2020 Conference on State Taxation - Postponed

February 26, 2020 - February 27, 2020

Conference Postponed - additional details to follow

February 26- 27, 2020
Renaissance Albany Hotel



About the Conference

The Conference focuses specifically on the latest tax issues and disseminates how these will impact businesses in New York State.

Presented in cooperation with Albany Law School and the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, this conference provides the most up-to-date information to New York’s tax specialist and an opportunity to network with the experts who implement the state tax law.

A Roundtable discussion on NYS Tax Audit Issues and a Welcome Reception will be held on Wednesday, February 26. The Conference will take place on Thursday, February 27 with all events being held at The Renaissance Hotel.




Albany Law School’s Center for Continuing Legal Education has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York.  This conference has been accredited as a source of up to 5 continuing legal education credits for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys in New York State. (6 Professional Practice credits and 1 Ethics credit.)  For financial hardship guidelines, please call the Center for Continuing Legal Education at (518) 472.5888. 

Disability Accommodation
Should you need an accommodation, please contact Albany law School’s Center for Continuing Legal Education at 518-472-5888 at least a week prior to the course to discuss your requirements.

New York State Continuing Legal Education Board regulations state that credit shall be awarded only for attendance at an entire course or program, or for attendance at an entire session of a course or program.  No credit shall be awarded for attending a portion of a course or a portion of a session.


This Conference has been approved CEU’s for New York Certified public accountants under section 7409 of New York State Education Law, New York Sponsor License # 002719.



Wednesday, February 26

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Corporate Roundtable on NYS TAX Audit Issues
5:30 - 7:00 Welcome Reception sponsored by:
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP


Thursday, February 27
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
Continental Breakfast sponsored by: Hodgson Russ LLP
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Ethics for Tax Attorneys

9:15 - 9:20 a.m. Welcome Remarks

9:20 - 10:10 a.m.




GILTI and other TCJA Issues in State Tax Returns

  • Marc. A. Simonetti, Esq.
    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

10:10 - 11:00 a.m.





Pass Thru Entities


11:00 - 11:10 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Post Wayfair and Other Sales Tax Issues

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: Eversheds Sutherland

Luncheon Keynote

  • Honorable Michael Schmidt
    NYS Department of Taxation and Finance
1:30 - 2:20 p.m.

False Claim Act - Recent NYS Cases

2:20 - 3:10 p.m.

NYS Article 9-A Rules - Timetable and Key Issues

  • Matthew Gokey, Team Leader Income Franchise Taxes
    NYS Department of Tax & Finance
  • Jessica Lesczinski, Tax and Policy Analyst
    NYS Department of Tax & Finance
3:10 - 4:00 p.m.

2020 Tax Legislation

4:00 p.m. Adjourn


Registration Information

Member Type Before 2/19/20 After 2/19/20
Business Council Member $399 $425
Non-member $499 $525



Cancellation & Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to seven days prior to the event. You will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received after February 19, 2020 will not be eligible for a refund. The Business Council encourages you to send a substitute in your place if you cannot attend.

Sponsorship Opportunities

 Heighten your corporate presence.  All sponsorships levels include the following

Sponsorship includes:

  • Complimentary Conference Registration(s)
  • Pre and Post Conference List of Participants
  • Recognition in Conference Material and Signage

Sign up now as a Conference Sponsor.  Call 800.358.1202


Sponsorship Levels


  • Opportunity to give Welcome Remarks (5 minutes)
  • Logo on signage and program at event
  • 3 complimentary registrations
  • Only 1 sponsorship available






  • Opportunity to introduce panel / session
  • Logo on signage and program at event
  • 2 complimentary registrations






  • Opportunity to introduce luncheon keynote speaker
Welcome Reception SOLD OUT
Registration Sponsor $2,000
Continental Breakfast SOLD OUT
Refreshment Break $1,500



Sign up now as a Conference Sponsor.  Or contact Sara McDonnell for more information.


Our Sponsors

Eversheds Sutherland
Hodgson Russ LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Hotel Accommodations

A limited number of rooms are available at the Renaissance Albany HotelBook your group rate for BCNYS Tax Conference here, or call 1.888.236.2427 and reference the BCNYS Tax Conference to obtain the special rate of $189.

Cut-off date:  Wednesday, February 5, 2020.