Executive Committee Agenda 5/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE AND AGENDA


Multistate Tax Commission Executive Committee Meeting 
444 North Capitol St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

Dial-in: 1-800-442-5794, Conf. Code: 626121 

Thursday, May 7, 2015 
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

I. Welcome and Introductions
II. Initial Public Comment Period
  In accordance with its Public Participation Policy, the Commission provides this opportunity for members of the public to address the Commission directly on this agenda. The Chair may also provide for public comment before or during the committees discussion of specific agenda items.
III.
IV. Report of the Chair
  A.  Election of Executive Committee At-large Members for Unexpired Term Due to Vacancy
  B.  Resolutions Committee
  C.  Nominating Committee
V. Report of the Treasurer
  A.  Financial Report for the Period July 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015
  B.  2015-2016 Budget Review & Approval
VI.
VII. Strategic Planning Report
VIII. Arm’s Length Adjustment Service
  A.  Report of the Advisory Group
  B.  Final Program Design
IX. Committee & Program Reports
  A.  Audit Committee
  B.  Litigation Committee
  C.  Nexus Committee
  D.  Uniformity Committee
  E.  Training Program
  F.  Other Committee & Program Business (if any)
X.
XI. Uniformity
  A.  Model Provisions Concerning Class Actions and False Claims – Uniformity Committee Request for Guidance
  B.  Model Sales and Use Tax Notice and Reporting Statute – Status of Litigation Report 
  C.  Other Uniformity Matters (if any)
XII. Federal Issues with State Tax Implications
  A.  H.R. 235, Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act / S.431 Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act
  B.  S.684, Marketplace Fairness Act
  C.  S.386, Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act
  D.  S.851/H.R.1643, Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2015
  E.  H.R.1528, End Discriminatory State Taxes on Automobile Rentals Act of 2015       
  F.  Business Activity Tax (not introduced)
  G.  Federal Tax Reform
  H.  Other Federal Legislative Activity
XIII. Upcoming Meetings & Events
  48th Annual Conference & Meetings, July 27 – 30, 2015, Spokane, Washington

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XIV. Consideration of Confidential Matters during Closed Session
  A. Nexus Committee & National Nexus Program
     1.  Approval of Minutes of Closed Session on December 12, 2014
     2.  Report on Confidential Matters
  Pursuant to the Commission's Public Participation Policy, Section 15, Subsection (c), this item is scheduled for a closed session because it involves confidential taxpayer information, the disclosure of which is prohibited by law.  Pursuant to the Commission's Public Participation Policy, Section 16, consideration of minutes is scheduled for a confidential session because that policy requires that the minute book of a closed session be kept confidential.
  B. Audit Committee & Joint Audit Program
     1.  Approval of Minutes of Closed Session on December 12, 2014
     2.  Report on Confidential Matters
  Pursuant to the Commission's Public Participation Policy, Section 15, Subsection (c), this item is scheduled for a closed session because it involves confidential taxpayer information, the disclosure of which is prohibited by law.  Pursuant to the Commission's Public Participation Policy, Section 16, consideration of minutes is scheduled for a confidential session because that policy requires that the minute book of a closed session be kept confidential.
  C. Items Related to Pending Litigation & Commission Personnel Matters
     1.  Approval of Minutes of Closed Session on December 12, 2014
     2.  Litigation regarding Compact Article III Election
     3.  Other Confidential Matters
  Pursuant to the Commission's Public Participation Policy, section 15, subsection (f), an item relating to pending litigation may be scheduled for a closed session if it involves a current adjudicatory proceeding to which the Commission or a member State is a party; if it involves significant exposure to litigation against the Commission or a member State, if this body needs to decide if a significant exposure to litigation exists; or if the Commission or a member State is initiating or making a decision to initiate litigation.  Pursuant to section 15, subsection (a) and (e), an item may be scheduled for a confidential session because it involves confidential personnel information or the discharging of responsibilities related to salaries, salary schedules, or compensation paid in the form of fringe benefits.

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XV. Resumption of Public Session and Reports from Closed Session (if any)
XVI. Adjournment