Jay Adams and Andre Burvant are Cooking Up “A Little Louisiana Lagniappe” at the COST Annual Meeting

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, Jones Walker LLP SALT team members Jay Adams and Andre Burvant will present “A Little Louisiana Lagniappe” at the COST Annual Meeting. Be sure to watch as they cook up some salty and sweet treats!

Click here for more information on the COST Annual Meeting.

 

 

John Fletcher to Present at the COST Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 21

Jones Walker LLP SALT team member John Fletcher will discuss “Uniformity in Sourcing Services: Should (& Why) Does Sourcing Services Differ for Sales Tax and Corporate Income Taxes?” at the COST Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 21.

States have increasingly moved to market-based sourcing for services in the corporate income tax arena. Historically, states have used a destination/benefits-received analysis for sourcing services under their sales taxes. This session will address the issues with the sourcing of services for both types of taxes, along with explaining the “why and how” the sourcing is often inconsistent between state income and consumption taxes.

Speakers: Jeremy Abrams, Reed Smith, Washington, DC; John Fletcher, Jones Walker, Jackson, MS; Lynn Gandhi, Foley & Lardner, Detroit, MI; Zach Gladney, Alston & Bird, New York, NY

Click here for more information on the COST Annual Meeting.

Thank you for attending!

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual State & Local Tax Program! In lieu of sending out our favorite logo items to all of our attendees, we wanted to use those funds to instead give back to the individuals and communities that have had an especially difficult year.

If you know us, you know we love food and cooking. During these difficult times, many families and companies are struggling to stay afloat. We are very fortunate and wanted to help. We have made monetary donations to the following charities.

Thanks to your voting from the seminar, No Kid Hungry received the most votes for an additional donation.

We hope to see everyone in person again when the time is right and it is safe to do so!

Jones Walker SALT Team

Still Time to Register! Jones Walker LLP Annual SALT Seminar October 7 & 8

The Jones Walker LLP State & Local Tax team is back virtually this year with two half-days of webinar programming on October 7 and 8, 2020, titled “It’s All in the Roux!” This State & Local Tax workshop will be cooking up a gumbo of SALT topics featuring traditional favorites and some new flavors.

On day one, you will be instructed on how not to burn the roux (or get “burned” by the roux), as our SALT chefs give you the latest recipe for Louisiana state and local tax procedure. Then, we’ll stir in the “holy trinity” of Louisiana SALT updates – a discussion on recent Louisiana litigation, legislation, and administrative developments. After simmering for a bit, on day two, Chef Fletcher will throw in some Mississippi flavor by providing an update on hot and spicy SALT issues in the Magnolia State. Our SALT chefs will then finish off the gumbo by adding in a potpourri of SALT-y topics to season it just right. After a final Q&A with our SALT chefs, we recommend you serve over rice and enjoy. Bon appétit!

When: Wednesday, October 7 & Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT

Where: Zoom Webinar

Webinar Registration Details: Registration is complimentary.

Questions or to Register: cfarley@joneswalker.com

This program is intended for intermediate to advanced practitioners in state and local tax administration and those doing business in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Jones Walker LLP Annual SALT Seminar October 7 & 8

The Jones Walker LLP State & Local Tax team is back virtually this year with two half-days of webinar programming on October 7 and 8, 2020, titled “It’s All in the Roux!” This State & Local Tax workshop will be cooking up a gumbo of SALT topics featuring traditional favorites and some new flavors.

On day one, you will be instructed on how not to burn the roux (or get “burned” by the roux), as our SALT chefs give you the latest recipe for Louisiana state and local tax procedure. Then, we’ll stir in the “holy trinity” of Louisiana SALT updates – a discussion on recent Louisiana litigation, legislation, and administrative developments. After simmering for a bit, on day two, Chef Fletcher will throw in some Mississippi flavor by providing an update on hot and spicy SALT issues in the Magnolia State. Our SALT chefs will then finish off the gumbo by adding in a potpourri of SALT-y topics to season it just right. After a final Q&A with our SALT chefs, we recommend you serve over rice and enjoy. Bon appétit!

When: Wednesday, October 7 & Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CDT

Where: Zoom Webinar

Webinar Registration Details: Registration is complimentary.

Questions or to Register: cfarley@joneswalker.com

This program is intended for intermediate to advanced practitioners in state and local tax administration and those doing business in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Save the Date for Jones Walker LLP’s Annual State & Local Tax Program

It’s that time of year again! The Jones Walker State & Local Tax Team will be back virtually, for our annual State & Local Tax Program on Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8, 2020 for two half-days of content.

Our program will once again cover the most important Louisiana and Mississippi state and local tax issues currently facing taxpayers. While we are sad we are not able to see everyone in person this year, we hope you will join us virtually for great content, interactive presentations, and of course, special surprises!

Our morning sessions will be from 9:00 a.m. CDT to 12:15 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8.

This program is intended for industry tax professionals. More information coming soon!

When: Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8 | 9:00 a.m. CDT to 12:15 p.m. CDT
Where: Zoom Webinar
Questions? Courtney Farley | cfarley@joneswalker.com

Jones Walker SALT Team Presents Property Tax Webinar

I Try, I Try, and I Try but I Can’t Get No… Obsolescence – A Property Tax Update

Due to anticipated power outages across the Gulf Coast, we are postponing our “I Try, I Try, and I Try but I Can’t Get No… Obsolescence – A Property Tax Update” webinar originally scheduled for this week. The webinar is rescheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2020. We hope you are able to join us on our new date. 

It’s that time of the year again! The 2020 rolls are closing, and it’s not too early to talk 2021. Now more than ever property taxes are a bigger part of the budget and there are more compliance difficulties and disputes. This reality presents a lot of procedural and substantive issues. Getting the right value is not a one-time thing; in fact, it’s a multi-year and multi-step process. The presenters will talk about strategies for today and tomorrow, including the procedures and issues related to property tax reporting, negotiating with the assessor, appeals, and the challenging of values, including the use of appraisers and other data to support your request for additional value reductions.

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. CDT

Presenters:

Webinar Registration Details: Registration is complimentary. Please contact cfarley@joneswalker.com to register for the webinar.

This program is intended for intermediate to advanced practitioners in state and local tax administration and those doing business in Louisiana and Mississippi. This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association for a maximum of 1.2 hours credit. Continuing Legal Education for Mississippi is pending. The full day’s program has been recommended for 1 hour of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi CPE.

Chef’s Corner – Time to Grill!

Teriyaki Steak and Chicken Shish Kabobs
(Pictured served with Summer Caprese Salad and Southern Style Potato Salad)
Serves 4 people

  • 1 pound ribeye or sirloin
  • 1 pound chicken – (boneless and skinless) thighs or breasts
  • 3 large bell peppers (different colors)
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • salt & pepper
  • 8 skewer sticks

Starting with the marinade, mix olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and teriyaki sauce together in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the meat, lightly tenderize chicken or steak. Then cut chicken or steak along with red onion and bell peppers all into 1.5 inch cubed pieces. Put cubed chicken or steak into marinade and refrigerate for one hour. Shake off excess marinade and build skewers by alternating between cubed chicken or steak, red onion, and bell pepper. Once a skewer is built, season with salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat a lightly oiled grill to 400 degrees. For chicken, grill each side for 5 – 7 minutes or until cooked through. For steak, grill each side for 4 – 6 minutes depending on the desired temperature.

Enjoy!

Don’t Miss This Webinar! Get the Scoop on Louisiana’s Efforts at Tax Reform

With a heavily business-friendly state legislature, before the pandemic, significant pro-business tax reform was on the legislative agenda. Please join members of the Jones Walker SALT team and special guest Senator R.L. “Bret” Allain, II, Louisiana State Senate, as we discuss what did pass, what did not, and what the future may hold for further legislative efforts at pro-business tax reform.

When: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. CDT

Presenters:

  • Jay Adams, Partner, Jones Walker LLP
  • Bill Backstrom, Partner, Jones Walker LLP
  • Andre Burvant, Partner, Jones Walker LLP
  • The Honorable R. L. “Bret” Allain, II, Louisiana State Senate (District 21)

Webinar registration is complimentary.

Questions or to Register: Courtney Farley | cfarley@joneswalker.com

This program is intended for intermediate to advanced practitioners in state and local tax administration and those doing business in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and along the Gulf Coast. This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association for a maximum of 1.1 hours credit.

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