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Tax Reform Update: Treasury, IRS: Making large gifts now won’t harm estates after 2025

On November 20, 2018, the IRS announced that individuals taking advantage of the increased gift and estate tax exclusion amounts in effect from 2018 to 2025 will not be adversely impacted after 2025 when the exclusion amount is scheduled to drop to pre-2018 levels. The Treasury Department and the IRS issued proposed regulations which  implement changes … Continue Reading

JW SALT Partners Quoted in Recent Publications

SALT Team partners Bill Backstrom, Andre Burvant, and Matt Mantle were quoted in numerous media outlets in October discussing the tax administration implications of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, allowing states to collect taxes on purchases from remote sellers. Bill was quoted in articles published by Law360 and State Tax Today following … Continue Reading

Thank you for attending!

Thank you for attending the 10th Annual State & Local Tax Seminar presented by Jones Walker LLP! We hope that you enjoyed the seminar and found the topics interesting, informative, and relevant. We would like to thank Kimberly L. Robinson, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Meg Bartlett, Associate Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Revenue, and Karey … Continue Reading

Jones Walker SALT Team Members to Present at 25th Annual Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum

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 … Continue Reading

JW SALT Partners Head to Vancouver for the IPT Annual Conference

JW SALT partners Jay Adams and John Fletcher are attending the IPT Annual Conference in Vancouver. Jay is presenting “What the ‘L’ Local Taxes?” about the differences between state and local taxing jurisdictions and uniformity issues. This is highly relevant in the wake of the recent Wayfair decision. Please contact Jay for more information on this … Continue Reading

SAVE THE DATE for Jones Walker’s 10th Annual State and Local Tax Seminar

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018 WHERE: HILTON AMERICAS-HOUSTON Please Save the Date for Jones Walker’s 10th Annual State & Local Tax Seminar! Be sure to check back for upcoming program details! This program is intended for industry tax professionals and will be recommended for Texas CPE. Full brochure coming soon! Questions? Contact Courtney Farley at cfarley@joneswalker.com… Continue Reading

GAME ON: Louisiana Department of Revenue and Other State Agencies Look to Even the Score on Employee Misclassification

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (DOR) has joined forces with other Louisiana agencies to crackdown on employee misclassification and failure to withhold payroll taxes. The GAME ON (Government Against Misclassified Employees Operational Network) Task Force is an interagency network made up of members of the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s (LWC) Unemployment Insurance and Office of Workers’ … Continue Reading

Help us kick off the COST Sales Tax Conference at the historic New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Bowl

Join us as we kick off the COST Sales Tax Conference at the world famous New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Bowl – a truly unique New Orleans landmark not to be missed! This N’awlins institution is famous for its food, drinks, music, dancing, and of course, bowling. Whether you are looking for some classic New Orleans … Continue Reading

SALTy and Sweet at Washington D.C. Mardi Gras

Jones Walker SALT Team members Bill Backstrom and Jay Adams danced the night away at the Washington D.C. Mardi Gras Mystick Krewe of Louisianians Carnival Ball. This year’s theme, ‘One Love for Louisiana’ marked the organization’s 66th year of celebration. Bill and Jay also had the pleasure of meeting Louisiana Strawberry Queen XLVII, Gina Recotta.… Continue Reading

Fletcher Presents at MS Tax Institute

John Fletcher, a partner on the State and Local Tax team, conducted two joint presentations with officials with the Mississippi Department of Revenue at the Mississippi Tax Institute on December 7, 2017 in Jackson, Mississippi. John’s sessions updated attendees in the areas of multi-state taxation of pass-through entities, potential Mississippi consequences of the recent federal … Continue Reading

Louisiana and Other States Provide Tax Relief for Hurricane Victims

In response to the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, parts of the United States have been declared as major disaster areas by the federal government. As a result, numerous states have enacted delayed filing and payment periods for individuals and businesses located in these major disaster areas. Louisiana has joined this growing list with … Continue Reading

JW SALT Team Summer Recipe

What better food to make in the middle of the summer than tacos! Below is the recipe for my favorite summertime indulgence, Tacos Al Pastor! Meat Needed • 2 pounds pork shoulder, preferably boneless Ingredients for Marinade • 2 tablespoons achiote paste • 1 tablespoons guajillo chili powder • ½ tablespoon garlic powder • ½ … Continue Reading

Jones Walker Tax Team Members to Speak at NYU Summer Institute in Taxation

Jones Walker LLP Tax Team members Bill Backstrom and Hugh Seligman will speak at the NYU 2017 Summer Institute in Taxation Conference July 17-28, 2017. Bill will speak on corporate and other business activity taxes including allocation and apportionment, UDITPA, return filings, NOLs, and credits. Hugh’s session entitled “Post-Mortem Income Tax Planning for Closely-Held Companies” … Continue Reading

Jones Walker LLP and the BCNO Host Discussion on Federal Tax Reform led by Derek Theurer, Tax Counsel to U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy

Jones Walker LLP and the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region recently hosted a discussion on federal tax reform and its potential impact on businesses and individuals. The discussion was led by Derek Theurer, Tax Counsel to U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. Sen. Cassidy serves on the Senate Finance Committee and will … Continue Reading

Thank You for Attending Jones Walker’s Legislative Update Webinar

Thanks to all who participated in our legislative update webinar! Presenters from the Jones Walker State & Local Tax and Government Relations Teams provided an update on the ever-changing dynamics of the 2017 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature via a special webinar. With a budget shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year and a looming … Continue Reading

Jay Adams and Team Fleur De Que Compete in 9th Annual Hogs for the Cause BBQ Competition

Jay Adams and his Fleur de Que teammates competed at the 9th Annual Hogs for the Cause BBQ Competition. Hogs for the Cause is a non-profit, annual fundraising music festival and barbecue competition in New Orleans that raises money for families with children fighting pediatric brain cancer. Jay is a proud member of Team Fleur … Continue Reading

Fletcher and Mantle Quoted in Law360

John Fletcher and Matt Mantle were quoted in the Law360 article, “Taxing Remote Vendors Politically Safer Than Tax Hikes.” John cautioned that any ruling in favor of state revenue departments regulating remote retailers has implications beyond the tax area saying, “If under the due process clause, they can get somebody out of state and turn … Continue Reading
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