Richard Jones Elected as Fellow to American College of Tax Counsel
Boston, MA - Sullivan is pleased to announce that Richard Jones has been elected a Fellow to the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC). Rich was one of 13 tax lawyers elected to the ACTC on January 28, 2022.
Founded in 1981, the ACTC is a professional association of tax attorneys in private law firms and in-house legal departments, on the bench, in federal or state government or in academia. The College serves important roles regarding the nation’s tax laws by communicating with Congress, the Treasury Department and the IRS on federal tax issues and through the filing of "friend of the court" briefs in selected tax cases.
To become a Fellow of the College, individuals must be nominated by a current Fellow and then evaluated by a committee of the College’s elected Board of Regents. For all prospective Fellows, demonstration of a high standard of excellence and ethical conduct in the practice of tax law is required. This commitment can be shown in a number of ways, including through active involvement in the taxation committees or sections of national, regional, state or local bar associations, as well as through significant legal writing, teaching in the field, and holding responsible national or regional office involving tax administration.
Rich, who leads the firm's tax group, concentrates on state tax and local tax (SALT) litigation and transactional planning involving corporate, personal income and sales/use tax matters. He has more than two decades of experience before the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board, the Supreme Judicial Court, various state Departments of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service on a range of issues, including corporate nexus, domicile, apportionment, step transaction, and unitary reporting. Rich has developed a strong record in representing clients in SALT controversies over the years. Most recently, he argued and prevailed before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in a precedent-setting case, Oracle v. Commissioner of Revenue, which affirmed the right of businesses to apportion sales tax on software used in multiple states.
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