Karen Syrylo to Present at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and Watkins, Meegan, Drury's Computer Services Tax Event on March 11, 2008

Date: March 5, 2008

Baltimore - The Maryland Chamber of Commerce's State Taxation Consultant Karen T. Syrylo will join the list of presenters for Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP and Watkins, Meegan, Drury & Company LLC's Computer Services Tax Event on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Held on the eve of Maryland's hearings on measures to revise, limit or repeal the Computer Services Tax from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. at WTP's offices (7 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202), the event will be moderated by Heather A. James, Esq., chair of WTP's Government Contracts Section. In addition to Syrylo, the event will feature remarks by Herman B. Rosenthal, Esq., chair of WTP's Tax Section and chair of the Legislation Committee of the Section of Taxation of the Maryland State Bar Association; Tom Loveland, CEO of Mind Over Machines and president of the Maryland Computer Services Association; Michael T. Dillon, Esq., director of State and Local Tax for Watkins, Meegan, Drury & Company LLC, and a member of Fight the Tech Tax.

An informal Q&A session will follow the presentations and the event will conclude with a networking reception. E-mail invitations will be sent but individuals interested in the topic are welcome and asked to kindly RSVP to Diana Hill by emailing or calling 443.263.8290.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Vitals Check: status of the Computer Services Tax and legislation designed to revise, limit or repeal it;
  • A Balancing Act: proposed impact on Maryland's tech companies and growth of the tech sector;
  • Read the Fine Print: tax implications for every Marylander, from owners of home computers to subcontractors under government contracts;
  • Eleventh Hour Planning: preparations that may help your government contracting company manage the impact of the tax;
  • Fight v. Flight: expanding operations to another state may not save you from the tax; and
  • Calling Out: tips for becoming involved in the growing anti-Computer Services Tax movement.

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