REMI luncheons are held each month at Metro Center, 700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20005.
Under the new tax law, the scaling back of state and local tax deductions has prompted consternation in high-tax, high-cost states and inspired some state officials to search for ways to shield their residents.
REMI cordially invites you to our monthly Washington D.C. policy luncheon on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. when REMI economist, Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D., will explore options for states in light of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the implications of changes to state tax codes.
For this presentation, Dr. Evangelakis will take a close look at one possible workaround – shifting from a state income tax to an employer-side payroll tax that would still be deductible under the new law. He will demonstrate how states can estimate economic effects as they revise their tax code in response to the federal law. Dr. Evangelakis will also discuss what this might mean for the federal government.
Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D., is an Economist at REMI. Since joining REMI in September 2017, he has assisted clients in planning and conducting economic analysis using the REMI model, contributed to the firm’s business development efforts, and prepared and presented in-person and online seminars on topics such as Amazon HQ 2.0 and innovation in transportation.
Prior to starting at REMI, Dr. Evangelakis taught undergraduate Intermediate Microeconomics as a lecturer at the University of Chicago. He is an experienced economic researcher and analyst; highlights of his work include measuring the effects of climate change on mortality and electricity usage and estimating air quality effects of the NOx Budget Program. Dr. Evangelakis has written papers analyzing the effects of Florida property tax reform and the non-pecuniary benefits of building a professional sports stadium. He also served as an intern at The Washington Economics Group, Inc., and The Human Services Coalition of Miami-Dade County.
Dr. Evangelakis holds Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Economics from University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics from Swarthmore College.
700 12th Street NW
Washington D.C. 20005
Thank you for your interest in REMI. Your registration is confirmed for our Washington D.C. policy luncheon, “States Respond to New Tax Law”, on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018. I have included the agenda with the location details for reference.
The event will take place from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Metro Center, 700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20005.
We will call a day or so before the event to confirm your attendance and to see if you have any questions. Please feel free to share the invitation with any other staff or colleagues who may be interested.
You can download the Agenda here: 2/22 Washington D.C. Agenda
We look forward to seeing you in D.C.!)