When the state’s new biennial budget passes the legislature, business taxes that were expected to expire may actually be extended. In addition, there will be other changes, both large and small, that will affect Connecticut businesses. Tax rules will become more complex, and failure to comply carries significant risk and costs.
This half-day conference is a must for finance/accounting professionals, sole practitioners, managing partners, business owners, and others serving the tax needs of their businesses and clients.
The program also features in-depth breakout sessions on sales and use taxes governing manufacturing, construction, and service along with legislative and budget updates.
Attendees receive a complimentary copy of Connecticut Taxes on Business and Industry, a comprehensive, updated guide.
This program qualifies for 3 CPE credits and will be submitted for approval of 3 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
8 to 8:30 am | Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 to 8:35 am
Speaker: Bonnie Stewart, Vice President of Government Affairs, CBIA
8:35 to 9:35 am | Connecticut's Changing Tax Arena: What's New for 2013
The state's new biennial budget, together with legislative developments from the 2013 Connecticut General Assembly session and Department of Revenue Services' administrative pronouncements, will have a significant impact on business taxpayers in Connecticut.
This plenary session delivers clarity and summarizes notable developments in Connecticut tax law, including those relating to:
Speakers: Alan Lieberman and Ryan Leichsenring, Shipman & Goodwin LLP; Bonnie Stewart, CBIA
9:35 to 9:50 am
Breakout Sessions (concurrent)
9:50 am to noon
Session A | Sales and Use Taxes for the Construction Industry
Does your business engage in construction contracting or do business with contractors? Do you build or renovate facilities? Sell goods or services to contractors? This session simplifies the complex sales tax issues associated with construction contracts. We'll update you on developments in the taxation of construction contracting, prepare you for questions you might face in an audit, and answer your questions about:
Speakers: Felicia Hoeniger and Scott Sebastian, Robinson & Cole LLP
Session B | Sales and Use Taxes on Services
Every year, our state sales and use taxes get more complex, especially as they apply to services. As a result, nearly every business overpays some portion of its sales and use tax obligations or unknowingly exposes itself to liability. Now more than ever, you can't afford to run afoul of Connecticut's rules and regulations. Failing to understand changes in sales and use taxes puts your business in danger of noncompliance, which could cost your company penalties and interest. This session shows you how to reduce your risk and save money. Topics include:
Speakers: Douglas Joseph and Anthony Switajewski, BlumShapiro
Session C | Sales and Use Taxes for the Manufacturing Industry
Manufacturing involves some of the most complicated sales and use tax provisions. This session covers all the basics, latest developments, and strategies for handling problems you may encounter. Topics include:
Speakers: Stephen LaRosa and Jennifer Whalley, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Adjourn | Noon
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