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Last Updated: 11/29/2022

Future State Business Tax Reforms: Perspectives From The Business, Government and Academic Communities

On September 17, 2007, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Ernst & Young and the Office of Tax Policy Research at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan co-hosted a program examining developments in state business taxation. The program examined the complete range of business taxes including income, sales, property as well as value added and gross receipts taxation. The program also discussed recent business tax reforms in Ohio, Texas and Michigan. Presenters included business, government and academic tax experts.

Monday, 09/17/07
8:00 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Daniel G Sullivan, Senior Vice President and Director of Economic Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:00 AM
Session I: Overview of Current State Tax Developments
Tom Neubig, Ernst & Young LLP
George Zodrow, Rice University
Rick Mattoon and William Testa, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Robert Cline, Ernst & Young LLP
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
Session II: Issues with Current State Taxes
Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan
William M Fox, University of Tennessee
Matthew Murray, University of Tennessee
William Michalewicz and Andrew Phillips, Ernst & Young LLP
Laura Kalambokidis, University of Minnesota
12:15 PM
1:15 PM
Session III: Lessons Learned from Recent Major State Tax Reforms
Rick Mattoon, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Tom Zaino, Former Commissioner, Ohio Department of Revenue
Billy Hamilton, Former Deputy Texas Comptroller
Scott Schrager, Michigan Department of Treasury
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
Session IV: Key Perspectives on the New Tax Systems
Tom Neubig, Ernst & Young LLP
Panelists - Government Perspective
Harley Duncan, Federal Tax Administrators
Richard Levin, Commissioner, Ohio Department of Revenue
Panelists - Business Perspective
Gary LeDonne, Ernst & Young LLP
Doug Lindholm, Council on State Taxation
Lorna Turner, Hyatt Corporation
Panelists - Academic Perspective
William Fox, University of Tennessee
J Fred Giertz, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joel Slemrod, University of Michigan
George Zodrow, Rice University
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