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2023 Executive Committee Task Force on State and Local Taxation | Providence, R.I.

  • Thursday, June 1, 2023
    6:00 PM 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
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The State and Local Taxation Task Force meeting seeks to build understanding of new and long-standing issues of the task force. The meeting will feature panel discussions on topics such as resiliency of tourism revenue, model transactions and wealth tax. The meeting also is an opportunity to discuss development and revisions of task force white papers and policy. This includes discussion on a new white paper on remote work taxation and updating previous policy on marketplace facilitators, telecom infrastructure, telecom property tax and disaster relief response. This meeting is open to all SALT participants.

This meeting is made possible through the generous support of NCSL Foundation Members. 

Thursday, June 1 

6:00-9:15 p.m. 

The Casino at Roger Williams Park 

1000 Elmwood Avenue 

Providence, RI 02907 

Reception and Dinner with NCSL’s Budget Working Group 

Note: Buses depart from the Omni Providence Hotel at 6 p.m. and depart from the Roger Williams Park Casino at 9 p.m.  Ride-sharing/Taxi to venue takes approximately 15 minutes. 

The park was created in 1872 after a gift of land from the descendants of Roger Williams, the founder of the city of Providence and the primary founder of the state of Rhode Island. The Casino was built in 1896 and is a Colonial Revival-style structure that was constructed with $30,000 raised by receipts from launch boat rides, rowboat and ice skate rentals and other amusements. 

 

Friday, June 2, 2023 

7:30-9:00 am 

Omni Providence Hotel 

1 W Exchange Street 

Providence, RI  02903   

Breakfast 

9:00-9:15 am 

Welcome and Activity Report 

Presenter: 

  • Brian Wanko, Legislative Director, NCSL 

9:15-10:00 am 

Drafting Committee Report Out – Remote Work Taxation 

Presenter: 

  • James Privette, Legislative Specialist, NCSL 

  • Charlie Kearns, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Resource:

Remote Work Draft SALT 2023 (PDF)

10:00-10:30 am 

Drafting Committee Report Out – Updating Policy Resolutions 

Presenter: 

  • Jackson Brainerd, Program Principal, NCSL 

Resources:

Policy Recommendations SALT 2023 (PDF)

Updating Policy Resolutions (PDF)

10:30-10:45 am  

Coffee Break 

10:45-12:00 pm 

Panel on Resiliency of Tourism Revenue 

As pandemics, economic downturns, and natural disasters have had considerable impacts on all industry in the last several years, the tourism industry is particularly impacted by external influences.  We’ll examine how governments and the private sector can work together to ensure fairer and more modern practices, timely reactions, and measures that can help mitigate adverse factors and preserve business capabilities and government revenues. 

Panelists: 

  • Ashley Hodgini, Head of U.S. Public Policy, Expedia 

  • Sean Vinck, Senior Counsel, Turo 

12:00-1:30 pm 

Lunch 

1:30-2:15 pm 

Mini-Session: Model Transactions 

The American Bar Association's Model Transactions Overpayment Act protects sellers from class action tax lawsuits due to overcollection of tax and establishes uniform procedures that purchases can use to seek refunds of overcharged state and local sales taxes. Hear about latest updates to the model language and important considerations for states. 

Panelists: 

  • Bruce Johnson, Vice President Government Affairs, Tax Cloud 

  • Fred Nicely, Senior Tax Counsel, Council on State Taxation 

Resource:

2:15-2:45 pm 

Mini-Session: State-Federal Update 

The debate on the federal budget, debt ceiling, and deficit reduction is the talk of the U.S. Capital. NCSL’s Brian Wanko provides a quick overview of what is transpiring in Washington, including issues such as the federal budget, SALT caps, extension of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act policies, and support for corporate research and development investments, among other timely policy. 

Presenter: 

  • Brian Wanko, Legislative Director, NCSL 

State-Federal Update (PDF)

2:45-3:00 pm 

Coffee Break 

3:00-4:15 pm 

Panel on Wealth Tax 

The question of increasing taxes for higher earners is resurging, especially given the call from the White House in the Fiscal Year 2024 President’s Budget to increase the tax rate for single files earning over $400,000.  Changes to individual, corporate, and international tax rates have direct and indirect implications on state policy and revenues. We will examine the issue and discuss how states are addressing similar calls for wealth tax. 

Panelists: 

  • Jared Walczak, Vice President of State Projects, Tax Foundation 

  • Brian Galle, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center 

5:00 pm 

Rhode Island State House 

82 Smith Street 

Providence, RI  02903 

 

NCSL Reception at Rhode Island State House 

The State House was completed in 1904 after nine years of construction. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State and General Treasurer have their principal offices in the building, and it also holds the legislative chambers for Rhode Island’s General Assembly. It was one of the first major public buildings to have electricity and boasts the fourth largest self-supported marble dome in the world, following St. Peter’s Basilica, the Minnesota State Capitol, and the Taj Mahal. 

 

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