Todd A. Lard

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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  • Tax
  • State and Local Tax
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0909
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Dallas Baptist University, B.A.B.A., Accounting
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in Taxation; Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D.
Admitted1997, Oklahoma; 2005, District of Columbia
BornLubbock, Texas, June 19, 1963

A nationally known state tax lawyer with significant experience and insight into state tax policy, digital economy and communications tax issues, Todd Lard advises Fortune 500 companies on state and local tax. Todd provides clients with strategic tax planning and solutions to state tax controversy matters, and advocates at the state and federal levels regarding state tax policy and legislative issues.

Todd returned to Sutherland in 2013 after spending five years as Vice President and General Counsel at the Council On State Taxation (COST). His work there included legislative, administrative and judicial advocacy on complex state and local tax issues for multistate corporations, including nexus, jurisdiction, discriminatory taxation and apportionment. He testified before government authorities and filed amicus briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court and state appellate courts advocating fair and nondiscriminatory taxation of multistate corporations.

In his previous tenure with the firm, Todd was an integral member of Sutherland's State and Local Tax (SALT) practice. His work focused on state and local tax planning and controversy, and he worked significantly with cable and communications clients on their rapidly evolving products and resulting tax issues. Before joining Sutherland, Todd served as a Tax Research Manager for Nextel Communications and worked in the Washington National Tax Office of KPMG, where he advised on the tax consequences of various transactions implicating corporation income, sales, use and other taxes.

Awards and Rankings

Recipient, Sales Tax Article of the Year by the Institution for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) for co-authoring “Streamlining the Guidance Process: Using CRIC to Get Uniform Sales Tax Guidance,” published in the July 2014 issue of the IPT - Tax Report (2015)


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Give Thanks and File Your Pennsylvania Net Loss Carryover Deduction Refund Claims!
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, November 25, 2015
In a decision sure to give Pennsylvania legislators and the Department of Revenue indigestion before their big Thanksgiving meals, the Commonwealth Court held that Pennsylvania’s net loss carryover (NLC) deduction cap violated Pennsylvania’s Uniformity Clause because it resulted in...

Louisiana: Get Your Amnesty Before It's Gone!
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, October 30, 2015
Louisiana will offer a tax amnesty from November 16, 2015 to December 15, 2015. Taxpayers that agree to pay delinquent taxes will receive a waiver of 33% of penalties and 17% of interest. The 2015 program applies to taxes due prior to January 1, 2015, for which the Louisiana Department of Revenue...

Bad Day for California as TTA Sales Tax Exemption for Software Is Broadly Reaffirmed by Appellate Court - Will Taxpayer Refund Claims Now Move?
Michele Borens,Jonathan A. Feldman,Jeffrey A. Friedman,Todd A. Lard,Carley A. Roberts, October 15, 2015
In a significant rebuff of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), the California Second District Court of Appeal held that a manufacturer’s sale of software on tangible media was exempt from sales tax under the technology transfer agreement (TTA) statutes. Lucent Technologies, Inc....

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Todd A. Lard

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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