MultiTax Commission

An intergovernmental state tax agency whose mission is to promote uniform and consistent tax policy and administration among the states, assist taxpayers in achieving compliance with existing tax laws, and advocate for state and local sovereignty in the development of tax policy.

51st Annual Meeting Week

Monday, July 23- Thursday, July 26, 2018

Event Summary
The Boston Westin Waterfront
425 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts  

Schedule of Events
NOTE: All times local (Eastern Time)



Day One
July 23

 8:30 am – 5:00 pm:  Training Session for State Attorneys

8:30 am – Noon: Nexus Committee,  Agenda

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

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Welcome Reception


Day Two

July 24

8:00 am – 9:30 am: Litigation Committee,  Agenda

9:30 am – 11:00 am: Strategic Planning Steering Committee,  Agenda

11:00 am 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Uniformity Committee,  Agenda


Day Three
51st Annual Conference

July 25

8:30 am – Noon: 51st Annual Conference 

We have an informative and enthusiastic lineup of speakers for the Annual Meeting Conference in Boston, Massachusetts this year:

Wayfair : Just What the Tax World Needs?

  • Craig Johnson, Executive Director, Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board
  • Nancy Prosser, General Counsel, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Leah Robinson, Partner, Mayer Brown

Federalism in the U.S. and Other Countries: Comparisons and Considerations

  • James Gardner, Bridget and Thomas Black SUNY Distinguished Professor, The State University of New York University at Buffalo School of Law,  Presentation Slides 
  • Joann Weiner, Director, Master of Arts in Applied Economics Program at The George Washington University, Presentation Slides 

The State Tax Implications of Federal Tax Reform: The Business Perspective, Presentation Slides 

  • Deborah Bierbaum, Executive Director External Tax Policy, AT&T
  • Susan Courson-Smith, Senior Director – Tax, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Karl Frieden, Vice President and General Counsel, Council on State Taxation

Noon – 1:30 pm: Award Luncheon

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Commission Annual Business Meeting,  Agenda

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Offsite Reception and Banquet at the New England Aquarium


Day Four

July 26

8:30 am – 11:30 am: Executive Committee Meeting,  Agenda


Hotel Information

Our room block at The Boston Westin Waterfront is sold out.  And since we have exceeded our room block obligation by 40%, the Westin is unwilling to provide us additional rooms at the conference rate.

The good news is we have contracted with the Hilton Logan Airport to secure a block of guest rooms at government rate.  To make your reservation at the Hilton please click on the button below, or dial 1-800-HILTONS(4458667) and use the group code MTC to get our negotiated rate.  The hotel reservation deadline is Monday, July 9, 2018.

Ground Transportation Costs from the Hilton to the Westin

Silver Line: 

There is a shuttle bus service, the Silver Line, that provides free transportation from the airport to downtown Boston. Airport Terminal A is closest to the Hilton. There is a fee of $2.50 for the return from downtown back to Terminal A. 

  • Hilton to Westin – Take the Silver Line (SL1) bus from any terminal to the World Trade Center Stop. Walk 0.2 miles across the bridge to the Westin entrance
  • Westin to Hilton – Walk 0.2 miles from the Westin entrance across the bridge to the World Trade Center T Stop. Take the Silver Line (SL1) bus to any terminal.


One-way Uber fare is approximately $16 – $20.

If you have any questions, or need further assistance, please contact us at


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 25.  For more information about fees for the Annual Conference,  please visit our 2018 Fees webpage. 


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).