NEO State & Local Tax Conference Announced for July 25th

(CLEVELAND, OH, May 29, 2013) ― The University of Akron’s George W. Daverio School of Accountancy and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants will host the First Annual Northeast Ohio State and Local Tax Conference on July 25, 2013. The event will be held 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 6200 Quarry Lane, Independence, Ohio. The hotel is located approximately 10 minutes from downtown Cleveland and is convenient for professionals working throughout Northeast Ohio.

This all-day conference, to be held annually in the summer, will focus on core Ohio state and multi-state tax topics. As the most comprehensive state and local tax conference in Northeast Ohio, the event offers a wide-range of discussions of key taxation issues facing taxpayers, businesses, and tax professionals in Ohio and other states. Topics for the 2013 conference include:

  • Ohio Sales and Use Tax
  • Multistate Tax Issues and Concerns
  • Ohio Personal Income and Pass-Through Entity Taxes
  • Ohio Municipal Income Tax
  • Ohio Tax Update
  • State Tax Procedure – From Audits to Appeals
  • Tax Incentives
  • Ohio Commercial Activity Tax
  • Ohio Real Property Tax

The conference will include the latest updates and commentary concerning relevant changes to Ohio’s tax landscape, resulting from Ohio’s Biennium Budget Bill, which takes effect July 1, 2013.

Confirmed speakers for the 2013 Conference include:

  • Joseph Testa, Tax Commissioner of the State of Ohio
  • Marge Brewer, Executive Administrator of the Ohio Department of Taxation’s Office of Chief Counsel
  • Steven A. Dimengo, Nationally Renowned State and Local Tax Attorney from Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs
  • Ray Turk, Nationally Renowned Expert in State and Local Taxation at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Amy Arrighi, Chief Legal Counsel for the Regional Income Tax Agency, which administers local income tax for 208 municipalities in the state of Ohio
  • William Nolan, Nationally Renowned Multistate Tax Expert and Executive Director of State and Local Tax at Ernst & Young
  • Richard Fry, Attorney from Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs, focusing on state and local tax issues and incentives
  • Stephanie Mercado, Team NEO, a not-for-profit organization promoting economic growth in Northeast Ohio
  • David Perry and Brandon Erwine, KMPG LLP, who bring extensive experience with Ohio and multistate tax issues

This conference will be helpful for CPAs, tax attorneys, bankers, business owners, and other professionals, who have an interest in state and local taxation. Participants will receive 8.0 CPE hours for accounting and 5.25 CLE hours for law in the State of Ohio.

The standard registration fee is $285, but those registering by June 25 will receive a reduced early registration fee of $250. Registration includes written handouts and other conference material, continental breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments during morning and afternoon breaks.

The Conference complements The University of Akron’s National Tax Conference, held each fall, and its International Tax Conference, held each winter. The University of Akron offers the only Master of Taxation degree that is housed in an AACSB-accredited School of Accountancy in the State of Ohio.

The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants represents the diverse needs from its professional members throughout Ohio, including CPAs working in business, education, government and public accounting. This Conference is a welcome addition to the already robust schedule of CPE courses offered by the OSCPA.