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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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Atlanta Chapter
Hosts 2016 Lunch Meeting

At a lunch meeting held by TEI’s Atlanta Chapter at Maggiano’s—Cumberland Mall this past fall, a presentation by Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan covered “Selected Practical and Ethical Considerations for In-House Tax Professionals” with keynote speaker Tom Cullinan, partner, Sutherland.

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Wisconsin Chapter
Service Award

The Wisconsin Chapter recently presented Janet Kreilein (right) the 2016 Chapter Meritorious Service Award. Dawn Peterson (left), who presented the award, spoke to attendees about the contributions Kreilein has made. “When I left the world of public accounting in the spring of 2004, joining TEI was at the top of… 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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San Francisco Chapter
Mourns Past President Mike Martello (December 14, 1941 - July 1, 2016)

TEI San Francisco Past President Michael Edward Martello, fondly known as Mike by most, was born on a U.S. Marine base in Quantico, Virginia. He was the eldest of six children. The family relocated to Clifton, New Jersey, in the early 1950s. He graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School… Read more »

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Atlanta Chapter
Hosts SALT CPE Event

The TEI Atlanta Chapter hosted a half-day SALT CPE event early this summer. The event, presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers, covered state tax policy trends and featured keynote speaker Lynne Riley, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Revenue. Joe Garrett, deputy commissioner of the Alabama Department of Revenue, and Frank O’Connell, general… Read more »

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