Accounting for excise and use taxes can be one of the most complicated and frustrating tasks accountants and lawyers tackle. States are cracking down on these taxes and yet the laws and definitions are as ambiguous as ever. Don't just hope your clients stay under the government's radar; proactively ensure you are complying with the myriad of regulations. This seminar will bring you up to date on best practices when accounting for excise and use tax. Learn how to decipher whether or not a business has nexus in a state and identify what products and sales are exempt from excise tax; legally report tax information and resolve tax disputes. Back taxes and penalties can be costly for any business - don't leave your clients liable. Order today!
TREVER K. ASAM is a partner in the tax department of Cades Schutte LLP, where he assists taxpayers in the resolution of state and federal tax controversies, both administratively and through litigation. Mr. Asam also represents and advises tax-exempt organizations on issues including tax exemption, unrelated business income, and the use of subsidiary organizations and joint ventures. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Hawaii State Bar Association. Mr. Asam earned his B.A. degree from Yale University and his J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law.
RAY K. KAMIKAWA is a partner with the law firm of Chun Kerr LLP, and practices in the areas of business and real estate structuring, non-profit organizations, and tax controversies, with a focus in state and local taxation. He has received a Star of Tax rating by Chambers U.S.A. and was named Lawyer of the Year (tax law) for 2014 by Best Lawyers. Mr. Kamikawa served as the director of the Department of Taxation for the State of Hawaii from January, 1995 through August of 2000. He served as an adjunct professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, teaching a three-credit course in corporate and partnership taxation. Mr. Kamikawa also taught a three-hour course on Hawaii taxes in the fall of 1999 at the College of Business, University of Hawaii. He was the co-chair of the Tax Committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, and is the past chair of the Tax Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association. Until 2013, Mr. Kamikawa served for several years as a deputy and the vice chancellor for The Episcopal Church in Hawaii. In 2014, he was appointed as the chair of the Honolulu Real Property Tax Advisory Commission. Mr. Kamikawa earned his B.A. degree in economics from the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus; his J.D. degree from the George Washington University National Law Center; and his Master of Laws degree in taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Kamikawa was formerly with the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service National Office in Washington, D.C., and the San Francisco and Honolulu District Counsel offices.