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.

56th Annual Meeting Week

Monday, July 24 –  Thursday, July 27, 2023

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
700 San Jacinto, E 8th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

The 56th Annual Meeting of the Commission and meetings of its standing committees are July 24 – 27, 2023, in Austin, Texas.  Registration is strongly encouraged for all meetings and events.  While the Commission meeting and all committee meetings are free to attend, there is a fee for attending the Annual Meeting Seminar and social events on Wednesday. The fee structure is based on your state’s membership type. The State Attorney Training is held on Monday, July 24th.  Attendance at this training and informational event is limited to public sector tax attorneys.  There is no charge to attend the attorney training in person.  There is a technology fee of $100 for virtual attendance.

Please Note:  We ask that you register for either or both to ensure we have adequate accommodations onsite to make your participation a pleasant experience.

Meeting Schedule

NOTE: All times local (Central Time)


Day One


July 24

 7:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast

8:30 am – 10:00 am: Litigation Committee Meeting,   Agenda

10:15 am – 5:30 pm: State Attorney Training Session
This session is open only to attorneys employed by departments of revenue and attorney general offices. There will be a break for lunch from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm.

8:30 am – Noon: Audit Committee Meeting,   Agenda

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Nexus Committee Meeting,  Agenda

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Networking Wind Down

Day Two


July 25

7:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast

8:30 am – 4:00 pm: Uniformity Committee Meeting,   Agenda

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Strategic Planning Committee Meeting,  Agenda

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Networking Wind Down

Day Three 


July 26

7:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast

8:30 am – 12:00 pmAnnual Meeting Seminar 

8:30 am – 9:30 am:  Remote Tax Authority – A Collaboration between Academics and Tax Administrators to Improve Compliance

In 2021, researchers from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin worked with staff from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to measure responses to different types of letters sent to remote sellers who were delinquent in their tax filings. In this panel discussion we’ll learn about the research, the process, and what the results tell us about improving taxpayer compliance.


    • Andrew Belnap, Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Texas Austin
    • Lara Abi Habib, Tax Policy Counsel, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Scott Patterson, Tax Publication Editor, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Anthony Welsch, Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Chicago


    • Nancy Prosser, General Counsel, Multistate Tax Commission

9:30 am – 9:45 am:  BREAK

9:45 am – 10:45 am:  Real Uniformity in State Taxation

What is uniformity in taxation? Mere consistency in tax laws across states, substantive fairness in the distribution of tax burdens, or something else? Dan Bucks, former executive director of the MTC, examines what real uniformity is, its connection to fairness and equality, and illuminates what real uniformity means for future tax policy in societies trying to meet the challenges of the modern world. Two former MTC general counsels (one who is currently uniformity counsel) react and discuss.


    • Dan R. Bucks, Former Executive Director of the Multistate Tax Commission


    • Helen Hecht, Uniformity Counsel, Multistate Tax Commission
    • Shirley K. Sicilian, Consultant for KPMG US LLP

10:45 am – 11:00 am:  BREAK

11:00 am – 12:00 pm:  Post-Pandemic State Taxation of Non-Resident Telecommuter Wages

Given the substantial growth of remote work since the onset of the pandemic and the likely future growth of cross-state telecommunicating, the authority of states to tax the income of non-resident employees who telecommute from another state continues to be a of great interest. Prof. Zelinsky has not only written extensively on this subject but also has challenged state imposition of tax both as a litigator and as a taxpayer. Michael Fatale has just completed a law review article on this subject—which will soon be published in the Boston College Law Review—and has been involved in Massachusetts policy and litigation in this area. In this session, they share their insights and debate their views.


    • Michael Fatale, General Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Revenue
    • Edward Zelinsky, Morris and Annie Trachman Professor of Law, Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


    • Brian Hamer, Counsel, Multistate Tax Commission

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm: Annual Meeting Seminar Luncheon & Paull Mines Award Presentation

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:

    • Remarks by Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar
    • Annual Meeting of the Commission,   Agenda

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm:  Annual Meeting Reception (hosted)

Day Four


July 27

7:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast

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

  • A free, full breakfast will be offered daily.
  • Attendee check-in and assistance will be available at the registration desk each day from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.


Online Registration:  Although there is no fee to attend these meetings, it is important and appreciated for you to register for planning purposes.  If you have any questions or need further assistance, please email us at

Hotel Reservations:  The MTC has secured a block of guestrooms at a rate of $131.00 plus tax. To ensure you get our negotiated rate, reservations should be made online using the following link, MTC-Omni Reservations. The MTC rate will be available until our cut-off date of Friday, June 28, 2023, or until our room-block is sold-out—whichever comes first. Reservations after cut-off date will be accepted based on availability at the negotiated group rate.

Individual reservations can be cancelled at no charge 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival. Any cancellations after this time will be charged one night’s room & tax.  If reservations are part of a rooming list, same policy applies.

Early Departure Fees

In the event a guest who has requested a room within your block checks out prior to their reserved checkout date, the hotel will add an early departure fee in the amount equal to one night room and tax to that guest’s individual account.  Guests wishing to avoid an early departure fee should advise Omni Austin Hotel Downtown at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.


Description of Events

Daily Breakfast is offered Monday through Thursday and is free to all attendees.

Networking “Wind Downs” are casual receptions held at the end of Monday’s and Tuesday’s meetings for all participants (cash bar).

State Attorney Training is held on Monday. Attendance at this training and informational event is limited to public sector tax attorneys. There is no charge to attend this event in person. There is a cost-defraying technology fee of $100 for virtually attending the training.

Committee Meetings are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. All committee meetings are free and open to the public except during closed sessions. Closed sessions are held only for specific reasons described in the MTC’s public participation policy and will be indicated on meeting agendas.

The Annual Meeting of the Commission meeting is held on the Wednesday afternoon. Like other MTC committee meetings, it is open to the public.

The Annual Meeting Seminar is composed of three one-hour sessions on Wednesday from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm. The seminar sessions are eligible for certificates of attendance which you may use when seeking continuing education credits with your state accrediting entity. There is a registration fee for Annual Meeting Seminar which includes attending the three seminar presentations, the luncheon, and the evening reception. This fee is based on states’ level of membership in the Commission for state government attendees, other government attendees, and a general fee for non-government attendees. Virtual attendance at the three seminar sessions will be available for a flat fee.

Access Information

Remote-access information for each committee meeting is available in the above meeting schedule.

Remote access information will be provided to virtual attendees of the State Attorney Training and Annual Meeting Seminar presentations in advance of the events.

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 Nancy Prosser 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 Washington, D.C. 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 Meeting Seminar (and associated social events) and the Fall Business-Government Dialogue on State Tax Uniformity.