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Tax Leader Summit - Navigating Tax Policy - 2013

Join your fellow tax department leaders as we explore and establish the best practices for tax departments in an interactive series of panel-focused discussions. Panels will be led by business leaders and consultants, whose ideas and expertise will help us establish tax policy best practices that will make your tax department more effective and successful.


Sales Tax for E-Commerce Webinar

Knowing when and how to collect and remit sales and use tax can be particularly difficult for e-commerce businesses.  The growth of the e-commerce market has outpaced the states’ development of tax laws to properly determine how to characterize a sale for tax treatment.  And the landscape for e-commerce is changing.  With more states adopting click-through nexus laws (“Amazon” laws) and affiliate nexus laws, it can be difficult to keep track of everything you need to know.  Additionally, the proposed Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 could lead to more changes if it’s pas

VAT vs. Sales Tax – What Are the Differences and How Do They Work? Webinar

Businesses today are most likely global and rarely operating in a single country.   To support customers that can be located anywhere, businesses often have a complex supply chain that allows them to service customers beyond their border.  But when is a business required to register and collect tax in a foreign country?  In the United States, we call this “nexus.” In Canada and other VAT countries, it is called “permanent establishment.” In the U.S., we have “drop shipments.” In the EU it is called “triangulation.” Some of the rules are similar, but others are very different.


Audit Defense Tips & Tricks Webinar

No tax professional looks forward to being audited.  Being prepared and knowing what to expect is your first line of defense if your company undergoes a tax audit.  This webinar will teach you how to minimize your audit risk by understanding each step of the process and uncovering tips and tricks for audit defense. This 90-minute webinar taught by B.J.

How States Tax the Cloud Webinar

It is likely that every business today is using a cloud platform – most commonly remote access to software and remote access to hardware. These models, however, provide both vendors and purchasers alike with a variety of taxability issues including characterization of what is being used, determination of the transaction situs, and allocation of the tax base. This session will address these issues by examining different philosophies and approaches among the states, providing the attendee with the foundation to understand the nuances that need to be addressed on a state by state basis.

Managing Your Sales & Use Tax Data Webinar

This session will help you maximize the value of effective data management strategies.  We will discuss data transformation techniques, data integrity checks, proper backup and secure storage of data sets and automation of the data management strategy.  We will also explore the required monitoring of this strategy to ensure success, compliance and continual improvement.


The Practices of a Best-in-Class Tax Department Webinar

Today’s tax department leaders face many challenges including implementing corporate tax policy, staying on top of technical issues, hiring and retaining personnel, managing the internal and external perception of the tax department, and funding the department in lean budget times.  Balancing all of these priorities takes a great leader.   But how do tax leaders know what the best practices are in all of these areas?  And where should they focus their attention to get their department to a leadership role – internally as well as externally?  The Sales Tax Institute addressed these issues at

Tax Research Tips & Tricks Webinar

A new year means a new opportunity to improve your research skills by learning tax research tips and tricks from the experts.  We’re excited to offer our popular “Tax Research Tips and Tricks” webinar once again so you can hone your skills for 2014!


Upcoming Changes to Canada's Harmonization Landscape and What It Means To You Webinar

Doing business in Canada can have its challenges from a sales tax perspective for many US organizations.  Staying up-to-date with developments and understanding the potential implications for your organization is key  for businesses trying to effectively manage their Canadian sales tax compliance risks.  2013 will see many changes in the Canadian harmonization landscape with BC deharmonizing as of April 1, 2013 and reverting back to a two level sales tax regime along with further harmonization in Quebec (January 1, 2013)  and full harmonization for PEI (April 1, 2013).

Best Practices in Systems Implementation Webinar

It is critical for businesses that sell items in multiple jurisdictions to implement a technology solution to accurately manage sales and use tax functions.  Understanding the best practices in implementing a transaction tax system will help you to reduce errors, increase productivity, and potentially avoid audit fines and penalties and the labor costs to fix mistakes found in an audit.



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