New Developments in State Business Taxation

On April 4, 2007, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the National Tax Association of the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs co-sponsored a conference on state business taxation. This half-day program examined both recent changes and proposed changes to business taxation by the states. In particular, the program examined the gross receipts tax, expanded service taxation and application of other business oriented fees.


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04/04/07
8:00 AM
Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome
Speakers
William Testa, Vice President and Director of Regional Programs
J Fred Giertz, Professor, University of Illinois and Executive Director, National Tax Association
8:45 AM
Tax Principles and the Gross Receipts Tax
Speaker
William Testa, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:15 AM
State Business Tax Strategies in Response to the Revenue Performance of 2000–03
Speakers
LeAnn Luna, University of Tennessee
William F Fox, University of Tennessee
Matthew N Murray, University of Tennessee
9:45 AM
Current Business Tax Proposals in Michigan
Speaker
Ronald Fisher, Michigan State University
10:15 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Perspectives from States with Business Gross Receipts Taxation—New Mexico and Ohio
Speakers
Tom Pogue, University of Iowa
Fred Church, Ohio Department of Taxation
11:30 AM
Illinois Governor's Proposal
Speaker
John Filan, Governor's Office
12:00 PM
Perspectives on the Illinois Proposal
Speakers
J Fred Giertz, University of Illinois
Tom Johnson, Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois
12:30 PM
Adjournment

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