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Startup Advisor Lunch & Learn: State and Local Tax Considerations

March 24, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT

Learn how to strategically position your startup to avoid state and local tax issues. Join us!

We’ll start with state and local taxes for startups and dive into the special topics related to your business model. There will be plenty of time for some Q & A.

Main Points of Discussion:

  • The infamous South Dakota v. Wayfair case
  • Nexus
  • General Rules & Exemptions
  • Practical Application — Rule of Diminishing Risk

Speaker: Mike Bernard

Mike is the Director at KOM Consulting, PLLC, a state and local tax consulting firm located in Seattle, Washington. Mike brings three decades of expertise dealing with State Departments of Revenue, County Assessors, as well as other governmental authorities.

Not only is he a former Chair of the Board of the Association of Washington Business (AWB), he has been heavily involved in the development of excise and property tax law and regulation at the legislative and agency levels. A Washington State University alum, he received his undergraduate degree in 1979 and obtained his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1984. He is a current member of the Washington State Bar Association.


WSU Innovation Center
120 North Pine Street
Spokane, WA 99202 United States
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