Sales Tax Institute News

Meet Iryna Soares, Winner of the 2021 Sales Tax Nerd Award

The Sales Tax Nerd Award recognizes sales tax professionals who demonstrate a dedicated passion and commitment to the study and practice of sales tax.

Sales Tax Institute Book Club: Contagious Culture by Anese Cavanaugh

This month, the Sales Tax Institute read Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization that Thrives which covers how to shape and revitalize company culture.

A Quarter Century of Sales Tax

A 25th Anniversary reflection by Diane Yetter. See where the Sales Tax Institute has been and where it is going!

The Sales Tax Institute Book Club: I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot By the Taliban

Last month, the Sales Tax Institute staff focused on improving our understanding of the injustices surrounding the lack of education for girls around the world by reading Malala.

2020 Year in Review

Take a look at our 2020 Sales Tax Year in Review.

Sales Tax Institute Book Club: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

This month, the Sales Tax Institute book club focused on team building. Before a business can be successful, the team must learn how to function productively and smoothly. According to author Patrick Lencioni, there are five dysfunctions that often plague…

Drive, Determination, and Dedication: Spotlight on Kelly Smith, 2020 Sales Tax Nerd Award Winner

Kelly Smith did not seek out a career in sales tax. However, when a sales tax opportunity presented itself, she dove in headfirst and never looked back. Sales tax piqued her curiosity and became a natural fit for Kelly as…

Sales Tax Institute Book Club: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

The Sales Tax Institute book club continued into the month of August to maintain our company-wide conversation about race in the United States. Our book of choice, Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk…

Celebrating a Year of Excitement and Challenges

Today is the day that I contemplate the past and look to the future. Why August 6? It is the anniversary of YETTER Tax and the Sales Tax Institute! It was 24 years ago when it all started. It is…

Sales Tax Institute Book Club: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Last month, the Sales Tax Institute made a commitment to dismantle our internal biases and become active in creating change by eliminating injustices in our country. Each member of our team remains accountable for this promise. After reflecting as a…

To Our Community

Dear Sales Tax Institute Community, Recent events triggered by the senseless murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others have shaken our home city of Chicago, our state, and our country. We are encouraged by the many peaceful protestors…

2019 by the Numbers

What were the biggest moments in sales tax in 2019? Check out the Sales Tax Institute graphical year in review.

The Top 5 Reasons We’re Feeling Grateful in 2019

From record student numbers to new Sales Tax Institute team members – we are grateful for yet another exciting and busy year in the sales tax field, learning and growing alongside you. Here are the top five reasons we’re feeling extra grateful this year.

Meet the 2019 Sales Tax Nerd Award Winner: Cherie Julius

The Sales Tax Institute is excited to announce that we have selected Cherie Julius, Senior Tax Manager at Uline, Inc., as the winner of the first ever Sales Tax Nerd Award!

23 Years of Sales Tax Institute

By Diane Yetter Today marks 23 years (CRAZY!) since I started Yetter Consulting and the Sales Tax Institute. As I’ve thought about this date and the amount of time I’ve been helping people with sales tax issues, it often feels…

How One Court Decision Kept Us on Our Toes, Brought Us Together & Moves Us Forward

The Wayfair decision is unprecedented in the amount of change it brought to the sales tax landscape. It is also unprecedented in the way it has inspired camaraderie and community building among sales tax professionals in ways that make our…

Women in Sales Tax: Taking on the Business World & Pursuing Their Passion

The Sales Tax Institute is proudly woman-owned and woman-led. In light of Women’s History month, we’re celebrating all the women who spend their days working in sales tax. It’s a special month to take the time to elevate the voices…

Talking Sales Tax with Faculty Member Charles Maniace

Welcome to the latest in our series of Sales Tax Institute faculty member profiles! I recently sat down to chat with Charles Maniace, Director of Regulatory Analysis at Sovos. Charles is one of our newest faculty members, but he has…

Celebrating the Sales Tax Nerd Community

Nerd: a single-minded expert in a particular technical field Does this describe you? If you’re a sales tax nerd, you’re probably getting questions like “What’s up with the sales tax on my Amazon purchase?” We’re hearing those questions too -…

Football, Pizza & Sales Tax – A Chat with Faculty Member Jordan Goodman

Faculty member, Jordan Goodman, shares about his career path, advice for young sales tax professionals, and why he\’s passionate about teaching and working in sales tax.

Top 2018 Sales Tax Developments and 2019 Predictions from Sales Tax Pros

2018 was a year for the books. We took the opportunity to reflect on one of the most exciting years in sales tax history by gathering insights from professionals at the top of the sales tax field. We asked sales…

2018 Sales Tax by the Numbers

A snapshot of the Sales Tax Institute\’s 2018 year in sales tax. From Wayfair to teaching more students than ever before, it was a memorable year!

Giving Thanks to this Monumental Sales Tax Year

We give thanks to every member of the Sales Tax Institute circle who was a part of this momentous year in sales tax.

SD v Wayfair: The Decision – Day 1 Analysis with Diane Yetter

Diane Yetter debriefs the momentous Supreme Court decision, South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court. She breaks down what the decision means for businesses and shares her initial reactions during a live Q&A session.