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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street, Columbus (downtown)
Columbus, OH 43215

27th Annual Ohio Tax Conference

The Largest & Best Business
Tax Conference in the Nation

Complete Agenda

A complete agenda, with speakers, topics and times in a PDF format will be posted by Friday, November 3, 2017.     

Priceless Sponsorship Opportunities

Join the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Manufacturers' Education Council, and the other sponsoring organizations and sponsor the nation's largest business tax conference.    For priceless sponsorship opportunities including complimentary exhibit space & advanced lists of conference attendees in a searchable excel file, e-mail Mark W. Uher, President, Manufacturers' Education Council at mark@MECseminars.com.   

2018 sponsors include: McDonald Hopkins, Zaino Hall & Farrin, EY, Plante Moran, Ryan, Baker Hostetler, Bingham Greenebaum Doll, Frost Brown Todd, GBQ Partners, Morrison & Foerster, Deloitte Tax, DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Grant Thornton, Maloney + Novotny, MCM, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, True Partners Consulting/Bailey Cavalieri, KPMG, Ice Miller,  McDermott Will & Emery, Reed Smith, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Schneider Downs, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Tax Technology Group, & Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn.   

 The Largest Business Tax Conference in the Nation ... Well Worth the Investment!

Fee includes expert instruction for professional education credits/CEUs, a comprehensive flash drive of all the sessions' presentations, outlines and other resource materials, two luncheons, two breakfasts, two afternoon refreshment break and a celebration reception. 

$695 per person. Significant Savings for Organizations Sending Multiple Attendees: For 2 to 7 persons from one organization: $625 per person (a 10% savings). For 8 or more persons from one organization: $520 per person (a 25% savings).

Professional Education Credits/CEUs. This conference has been approved or approval is pending by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 12 total CLE hours,   

Additionally, the conference has approval pending for 16 hours of CPE credit toward re-certification through the Accountancy Board of Ohio for attending this conference as the MEC is a registered CPE sponsor through the Accountancy Board of Ohio.

Overnight Lodging for the Largest Business Tax Conference in the Nation

Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, Columbus, has a block of rooms for overnight lodging for the evening (s) of January 22 and/or January 23. To make your reservations, please either use this convenient online link to the Hyatt for reservations or call the Hyatt at 1.888.421.1442 or locally at 614.463.1234 & mention the Tax Conference to receive the $164(single, double, or triple occupancy) rate before the block of rooms expires on Wednesday, January 3rd.     

Register Today for the Largest & Best Business Tax Conference in the Nation

The 27th  Annual Ohio Tax Conference is one you’ll want to attend.   You’ll benefit from the continuing education credits earned by attending and the valuable information received on major tax and jobs issues such as: 

  • Priceless insights into the ‘nexus wars’ as one prominent national attorney recently wrote, ‘there is an all-out affront on Quill taking place in Congress, State Houses, and Courts all over the country. ”
  • Major national economic & tax trends and developments including federal & state tax reform;
  • Audit insights on sales & use taxes, CAT & PTE, new developments and best practices for compliance in sales & use tax and the CAT;
  • Industry-specific tax issues …the special taxation issues impacting  manufacturers and healthcare & non-profit industries & construction
  • Host of significant & timely tax issues … how to confront tax issues such as dealing with a mobile workforce and employment tax developments, Ohio PTE taxation, audits & reform, alternative apportionment, state tax aspects of mergers & acquisitions, and cloud computing commercial opportunities;
  • Tax/economic incentives & credits to promote Ohio competitiveness and the economic outlook for Ohio in 2018 & beyond;
  • Tax advice for companies doing business in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan & Pennsylvania;
  • Valuable information on real property valuation and issues involving the ‘dark store’ theory; 
  • Massive impact of technology in the tax field, ‘sharing economy’ and a rapidly increasing number of new, technology-enabled businesses specializing in on-line marketplaces;
  • Major municipal tax reform implementation effective in 2016 and what to expect;
  • Best corporate tax management and tax accounting practices (FIN 48 & FAS 5) including several advanced sessions geared for the experienced professional and basic workshops for newer professionals who may need to build more skills in a new subject area.

Attend this Annual Ohio Tax Conference and join the 13,661 Corporate Tax VPs, Directors, Managers, CFOs and tax professionals who have already benefitted such as repeat-conference attendee, Verne L. Adamson, Vice President & Controller, P & S Equities Inc., Mineral Ridge who commented, “This is my 23rd year at the Conference and it remains the best investment of time and money to have access to the top state tax professionals and updates on state taxes.  Excellent networking and one-on-one opportunities.”