive tax management positions at Xerox Corp. and AT&T. 

Shirley Klenda Sicilian
  • National Director for State and Local Tax Controversy
  • KPMG LLP

Shirley Klenda Sicilian is National Director of State and Local Tax Controversy in KPMG LLP's Washington National Tax office. In this role, Ms. Sicilian supports KPMG’s network of controversy specialists in every state and delivery of KPMG SALT controversy services nationwide. Ms. Sicilian is a recipient of the national Paull Mines Award for Outstanding Contribution to State Tax Jurisprudence. Prior to joining KPMG, Ms. Sicilian was General Counsel for the Multistate Tax Commission. She previously served as Director of Policy and Research, and then General Counsel, for the Kansas Department of Revenue.

René Blocker
  • State Tax Law Editor
  • Bloomberg Tax and Accounting

René Blocker is a Managing Editor at Bloomberg Tax and Accounting for the Sales, Use, and Property Tax team. René is responsible for maintaining and developing the sales and use tax and property tax Navigators and Portfolios. She joined Bloomberg BNA as a State Tax Law Editor in December 2015. René's experience in state tax includes 11 years working at the Multistate Tax Commission, and four years serving as Deputy Attorney General for the Attorney General of New Jersey where she litigated state tax cases. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School, and received her B.A. in Political Science from Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

 

Continuing Education

Credits:
1.8 CPE, 1.5 General COA, 1.5 CLE
Level:
Any
Production Date:
06/20/2019