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2021 FTA Revenue Estimating Conference - Presentations

All presentations are in pdf format.


Monday, October 18, 2021
Monday Morning General Session
presiding: Hoa Phu Tran, Nebraska Dept. of Revenue and FTA Research Chair      

Macroeconomic Outlook  
Patrick Newport, IHS Markit

Regional Outlook  
Daniel White, Moody's Analytics

Federal Corporate Tax Reform  
Harley Duncan, KPMG

Sales Tax Issues & Trends Following Wayfair  
Donald Bruce, University of Tennessee

Lunch [with speaker]
Speaker: Joseph Gruber, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City  

Concurrent Sessions

Automobile Outlook  
Alivia Metts, The Metts Group

Construction Outlook  
Kenneth Simonson, AGCA
 [presentation]    [papers]

Tax Credit Administration and Analysis

The Effects of Job Creation Tax Credits on Local Labor Demand  
Iksoo Cho, Nebraska Dept. of Revenue


Moody's Analytics
Estimating the Impact of Pandemic Stimulus Measures on the Economy and State Revenues
Dan White, Senior Director of Public Sector Research and Emily Mandel, Economist, Moodys Analytics

The COVID-19 recession and subsequent federal fiscal stimulus had a major impact on state economies and tax revenues. This presentation will review new research and case studies of how to measure the recessions impact on your states economy and budget.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Tuesday Morning General Session
presiding: Hoa Phu Tran, Nebraska Dept. of Revenue and FTA Research Chair      

Hybrid Work and The Impact on NYC Sales Tax Revenue  
Steven Giachetti, New York City Office of the Comptroller
 [presentation]    [papers]

Concurrent Sessions

Forecasting During a Pandemic
moderator: Andrew Schaufele, Comptroller of Maryland      

Joshua Goldstein, New York City Office of Management and Budget

Greg Harkenrider, Kentucky Office of the State Budget Director

Andrew Schaufele, Comptroller of Maryland

Demographics and Tax Policy
Alternative Approaches to Analyzing Tax Data by Race  
Eric Willette, Minnesota Dept. of Revenue

Demographic Analysis of Property Tax Outcomes in DC  
Lori Metcalf and Charlotte Otabor, District of Columbia Office of Chief Financial Officer

Fuel Tax Forecasting
Impact of changes in Technology on the Forecast of Motor Fuel Receipts  
Laura Wheeler, George State University      

Fuel Tax and Mile Charges, Highway Funding and Oregons OReGo Program  
Mazen Malik, Oregon Legislative Revenue Office

Corporate Tax Issues and Alternatives
The Oregon CAT and Tax Haven Provisions  
Kaitlyn Harger, Oregon Legislative Revenue Office

The Texas Margin Tax  
Brad Reynolds and Irakli Mirzashvili, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts [invited]


Chainbridge Software
The Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Rhode Island Department of Revenues Sales Tax Model Categories
Paul Dion, Rhode Island Department of Revenue

Chainbridges previously released report (Estimated 2020 Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Rhode Island) relied upon monthly Rhode Island sales tax data by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) categories to assess the economic impact of the pandemic in Rhode Island by detailed Retail Trade and Certain Services categories. This presentation assesses the 2020 economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by detailed Sales Tax Model (BEA PCE) categories by month a step taken in order to benchmark the Model to reflect the States economy resulting from COVID-19.
 [presentation]    [papers]

How REMI Tax-PI Evaluates Fiscal Policy and Socioeconomic Indicators (SEI)
David Ingraham, Associate, REMI

Modeling the dynamic economic and fiscal effects of tax and other policy changes, as well as the assessment of economic indicators, using the REMI model

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Wednesday Morning General Session
presiding: Hoa Phu Tran, Nebraska Dept. of Revenue and FTA Research Chair      

What Is FTA?  
Ronald Alt, Federation of Tax Administrators

District of Columbia Metro Area Corporate Tax Burden Study  
Lori Metcalf, District of Columbia Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Individual Income Tax and Corporate Income & Franchise Tax Reform in Louisiana  
Ben Vincent, Louisiana Legislative Fiscal Office





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