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CBIA's 2013 Connecticut Tax Conference

Friday, June 21, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

Farmington, CT

CBIA's 2013 Connecticut Tax Conference

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
CBIA Member @ $135.00 + CT Sales Tax: $8.57 Ended $143.57 $8.89
Non Member @ $175.00 + CT Sales Tax: $11.11 Ended $186.11 $11.23

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Event Details

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.

Approved ProviderThis 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.

 


Agenda


Registration

8 to 8:30 am | Registration and continental breakfast


Opening Remarks

8:30 to 8:35 am

Speaker: Bonnie Stewart, Vice President of Government Affairs, CBIA


Plenary Session

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:

  • Connecticut corporation business tax
  • Income taxes for businesses with a pass-through structure
  • Business tax credits
  • Sales and use taxes
  • Excise taxes
  • Municipal property taxes

Speakers: Alan Lieberman and Ryan Leichsenring, Shipman & Goodwin LLP; Bonnie Stewart, CBIA


Break

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:

  • New construction and renovation
  • Installation services
  • Subcontractor services
  • Withholding and bonding for nonresident contractors
  • Using DRS forms and certificates
  • Recent legislative developments
  • Invoicing and recordkeeping

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:

  • Sales tax collection nexus for services
  • Sales and use tax procedures and compliance rules relating to taxable services
  • Exemptions from sales tax
  • Correct use of resale certificates
  • Sales of tangible personal property
  • Electronic recordkeeping
  • E-commerce compliance

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:

  • Manufacturing sales tax exemption
  • Manufacturing Recovery Act partial sales tax exemption
  • Taxation of business consulting services
  • Taxation of services to real property
  • Forms and certificates you should be using
  • Nexus issues
  • Taxation of computer and data processing services
  • Recent legislative changes and developments
  • Recordkeeping and billing methods

Speakers: Stephen LaRosa and Jennifer Whalley, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP



Adjourn | Noon


 

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