Developments in e-commerce will again be featured this year, and state agency and provider remarks will feature both technical and business approaches.
We are especially interested in new uses of social media by tax administrations and the impact of consumer mobile messaging platforms (in particular use of smartphones for tax administration applications and emerging applications related to payments); the use of secure messaging with taxpayers and their representatives; successes with predictive analytics in tax compliance; disaster recovery measures from an IT perspective; state efforts to combat tax fraud, phishing and ID theft; and technology tools or techniques useful in field auditing, collections and other agency mobile applications.
As always we invite remarks in areas such as data warehousing, federal-state income, corporate, partnership, and employment tax e-filing, tax compliance applications, integrated tax systems, streamlined sales, 2-D barcoding, continuing efforts on IT systems modernization, research tools, security, wireless applications, and web filing are expected to be covered, along with other emerging, unique and innovative tax administration initiatives. See list of possible topics.
Your suggestions are appreciated; we also desire your recommendations for good speakers you have heard on topics of interest to tax administrators. If you wish to be a part of making the Conference a success, we would like to have your suggestions and submissions by APRIL 8, 2011.
VENDOR EXHIBIT HALL
There will also again be a vendor exhibit hall providing a concentrated opportunity to visit with private-sector representatives about new products and services during extended hours on Monday, August 15, and Tuesday, August 16. Please reserve early as spaces will fill up rapidly.
Tax Information Group for EC Requirements Standardization. There is planned a meeting of the ASC X12/TIGERS Group at the conclusion of the Technology Conference, from 1:30 p.m. August 17 through Noon on August 19. This government and industry working group develops electronic standards and is responsible for developing XML schemas and guidance for use in tax filing for Corporate (FS1120), Partnership (FS1065), Employment (FSET), and Individual (FS1040) taxes. PLEASE NOTE: There is a separate registration fee for the TIGERS meeting.
ALSO PLEASE NOTE: The National Association of Computerized Tax Processors will NOT be holding its annual summer meeting following the FTA Technology Conference. This year the NACTP plans its Spring Committee meetings after the FTA E-File Symposium in April 2011 in order to meet with state e-file coordinators, and will meet during late summer or September at a location different from the FTA Tech Conference. The NACTP summer meeting dates are undetermined as yet.