State and Local Thinking – March, 2019

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Thought leadership from our State and Local Tax professionals March 11: Matthew DiDonato, managing partner, SALT -- New Jersey office, was quoted in an article for the Wall Street Journal titled, “Help for taxpayers who need to prove where they live." In the article, DiDonato discusses why to pay close attention to state income tax laws when considering buying a home in another state.

March 12: Joel Waterfield, a SALT managing director in our Arlington, Va., office, is quoted in a Bloomberg Daily Tax Report article, “Accounting firms eye a new use for Blockchain: Your taxes.” Joel discussed how corporate executives’ unfamiliarity with blockchain technology is a barrier to its adoption for tax preparation purposes.

Tax professionals Meet Debasish Chakrabarti, Director at Grant Thornton’s Houston office

Debasish Chakrabarti is a State and Local Tax (SALT) director in Grant Thornton's Houston office. Debasish is a specialist in income and franchise taxes and recently joined Grant Thornton from PWC.

Debasish has experience with tax compliance, planning, consulting, and mergers and acquisitions from an income tax perspective. His specialty is state and local taxation in Texas and Louisiana and has served clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and service companies to financial institutions and private equity. He has also served a wide variety of clients, ranging from small, family partnerships to complex Fortune 100 companies.

Debasish earned a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Illinois and a juris doctor from Georgetown University. Debasish has been a speaker at several Tax Executives Institute conferences, most recently in 2018.


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

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

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