COST’s 54th Annual Meeting

Pillsbury attorneys Carley Roberts, Zachary Atkins, and Evan Hamme will present at COST’s 54th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.


Zack is partnering with Dorothy Lo (PwC), Nathan Runyan (Holland & Hart LLP), and Chris Wilson (Holland & Knight LLP) on October 18 to present on the topic, “The Sales Taxation of Digital Products.” This session will provide an update on the latest state digital tax base expansion proposals, the MTC digital products project, and the most significant tax litigation relating to the digital economy.

Carley is partnering with Shail Shah (Greenberg Traurig) and Jennifer Young (Moss Adams) on October 19 to present on the topic, “Foreign Factor Representation.” The panelists in this session will discuss the historic state limitations on foreign factor representation, and past legal challenges to these practices.

Evan is presenting on the panel, “On What Basis? Identifying and Calculating Tax Base Differences Between Federal and State Asset Basis.” Although states conform to one of several federal starting points to calculate income, state modifications create significant differences in asset basis, subsidiary capitalization calculations, and other tax attribute determinations. This presentation will illustrate the opportunities and challenges these differences present to taxpayers.

This three-and-a-half-day annual meeting offers sessions for every state tax and government affairs professional with tax responsibilities. The meeting has an extensive program covering all types of state and local taxes that business taxpayers are confronted with on a daily basis, as well as other conference sessions that provide updates on timely SALT issues and insight regarding state tax trends and opportunities.

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