Navigating Sales and Use Tax in Kentucky - Speakers


Michael R. Harbold, CPA
Tax Associate Director, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC

Harbold has more than 25 years of experience in providing tax services to Kentuckiana companies. He has assisted manufacturing, natural resources, healthcare, retail and service companies with tax planning and compliance with a focus in state and local taxation, including income/franchise tax, sales tax, property tax, severance tax, and incentives and credits.




Erica L. Horn, CPA, J.D.
Tax Associate Director, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC

Horn has over 30 years of professional experience. She has spent the majority of her career advising clients on state and local tax issues. She has represented Kentucky and multi-national companies in tax controversies before the Kentucky Department of Revenue, Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals, and the state and federal courts of the Commonwealth. Through her advice and advocacy, Erica has saved her clients millions of dollars in Kentucky taxes. Erica has experience in a wide-range of industries including construction, equine, manufacturing, and warehousing and distribution, and is a prolific speaker and author on state and local tax topics. She was named 2019 State Tax Author of the Year – Direct Taxes by Bloomberg Tax and Accounting.



Dean W. Stork, Sr.
Federal & State Tax Manager, Lexmark International, Inc.

Stork began his tax career with the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet as a tax auditor in 1982. He was hired by The Kroger Company in 1985 as the state tax supervisor. While there, Kroger litigated the St. Louis gross receipts tax and won. When Kroger sold the Hooks-SuperX Drug Stores, by tax planning they were able to save significant Indiana gross income Tax and other taxes. In 1991, Stork joined Lexmark Int., Inc. as the SALT manager. While there, he has been on the tax committee of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and been published by the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (formerly AIK). He has provided testimony before Kentucky legislative committees as well. Lexmark has also been involved in litigation and was successful in netting intangibles for the Kentucky intangibles tax. Stork has spoken to many business groups and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Kentucky where he is a graduate.