Decosimo State And Local Tax Director Larry Hyatt Presents On Sales And Use Tax Issues

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Decosimo’s Director of State and Local Tax Services, Larry Hyatt, CPA, CFE, will serve as a presenter for Scott Insurance’s complimentary seminar “Managing Risk in Uncertain Times: Risk Management Topics for Finance and HR Execs” on Tuesday, April 29 at the Chattanoogan Hotel.

The half-day seminar will highlight strategies to manage risk in many areas of a business. The goal of the seminar is to provide attendees with a better understanding about the risk employers face when sponsoring retirement plans, preparing for the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation changes, and implementing the Affordable Care Act provisions, as well as navigating business tax changes.

Decosimo’s Mr. Hyatt will present “State Sales/Use Tax and Business Tax Changes” at 9 a.m. as part of the educational program. The seminar agenda will also include the following topics and speakers: “Common Risks in Corporate Retirement Plans,” presented by Susanne Hauk and Chad Schollaert of The Trust Company; “Times are Changing: Tennessee Workers’ Comp Reform,” presented by Jeffrey Cranford of Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves and Jones; and “The Latest Questions that Define Healthcare Reform,” presented by Greg Stancil of Scott Benefit Services.

Event participants may qualify for up to four hours of free CPE and HRCI credits. To register for the free event, contact Scott Insurance at seminars@scottins.com or (800) 365-0101. Scott Insurance is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Scott Insurance is also an approved provider of continuing education for the HR Certification Institute.

Mr. Hyatt, a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, is a principal with Decosimo specializing in federal, state and local tax. As the firm’s director of State and Local Tax, Mr. Hyatt provides state and local tax research and related services for large, privately-owned companies and publicly-traded national and international companies alike. Much of his time is spent defending clients during federal, state and local income tax audits.  As a specialist in controversy resolution, he also provides training for other CPA firms in the service of their clients during federal, state, and local tax audits. Mr. Hyatt helps businesses determine which states or local jurisdictions offer the most advantageous tax incentives. He also conducts nexus reviews and planning to help businesses clarify multi-state tax obligations.


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