State and Local Thinking – December 2018

State and Local Thinking newsletter The impact of tax reform and Wayfair alone made 2018 a landmark year for state and local taxation. Yet there was so much more. Grant Thornton’s SALT top stories for 2018 reviews the events and developments that will make a difference to your business.

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Thought leadership from our State and Local Tax professionals Dec. 18: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, is quoted in a State Tax Today article, “New York and New Jersey to provide factor relief for GILTI.” Jamie’s statements on unresolved issues surrounding factor representation related to GILTI were taken from a Dec. 17 panel discussion appearance at the New York University School of Professional Studies Institute on State and Local Taxation.

Nov. 29: Vito Cosmo, managing director, SALT, Matthew Cable, senior associate, SALT, and Matthew Melinson, partner, SALT -- all of the Philadelphia office, co-authored an article for the Pennsylvania CPA Journal titled, “The Pennsylvania sales factor conundrum." Vito, Matthew and Matthew discussed that state's move to a single sales factor apportionment for corporate net income taxes.

Tax professionals Scott Groberski is a managing director in the State and Local Tax practice in Grant Thornton's Chicago office. He specializes in all aspects of multi-state taxation, with an emphasis on sales and use tax and personal property tax.

Scott has assisted clients with a variety of sales and use tax issues, producing substantial refunds and reducing future tax obligations for his clients. His three decades of work have been performed for businesses in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, hospitality and services, and includes experience working with tax authorities in many states. His experience also includes prior work in a telecommunications company and the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Scott received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master's degree of science in taxation from DePaul University. He is a member of the AICPA, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and the Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois Sales/Excise Tax Committee.
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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