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The New York City Department of Finance’s Tax Representatives and Practitioners Program (TaxRAPP) is almost here. Register today!

Join DOF and the New York chapter of the Tax Executives Institute on October 31 for an informative day of panel discussions, presentations, and tips and insights from leading tax professionals and top government officials at TaxRAPP 2019.

Highlights of the day include a full breakfast and a special welcome from New York City Department of Finance Commissioner Jacques Jiha and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Commissioner Michael Schmidt, followed by discussions on the latest tax and audit issues critical to tax specialists. Attendees will learn about new developments in the Department of Finance’s Tax Audit and Enforcement Division, hot topics in sales and use and personal income taxes, DOF’s new contact center, and updates on recent state and local tax cases.

New and improved this year:

  • Breakout panels on topics like NYC property transfer taxes, sales tax, personal income tax, and more
  • A larger event space at the conveniently located Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
  • An all-day customer service center where you can get personalized assistance with your city, state, and federal tax issues
Register now for your chance to network with leading state and local tax experts and meet officials from the Department of Finance, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, and the IRS. Tickets are going fast—secure your spot today!



Confirmed Speakers

Photo headshot of Commissioner Michael R. Schmidt standing in front of the American flag

Michael Schmidt is the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. He most recently served as Senior Economic Advisor to the Governor, where he oversaw several economic policy initiatives, including the State’s response to the 2017 federal tax legislation. He previously served as Deputy Secretary for Economic Development, leading policy and operations for twelve state agencies and authorities. Commissioner Schmidt has also served as an economic policy advisor to Secretary Hillary Clinton, a policy analyst in the Office of Domestic Finance at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and a senior financial analyst at the Yale Investments Office. Commissioner Schmidt is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.

Photo headshot of Chirstopher Ragan, Gartner Consulting

Chris Ragan is the Managing Partner for Assessment, Tax & Revenue in Gartner Consulting’s world-wide practice. Looking beyond technology, Chris and his teams focus on helping clients envision, plan, and realize the benefits of harnessing the right people, processes, and technologies to achieve mission-critical business transformations. Working at all levels of government revenue cycles—national, state, provincial, and local—Chris provides leaders with objective, third-party advice about what works, what doesn’t, and how to strategically plan for success.

Seats are limited so register today for this great networking event!
Who Should Attend

Accountants, attorneys, in-house practitioners and tax professionals who prepare or handle audits, appeals, or tax litigation.

CLE/CPE Credit Information
Registration includes up to 7 CLE and CPE credits, breakfast, lunch and breakout sessions. Please note: For CLE credits, the program is "nontransitional" - Not for attorneys admitted under 2 years.

Hardship Reduced Registration Fee
If you would like to attend and would like to request a discounted admission, please write to:

The New York City Department of Finance
Attn: David Atik, Office of Legal Affairs
375 Pearl Street, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10038

Your letter should explain what you can pay and the reason(s) supporting the requested price.  Finance will contact you to inform you whether your request is accepted.