Karen T. Syrylo, CPA isnow a sole practitioner having spent much of her career with “Big 4”international accounting firms where she was a state and local tax servicesgroup partner. She has specialized in multi-state tax consulting services forover 35 years, working with clients in a wide variety of industries and withheadquarters from around the world, on matters of multistate tax planning andanalysis, and tax audit defense and appeals, in income tax, sales tax, propertytax, unclaimed property, and other SALT matters. The highlight of her professional career hasbeen the initiating and developing in the early stages of the taxpayer’s appealthe Constitutional issues that were successfully argued before the MarylandCourt of Appeals and United States Supreme Court on behalf of the taxpayer inthe Wynne v. Comptroller case. Karen is a frequent speaker and author onstate tax topics, and was a member of several legislative commissions. She is a current Board of Directors memberand prior State Tax Committee Chair for the Maryland Association of CPAs, is co-chairof the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Tax Committee, and is a member of theAICPA.