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2017 Revenue Estimating Conference

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2017 FTA Revenue Estimating Conference - Presentations

All presentations are in pdf format.

 

Monday, September 25, 2017
Monday Morning General Session
 

 presiding: Aaron McNay, Montana Dept. of Revenue and FTA Research Chair      

 
Welcome to Omaha
 Tony Fulton, Tax Commissioner, Nebraska Dept. of Revenue      

 
Macroeconomic Outlook
 Patrick Newport, IHS Markit Economics
 [presentation]    

 
Regional Economic Outlook
 Dan White, Moodys Analytics
 [presentation]    

 
Recent State Revenue Trends
 Donald Boyd, Rockefeller Institute of Government
 [presentation]    

 
 
     

 
Lunch [with speaker]
 
Taxes in the Time of Truthiness
 Billy Hamilton, Tax Analysts and Billy Hamilton Consulting      

 
     

 
Concurrent Sessions

SECTORIAL OUTLOOK
 

 moderator: Aaron McNay, Montana Dept. of Revenue      

 
Retail Outlook
 Patrick Newport, IHS Markit Economics
 [presentation]    

 
Automobile Outlook
  Kim Hill, HWA Analytics
 [presentation]    

 
     

 
Federal Tax Changes and the Impact on the States
 

 moderator: Farhad Niami, DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer      

 
Impact of Federal Tax Reform on PIT in New York City
 Karen Schlain, New York City Dept. of Finance
 [presentation]    

 
 
     

 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Joint FTA-NTA Session* - State General Business Taxation: Obsolete? Hopeless? Or Prospective?
 

 Moderator: Ranjana Madhusudhan*, Office of Revenue & Economic Analysis, NJ Department of Treasury      

 
Long-Term Trends in State CIT: A Zombie Tax
 Elliott Dubin, Multistate Tax Commission
 [presentation]    

 
State of General Business Tax Options: CIT, GRT or VAT?
 Robert Ebel, CT Tax Study Commission (2015)
     [papers]

 
The State Tax and Budget Implications of Federal Tax Reform
 Karl Frieden, Council on State Taxation
 [presentation]    

 
 

 Discussant: Mike Lipsman, Strategic Economics Group      

 

 Discussant: Norton Francis, District of Columbia Office of Tax & Revenue      

 

 * Organized by Dr. Ranjana Madhusudhan, New Jersey Dept. of Treasury      

 

       

 
Concurrent Sessions

State Tax Credit Analysis
 

 moderator: Emily Camfield, Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue      

 
Iowa's Award Winning CACTAS System
 Amy Harris, Iowa Dept. of Revenue
 [presentation]    

 
The Minnesota Student Loan Tax Credit
 Curtis Walker and Calvin Trombley, Minnesota Dept. of Revenue
 [presentation]    

 
The Maine Student Loan Tax Credits
 David Gunter, Maine Revenue Services
 [presentation]    

 
     

 
Corporate Tax Estimating Issues
 

 moderator: Ralph Franklin, Montana Budget Office      

 
Ohio: Gross Receipts Tax in Operation
 Ken Frey, Ohio Dept. of Taxation
 [presentation]    

 
Oregon Tax Reform and the CAT
 Christopher Allanach, Oregon legislative Revenue Office
 [presentation]    

 
Market Based Sourcing
 Amy Gill, Pennsylvania Dept. of Revenue
 [presentation]    

 
     

 
SOLUTION SERIES I
 
REMI
Estimating Dynamic Revenue Using REMI Tax-PI

 Peter Evangelakis, PhD, Associate Economist      

 

       

 
SOLUTION SERIES II
 
Chainbridge Software
Using the PolicyLinks System to Efficiently Evaluate the Effects of Tax Policy Changes

 James Copenhaver, VP Software Development and Kirk Copen, VP Software Development      

 

       

 
Issues in Sales Tax Analysis
 

 moderator: Joe Fitz, California Dept. of Taxes & Administration      

 
Iowa Sales Tax Incidence Model
 Aaron Barker, Iowa Dept. of Revenue
 [presentation]    

 
Local Sales Tax, Cross-Border Shopping and Traveling Cost
 Iksoo Cho, Nebraska Dept. of Revenue
 [presentation]    

 
Recent Trends in NYCs Sales Tax
 Joshua Goldstein, New York City Office of Management of Budget
 [presentation]    

 

       

 
Database Analysis
 

 moderator: Ron Alt, FTA      

 
Washington State's Data Visualization Tools
 Kim Davis, Washington State Dept. of Revenue
 [presentation]    

 
     

 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Wednesday Morning General Session
 

 presiding: Aaron McNay, Montana Dept. of Revenue and FTA Research Chair      

 
The Case For Consumer-Focused Use Tax Enforcement and Experimentation
 Adam Thimmesch, University of Nebraska College of Law
 [presentation]    

 
 
The Puzzling Decline in State Sales Tax Collections
 Mike Lipsman and Natalie Davila, Strategic Economics Group
 [presentation]    [papers]