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About Akash Sehgal
Akash Sehgal leads the Firm’s Tax Practice, along with having deep expertise in multistate income and franchise tax, sales and use tax and credits and incentives. He has more than 20 years of tax, and prior to joining Green Hasson Janks in 2013, worked at two Big Four firms in Los Angeles and Seattle.
Akash is also the lead tax partner in the Firm’s Food and Beverage Practice and works with a number of beverage manufacturers operating both in California and on a multistate basis.
Akash also leads the Firm’s research and development credit outsourcing initiative and works closely with specialized research and development credit firms.
Akash enjoys helping clients grow their businesses and assisting them on complex state and local tax issues related to transactional planning, mergers and acquisitions, general day-to-day consulting and compliance. He has significant experience dealing with state tax issues in California, Oregon, Idaho and Washington and local city taxes including the Los Angeles City Business Tax. He is a frequent speaker for a variety of tax associations including Tax Executive Institute (“TEI”) and the Council on State Taxation (“COST”).
As head of Green Hasson Janks Great Places to Work Committee, Akash has seen the collaboration between the various groups and people at the firm. His strong desire to help both employees and clients #BeMore has helped to make the Firm a great place to work.
Akash has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
About Green Hasson & Janks LLP
Founded in 1953, Green Hasson Janks is a Los Angeles-based accounting firm that specializes in nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Recipient of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Employee Champion For Life Work Harmony Award and named a “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal eight times since 2008, Green Hasson Janks is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.
The firm works as a business advocate for its clients — providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for growth. Also ranked as a top-20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, the firm has 12 partners and approximately 150 staff members that serve over 3,000 clients. The firm is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).
Based on Supreme Court rulings in 1992, sales tax can be collected on online purchases if the seller has a “physical presence” in the state. However, this decision has been reversed in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case. On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court decided that online sellers can now be required by the state to pay sales tax. According to the Supreme Court, modern e-commerce does not fall in the same category with the qualifications that led to the Quill decision, thus, requiring the seller to have a physical presence in the state.
As online retailing and modern e-commerce continuously flourishes into a bigger industry, this ruling will be a key player to the changes coming to present sales tax compliance and collection.
In this LIVE webcast, a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an overview to help you understand the critical elements of the South Dakota v. Wayfair case decision and its potential effects on online retailing industry, the sales tax collection and compliance landscape.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
• South Dakota v. Wayfair – An Overview
• Latest Updates and Developments
• Implications to Sales Tax Landscape
• What’s to Come for the Online Retailing Industry?
• Sales Tax Compliance and Collection in the Years to Come
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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