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Keith Staats, Director, State and Local Tax Practice, Grant Thornton LLP to Speak at KC’s Tax Planning in the New E-Commerce Environment Live Webcast

New York, NY, July 12, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Keith Staats, Director, State and Local Tax Practice, Grant Thornton LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Tax Planning in the New E-Commerce Environment.” This event is scheduled for August 26, 2013 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Keith Staats

Keith Staats is a Director in Grant Thornton's State and Local Tax (SALT) practice in Chicago. Keith has experience in all aspects of state and local taxation. He represents of taxpayers before the Illinois Department of Revenue Informal Conference Board and Board of Appeals. He assists clients with audit defense before state and local departments of revenue, as well as with tax planning Prior to his current employment with Grant Thornton, Keith was employed as Counsel in the state and local tax practice of the international law firm, McDermott Will & Emery, and was involved in multistate tax planning, consulting and litigation. Keith also served as General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Revenue. Keith is an attorney licensed in Illinois. Keith is a member of American, Illinois and Chicago Bar associations, and is a professional affiliate member of the Illinois CPA Society. He is a member of the State and Local Tax Committees of each organization and was formerly Chair of the CPA Society State and Local Tax Committee. Keith is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Civic Federation of Chicago.

About Grant Thornton LLP

The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity. In the U.S., visit Grant Thornton LLP at

Event Synopsis:

Regulators and state legislatures are transforming the tax landscape to pursue more revenues from the increasingly digital world of retail sales. This webcast shares up-to-the-minute tax news and audit insights on protecting your own company by updating your nexus study, sales and use tax protocols, and e-retail sales channels. Achieve new understanding of managing your cyber risks and e-commerce tax liability as “taxing the internet” expands.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/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:
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