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Meredith Smith and Judy Vorndran will be presenting “Overcoming Common Taxpayer Hurdles” to the Colorado Government Finance Officers Association.

May 6, 2022 | 8:30 – 4:30 | Colorado Government Finance Officers Association Quarterly Meeting

Business taxpayers have a lot of manage when it comes to state and local tax compliance. Meredith Smith, CPA, and Judy Vorndran, JD, CPA, MSBA, will give an overview of sales and use tax challenges in Colorado, honing in on solutions, shortcomings and what makes sense — and what doesn’t. Beyond software, there are a wide range of considerations. The talk with also include a wish list from taxpayers for compliance.


  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Benefits and Limitations of Automation
  • Selecting Sales Tax Software
  • You Have Software ~ Now What?
  • Other Considerations
  • Wish List

About the Presenters

Meredith Smith, CPA

Meredith combines technical knowledge with an in-depth industry understanding of state and local tax (SALT) issues to expertly manage the complicated web of tax laws governing SALT issues. She performs nexus studies, identifies risk areas, supports acquisition efforts on both the buy/sell sides, and designs sustainable planning opportunities to achieve tax-specific business goals.

Meredith acts as a bridge and advocate between federal and state and local tax issues and discussions, helping businesses understand how various business elements impact tax positions and long-term strategy. She values providing practical business solutions to clients and enjoys diving into the weeds to really get to know businesses.

Prior to TaxOps, she was a member of the SALT practice at KPMG. In this role, Meredith focused on state income and franchise tax compliance and consulting, as well as state ASC 740 and ASC 740-10 documentation for large, multi-jurisdictional corporations and multi-tier partnerships. Her clients spanned a variety of industries including broadcasting and telecommunications, entertainment, oil and gas, private equity, real estate, restaurants, and various service industries. 

Judy Vorndran, JD, CPA, MSBA

Judy Vorndran helps clients and tax professionals navigate the morass of state and local tax issues with the goal of making it less taxing! She is a nationally recognized thought leader and award-winning instructor with a steady focus on finding ways to simplify complex state and local tax issues and resolve areas of state tax controversy.

Judy leads the state and local tax practice (SALT) at TaxOps, developing efficient SALT management functions and advising businesses in all aspects of state and local tax compliance. In her more than 20 years public accounting experience, she has worked directly with and through strategic alliances to drive positive tax outcomes for her clients.

she monitors the legislative, judicial and regulatory tax landscape to assess the tax impact on businesses and has helped successfully change laws for the better across the states and jurisdictions. Judy completed a governor-appointed position on the legislative Sales and Use Tax Force, where she worked with legislators and interested parties on simplifying the sales and use tax system in Colorado. Previously, Judy was the first National Tax Resource at a Top 100 CPA Firm, where she launched the firm’s state and local tax practice, and spent 14 years at PwC and Deloitte.

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