Domestic tax quarterly webcast series: a focus on state tax matters


February 26, 2013 18:00 GMT

February 26, 2013 19:30 GMT

Duration: 01:30

Audio broadcast live from:Washington, D.C.

Many multistate and multinational corporations find it challenging to keep up with frequent changes in the state and local tax legislative and regulatory environments.

To help address this challenge, Ernst & Young LLP presents its Quarterly webcast series: a focus on state tax matters. The state tax edition of this quarterly series provides you with information on major tax law changes in the 50 states and District of Columbia, as well as current state and local tax topics of interest.

The following topics will be discussed on the upcoming webcast:

This is an interactive webcast and we encourage you to ask questions.


Doug Lindholm

President and Executive Director, COST, Washington, D.C.

Douglas L. Lindholm, Esq. is President and Executive Director of the Council On State Taxation (COST). COST, with a membership of nearly 600 multistate corporations, is dedicated to preserving and promoting equitable and nondiscriminatory state taxation of multi-jurisdictional entities. Prior to taking the helm at COST, Mr. Lindholm served as Counsel, State Tax Policy for the General Electric Company in Washington, DC. Mr. Lindholm also served for three years as Legislative Director for COST, successfully directing COST’s legislative advocacy function, including development and management of member coalitions active on issues in numerous states.

Mr. Lindholm serves on the NYU State and Local Taxation Advisory Board; the Advisory Board of the Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum; the Editorial Advisory Board of Tax Management, Inc. He is a member of the US Supreme Court and District of Columbia Bars. He is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, DC, and Lynchburg College (BA in Accounting) in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Bob Cline

Quantitative Economics and Statistics, Ernst & Young LLP, Washington, D.C.

Bob Cline is the National Director of Ernst &Young LLP's State and Local Tax Policy Economics practice and is based in Washington, D.C. Bob has extensive state and local tax policy and research experience, having served as Tax Research Director in the Michigan Department of Management and Budget and in the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Bob has directed or participated in tax policy studies, tax modeling projects, state and local fiscal studies and economic impact studies in more than 35 states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.

Bob taught public finance in the economics programs at the University of Michigan, Georgia State University, Hope College and the University of Minnesota's Herbert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Bob received a B.A. in Economics from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Steve Wlodychak

Center for State Tax Policy, Ernst & Young LLP, Washington, D.C.

Steve Wlodychak is a principal in the EY National Tax Department of our US Indirect State and Local Tax Services Practice in both Los Angeles, California and Washington DC. Steve leads our state and local tax policy group in Washington and our US state and local mergers and acquisitions and transactions practice.


Jeffrey Saviano

Director of Indirect and State and Local Tax, Ernst & Young LLP, New York, NY

Jeffrey Saviano is the global EY organization's Americas Director of Indirect, State and Local Tax. Jeff leads the indirect, state and local tax practices in the Americas, which includes North, South and Central America and Israel. Based in New York City and Boston, Jeff is a principal of Ernst & Young LLP.

Jeff directs a practice that helps companies manage their state and local taxes in the United States and their non-income-based taxes in Canada and South and Central America. He also advises clients on state tax policy matters affecting corporate taxpayers.

Jeff received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Iona College, a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. He has published articles on state tax policy and practice. Jeff is a member of the Board of Directors of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts and the Boston Municipal Research Bureau. He is a former professor of state and local taxation at Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School.