Move from handling sales tax with frustrating guesswork to shining as a go-to expert in your department.
If you are looking for an interactive live training course designed for individuals working in financial or accounting corporate and consulting environments, Basics of Sales and Use Tax is for you. If you currently handle (or will soon handle) sales and use tax for their company, themselves, or their clients, find all the training you need here.
All attendees take classes together and the sessions involve a mixture of lecture, case studies, and group discussions. The unique curriculum is designed to focus on the most critical sales tax basics you need to help your company and/or clients today.
Classes are taught by the top professionals in the industry who have specialized backgrounds in different areas of sales and use tax so that you get a wide range of viewpoints. Sessions are interactive and informative and include time for Q&A.
PLUS, all attendees have the opportunity for one-on-one access to the faculty where they can answer specific questions and help with specific situations. Furthermore, we never allow government auditors to attend our live courses, so you can safely ask your specific questions without fear.
Basics of Sales and Use Tax is different than other training programs because it focuses on the practical application of sales and use tax concepts. We want you to be able to apply what you learn to your job right away when you are done. And we succeed. In fact, many alumni of the Basics of Sales and Use Tax course state that what they learned at Basics helps them better manage their day-to-day work for long after the course.
The course will help you be faster at decision making, improve your accuracy, and allows you to make more strategic sales tax recommendations with confidence. You will learn how to improve your workflow, eliminate guesswork, and reduce risk with a practical application, hands-on teaching approach.
The most unique part of Basics is the size. We limit the number of participants to under 50 students. We do this so that everyone gets a chance to learn, discuss, and make meaningful connections with one another. We keep things intimate so that you get the focused attention and guidance that you need to really understand sales and use tax.
In short, Basics helps you end nerve wracking, frustrating guesswork and instead shine as the go-to sales tax expert in your department.
Our expert faculty will teach the following fundamental topics: tax base, use tax accrual, Streamlined Sales Tax Project, ethics, career options, nexus, registration, exemptions, incentives, drop shipments, audits, compliance, tax automation.
Basics will introduce the most important industry-specific sales tax issues for the 10 most common industries: construction, healthcare, hi-tech, hospitality, leasing, manufacturing, professional services, retail, telecom, and utilities. Plus, each attendee will be able to attend one industry deep-dive breakout session where you can learn from an industry specialist and interact with peers in your industry. Breakout sessions offered will be dependent on those that attend.
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Basics of Sales and Use Tax 2024 will take place at the Union League Club of Chicago. The Club is a prominent Chicago private club, conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s downtown financial district with easy access to downtown Chicago attractions and restaurants.
Basics Group Rate: $219.00 per room + 20% per night surcharge
Book your hotel room by July 2nd to ensure booking with the reduced rate of the course hotel block.
Sales Tax Institute does not book your hotel room for you, you must reserve your own hotel room.
Continental breakfast will be provided to all attendees from 8AM – 8:30AM each day. Lunch, snacks and beverages are provided as well.
A welcome cocktail reception exclusively for Basics attendees is held on Wednesday evening. All food and drink is on us at the cocktail reception so please plan to come and meet the other attendees and your course faculty members.
The hotel is easily accessible from either of Chicago’s airports: Midway International Airport or O’Hare International Airport using public transit (35-35 minutes) or a cab/ride-sharing (30-50 minutes depending on traffic). Parking is available with the hotel (rates apply). All transportation and parking costs are the attendee’s responsibility.
You may cancel your registration and receive a refund of course fees minus a cancellation fee up to 10 days before the event. If you cancel 10 days or less before the event, your course fees will be credited to a future STI event held within the next year (minus any out-of-pocket costs we incur if you cancel 5 days out or less).
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