The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce is convening its second Arkansas Tax Conference on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at the Statehouse Convention Center. Register here! This biennial conference, which is held in years following legislative sessions, is the only conference that truly focuses on the issues surrounding the Arkansas tax world. It provides attendees with a chance to hear from and interact with leading tax administrators, policymakers, and practitioners. And coming off of 2019's Arkansas Tax Reform legislation, there will be a lot to discuss, both about changes made and what to expect going forward.
The daylong program begins with a general session on Arkansas Tax Reform and other major tax legislation and concludes with panel of legislators discussing the lessons from Tax Reform and what to expect in the years ahead. In between, breakout sessions will offer attendees deep dives on all major tax types (sales/use, property, corporate income, individual/passthrough income) as well as incentives, ethics, and tax policy proposals.
Speakers include leading administrators, legislators, association leaders, policy professionals, accountants, and lawyers. The conference will provide significant outreach from DFA including Acting Commissioner of Revenue Paul Gehring (and a speaking slot for the new Commissioner if we have one by then); Field Audit Administrator Deanna Munds-Smith; Income Tax Administrator Lynne Reynolds and Assistant Administrators Scott Fryer and Dale Breshears; and Senior Counsel Joel DiPippa. DDH attorneys will speak on three sessions: Mike Parker will cover property tax trends and developments with Lindsey Bailey from the Arkansas Association of Counties, T.J. Lawhon will discuss incentives changes and best practices with Bentley Story from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), and Matt Boch will review Arkansas Tax Reform and other major developments with Acting Commissioner Gehring.
The conference will provide 8 hours of CPE and 6.75 hours of CLE, including one hour of ethics credit for attendees of that breakout session. The price for the conference is $175 for State Chamber members and $275 for non-members. The online registration form is at this link. The last Arkansas Tax Conference (2017) sold out.
Dover Dixon Horne is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Arkansas Tax Conference.