COST’s 2024 SALT Workshop for Technology Companies

Pillsbury SALT partners Carley Roberts, Jeffrey Vesely and Craig Becker will present at this year’s SALT Workshop for Technology Companies on August 14 and 15.


Carley Roberts: The Raging Debate over Digital Services Taxes
Thursday, August 15 at 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Maryland is still the only state that has implemented a digital services tax, but 20 other states have considered this novel and controversial state tax policy option in recent years. This panel will explore the two primary focal points of DST proposals—digital advertising and data mining—and discuss the recent DST proposal in California. The panelists will also explain the underlying justifications of DST proponents and provide an update on DST litigation in Maryland.

Jeffrey Vesely: Where Is Your Purchaser (Sourcing) and Why Is Obtaining More Information of Increasing Importance
Thursday, August 15 at 9:05 am – 10:05 am

Both from an income tax and sales tax perspective, businesses face a unique challenge trying to comply with state sourcing requirements. This session will delve into the types of information that should be obtained from both an income tax and sales tax perspective to comply with these sourcing requirements. It will also discuss the issues businesses may encounter when trying to obtain the necessary information.

Craig Becker: Property Tax Mitigation and Preventing Loss of Exclusions
Thursday, August 15 at 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The panelists in this session will discuss updates and new developments regarding the treatment of intangibles in California property tax. In addition, they will cover the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and California’s property tax exclusion for active solar energy systems. However, California’s property tax change in ownership rules continues to remain a trap for the unwary. This session will cover the nuts and bolts of California’s solar exclusion and change in ownership rules and discuss important property tax considerations for prospective and existing tax-equity investors.

Jeffrey Vesely: Ask the Experts
Thursday, August 15 at 3:50 pm – 5:20 pm

Free advice from practitioners! This is your chance to question practitioners and get their views on state and local tax issues related to your technology operations and issues. The panel will also address trends they expect to see in 2024 and beyond.

This Workshop will cover the key state and local tax issues that technology companies (both startup and established) are facing, such as state taxation of digital business inputs, FITFA, sourcing, apportionment, streaming, marketplace facilitators, digital service taxes, and much more. Leading state tax experts will share technical expertise and knowledge they have gained from practicing in these areas.

For more information and to register, please visit the event page.