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Carson College of Business Frequently Asked Questions

August 8-9, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this forum for?

The WA State Tax Forum was designed to give anyone working with Washington State taxes insight, education, and networking opportunities.

Where am I going?

In-person participants will meet in the SPARK building in room G45 on the WSU Pullman Campus. The reception and awards dinner will be in the CUB Sr. Ballroom. See the map for locations.

By attending, am I eligible for continuing education hours?

YES! This forum has applied for both CPE and CLE credit hours. You must be present and active to achieve credit hours. There will be a sign-in and sign-out sheet for in-person attendees each day. For online participants, there will be a Zoom poll after each session that you must respond to. Credit hours must be verified and submitted to the governing agencies; this process can take 4-6 weeks.

What are the perks of participating in person?

In-person attendees will be provided diverse networking opportunities, access to in-room coffee and snacks, lunch on both days, a hosted reception, the awards dinner, and a no-host welcome reception.

I can’t come in person. Is virtual an option?

YES! We want to reach as many people as possible with this valuable content. You can participate fully remotely. All sessions, including breakout sessions, are streamed live via Zoom. We will conduct a Zoom poll at the beginning and/or end of each session to monitor your participation for CPE and CPU credit-hour purposes. We also have opportunities for virtual participants to ask questions live in the room and have a dedicated chat monitor to answer any submitted questions.

Is this recorded?

No, the forum’s value is primarily in real-time interactions. If panelists choose to release their slides, participants will receive a related informational email after the meeting. We encourage you to take good notes and ask your questions live.

I want to learn more about the accounting department and the Hoops Institute of Taxation Research and Policy at WSU.

Great! The WSU accounting department holds AACSB accreditation and supplemental accounting accreditation, one of only approximately 185 accounting programs around the globe. Our department offers an industry-relevant curriculum, cutting-edge research, student events, internships, and job placement. In addition to our flagship undergraduate accounting degree, we provide a rigorous PhD program for experienced accounting professionals; our PhD graduates consistently accept tenure-track positions at highly regarded universities. Please contact our accounting relations manager, Marla Meyer, at for more information today.

The Hoops Institute of Taxation Research and Policy integrates tax policy research and policy into the curriculums at WSU, supports WSU-based tax research, and builds connections between tax academics, practitioners, and policymakers with a particular focus on creating better tax policies in Washington. For qualified applicants to the PhD program, the Institute can provide financial support; to learn more, speak with Jeff Gramlich or email him at

What if I need special accommodations?

We strive to eliminate barriers to participation. If you have mobility or learning conditions, please get in touch with the event manager, Angie Senter, at as soon as possible for accommodations. Day-of accommodations will be minimal. For dietary concerns, all meals will be served buffet style so that you can choose accommodations that are right for you. All meal menus will be listed on the morning of each day; please review these, and if they do not meet your specific needs, please refer to the on-campus dining options listed on our travel page for additional options.

What if I can’t afford the registration fee?

We strive to be an equal access opportunity. If the cost is prohibitive, we will assess that on a per-person basis. Please get in touch with Jeff Gramlich for more information at

Can you help me convince my employer to see the value in me attending this forum?

There are many benefits to attending this forum including networking and industry insights. Feel free to download this letter template and edit it to send to your employer when you make your travel request.

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