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Presentation Length 1.5 hours

Recorded DateAugust 12, 2014
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

A number of state court decisions, statutory changes, and regulatory pronouncements leave state tax practitioners with a feeling that things are changing – often for the worse. The speakers will describe the most insidious and curious sales and use tax developments.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn most important recent sales and use tax developments

  • Understand implications of recent developments

  • Understand the current outlook for sales and use tax

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Zack represents clients in state and local tax controversy and litigation matters. He also advises in multistate tax planning and tax policy matters. Zack counsels clients from numerous industries, including energy, manufacturing, and cable and telecommunications. Before joining the firm, Zack was a summer honors intern with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He also gained tax experience interning for the Commercial Transactions and Tax Divisions of the Office of the Attorney General of Georgia and the Tax Law and Policy Group of the Georgia Department of Revenue.


Andrew Appleby represents clients in all stages of tax controversy—from audit through appellate litigation—and advises clients regarding multistate tax planning and complex transactions. With a practice focused on state and local tax, he has experience in many areas of multistate taxation, including income, franchise, sales and use taxes. Andrew combines his dedication to tax law with his passion for sports, regularly publishing law review articles in the area of sports taxation. Emerging as one of the nation’s prolific scholars in this arena, he has been featured on the subject in The New York Times and Bloomberg TV’s “InBusiness with Margaret Brennan.” Additionally, Andrew has experience and industry insight regarding cloud computing, remote access software and electronic services. Andrew participated in the Graduate Tax Scholar fellowship program at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to earning an LL.M. at Georgetown, Andrew was an associate with an Atlanta-based firm, where he focused on transactions in the information technology and energy industries.

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