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.
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
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.
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.
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