TEI Continues to Fight for You.


The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted workplace practices and dramatically changed the way in-house tax professionals and government officials perform their jobs. Over the past several months, TEI has been monitoring these developments and advocating for responsive tax policy and administration solutions to better enable taxpayers and governments to navigate this uncertain time.

TEI has created a COVID-19 resource portal on its website. This portal is a central location with current links to international, federal, and state/provincial government websites addressing COVID-19 tax issues. It also includes links to TEI member discussion groups, responsive TEI advocacy projects, and our sponsors' COVID-19 pages, which contain a wealth of information.

TEI's standing committees have also been working on these issues and actively communicating with federal and state/provincial government agencies. TEI members have a unique opportunity to share information with governments regarding the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on business taxpayers, address tax-related concerns arising in this new environment, and seek clarification on COVID-19 legislation. Recent highlights include:

* TEI's State and Local Tax Committee submitted an open letter to all U.S. state revenue departments, the Multistate Tax Commission, the Federation of Tax Administrators, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the National Governors Association. This letter identified state and local tax implications created by teleworking and sought administrative, filing, and payment relief for state and local taxes in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

* TEI's Canadian Commodity Tax Committee has had several conference calls with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Department of Finance (Finance) about the Canadian government's announcements on deferring...

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