DALLAS, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jason DeCuir, Director of Public Affairs with Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, has been appointed to the Louisiana Sales Tax Streamlining and Modernization Commission where he will make recommendations for how changes in state and local sales tax policy can better position Louisiana for the future in terms of equity and economic competitiveness.
The Sales Tax Streamlining and Modernization Commission was established to perform a comprehensive study of Louisiana's state and local sales tax systems and to make recommendations to the Legislature regarding revisions of practices, administrative procedure, and statutory and constitutional law.
Mr. DeCuir is an experienced tax attorney with a Master of Tax Law degree from Georgetown University and has held positions in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, he was the Chief of Staff, Assistant Secretary, and Executive Counsel for the Louisiana Department of Revenue. During that tenure, he was responsible for tax policy, litigation, and legislative affairs. In 2013, Mr. DeCuir was one of the lead architects in an effort by the state of Louisiana to help reform the state tax code. Specifically, this included legislation to create a uniform sales tax commission in Louisiana. Since joining Ryan, he has also represented the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, which is the largest business association in Louisiana.
"Jason DeCuir has developed extensive relationships with all stakeholders that would be involved in the creation of a uniform sales tax commission, including state and local sales tax collectors," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "He has added tremendous value for our clients, and we are confident he will make significant contributions toward enhancing the Louisiana tax code."
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a three-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan's multi-disciplinary team of more than 2,100 professionals and associates serves over 12,000 clients in more than 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at ryan.com.
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