NJCPA CEO Ralph Thomas Appointed to New Jersey’s Sales and Use Tax Commission
New Jersey Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin appointed Ralph Albert Thomas, CPA (DC), CGMA, CEO and executive director of the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) to the state’s Sales and Use Tax Commission.
The Sales and Use Tax Review Commission reviews all proposed legislation that will either expand or reduce the Sales and Use Tax base. The Commission’s review of such legislation includes, but is not limited to, an analysis of the fiscal impact of the legislation, any comments, or recommendations concerning the legislation, and any alternatives to the legislation that the Commission may wish to suggest. The Commission is required to review and report its recommendation to the Legislature within ninety days of introduction of the proposed legislation.
The Commission consists of ten members: the State Treasurer, three members of the Executive Branch designated by the Governor, two public members appointed by the Senate President, two public members appointed by the Speaker of the General Assembly, and two public members appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate.