Matt Hedstrom and Zach Gladney will present at this conference hosted by the Council on State Taxation (COST).
Matt’s session is titled “A Deep Dive into the Taxation of Digital Goods and PITFA- Not Just for ISPs.” This session will discuss the trend to broaden sales tax bases to include digital products and services and related issues such as business to business exemptions and the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA) that affect sellers and purchasers of digital goods and services. Panelists will also focus on PITFA's prohibition of multiple or discriminatory taxes on general business, and address constitutional concerns on the viability of PITFA stemming from the Murphy decision.
Zach’s session is titled “Hidden State Tax Traps in M&A Opportunities.” Managing state and local tax costs in the first 100 days of a business transaction is of critical importance. Panelists will examine how to recognize and identify select federal/state income tax differences, understand and avoid unintended indirect tax triggering events, and develop alternative structures and steps that can minimize state tax costs.
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