Annabelle Canning is a partner at Capitol Tax Partners, Washington’s largest independent consulting firm specializing in tax legislative and regulatory matters. Ms. Canning advises clients seeking Federal legislative solutions to complicated, inefficient and onerous state tax concerns. Prior to joining Capitol Tax Partners, Ms. Canning served as Vice President, State Tax Policy at Verizon Communications, and Assistant General Counsel, Federal and State Tax Policy at Verizon Wireless. While at Verizon/Verizon Wireless, she was involved in numerous Federal and state tax reform initiatives, including successful efforts to develop and enact the Mobile Telecommunications Sourcing Act and to extend the Internet Tax Moratorium to all forms of broadband access, as well as current efforts regarding the Cell Phone Tax Moratorium and the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act. Ms. Canning previously served as Vice President and Legislative Counsel at the Council On State Taxation (“COST”), the leading trade association representing large, multistate businesses regarding state tax issues. While at COST, she presented the COST 50-State Study and Report on Telecommunications Taxation to the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce established by the Internet Tax Freedom Act. Before that, Ms. Canning served as State Tax Counsel for Bell Atlantic and a tax attorney with the law firms of Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison and Venable. She has testified a number of times regarding tax legislation before Federal and state legislative committees and is a frequent speaker at national conferences on federal-state tax policy issues. She holds a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from the Georgetown Law Center, cum laude.