John (Jay) M. Jetter

John (Jay) M. Jetter

Of Counsel
Seattle, WA

About Jay

Jay Jetter is an attorney in the tax section of Stoel Rives’ Benefits, Tax, and Private Client group, where he assists businesses and individuals with a variety of federal, state, and local tax issues.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Jay was counsel with Snell & Wilmer (2019–2021), a senior tax policy attorney (2018–2019, 2010–2017) and tax policy attorney (2008–2010) with the Washington State Department of Revenue, and a senior associate, state & local tax, with Moss Adams (2017–2018).

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  • Advises businesses in a wide variety of industries on the state and local tax implications of various business transactions, including multistate sales and use tax, property tax, and corporate and individual income tax matters.
  • Services include private letter rulings; amnesty and voluntary disclosure negotiations; tax controversy (audits, appeals, negotiations, and litigation); legislation; mergers & acquisitions; credits and incentives, and Nexus studies.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Arizona, Tax and Real Property Sections
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Tax and Real Property, Probate, and Trust Sections
  • Member, American Bar Association, Tax and Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Sections
  • King County Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • “40 Under Forty,” South Sound Business Examiner, 2016
  • Board of Directors (2013–2018); President (2016), Foss Waterway Development Authority, City of Tacoma
  • Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services
  • WSBA Wills for Heroes
  • Attorney Rater, YMCA Youth & Government State Mock Trial
  • Volunteer Judge, ABA Law Student Division, National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Written Submissions Judge, ABA Tax Section, Law Student Tax Challenge
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Arizona Court of Appeals Holds State and Local Property Taxes Assessed Against Permanent Improvements Located on Leased Trust Land Are Preempted” (co-author), Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert, May 7, 2021
  • “Transformational Investments and Arizona Tax Credits,” Feeding Phoenix Virtual Telethon Fundraiser, Creighton Community Foundation, April 5, 2021
  • “Covid-19 Impacts on Sales Tax Landscape,” Bloomberg Law, October 2020
  • “State & Local Tax COVID-19 Updates,” Snell & Wilmer’s 2020 Year-End CLE Series: Virtual Edition, August 25, 2020
  • “New Guidance Regarding the Property Tax Implications of the Occasional Commercial Use of a School-Owned Facility,” Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert, July 13, 2020
  • “Arizona Department of Revenue Working with Transaction Privilege Tax Taxpayers Impacted by COVID-19” (co-author), Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert, July 6, 2020
  • “Managing Business Needs During and Beyond a Pandemic,” Snell & Wilmer Telephone Presentation, June 17, 2020
  • “4 Ways Tax Pros Say Pandemic Has Changed Their Practice” (quoted), Law360, May 22, 2020
  • “How Marketplace Facilitator Taxation Is Evolving,” Law360, April 23, 2020
  • “The CARES Act Includes Many Tax Incentives for Employers - Charitable Contribution Modifications” (co-author), Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert, March 30, 2020
  • “Arizona’s April 15th Deadline to Make Donations to Charities, STOs, and Public Schools Remains Unchanged for 2019 Tax Year Credits” (co-author), Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert, March 24, 2020
  • “Arizona’s Remote Seller/Marketplace Facilitator Legislation Takes Effect October 1” (co-author), Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert, October 1, 2019
  • “Real Estate Law: Interpreting Legal Documents,” Washington Association of County Assessors, Dupont, WA, August 17, 2016
  • “Excise Tax Exemptions Related to Transfers of Real Property Interests and Controlling Interests in Entities,” Washington State Bar Association Midyear Seminar, Spokane, WA, June 14, 2009

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