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Eighth Annual Construction Industry Tax Issues Seminar

(A Steptoe Sponsored Event)
June 22, 2011
The Arizona Biltmore Resort, Phoenix, AZ

Contractors, homebuilders, developers, and lenders are invited to attend Steptoe’s Eighth Annual Construction Industry Tax Issues Seminar to get up-to-date information on the latest tax developments affecting the industry.  


John Shadegg, Former Member, US House of Representatives; Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP



8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

  • Arizona’s Unique Construction Sales Tax Regime: Exempts the Sale of Building Materials, Exempts Subcontractors, and Taxes the Prime Contractor on 65% of Its Gross Receipts. The City Contracting Regime – the Same Thing…Only Different!


  • Mesa’s New Ordinance Imposing Personal Liability on LLC Members for Unpaid Sales Taxes and Other Debts Owed to the City
  • Grandfather Clause Update: The Department of Revenue’s Position On Change Orders
  • Arizona’s Hidden Real Estate Transfer Tax – The City Speculative Builder Tax and Successor Liability for Purchasers and Foreclosing Lenders; Recent Changes to Lender/Successor Liability
  • When the Lender Forecloses and Takes Over the Property: What are the State and Local Sales Tax Compliance Issues?

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Mid-Session Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • How Contractors Can Utilize The Machinery & Equipment Exemption
  • Hospital Construction Projects: Securing Exemption for Building Materials
  • Arizona’s Green Incentives (Sales, Property and Income Tax)
  • Southwestern States’ Sales Taxation of Contracting

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Luncheon Presentation and Q&A Session

The Ryan Budget and Solar Initiatives by Hon. John Shadegg, followed by Questions and Answers.


Date:  June 22, 2011  
Time:  8:30 a.m - 2:00 p.m. 
Location:  The Arizona Biltmore Resort  
                  2400 East Missouri Avenue
                  Phoenix, AZ 85016

Since seating is limited, registration is open only to friends and clients of Steptoe & Johnson LLP.

CLE/CPE credit available.

For questions, please contact


  • $125.00 per participant
  • CFMA*, ABA,** & USGBC*** members -  $100 per participant

*Construction Financial Management Association
**Arizona Builders Alliance
***US Green Building Council - AZ