Since 1992, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce sponsors an annual tax conference. The meeting emphasizes state, national and international tax-related topics. The 2016 Ohio Tax Conference occurs Tuesday and Wednesday, January 26 and 27, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Columbus.
The conference attracts between 650-700 attendees. Attendees comprise of state and local tax directors and managers from various industries, tax experts from law and accounting firms, as well as tax and financial consultants. But there is one category of contributors to the Ohio Tax Conference I have not mentioned, and they are a huge key to the conference’s success. They are the auditors, agents and division managers at the Ohio Department of Taxation who participate in the breakout session panels. They give our attendees important information as to how to comply with Ohio tax law and thus minimize audit liability exposure.
The conference will have four general sessions, including a focus on the impact of several 2015 U.S. Supreme Court cases in state and local taxation. This is a subject matter in which the court was exceedingly active this past year. Also, the conference offers 43 separate workshops or breakout sessions on a wide variety of topics. They include implementation of the new municipal tax law, local economic development incentives, and a session highlighting future potential tax reforms through a discussion with some members of the Ohio 2020 Tax Policy Study Commission.
Also, there will be an induction ceremony for the Ohio Tax Hall of Fame. This year’s recipient/honoree is Mike Brady, long-time Tax Counsel for the Procter and Gamble Company.
There is still time to register for the conference if you are interested in attending. To do so, contact Jana Lilly at the Manufacturers Education Council at 614-392-0413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.