2017 Tax Conference

October 12, 2017

Presenting Sponsor


The North Carolina Chamber’s 9th annual Tax Conference is the premiere conference for CFOs, CPAs and individuals responsible for tax compliance. It will provide up-to-date information on federal and state tax legislation, as well as high-level discussion on national trends, revenue forecasts and more.

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What: Tax Conference
When: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
Where: Sheraton Imperial Hotel | 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, NC

Registration and Sponsorships

Ticket Pricing:

Cornerstone Members: Early-Bird $175 | Regular $200 | Late $225
Members: Early-Bird $200 | Regular $225 | Late $250
Non-Members: Early-Bird $300 | Regular $325 | Late $350

The deadline for early-bird pricing is Thursday, September 14. Late registration pricing starts on Monday, October 9.


**We kindly ask that you check with your company to determine your member status prior to registering. Non-members who register at the Member or Cornerstone rate will be required to pay the owed difference prior to the event. 

Draft Agenda

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8:15 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Lew Ebert, President and CEO, North Carolina Chamber

8:30 a.m.
NC Tax Law Changes: What You Need to Know
Cindy Avrette, JD, NC General Assembly

Cindy Avrette has specialized in state and local tax issues for almost 30 years.  In this informative session, she will highlight some of the important tax changes from the 2017 General Assembly.

9:00 a.m.
NC Revenue Forecast
Dr. Barry Boardman, Chief Economist for the Fiscal Research Division at the NC General Assembly

Hear from North Carolina’s chief economist on the status of the state’s current fiscal year revenue and a forecast for the coming years.

9:30 a.m.
Federal Tax Reform Update
Caroline Harris, VP Tax Policy and Chief Tax Policy Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber’s chief tax policy counsel will provide an update on tax reform efforts at the federal level.  She will discuss the U.S. Chamber’s tax policy priorities and current legislative outlook.

10:00 a.m.


10:30 a.m.
North Carolina and Kansas:  Fact vs. Fiction in Tax Reform
Patrick Gleason, Director of State Affairs, Americans for Tax Reform

Kansas has received much praise for tax changes implemented several years ago.  However, North Carolina has not received much attention for the significant progress in improving its business tax climate in recent years.  In this discussion, you will learn the differences between tax reform efforts in these two states and how North Carolina has provided a model for pro-growth tax reform. 

11:00 a.m.
Closing Keynote: Historic and Prospective View of Tax Reform in North Carolina
Robert Rucho, Former North Carolina Senator

11:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Lew Ebert, President and CEO, North Carolina Chamber

Continuing Education Credit

Attendees may be eligible to earn CPE credits for attending.

RECOMMENDED CREDIT: 3.5 credit hours
FORMAT: Live Group Study

Silver Sponsor

Duke Energy

Bronze Sponsor

Fidelity Investments

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