49th Annual Conference & Committee Meetings

Event Summary

49th Annual Conference & Committee Meetings

Monday, July 25 - Thursday, July 28, 2016

Crowne Plaza – Kansas City Downtown
1301 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64105

Schedule of Events

NOTE: All times local (Central Time)



July 25

8:30am - Noon: Training Session for State Attorneys 

8:30am - Noon: Nexus Committee,  Agenda

1:00pm - 5:00pm: Training Session for State Attorneys (cont.) 

1:00pm - 5:00pm: Audit Committee,  Agenda

5:00pm - 6:30pm: Reception

July 26

8:30am - 10:00am: Litigation Committee,  Agenda

10:00am - 4:00pm: Uniformity Committee,  Agenda

4:00pm - 5:30pm: Strategic Planning Steering Committee,  Agenda

July 27        

8:30am - Noon: 49th Annual Conference 

Annual Confernce Presentation

  • Tax Incentives: Bad Economics and Bad Policy by Jeffrey S. Zax, professor, Department of Economics at University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • New and Used Ideas for State Tax Systems by Annette Nellen, director, MST Program at San Jose State University.
  • PIFTA & the Question: Are There Limits on Congress’ Ability to Preempt a State Tax? by Michael Fatale, deputy general counsel, Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and Jeff Friedman, partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

Noon - 1:30pm: Luncheon & Awards Program              

  •  Paull Mines Award for Contribution to State Tax Jurisprudence
  •  Wade Anderson Memorial Medal for Leadership in Interstate Tax Cooperation

2pm - 5pm: Annual Commission Meeting,  Agenda

6pm - 7pm: Reception

7pm - 9pm: Banquet

July 28

8:00am - 11:30am: Executive Committee Meeting,  Agenda



Hotel Reservations:  The guestroom rate is $119.00 plus tax for single or double occupancy.  Reservations should be made no later than Friday, June 24, 2016 via online reservation or by calling (888) 233-9527.  In order to get the group rate, please mention the MTC 2016 Annual Conference.

Please note:  Online Registration is encouraged as it helps the commission properly plan for the conference and committee meetings.  No registration fee is charged to attend committee meetings.  There is a registration fee for the annual Conference held on Wednesday, July 27.


Statement Regarding Public Participation

Generally, meetings of the Commission and its Committees are public. Persons attending public sessions need not identify themselves.  However, some of the listed meetings may not be entirely public. Under the Commission's Public Participation Policy, closed meetings may be held in matters involving certain personnel issues and the acquisition/disposition of real estate, matters required by law to be confidential, including discussion of certain taxpayer information, and some discussions with counsel over pending litigation.  For your convenience, you may choose to contact the General Counsel, at (202) 650-0300, for an indication of which of the listed meetings may not be entirely public. Your contact, which may be on an anonymous basis, also permits the Commission to provide adequate seating.

For more information concerning any meetings or events listed in this Calendar, please contact Bill Six, Director of Administration, at the Commission's headquarters office (202) 650-0300  Please note that there are no registration fees associated with attendance at meetings of the Multistate Tax Commission or its committees; however, registration fees are charged for the Annual Conference (and associated social events).