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John Kaschak, Pennsylvania DOR Executive Deputy Secretary

Pennsylvania DOR Exec. Secretary John Kaschak discusses what he admires as a leader, and why mentors are important...

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Glenn White, FTA Leaderboard Video

Michigan Deputy Treasurer Glenn White discusses employee engagement and how to foster a work culture that embraces performance metrics...

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Frank Breslin, Philadelphia Department of Revenue Commissioner, FTA Leaderboard Podcast

Philadelphia Department of Revenue Commissioner Frank Breslin talks about who inspires him and how his is making an impact...

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FTA leaderboard Mary Ruck

City of Kansas City Commissioner of Revenue Mari Ruck discusses the importance of listening, her focus on engaging employees, and the importance...

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Connecticut Department of Revenue Deputy Commissioner John Biello - FTA Leaderboard Interview

Connecticut Department of Revenue Deputy Commissioner John Biello talk about what he has learned as a leader and what he's excited about in the upcoming year...

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Vernon Barnett, Alabama DOR Commissioner

Alabama DOR Commissioner Vernon Barnett discusses why collaboration is important, leadership, and his agency's work...

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John Valentine leaderboard video

John Valentine, Commission chairman of the Utah State Tax Commission, discusses work-life balance and what he's excited to see in the year ahead...

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Betsy Imholt, Oregon Department of Revenue Director

Oregon DOR Director Imholt discusses leadership, why transparency is important, and empathy means to her...

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Bob Grennes Leaderboard Video

Indiana DOR Commissioner and FTA Board of Trustees Member Bob Grennes discusses workplace culture and its importance...

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Lindsey Stepp, FTA Board of Trustees Member

Lindsey Stepp discusses what she has learned as a leader, why her agency's work is important, and what she's most excited about in the year ahead...

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Keith J. Richardson, FTA Leaderboard feature

FTA Board Secretary Keith J. Richardson discusses how he inspires people, what he has learned as a leader, and why his agency's work is important...

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Sharonne Bonardi speaking

FTA Executive Director Sharonne Bonardi discusses what brings her joy, and what she'd like to see as FTA's legacy.

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Kevin Richard speaking

LA DOR Secretary Kevin Richard discusses how organizations grow leaders and what he values most in a leader.

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Ronald Penny speaking

NC DOR Secretary and FTA Board Member Ronald Penny discusses what he has learned as a leader that wasn't taught in school.

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Neena Savage

Neena Savage talks about the accomplishments over the past years, the teams who helped make them possible, and the future of FTA...

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FTA video - Peter Barca

Peter Barca discusses what he sees as FTA's top priority, why FTA"s work is important, and more.

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Kathleen McColgan interview

2023 Harley T. Duncan Leadership Winner Kathleen McColgan discusses how she inspires people and the importance of adaptability in navigating challenging situations.

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Eva Liggins interview

2022 Harley T. Duncan Leadership award winner Eva Liggins shares her thoughts on leadership and the accomplishment of which she is most proud

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2022 and 2023 FTA Harley T. Duncan Award for Leadership and Service Winners Eva Liggins and Kathleen McColgan

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FTA Tax Breaks: SAS Principal Social Innovation Manager I-Sah Hsieh joins FTA COO Ryan Minnick

SAS Principal Social Innovation Manager I-Sah Hsieh joins FTA COO Ryan Minnick for an exciting and at times philosophical discussion of AI and how...

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Dr. Ellie Pavlick of Brown University and Google AI guides us through what we know and have yet to learn about this rapidly emerging technological paradigm...

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FTA Tax Breaks with Mike Lee and Charlie Helms

FTA's Charlie Helms sits down with Utah State Tax Commission's Mike Lee to discuss how customer service has changed and emerging trends...

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Tax Breaks with Indiana DOR Commissioner Bob Grennes and Arizona DOR Director Rob Woods

FTA's Ryan Minnick sits down with Indiana DOR Commissioner Bob Grennes and Arizona DOR Director Rob Woods to discuss the successes these two tax agencies have realized in being designated as top places to work...

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FTA Tax Breaks with Erin Collins

FTA's Ryan Minnick talks with the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins about her office's work as the "voice of the taxpayer"...

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Taxpayer Experience interview with IRS Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer Courtney Kay-Decker

FTA's Ryan Minnick chats with IRS Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer Courtney Kay-Decker on what the TXO is and does, and what tax preparation options available to taxpayers...

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Audio-Only Podcasts

FTA Tax Breaks: SAS Principal Social Innovation Manager I-Sah Hsieh joins FTA COO Ryan Minnick

SAS Principal Social Innovation Manager I-Sah Hsieh joins FTA COO Ryan Minnick for an exciting and at times philosophical discussion of AI and how...

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AI and Ethics with SAS’s I-Sah Hsieh >>

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Dr. Ellie Pavlick of Brown University and Google AI guides us through what we know and have yet to learn about this rapidly emerging technological paradigm...

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Generative AI with Dr. Ellie Pavlick >>

FTA Tax Breaks with Mike Lee and Charlie Helms

FTA's Charlie Helms sits down with Utah State Tax Commission's Mike Lee to discuss how customer service has changed and emerging trends...

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Customer Experience with Mike Lee >>

Tax Breaks with Indiana DOR Commissioner Bob Grennes and Arizona DOR Director Rob Woods

FTA's Ryan Minnick sits down with Indiana DOR Commissioner Bob Grennes and Arizona DOR Director Rob Woods to discuss the successes these two tax agencies have realized in being designated as top places to work...

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FTA Tax Breaks with Erin Collins

FTA's Ryan Minnick talks with the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins about her office's work as the "voice of the taxpayer"...

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National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins >>

Taxpayer Experience interview with IRS Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer Courtney Kay-Decker

FTA's Ryan Minnick chats with IRS Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer Courtney Kay-Decker on what the TXO is and does, and what tax preparation options available to taxpayers...

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Taxpayer Experience with Courtney Kay-Decker >>

Tax Breaks with Frank Nestore

FTA's Ryan Minnick talks with Frank Nestore, VP of Mathtech, about project management in government....

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Tax Breaks with Ryan Minnick, Dia Harris, and Rebecca Lopez Kriss

FTA's Ryan Minnick talks with NCDOR's Dia Harris and Philadelphia DOR's Rebecca Lopez Kriss about the role of communications and how reaching every...

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Communications in Gov’t with Dia Harris and Rebecca Lopez Kriss >>

Gettin Salty

In this episode of GeTtin’ SALTy, host Nikki Dobay is joined by Sharonne Bonardi, Executive Director of FTA...

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Tax Breaks podcast with Cash Ashley

Amazon AWS EQ Evangelist Cash Ashley sits down with FTA COO Ryan Minnick to talk about emotional intelligence and its science-based links to better productivity, leadership...

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FTA's COO Ryan Minnick is joined by Dr. Ellie Pavlick, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Brown University and member of the Google AI...

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FTA e-Publications

FTA Tax e-Briefing: August 18, 2023

2023 MSATA Conference Shines Bright Path Forward for Tax Administration; Nebraska Gov. Pillen Appoints Jim Kamm State Tax Commissioner...

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FTA Tax e-Briefing: August 25, 2023

Treasury, IRS Issue Proposed Regulations on Reporting by Brokers for Sales or Exchanges of Digital Assets; "Taxpayer" or "Customer," That is the Question...

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FTA Tax e-Briefing: September 1, 2023

IRS Meets With FTA to Share New Guidance on Federal Taxability of State and Local Refunds, Payments; IRS Announces Administrative Transition...

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FTA e-Briefing - September 8, 2023

Idaho State Tax Commission's Steven Thimsen to Retire; FTA Letter of Intent Design Committee Solicits Feedback...

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FTA e-Briefing 9-15-23

IRS Orders Immediate Stop to New ERC Processing; NESTOA Brings Together Tax Professionals for Idea Sharing, Connection...

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News and Blogs

Nick Maduros, CDTFA Director; FTA logo, U.S. Capitol photo

Director Maduros currently serves as the FTA Board’s first vice president and, pursuant to FTA association's bylaws, will replace President Peter Barca...

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Forbes: Tax Notes State Person of the Year: Sharonne Bonardi, A Woman of Firsts

Bonardi’s first year with the FTA also saw her push an ambitious strategic plan, not unlike the accomplishments in her six years as...

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University of Chicago

By Ryan Minnick: Government modernization is always a hot topic and a worthwhile one. But the nature of the discussion may lead some to believe...

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Congratulations, Sharonne Bonardi. Tax Notes Person of the Year

Tax Notes State recognizes Sharonne Bonardi, executive director of the Federation of Tax Administrators, as its person of the year...

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FTA video - Peter Barca

Wisconsin Department of Revenue Secretary Peter Barca was elected President of the Board of Trustees of the Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA)...

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After several months of development, creativity, and collaboration, we are thrilled to announce the June 7, 2023, launch of our refreshed brand logo...

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