Institute News

TEI Meets With State Commissioners at Federation of Tax Administrators Meeting

On January 11, TEI Tax Counsel Pilar Mata presented at the Federation of Tax Administrators’ joint new commissioners/midwinter commissioners meeting. She also met with state commissioners of revenue from around the country. Mata was invited to provide an overview of TEI’s mission, organization, and anticipated state and local tax priorities… Read more »

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TEI Urges the Multistate Tax Commission to Update Its Model Statute Governing the Reporting of Federal Income Adjustments

On December 14, 2016, TEI Tax Counsel Pilar Mata, along with Nikki Dobay of the Council on State Taxation (COST), presented at the fall meeting of the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) and urged the MTC’s uniformity committee to update its 2003 model statute governing the reporting of federal income adjustments.… Read more »

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Early Registration Now Available for the 67th TEI Midyear Conference!

The 67th Midyear Conference will take place March 19-22, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. Take advantage of early registration rates available now through February 19. Available Discounts There are discounts available for attendees from the same organization and for first-time attendees. All discounts must be applied… Read more »

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TEI Holds Liaison Meeting With the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

On August 9, a delegation from TEI’s Philadelphia Chapter met with representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (DOR). The delegation addressed taxpayer concerns arising from the DOR’s new corporation tax systems and procedures, such as gaps among assessments of tax, interest, and penalties; failure to notify taxpayers when an… Read more »

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TEI Appointed as Member of the European Commission’s VAT Expert Group

On September 30, the European Commission reappointed TEI as a member of the VAT Expert Group for a three-year term. The VAT Expert Group was established in 2012 to “advise the Commission on the preparation of legislative acts and other policy initiatives in the field of VAT” and to “provide… Read more »

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Treasury Includes TEI Recommendations in Final Section 385 Regulations

If pleasure is the absence of pain, as one panelist suggested at TEI’s recent Annual Conference in Philadelphia, then the final Section 385 regulations, released October 13, are a welcome pleasure compared to what might have been. The final regulations, summarized in this issue’s cover feature on page 20, seem… Read more »

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Introducing the 2016-17 Executive Committee

At TEI’s Annual Meeting of Members on August 9, the 2016–17 international president was sworn in, and the transition to the new Executive Committee took place. Janice Lucchesi is the new international president; Robert Howren, senior vice president; James Silvestri, secretary; and Katrina Welch, treasurer. The remaining Executive Committee members… Read more »

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TEI SALT Committee Holds Liaison Meetings

TEI’s State and Local Tax (SALT) Committee has held several liaison meetings with state revenue departments and intergovernmental tax agencies over the past six months. These meetings have provided TEI members the opportunity to begin a dialogue with state tax administrators and discuss issues of concern to TEI members, including… Read more »

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TEI Holds Liaison Meeting With the British Columbia Ministry of Finance

On May 16, TEI’s Canadian Commodity Tax Committee held a liaison meeting with the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Finance. Jordan Goss, executive director of the consumer tax programs branch; Anne Foy, strategic advisor of the tax policy branch; Satish Perhar, executive director of the Vancouver district office; and Bob… Read more »

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Successful 66th Midyear Conference!
More than 400 attendees gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C., March 13–16 for TEI’s 66th Midyear Conference

James Kroeker, vice-chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board; John Koskinen, commissioner, Internal Revenue Service; U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, (R-TX), chairman, House Ways & Means Committee; and William Wilkins, chief counsel, Internal Revenue Service, anchored the educational program as keynote speakers. Members and nonmembers alike enjoyed more than thirty additional sessions covering… Read more »

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