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For Release — April 2, 2013

Business Council hosts annual Conference on State Taxation April 24-25
Commissioner of New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Keynote Speaker

ALBANY—The Honorable Thomas H. Mattox, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, will be the keynote speaker at The Business Council of New York State, Inc.'s Annual Conference on State Taxation at The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center April 24-25.

The two-day conference will focus on the latest business and corporate tax issues and how they impact businesses in New York State. Agenda topics include the economic impact of federal and state tax policy; personal income tax reform and examination of Sub S/LLC/Partnership issues.

"For nearly 30 years, the tax conference has been foremost venue of its kind for businesses seeking to hear about the complex tax issues they face in New York State," said Heather Briccetti, president & CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. "Participants will not find a better forum that addresses recent developments in all areas of local and state taxation, while also allowing them the opportunity to network with experts who write and implement state tax law."

Discussions will be led by staff from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, The Business Council staff and invited guests including Edmund J. McMahon, director, Empire Center, Christopher L. Doyle, partner, Hodgson Russ LLP and James A. Parrot, deputy director and chief economist, Fiscal Policy Institute.

Providing New York State Taxation and Finance administrative updates will be Deborah R. Liebman, deputy counsel, who will give a update on the state budget and tax legislation; Margaret M. Sherman, deputy commissioner, Processing & Taxpayer Services, who will discuss online taxpayer services, and Nonie Manion, director of tax audits, who will discuss audit work design.

Sharing Tax Reform Commission insights will be Mwisa Chisunka, NYS Business Ombudswoman director of business Tax Services and Education, NYS Department of Taxation and Finance and Empire State Development, and Camille Siano Enders, Taxpayer Rights Advocate, NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.

Sponsors include the New York State Society of CPAs, Ryan; Bousquet Holstein, PLLC;, Hodgson Russ LLP; BlueShield of Northeastern New York and Experis Finance.

Click here for a detailed agenda and online registration.