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Michigan One-Day Tax Seminar

September 2011
Presenter
Taylor, MI

Sponsor: The Institute for Professionals in Taxation in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Treasury
The Institute for Professionals in Taxation, in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Treasury, presents a One-Day Tax Seminar

Institute for Professionals in Taxation
The Institute, an educational organization founded in 1976, is dedicated to a high degree of professionalism with a strict Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct for its members, to a uniform and equitable administration of ad valorem, state and local income tax, and sales and use taxes, and to minimizing the cost of tax administration and compliance.

Registration Procedure
Attendance is open to members and non-members of the Institute alike, but space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Complete your registration form as soon as possible and mail or fax it to IPT. IPT members may register on line at IPT's website using their login and password. This seminar is an excellent forum in which taxpayers and taxpayer representatives can meet face-to-face with numerous individuals from the Department of Taxation to ask questions.

Recommended attire is business or business casual.

Continuing Education Credit
Approximately 7.5 continuing education credits are available for full attendance. In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour.

CMls will receive hour-for-hour continuing education credits for actual session attendance (based on a 50-minute
credit hour).

As required by regulatory agencies, IPT must verify individual attendance at sessions in order to grant Continuing
Education Credits. Each attendee's name badge has a unique barcode that identifies that individual. In order to obtain CE credit, individuals must scan their bar-coded badge. No credit or verification of attendance will be given to attendees who do not scan their badges at the appropriate times.

The Institute for Professionals in Taxation is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for PE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our office at 404.240.2300.

Program Schedule

8:15-8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

  • June Summers Haas, Esq., Partner
    Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
  • Mark Perry, CAE, Director - Real Estate
    Services, Masco Corporation

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Treasury Update

  • Glenn White, Deputy Treasurer
    Michigan Department of Treasury

9:00-10:00 a.m.

New Corporate Income Tax 

Speakers:

  • Lynn A. Gandhi, Esq., CPA, Partner
    Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
  • Lance Wilkinson, Esq.
    Attorney, Tax Policy Division,
    Michigan Department of Treasury

Moderator/Speaker:

  • Curlis S. Ruppal, CPA, Partner
    State and Local Tax Group
    Plante & Moran, PLLC 

10:00-10:45 a.m.

SBT/MBT Issues

Speaker:

  • Stewart Binke, Esq.
    Attorney, Tax Policy Division,
    Michigan Department of Treasury

Moderator/Speaker:

  • June Summers Haas, Esq., Partner
    Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

10:45-11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m.-11:45

Taxation of Digital Products

Speakers:

  • Bridgett Green,
    Compuware
  • Lee Sweet-Maier
    Worldwide Transaction Taxes,
    Hewlett Packard Company

Moderator/Speaker:

  • Valerie L. Pfeiffer, Managing Principal
    The Tax Coefficient LLC

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Streamlined/Sales & Use Taxes 

Speaker:

  • Mike Eschelbach, Esq.
    Attorney, Tax Policy Division,
    Michigan Department of Treasury
  • Joanne B. Faycurry, Esq., Principal
    Miller Canfield

1:00-1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Speaker:

  • Brian Calley,
    Michigan State Lieutenant Governor

1:30-2:15 p.m.

Property Tax Update

Speakers:

  • Kevin A. Kernen, MAI, MRICS, Director
    Valuation & Financial Opinions Group,
    Stout Risius Ross
  • Philip O. Mastin III, Director
    Wayne County Assessment & Equalization Division

Moderator/Speaker:

  • Stewart L. Mandell, Esq., Partner
    Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

2:15-2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

2:30-3:00 p.m.

Unclaimed Property

Speakers:

  • Gonzalo Llano, Manager
    Unclaimed Property Division
    Administrative Services Bureau
    Michigan Department of Treasury
  • Joseph Carr, Esq., CPA, Partner
    BDO Seidman, LLP

Moderator:

  • Joanne B. Faycurry, Esq., Principal
    Miller Canfield

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Michigan Tax Tribunal

Speaker:

  • Honorable Kimbal R. Smith, III

Moderator:

  • Mark Hilpert, CPA
    Tax and Economic Incentives Manager
    Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP