HMB SALT Team at IPT Sales Tax Symposium


9/17/17 - 9/20/17
La Cantera Hill Country Resort
16641 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX

9/18/17 - 8:30-10:00 AM
Jordan Goodman
The Year in Review

A review of trends that have emerged in the last 12 months including a discussion of recent court decisions and pending cases and their impact.

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9/18/17 - 8:30-10:00 AM
Jordan Goodman
Nasty States - Aggressive and Unreasonable Approaches by the States

This session will look at aggressive audit tactics and anti-taxpayer policies. The speakers will discuss states that are becoming increasingly aggressive on audit and in litigation. The speakers will share their thoughts on trends in various states and discuss possible methods for combating the "anti-taxpayer" states.

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9/19/17 - 1:15 - 2:30 PM
Breen Schiller
Overview of the Hospitality Industry - No Reservations Required

The hospitality industry faces a more distinct taxing scheme than most other industries. This session will discuss sales and use tax, occupancy tax, and various taxes in the industry as well as discuss recent legislative changes within the hospitality industry.

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9/20/17 - 10:15 - 11:45 AM

Christopher Lutz
Local Taxes: Dealing with a Cluster (Headache)

Local taxes have been a source of great anxiety for sales and use tax professionals since their inception. That being said, the pain in managing an indirect tax function within these jurisdictions is not getting easier, but in fact growing more challenging. Our session panelists will discuss some of the known challenges within their local taxing jurisdictions, and will drive into some of the newer, lesser known issues they've encountered.

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Marilyn Wethekam is Vice Chair of 2017 Sales Tax Symposium Committee and Breen Schiller is the recipient of the 2017 IPT New Member Achievement Award and 2016 IPT Article of the Year Award.

The Institute for Professionals in Taxation was founded in 1976, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational association serving over 4100 members representing approximately 1450 corporations, firms, or taxpayers throughout the United States and Canada. It is the only professional organization that educates, certifies and establishes strict codes of conduct for state and local income, property and sales & use tax professionals who represent taxpayers (government officials or organizations do not qualify for membership).

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