Diane L. Yetter
Diane L. Yetter is the “Sales Tax Nerd TM” as well as a strategist, advisor, speaker and author in the field of sales and use tax. She is president and founder of YETTER Tax, a sales tax consulting and tax technology firm in business since 1996. She is also the founder of The Sales Tax Institute, which offers live and online courses to educate business professionals about sales and use tax.
Diane works with clients of all sizes in a myriad of industries to deliver sales tax services ranging from tax technology to tax policy and planning and training. She also regularly partners with other advisors to help them serve their clients.
She is a Certified Implementation Partner and Trainer with Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Indirect Tax, a Certified Training and TDM Specialist for Vertex, Inc., a Certified Implementation Partner of Avalara, an Accounting partner for Vertex and VertexCloud, and a Tax Advisor Partner with TaxJar.
As a speaker, Diane is frequently asked to present to industry groups concerning sales and use tax issues including the Council on State Taxation (COST), Chicago Tax Club, Diversified Communications (IOFM), the Institute of Professionals in Taxation (IPT), National Association of Credit Managers (NACM), National Association for Retail Marketing Services (NARMS), Vertex User Conference, Thomson Reuters User Conference, Taxpayer’s Federation of Illinois and Avalara.
As an author, Diane has written articles concerning sales and use tax issues. She co-authored No Excuses: Automation Advances Make Sales Tax Collection Easier for Everyone for State TaxNotes and The Best Practices of a Best-in-Class Corporate Tax Department and Best Practices in Transaction Tax Systems Implementation for the Journal of MultiState Taxation and Incentives. Diane authored Drop Shipments: Taxation, Compliance and Planning and Multistate Guide to Sales and Use Tax: Manufacturing, both published by Wolters Kluwer (CCH). She was editor for the 1995-1996 edition of the Information Technology Association of America Software & Services State Tax Report and is the author of the US Sales Tax Chapter for the IBFD VAT Worldwide Research Database. Diane was invited to testify before the Senate Committee on Finance regarding the impact of the Wayfair decision on small businesses and remote sellers. She has also appeared as an expert witness.
Diane is a member of the AICPA, Illinois CPA Society, Chicago Tax Club, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Taxation Committee, Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois and the Institute of Professionals in Taxation. She is a member of the Practitioner Connection with the Council on State Taxation, and represents client concerns on a number of task forces. She is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board. Diane was named in Accounting Today’s 100 Most Influential People in Accounting seven times between 2011 and 2021. As an entrepreneur, she was honored as Woman Business Owner of the Year 2020 by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago Chapter. Her twitter handle, @SalesTaxInst has been one of Forbes Top 100 Tax Twitter Handles and @YetterTax is in the Accounting social media leaders. She also sits on the Avalara Accounting Meta Influencers Roundtable.
Diane serves on the KU Endowment Association’s Board of Trustees and is a Past Chair and current member of the Dean’s Board of Advisors, University of Kansas School of Business where she is also an adjunct professor, teaching topics on state and local taxation and entrepreneurship.
Diane earned a BS in accounting and business administration from the University of Kansas in 1985 and an MS in taxation from DePaul University in 1994. Prior to founding the company, Diane was a state and local tax manager in the Chicago office of Arthur Andersen LLP, the sales and use tax director for the Quaker Oats Company, and a sales and use tax auditor for the Kansas Department of Revenue.
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