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October 19, 2020

This week's COVID-19 tax webcasts

Tuesday, October 20. State & local tax developments in the real estate industry, 1:00 p.m. ET. The COVID-19 global pandemic has significantly affected the real estate, hospitality and construction industry, and has resulted in a number of state and local tax (SALT) developments. Join a panel of experienced SALT professionals from Ernst & Young LLP for a discussion of topics, including: (i) State responses to the COVID-19 pandemic; (ii) State income tax conformity to the CARES Act; (iii) Remote workforce issues, including wage withholding, business tax and individual income tax; and (iv) Recent SALT legislation and proposals, including California’s “split roll” property tax initiative, New York’s proposed recordation tax on mezzanine debt and preferred equity, realty transfer tax increases and more. Register.

Wednesday, October 21. Latin America ‘nearshoring’ webcast series: Panama session, 10:00 a.m. ET. As companies evaluate their global supply chains in light of recent disruptions, there is heightened interest in the concept of “nearshoring,” i.e., the transferring of a business operation to a nearby country from a more distant one. To provide information and help answer questions about nearshoring in Latin America, EY is sponsoring a series of webcasts featuring our local country professionals. We will kick off the series with a session on Panama. Register.

Friday, October 23. Tax in the time of COVID-19, 12:00 p.m. ET. The coronavirus (COVID-19) and the resulting economic crisis have made reacting to tax and trade developments more complicated and more difficult. Panelists will provide updates on: (i) US economy, elections and tax policy; (ii) Breaking developments; and (iii) What’s happening at the IRS. Register.