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Basics of Sales and Use Tax

This live, three-day lecture, case study and group discussion will cover the tax's constitutional basis, leading cases, tax basis and administration (including collection and remittance procedures), audit defense and industry-specific information. Discussion topics include:



  • Define relevant terms
  • Review constitutional provisions and practical nexus applications
  • Define tax base and identify possible exemptions and exclusions
  • Discuss drop shipments
  • Develop audit administration and planning techniques and identify protest steps
  • Discuss current industry and audit issues
  • Review administrative issues in sales tax function including registration, information gathering, taxability decisions, return filing and EDI/EFT
  • Review your organization's sales and use tax function structuring options
  • Identify tax research tools and methodology
  • Discuss ethical issues


Designed for individuals with less than four years of sales-and-use-tax experience, this course offers an in-depth treatment of the basic concepts, requires no advance preparation or prerequisites, and qualifies for 23 CPE hours.

Class times

8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday

8:30 am - 3:00 pm Friday

Continental breakfast from 8:00 am - 8:30 am each day and a cocktail reception on Wednesday evening.


Class pricing

$1175 for registrations received by May 26, 2015

$1325 for registrations received after May 26, 2015


Substitution/Cancellation Deadline

June 9, 2015


Final Payment Due Date (if paying by check)

June 16, 2015

"Being new to sales and use tax, this has been most informative. Great reference for me - have a long ways to go, but a great start."
– Lori Ereth, Heritage Propane