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Professional Development: An Introduction to Multi-State Sales Taxes for Maine Business Owners

Event organizer: Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Event Date & Time: November 13, 2019 12:00 pm until November 13, 2019 1:30 pm

LEWISTON — “Professional Development: An Introduction to Multi-State Sales Taxes for Maine Business Owners” will be held 12-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St.

Local tax specialists Jamie Szal, from the law firm Brann & Isaacson, and Leanne Scott, from accounting firm Baker Newman Noyes, will discuss the impact of the Supreme Court’s landmark 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. The ruling has sparked widespread changes in state and local tax policy across the country, particularly affecting multi-state businesses. The admission fee is $25 for members and $50 for non-members.

The presentation will cover: General requirements adopted by various states under the Wayfair ruling; States and localities that are contemplating changing nexus standards; Various nexus methods and the risks arising from each; What to consider before registering your business in a new state; The obstacles faced by businesses that are working to comply with the states’ new laws; Other key state nexus developments

Szal focuses her practice on assisting businesses in all aspects of state and local tax controversy, from regulatory and administrative proceedings through civil litigation. In the wake of the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, in which Brann & Isaacson represented Wayfair, she also works with remote retailers of all sizes to evaluate their economic nexus profile, consider a sales and use tax collection action plan and register with state and local tax authorities across the U.S.

Scott is a senior manager in the firm’s Boston tax practice, specializing in the state and local taxation of businesses and individuals. She works with multiple areas of state and local taxation, including income, franchise and gross receipts taxes, sales and use tax, premium tax and other tax types. Leanne’s experience includes tax consulting, multi-state tax planning, tax controversies, credits and incentives and return preparation and review.

Learn more at business.lametrochamber.com.