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Where Silicon Alley Meets the Tax World

Sponsored by KPMG

June 10, 17 and 24, 2021

This program is designed to help professionals in the Technology Industry and start-up entities identify emerging issues and help their companies grow to the next level. The program will also benefit mature companies. There will be three separate tax programs on successive Thursdays in June—Register for one, two or all three sessions.


Global VAT and GST on Digital Services – 12- 12:30 PM EDT

Speakers: Anthony Ng & Jillian McPhee, KPMG

Countries across the world are rapidly introducing new rules to apply VAT/GST to the sale of digital services by online providers and platforms to consumers. We will provide an overview of the digital services rules and a snapshot of the global landscape, including those regimes currently in place and those coming online later this year.

Global Tax Controversies – 12:30 – 1 PM EDT

Speaker: Sharon Katz-Pearlman, KPMG

In this session, we will cover new developments and trends at the IRS, including current active campaigns, the partnership initiative, and potential impacts of the TFA and the proposed restructuring. We will also talk about issues impacting multinationals, including an update on ICAP and implications of the Coca Cola case.

TO REGISTER FOR the Global Tax Issues Session – please use the Eventbrite link:


US Indirect Taxes – 12 – 12:30 PM EDT

Speakers: Dennis Prestia & Harley Duncan. KPMG

This session will explore some of the emerging state tax issues affecting the technology sector. The discussion will include a review of state and local approaches to imposing tax in digital advertising, streaming, and other digital services along with the risks and challenges for service providers.

Digital Taxes & Pillar I - 12:30 – 1:30 PM EDT

Speakers: Erik Oliverson, Marcus Heyland and Paul Lanouette, KPMG

In this presentation, learn about the broader issue of taxation of the digitalized economy, the BEPS 2.0 process, and digital services taxes (DSTs).

Topics include:

  • Timeline of the OECD BEPS 2.0 process on the taxation of the digitalized economy so far and going forward
  • Which countries have imposed DSTs, and those that plan to in the future
  • Those business models implicating DSTs

TO REGISTER FOR the US Indirect and Digital Tax Session – please use the Eventbrite link:


SPAC Transactions – 12 – 12:30 PM EDT

Speakers: Penny Mavridis & Phillip DeSalvo, KPMG

The SPAC section will cover an overview of Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) transactions, focusing on tax considerations for both the SPAC and the Target companies. We will also cover some common “de-SPAC” transaction structures, and discuss the benefits and challenges of various structure alternatives.

Legislative Developments – 12:30 -1 PM EDT

Speaker: John Gimigliano, KPMG

In recent weeks, we have seen tax reform proposals from the Biden administration and Democratic lawmakers that, if enacted as law, are anticipated to result in substantial changes to the U.S. tax system. Join John Gimigliano, Principal, Washington National Tax, KPMG for a discussion on these developments and what you should expect.

TO REGISTER FOR the SPAC and Legislative Developments Session – please use the Eventbrite link:

New York CPE credits will be awarded to participants. Participants will be awarded CPE credits if they are registered and respond to the polling questions during the session.

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The New York State Budget 2021-22—the Pass-Through Entity Tax and Beyond

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

12 Noon – 1:00 PM EDT

A Virtual Meeting – Sponsored by Mayer Brown LLP

Speaker: Zal Kumar, Partner – Mayer Brown

Moderators: Linda A. Klang and Marji Gordon-Brown, TEI NY, State Tax Committee


  • New York State Budget Provisions – What was adopted and what was not
  • Pass-through Entity Tax
  • Proposal: Sales Tax on Digital Advertising
  • Mayoral Primary – what might we expect from a new mayor?

One New York CPE Credit will be awarded to participants; CLE will be sponsored by Mayer Brown.

NOTE: CPE and/or CLE will only be granted to registered participants who respond to the polling questions during the meeting.

Conference Fee: FREE

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Questions? Contact [email protected]

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A Second Premier EVENT: Multinational Entities' Awareness of Digital Taxation: Impact of Wayfair (US), OECD State of Reform and DST Legislation in EU Jurisdictions

Monday, June 28, 2021 9 AM – 10:30 AM EDT ; 3 PM - 4:30 PM CET

Virtual Meeting – Sponsored by McDermott, Will & Emery.

Panelists – Stephen Kranz, Partner – McDermott Will & Emery and Romain Desmond, Partner –Mc Dermott Will & Emery along with EU Tax Executives

Digital Taxation – US and EU Recent Developments

Join our panelists for an update on the direction of Digital Taxation in both the US and Europe, where they will share what US States are doing to not be left behind and provide key insights on the common threads across all EU Digital Taxation to allow taxpayers to be prepared.

The Expansion of Nexus and Digital taxation - The United States Landscape

  • The Rapid Adoption of Marketplace laws - Impact of the Wayfair decision on every company
  • Direction of Digital Taxation at the State Level – Can Maryland’s adoption of the first digital advertising tax in the US survive judicial scrutiny?
  • Data taxes, social media taxes and other digital taxes introduced in nearly a dozen states
  • Digital Taxation State Compliance burdens

Review of various Digital Services Taxes Implemented in Europe

  • How to prepare for compliance burdens – Understand the Common features and key differences across the legislations
  • Separate taxes on streaming video giants – Netflix/Roku/You Tube
  • EU Commission and Member States to address the taxation of major digital players
  • Current State of Reform of International taxation proposed by the OECD
  • Discuss the details of the proposal and practical implications

New York CPE and CLE Credits will be awarded to participants

NOTE: CPE and CLE will only be granted to registered participants who respond to the polling questions during the meeting. Anyone joining by phone will not be able to earn CPE or CLE credit.

Conference Fee: FREE

ELIGIBILITY TO ATTEND: Registration is open to members of TEI and other in-house tax professionals. (Individuals engaged in private law, accounting, or other consulting practice are ineligible to attend.)

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