State and Local Thinking – August 2018

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Thought leadership from our State and Local Tax professionals Aug. 7: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, is quoted in a Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report article, “If online sellers, South Dakota settle tax beef, who wins?” Jamie discusses the implications of what could happen if Wayfair Inc. and South Dakota move to settle the lawsuit.

Aug. 7: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, is quoted in a Law360 article, “IRS regs could target more than just SALT cap workarounds.” Jamie discusses the SALT cap and current IRS efforts to provide regulations.

Aug. 16: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, is quoted in a State Tax Today article, “Staples loses nexus, apportionment case on appeal in Maryland.” Jamie discusses a Maryland case finding sufficient nexus between three in-state subsidiaries of Staples, Inc. and the state of Maryland.

Tax professionals Meet Metisse Lutz, a SALT Senior Manager at Grant Thornton’s Denver’s office

Metisse Lutz is a State and Local Tax (SALT) senior manager in Grant Thornton's Denver office. She is currently serving a one-year rotation with the SALT-National Tax Office. Metisse specializes in sales and use tax, due diligence reviews, ASC 450 reviews and audit defense, among many other specialties. She brings expertise representing clients in home-rule municipalities in Colorado.

Metisse’s clients include those in high-tech, e-commerce, hospitality and manufacturing industries, among others. Metisse is a licensed attorney and a member of the Minnesota Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Metisse earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and a minor in pre-medical studies from Bryn Mawr College. She earned a juris doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law and an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Denver. She is an active member of the Junior League’s Denver chapter, co-chair of the Women at Grant Thornton Group and Big Brothers, Big Sisters Organization. Her recent publications include “Top 5 Things to Know About the Nevada Commerce Tax” for Tax Notes.

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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