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Carson College of Business WA State Tax Conference

The Washington State Tax Conference is diversifying this year. Attendees may select a fully in-person option, on the Washington State University Pullman campus, or a fully online version via Zoom. The registration cost is the same for both options. In person participants receive some meals as well as networking opportunities. The event will not be recorded, and full and active attendance (either online or in-person) is required to received the CEU/CLE credit hours.

A discounted room block has been reserved for in-person attendees at both Marriott properties in Pullman.
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Early-Bird Registration $175

Late Registration $225 after July 25

Tentative Conference Schedule

DAY ONE (Thursday, August 11, 2022)

7:30 – 8 a.m. Registration
8 – 8:15 a.m. Introduction
8:15 – 9:30 a.m. “All Good Studies Must Come to an End“
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. “Can I Change My Mind?”
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. BREAK
11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. “Don’t Do the Crime If You Can’t Pay the Fine”
12 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. “Pay No Attention to that Man behind the Curtain!”
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • “Why Did They Do THAT?”
  • “Where’s My Refund?”
4 – 5 p.m. “The Final Word”
5:30 p.m. – on Socializing & dinner

  • “Talk May Be Cheap, but Ignorance Is Expensive”

DAY TWO (Friday, August 12, 2022)

8 – 8:15 a.m. Introduction
8:15 – 9:30 a.m. “Let’s Make a Deal”
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. “Show Me the Money!”
10:45 – 11 a.m. BREAK
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. “Tax Policypalooza II”
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Closing (2022 WA State Tax Awards)

Session Descriptions

Topic Facilitator Private Reps DOR Reps
Can I Change My Mind?

  • When DOR wants to change a prior decision
Sonjia Barker Tommy Gantz
Ron Bueing
Tim Jennrich
Ken Krous
Let’s Make a Deal

  • DOR settlement practices
Jeff Gramlich Mike Kelley
Gregg Barton
Alyson Fouts
Dan Jensen
Pay No Attention to that Man behind the Curtain!

  • Discussion of the DOR policy decision process
Tommy Gantz Bob Mahon
Michele Radosevich
Gil Brewer
John Ryser
Show Me the Money!

  • Documentation disputes
Gil Brewer Adam Cline
Rachel Roberson
Ken Krous
Steve Farquhar
All Good Studies Must Come to an End

  • Update on TSWG reform proposals
Dean Carlson
Kathy Oline
Braden Fraser
The Final Word

  • Discussion of selected case decisions
Jay Jetter Brett Durbin Cam Comfort (AGO)
Tax Policypalooza II

  • DOR “experts” respond to Tax Policy questions from the audience
Aaron Johnson Gil Brewer
Mark Mullin
Jeannette Gute
Matt Pena
Bridget McBryde
Stacy Alseth
Why Did They Do THAT?

  • Discussion of selected legislation
Kathy Oline Tommy Gantz
Patrick Connor
Denny Eliason
Steve Ewing
Dean Carlson
Where’s My Refund?

  • Tax refund issues
Tommy Gantz Adam Cline
Nicole Bryant
Greg King
Trina Seever
Don’t Do the Crime If You Can’t Pay the Fine

  • WA tax penalty structure
Jeff Gramlich Mike Roben
Bill Severson
Wan Chen
Rob Rice

  • WA State Tax Awards
Caleb Allen Gil Brewer

This conference is made possible through a partnership between the Department of Revenue and the Hoops Institute of Taxation and Research