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JW SALT Team Presents Webinar: Legislative Update 2020 – 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 … Continue Reading

There is Still Time to Register for our Webinar! Louisiana’s New Rulebook for Remote Sellers and Marketplace Facilitators

Although there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the beginning of the 2020 football season, there is no doubt that the Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Commission for Remote Sellers officially kicks off its sales tax collection requirements for remote sales and marketplace sales on July 1, 2020. Please join members of the Jones Walker … Continue Reading

Jones Walker LLP to Host the Media Financial Management Association’s Media Tax Summit

Jones Walker LLP will host the Media Financial Management Association’s Media Tax Summit on Thursday, December 12. When: December 12 Where: Jones Walker, LLP, 201 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA, 70170 Hotel: Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette (French Quarter Area Hotel) 817 Common Street New Orleans, LA 70112 On-Line Reservations Link: Call-In: (Ask for Media Tax Summit) … Continue Reading

A Big Thanks to Our SALT Seminar Administrators!

We would like to thank (from left to right) Karey Barton, Associate Deputy Comptroller for Tax, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Jan Craig, Associate Commissioner, Income/Franchise Tax, Mississippi Department of Revenue, Arthur Parham, Entergy Services, Inc., Kelley Askew Gillikin, Acting Director, Tax Policy and Governmental Affairs Division, Alabama Department of Revenue, and Luke Morris, Assistant Secretary of the Office of … Continue Reading

Have You Registered for Our Seminar? Send in Your Questions!

Have you already registered for our upcoming Cooking with SALT program on Wednesday, October 9? If so, be sure to send in your questions for our JW presenters and guest speakers on any of your tax-related issues! The seminar will feature special guest speakers: • Luke Morris, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Legal Affairs, … Continue Reading

Bill Backstrom presents on Intercompany Transactions at COST Spring Audit and Income Tax Conference

SALT Team member, Bill Backstrom, recently co-presented “Intercompany Transactions – State Challenges” at the COST Spring Audit and Income Tax Conference in Denver, Colorado. The presentation focused on transactions between related parties and how they attract the attention of state taxing authorities. Tax authorities believe that such transactions provide opportunities for the “redistribution” of income. … Continue Reading

John Fletcher presents on “Hot Topics – East of the Mississippi”

Jones Walker SALT Team member John Fletcher recently presented at the Council on State Taxation’s Sales Tax Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia. John’s panel, “Hot Topics – East of the Mississippi” covered litigation and legislative issues for companies with extensive operations east of the Mississippi River. Topics included the controversial recent trend by states to impose … Continue Reading

Jay Adams presents at IPT Sales Tax I School

Jay Adams was an instructor at the IPT Sales Tax I School in Atlanta, Georgia where he presented to over 200 attendees on recognizing the hierarchy of laws, understanding the consequences of specific decisions when working with the Department of Revenue and ways to resolve disputes, and identifying the four prongs of the commerce clause and … Continue Reading

Bill Backstrom Presents at National Multistate Tax Symposium

Bill Backstrom recently spoke at the 2019 National Multistate Tax Symposium in Orlando, Florida presented by Deloitte Tax LLP and the Florida Bar. Bill’s first panel, ‘State Tax Reboot: The Age of Multistate”, helped decipher what the recent sweeping tax law changes may mean from a practical perspective for businesses navigating this new age of … 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

Another Great Time at SEATA!

Among the super-hot SALT topics at the 2018 SEATA meeting in Nashville were the impact of recent federal income tax changes on state income taxes and the aftermath of Wayfair. Along with two colleagues, I presented at a session focusing on “game-changing” cases in the various Southeastern states. At another session, the topic was so … 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