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Ryan's Jason DeCuir Appointed to Louisiana Sales Tax Streamlining and Modernization Commission

Press Release Aug 18, 2015

Dallas, Texas – 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.”

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Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-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 multidisciplinary team of more than 4,700 professionals and associates serves over 29,000 clients in more than 75 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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