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Audit Empowerment: Techniques and Tips to Pass Your Next Audit

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Does the thought of a sales tax audit keep you up at night? If so, you’re not alone. Business owners and tax pros often lose sleep, worried that they won’t be prepared when a state auditor comes calling.

Unfortunately, the chances of a tax audit happening in the lifetime of your business or at your workplace are pretty high. States across the country increasingly target taxpayers for sales and use tax audits as they look to fill their coffers.

But there is no need to feel defenseless and tense about audits.  With good preparation and easy-to-learn practices you can be audit-ready any time.  

Who should attend?

This webinar is intended for financial and operations personnel—including tax, general accounting, accounts payable, sales, tax technology, purchasing and credit—who deal with sales and use tax and their potential audits as part of their responsibilities. The course is also designed for general practitioners, with minimal to no sales tax experience.

About the Instructor

Diane L. Yetter, President & Founder, YETTER and Sales Tax Institute

Diane L. Yetter is the “Sales Tax NerdTM” as well as a strategist, advisor, speaker, and author in the field of sales and use tax. She is president and founder of YETTERTM, a sales tax consulting and tax technology firm in business since 1996. She is also the founder of The Sales Tax Institute, a premier think tank that offers live and online courses to educate business professionals about sales and use tax.

More About Diane L. Yetter

“Diane can take a very complex topic and has the gift to simplify it for the non sales tax professional!”

Additional Details About the Audit Empowerment Webinar

It’s natural to feel anxious and overwhelmed at the thought of an auditor knocking on your door. But what if you could face an audit feeling confident, fully prepared, and ready to take on any challenges that the auditor brings?

This isn’t a dream. With the proper guidance and execution, you can help make yourself virtually audit-proof! We’ll show you how in this webinar using Diane Yetter’s 30+ years experience.

Diane started in sales tax as an auditor and will give a unique perspective to attendees about what it’s like on both sides of the table. She will tell you the areas that sales and use tax auditors target when they look for unpaid tax liabilities. The expert advice and practical steps will help you take control of your audit and ensure that you aren’t defenseless against the auditor.  

This course will be full of practical techniques that you can implement in your business right away to help you better prepare for a potential audit – like documentation you need to maintain and more. It will also include strategies to feel confident and empowered during an audit, including negotiation tactics and how to handle common situations.  

In addition, many may discover areas where they have been overpaying sales tax. By identifying and exploring these areas, you could bring significant cost savings to the company.

Your Teaching Staff

In this 90-minute live webinar, sales tax expert Diane Yetter of the Sales Tax Institute will teach you how to prepare for a sales tax audit and give you practical advice that you can implement immediately in your business. Diane will cover a wide range of topics that you need to be aware so you can be fully prepared come audit time.

And during the live Q&A portion of the webinar, you can get answers to your specific sales tax questions directly from Diane.

Learning Objectives for this webinar include:

  • Discover best practices to implement in your business every day to help make yourself audit-proof when an auditor inevitably comes calling.
  • Learn how to manage exemption certificates to ensure that you are staying compliant and not creating sales tax liabilities.
  • Understand what documentation and data you need to maintain in order to be prepared for the auditor’s requests.
  • Learn how to perform internal reviews so you can make sure that your company is following policies.
  • Understand what you need to be doing to stay compliant for use tax, an area that is often neglected and can lead to costly use tax audits.
  • Gain insight on the auditor’s experience and what they look for.
  • See how you influence the outcome of an audit and even negotiate terms with your auditor.
  • Discover areas where you may be overpaying sales tax, so you can take advantage of cost saving opportunities.

CPE 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


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