Members who volunteer and participate on the Chamber’s Tax Policy Committee had the opportunity last week to visit with the new Deputy State Treasurer Greg Gursky at the committee’s quarterly meeting. Mr. Gursky came to Treasury with a wealth of private sector experience having worked previously at both General Motors and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Gursky discussed some of the changes and improvements that are happening at Treasury, both with process and culture. The Department is working to improve communication with taxpayers, increase transparency and guidance, and make more informed decisions about policy analysis.
Aside from the visit with Mr. Gursky, the committee had lively discussions about a wide range of current topics in the legislative process. Proposals for a car insurance tax increase and mandatory employer collection of city income taxes (even if you are not doing business in a city with an income tax) were met with strong opposition. Shown at left is Kurt Gallinger, of Amerisure Insurance, who provided an update on the car insurance tax hike proposal.
The Chamber’s Tax Policy Committee is made up of a diverse group of businesspeople, corporate tax professionals, and tax practitioners who devote their volunteer time to reviewing and analyzing proposals that would impact Chamber members. For questions about tax-related topics, please contact Tricia Kinley at firstname.lastname@example.org.