State and Local Thinking – March 2018

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Thought leadership from our State and Local Tax professionals Feb. 28: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, was quoted in Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Tax Report article “Court or Congress? State online sales tax power set for change” written by Ryan Prete. As momentum builds to re-examine how online sales are taxed, Jamie discusses Congress’ possible role.

March 4: Chris Martin, Senior Manager, SALT -- Minneapolis office, was quoted in the Star-Tribune article, “As business brings back foreign profits, should Minnesota get piece of the action?” written by Jim Spencer. Chris talked about the ramifications of the Minnesota legislature’s interest in bringing the state corporate tax policy in conformity with the new federal tax reform law.

March 6: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, was quoted in Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Tax Report article “Trump’s solicitor general to high court: Undo digital tax law” written by Ryan Prete. Jamie comments on news a Trump administration official is joining the chorus urging Supreme Court action on taxing online sales.

March 8: Rebecca Kirby, Senior Associate, SALT, and Matthew Melinson, Partner, SALT – both of the Philadelphia office, co-authored an article in for CPA Now titled “10 business tips learned by watching the Philadelphia Eagles.” Rebecca and Matthew used the example of their hometown team’s victory in Super Bowl LII to draw cogent comparisons to success in the business world.

March 21: Jamie Yesnowitz, Principal, SALT -- National Tax Office Leader, was quoted in Bloomberg BNA’s Electronic Commerce & Law Report article “Backers of federal digital tax provision come up empty-handed” written by Ryan Prete and Kaustuv Batu. Jamie comments on the possibility of post-election action on the remote seller bill.

Tax professionals Meet Brian Tillinghast, a State and Local Tax Director at Grant Thornton’s San Francisco office

Brian Tillinghast is a state and local tax director in the San Francisco office. He assists our clients from across the country with complex California state tax issues.

Brian spent the first 10 years of his career working in the federal tax group at KPMG, and then started KPMG’s Silicon Valley SALT practice, focusing on complex controversy, planning and state-focused corporate restructuring. In 1999, Brian joined Deloitte’s SALT practice, as a national California tax expert and leading the San Francisco office for many years.

Brian has developed a great working relationship with many of the top members of the Franchise Tax Board’s legal group and has extensive experience leading taxpayers through formal FTB protest and settlement efforts.

Brian received his undergraduate degree in business administration from California State University of Hayward and earned a master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University of San Francisco.

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

Jamie Yesnowitz
SALT National Tax Office Principal
T +1 202 521 1504

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