Jones Walker SALT Team members Bill Backstrom and John Fletcher will present at the 25th Annual Paul J. Hartman State & Local Tax Forum October 17-19, 2018 in Nashville, TN.

The Professor Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax (SALT) Forum, sponsored in conjunction with the Vanderbilt University Law School, provides industry, practitioners and state revenue employees the opportunity to participate in a quality forum exploring significant national developments and trends in state and local taxation. The Forum welcomes your participation. Please click here to register for the forum.

Bill will speak on a panel focusing on ‘Forgotten Favorites for Attacking Economic Nexus.’ With economic nexus spreading throughout the states, it is time to dust off some classic arguments to fight back against the long arm of Johnny Law. This panel will examine well-worn concepts like due process, doing business, and the safe harbor provided by P.L. 86-272 and discuss how those protections can be used to defend against a state’s attempt to impose tax under its economic nexus provisions.

John’s panel will focus on ‘Best Practices in SUT Audits.’ Even though no company wants to be audited, SUT audits are an unavoidable part of doing business. This presentation will help taxpayers, government auditors, and practitioners avoid, deal with, and resolve audit issues at all stages of the audit.