2017 FTA Revenue Estimating Conference
The 2017 FTA Revenue Estimating Conference is designed for YOU — state revenue forecasters, estimators and tax analysts.
The 2017 FTA Revenue Estimating Conference was held September 23-27, at the Doubletree Omaha Hotel in Downtown Omaha, NE. The conference included presentations for state revenue forecasters, estimators, and tax analysts doing a wide variety of jobs. It included presentations by the major forecasting firms and private sector economists on the outlook for the next year.
The conference also included presentation on specialize topics including corporate tax structures, tax credits and the impact of federal changes on states. Copies of all presentations are available online.
The 2018 FTA Revenue Estimation and Tax Research Conference will be held at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, CA. It is scheduled for October 6-10, 2018.
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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
Lunch [with speaker]
Taxes in the Time of Truthiness
Billy Hamilton, Tax Analysts and Billy Hamilton Consulting
moderator: Aaron McNay, Montana Dept. of Revenue
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
How does Section 179 Expensing Impact State Individual Income Tax Revenue: a Case of Iowa
Mandy Jia, Iowa Dept. of Revenue
|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
State of General Business Tax Options: CIT, GRT or VAT?
Robert Ebel, CT Tax Study Commission (2015)
The State Tax and Budget Implications of Federal Tax Reform
Karl Frieden, Council on State Taxation
Taxing Sales Twice? Coordination of a National and State VAT
Harley Duncan, KPMG
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
State Tax Credit Analysis
moderator: Emily Camfield, Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue
The Minnesota Student Loan Tax Credit
Curtis Walker and Calvin Trombley, Minnesota Dept. of Revenue
Corporate Tax Estimating Issues
moderator: Ralph Franklin, Montana Budget Office
Oregon Tax Reform and the CAT
Christopher Allanach, Oregon legislative Revenue Office
SOLUTION SERIES I
Estimating Dynamic Revenue Using REMI Tax-PI
Peter Evangelakis, PhD, Associate Economist
SOLUTION SERIES II
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
Local Sales Tax, Cross-Border Shopping and Traveling Cost
Iksoo Cho, Nebraska Dept. of Revenue
Recent Trends in NYCs Sales Tax
Joshua Goldstein, New York City Office of Management of Budget
moderator: Ron Alt, FTA
Washington State's Data Visualization Tools
Kim Davis, Washington State Dept. of Revenue
|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
The Impact of Age Demographics on Marylands Economic and Tax Revenue Outlook
David Farkas, Comptroller of Maryland
The Puzzling Decline in State Sales Tax Collections
Mike Lipsman and Natalie Davila, Strategic Economics Group
2017 FTA Revenue Estimating Conference - Registration
The Conference Registration Fees are:
- $500 for Government or Academic
- $600 for Industry
- $135 Guest (includes reception & banquet)
Conference Registration Deadline is September 15, 2017. An additional $50 fee is assessed for all on-site registrants who have not notified FTA in advance of their intent to attend. Cancellations after September 21, 2017 (except for emergencies) will be assessed a $50 processing fee.
2017 FTA Revenue Estimating Conference - Hotel
The conference was held at theat the Doubletree Omaha Hotel at 1616 Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Omaha, within walking distance to the Historic Old Market with many fine dining and shopping opportunities.
The Conference rate
- $107 per night plus taxes - single/double
All reservations must be made individually through the Hotel's Reservations number or website.
Early registration is urged, as the block tends to fill quickly. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is September 5; reservations will be accepted on a space available basis after that date.
2017 FTA Revenue Estimating Conference - Getting There
The closest airport is the Omaha Eppley Airport [OMA] 10 minutes away. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service from the airport.
Need help, contact Ron Alt at <email@example.com>.
2017 FTA Revenue Estimating Conference - Local Information
The Doubletree hotel is located in downtown Omaha near the Historical Old Market. This old warehouse district with cobled stone streets is home to a diverse mix of shopping, galleries, and restaurants.
For more information on things to do in Omaha, see the Visit Omaha website at: https://www.visitomaha.com/.
2017 FTA Revenue Estimating Conference - Marketing Partners
FTA would like to Thank our Marketing Partner:
REMI is a leading regional economic modeling and policy analysis firm that assists federal, state, and local government agencies, non-profit and trade organizations, universities, and consulting firms. It provides a suite of dynamic economic models used for evaluating a range of impacts, including fiscal effects:
Tax-PI 2.0 is an advanced tool for estimating the total economic and fiscal impacts of policy changes over time. Analysts can use the software to produce dynamic fiscal analysis, helping decision makers anticipate year-by-year revenue effects of different policies.
PI+ generates realistic estimates of the total regional economic effects of any specific policy initiative.
TranSight allows analysts to evaluate the total economic effects of changes to transportation systems.
E3 (Energy, Environment, and the Economy) supports analysis of impacts from energy and environmental policy.
REMI will be making a presentation as part of the solution series. See their presentation, Estimating Dynamic Revenue Using REMI Tax-PI, Tuesday at 10:45 p.m., in the Lewis/Clark room.
See the REMI table near the registration desk, or visit their website <http://www.remi.com/> for more information.
Fast Enterprises provides software and consulting services for government agencies. We work with city, county, state, provincial and national governments to implement systems that are used to administer a wide variety of programs.
We offer commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software that helps agencies reduce costs, improve service to constituents, maximize revenues and improve the efficiency of internal operations.
See the FAST table near the registration desk, or visit their website <https://www.fastenterprises.com/> for more information.
Chainbridge Software has been working with state governments for over seventeen years, providing products and services in the areas of both tax policy analysis (PolicyLinks) and the application of IRC § 482 (ComplianceLinks) at the state level.
PolicyLinks is the most advanced microsimulation tax policy modeling system available today. This tax policy analysis tool determines how changes to tax policies affect taxpayers by income classification, total revenue and receipts.
Using our ComplianceLinks system and associated services, states have successfully recovered revenue lost to tax planning.
Chainbridge will be making a presentation as part of the solution series. See their presentation, Using the PolicyLinks System to Efficiently Evaluate the Effects of Tax Policy Changes, Tuesday at 11:45 p.m., in the Lewis/Clark room.
See the Chainbridge table near the registration desk, or visit their website <http://chainbridge.com/> for more information.
For more information, see the Marketing Partner Website.
or contact Keith Biersner