Tax Trends in a Digital Economy

(299 Ratings)

Produced on: December 14, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 95 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Join Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr attorneys Matan Shmuel and David Shapiro as they discuss tax trends in a digital economy. They will explain what a digital economy is, how digital transactions are characterized for tax purposes, current federal regulations, and emerging state and global trends.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discern what the digital economy is and understand what it encompasses
  2. Review and analyze current federal rules applicable to taxation of the digital economy
  3. Analyze global challenges and developments in international tax planning, including BEPS actions
  4. Understand trends in state taxation relating to the digital economy


David Shapiro

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

David Shapiro is co-chair of the Tax, Compensation and Employee Benefits group of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, where he represents businesses and their owners in international and domestic tax planning. His practice includes entity formation and structure planning, securities offerings and hybrid financings, joint ventures, restructuring, and strategic acquisitions and dispositions. He also is an adjunct professor at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

David is a frequent speaker on tax matters to organizations such as New York University’s Institute on Federal Taxation, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association, and is a regular author of articles on tax matters. 

David is a member of the International, American, and Philadelphia Bar Associations. He is an officer of the Taxes Committee of the International Bar Association, a past Chair of the Committee on U.S. Activities of Foreigners and Tax Treaties of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, and Chair of the of the Philadelphia Bar Association Tax Section. He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and is ranked in Chambers USA.

Mr. Shapiro holds a Juris Doctor degree from Duke University School of Law. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in archaeological studies from Yale University. An avid violinist, David is a long-time member of the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra.

Matan Shmuel

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Matan Shmuel is an associate in the Tax, Compensation and Employee Benefits group of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP. Matan represents businesses and individuals in all aspects of federal, state, and local tax planning and controversy matters. Matan regularly advises clients on choice of entity, structuring and restructuring, and tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Matan has represented clients before the IRS, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, as well as state and local Departments of Revenue and administrative appeals boards. Matan also advises charities and not-for-profit organizations on tax and governance matters.

Matan is a member of the American and Philadelphia Bar Associations. Matan earned his J.D. at Rutgers School of Law—Camden, and his L.L.M. at Georgetown University Law Center. Matan also holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rutgers Business School.


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Edythe N.

Excellent presentation of complex subject matter.

Timothy K.

Dizzying. Great job of distilling. Great presenters.

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Leo N.

One of the best tax courses

David H.

Good course. These two gentlemen were very good at explaining the technology issues in plain language.

Elizabeth P.

Good program

Pauletta C.

Interesting presenters. Captured the subject and this viewers attention. Thanks.

Bruce M.

It was a bit over my head, but that is ok. I expect that those attorneys with a primary emphasis on tax law would enjoy and benefit form this program.

Shannen N.

Excellent and comprehensive program!

Maureen R.

Excellent presentation.

Janet G.

Very informative. Thank you.

Clarence S.

Excellent presentation of complex material.

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