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State and Local Thinking – July 2018

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Thought leadership from our State and Local Tax professionals July 11: Matthew DiDonato, Managing Partner, SALT – Manhattan office, is quoted in a Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report article, “State of Wayfair: Utah tax officials feeling, umm, taxed.” Matthew talks about how New York State could switch to a nexus model similar to the one created by South Dakota with the potential of generating hundreds of millions in revenue for the state.

July 11: Matthew DiDonato, Managing Partner, SALT – Manhattan office, is quoted in a Bloomberg Law article titled, “New York likely to pivot on taxing online sales.” Matthew told Bloomberg Law he expects the New York legislature to consider moves in 2019 reacting to the Supreme Court’s South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. ruling.

July 13: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, is quoted in a Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report article, “Foreign sellers likely safe from state online tax frenzy post-Wayfair.” Jamie discusses how the Wayfair Supreme Court ruling could be applied to foreign sellers in light of other Supreme Court decisions in this area.

July 16: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, is quoted in a report from the Multistate Tax Commission Hearing Officer report on a proposed model sales and use tax notice and reporting statute. Jamie appeared at the hearing and, in both verbal and written testimony, raised points about potential privacy issues in the statute.

July 17: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, is quoted in a State Tax Today article titled, “Whither click-through nexus, reporting laws, physical presence?” Jamie comments on whether states can apply economic nexus rules through regulations without a statute in reaction to the Wayfair ruling.

July 24: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, is quoted in a State Tax Today article titled, “MTC advised to limit reporting model to marketplace providers.” The article reports on a July 16 Multistate Tax Commission meeting on a proposed model sales and use tax notice and reporting statute, quoting Jamie’s testimony during his appearance at the hearing.

July 26: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, is quoted in a State Tax Today article titled, “States will push marketplace tax collection duties, experts predict.” Jamie comments on whether states are justified in seeking to apply the post-Wayfair economic nexus precedent to policies targeting marketplace providers.

Tax professionals Meet Jeff Cook, a SALT Managing Director at Grant Thornton’s Chicago office

Jeff Cook is a State and Local Tax (SALT) managing director in Grant Thornton's Chicago office. He has 18 year experience in his field, with expertise in income and franchise tax issues as well as other state and local tax concerns. 

For the past 11 years, Jeff has focused on the transportation industry, but also serves clients in the manufacturing, service and financial services industries. His experience includes implementing tax-efficient corporate structures for three major truckload carriers, overseeing corporate income and franchise tax compliance, performing nexus studies and diagnostic reviews to help clients determine state tax liabilities, and negotiating and managing voluntary disclosure projects.

Jeff earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois-Chicago, then earned his CPA license in Illinois. He is a member of the AICPA, the American Trucking Association, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, and the Taxpayer Federation of Illinois.

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

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

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