State and Local Thinking – April 2018

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Thought leadership from our State and Local Tax professionals March 26: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, was quoted in State Tax Today’s article, “Virginia high court again rules for state in addback statute case” written by Jad Chamseddine and Tax Analysts. Jamie discusses the implications of the Kohl’s v. Virgina Dept. of Taxation ruling generally siding with the tax department interpreting the state’s addback statute.

March 26: Michael Beck, Senior Manager, SALT, and Vito Cosmo, Managing Director, SALT – both from the Philadelphia office, co-authored an article for State Tax Notes titled, “Wayfair debate – should Congress act now?” Michael and Vito wrote about whether Congress should address the Wayfair debate related to sales tax obligations for remote sellers.

April 2: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, was quoted in State Tax Today’s article, “Sellers face enforcement risk, chaos in post-Quill world” written by Paul Jones and Tax Analysts. Jamie comments on what sales tax law could look like after the Wayfair decision.

April 24: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, was quoted in an article in Accounting Today titled, “The jury’s out on how SCOTUS will rule on Wayfair,” written by Roger Russell. Jamie gave a first-hand account of the U.S. Supreme Court hearing on South Dakota v. Wayfair, assessing how the justices’ questions there could inform the eventual decision.

April 25: Matthew Melinson, Partner, SALT, Drew VandenBrul, Managing Director, SALT, and Katherine Piazza, associate, SALT – all from the Philadelphia office, co-authored an article for Pennsylvania CPA Journal titled, “State tax considerations of federal tax reform.” Matthew, Drew and Katherine described many ways the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could affect state tax laws.

Tax professionals Meet Brian Pomis, a SALT Partner at Grant Thornton’s Chicago office

Brian Pomis is a State and Local Tax (SALT) partner in Grant Thornton's Chicago office. With 24 years of experience in SALT practice, Brian has served clients in the real estate, manufacturing and service industries. His SALT experience includes overseeing corporate income and franchise tax compliance, performing reverse sales and use tax audits, managing voluntary disclosure services, and negotiating audit settlements for clients he represented.

Brian was a corporate tax auditor in the Missouri Department of Revenue, specializing in corporate income tax and franchise tax. While there, he conducted field audits for many Fortune 500 companies.

Brian has a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University and is a certified public accountant in Illinois. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, the Chicago Tax Club, and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Mark Arrigo
SALT National Managing Partner
T +1 678 515 2320

Jamie Yesnowitz
SALT National Tax Office Principal
Washington D.C.
T +1 202 521 1504

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