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Sales Tax Issues for Retailers Webinar

Retailers deal with sales tax on a daily basis. Due to the high volume of sales faced by retailers, it is essential to make sure that you are not only properly collecting and remitting sales tax, but also managing all of the other sales tax issues that are involved. Make sure you’re doing it right - learn the ins and outs of handling sales tax on retail sales by registering for this webinar.


This 90-minute webinar taught by Diane Yetter of the Sales Tax Institute will discuss how to manage sales tax issues for retailers across a number of retail industries. Whether you sell clothing, make food and drug sales, work in in the hospitality industry, or make other retail sales, get the sales tax knowledge you need for your business. 


Learn whether sales tax applies to special charges such as shipping and handling, layaways, returns, gift cards, and gift wrapping. And learn about sales tax holidays and the administrative tasks you should be doing during them. Learn from a sales tax expert what you need to know about these issues and more by attending this webinar.



Learning Objectives for this webinar include:


  • Understand sales tax issues for clothing sales and when and where these sales are exempt.
  • Learn about the sales tax treatment of food and drug sales and special circumstances that can arise.
  • Gain knowledge about sales tax issues for the hospitality industry, such as restaurants and hotels.
  • Learn how to handle the administration of sales tax holidays.
  • Gain an understanding of how sales tax applies to charges such as shipping and handling, layaways, returns, gift cards, and gift wrapping.
  • Understand the importance of invoice presentation and the implications to sales tax determination.
  • Learn when you need an exemption certification, what is an acceptable certificate, differences when you are drop shipping and how to manage the certificates you do receive.



Who should attend?
This webinar is intended for anyone in the retail business who has responsibility for sales tax including tax, general accounting, accounts payable, sales, tax technology, purchasing and credit—who deal with sales and use tax as part of their responsibilities. The course is also designed for general practitioners, with minimal to no experience.


Additional information
Webinar attendees can earn 1.5 hours of CPE credit in the “Taxes” field of study
Prerequisites: This course requires no prerequisites or advance preparation.
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based


Refunds and Cancellations
If for any reason the Sales Tax Institute cancels a scheduled course, its only liability to registered students is a refund of registration fees received.  In the event that the Sales Tax Institute cancels a scheduled course, students will be notified of the course cancellation at the email address which they provided at the time of registration.  If a student cancels before the deadline, there is a $50 charge. If canceling after the deadline, there is no refund of registration fees. If substituting a course, there is no charge before deadline and a $25 charge after deadline. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 312.701.1800.


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