Roger Blane

Partner

Phone (212) 682-5702

Biography

For over 30 years, Roger Blane has provided practical representation for individuals and businesses in various phases of the tax controversy process. The majority of these matters take place before the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the New York City Department of Finance. Roger’s practice includes addressing audits of individual clients’ residency status, allocation of income, credits, tax collections, voluntary disclosure and offer-in-compromise, as well as the representation of businesses in sales and use tax planning and audits, excise tax audits, apportionment of income, nexus status, combination, credits and tax collections.

Prior to joining Hutton Solomon & Blane in 1995, Roger practiced with Gold & Wachtel LLP (now known as Wachtel Missry LLP), a mid-size law firm specializing in federal tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax Court. Before entering the legal community, Roger worked in the tax department of a Big 4 accounting firm. Roger’s federal tax experience, combined with his accounting background, has provided a foundation that has benefited his clients during his 25 years with Hutton Solomon & Blane. The combination of Roger’s legal and accounting experience enables him to take a hands-on approach in working with clients’ financial information and the application of the tax law.

Roger also assists clients in the planning phase of transactions, voluntary disclosure applications to tax authorities, requests for advisory opinions, the administrative appeals process and tax litigation. He frequently lectures for various organizations in the area of state and local taxation, and has authored articles for industry-specific and general publications.

Education

State University of New York at Binghamton, B.S., Accounting
Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D.

Admissions

New York State
Connecticut
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States Tax Court

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
New York State Society of CPA’s – State and Local Taxation Section

Selected Publications

  • The Tax Adviser May 1, 2020, Quoted in “Sales Tax Conflicts Where Two States Tax the Same Transaction”
  • The Wall Street Journal January 27, 2020, Quoted in “New York Imposes $10 Million Tax Bill on Connecticut-based Hedge-Fund Manager”
  • The Trusted Professional May 2013, Recognized in “Kinsella Thanks Member Volunteers – Technical Hotline Volunteers.”
  • The Trusted Professional December 2012, Quoted in “Sales Tax Depends on Who is Renting What to Whom
  • E-zine’s New York News November 2012, Quoted in “Pole Dancing Decision Highlights Sales Tax Confusion”

Lectures

Presenter, Practitioner and Customer Services
NYC Department of Finance Tax Rapp, Tax Representatives and Practitioners Program
Sheraton Hotel & Towers, New York, NY, October 31, 2019

 

Presenter, Partnerships and LLCs Taxation
New York State Taxation Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education/NYSSCPA
FAE Learning Center, New York, NY, January 23, 2019

 

Presenter, New York and Tri-State Taxation
New York State Taxation Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education/NYSSCPA
TKP, New York, NY, November 7, 2018

 

Presenter, What’s New in Sales Tax Nexus
New York State Taxation Conference/Web Event/NYSSCPA
November 8, 2016

 

Presenter, New York State Taxation of Non-Residents & Dual Residents and Credit for Taxes Paid
New York State Taxation Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education/NYSSCPA
New York City Bar Association, October 20, 2014

 

Presenter, New York State Sales Tax Update
New York State Taxation Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education/NYSSCPA
New York City Bar Association, December 10, 2013

 

Presenter, Sales and Use Tax in New York, National Business Institute
Long Island, NY, October 16, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, October 17, 2013

 

Presenter, Sales Tax Relating to Information Services
New York State Taxation Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education/NYSSCPA
New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square, December 7, 2011

 

Presenter, Sales Tax Relating to Information Services
New York State Taxation Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education/NYSSCPA
New York Helmsley Hotel, December 8, 2010

 

Presenter, New York State Residency Audits
Multidisciplinary Tax Conference, NJSCPA Education Foundation
Pines Manor, Edison, NJ, January 22, 2009

 

Presenter, New York Residency Issues
New York State Taxation Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education/NYSSCPA
Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, December 9, 2008

 

Presenter, Taxation of Doing Business in New York
CPA Business Tech Expo
Hilton, New York, May 15, 2008

 

Speaker, New York Residency Audits
New York State Taxation Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education/NYSSCPA
FAE Conference Center, New York, December 14, 2006

 

Speaker, The Evolution of the Taxation of Film and Video Production in New York State
Entertainment & Sports Conference, Foundation for Accounting Education/NYSSCPA
Sheraton New York Hotels & Towers, June 6, 2002