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Local Taxes – Where, What, How, and Why?

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When is the last time you thought about local taxes?

Local taxes are frequently overlooked, but it is very risky for a business to let them slide. Don’t be fooled at their perceived importance – complying with local taxes and home-rule authorities should be a priority for tax professionals.

Local tax laws and procedures often differ from state-level sales and use tax laws and procedures. In fact, many local jurisdictions have different exemptions, tax bases, and forms than those of the state. These differences increase the complexity of complying with local sales and use tax laws and administrative procedures.

Are you sure that you’re compliant with local sales and use tax laws? If not, you may have tax liabilities that you’re not aware of that this webinar will help you address.

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 as part of their responsibilities. The course is also designed for general practitioners, with minimal to no experience.

About the Instructor

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

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.

More About Diane L. Yetter

“Sales Tax Institute webinars are always packed with up-to-date and resourceful tax news that equips tax professionals with the fast-paced developments in the field of state and local taxation.”

Additional Details About the Webinar

About the Webinar

Local taxes are not always treated as a priority by tax departments. They may seem less important and just too troublesome. Since they are often (but not always) a low percent, they just don’t make the radar.

But diminishing their importance is a HUGE misunderstanding about local taxes.

More than that, most people haven’t learned optimal ways to quickly handle local taxes. It is difficult to accurately track sales and purchase data with the level of detail needed to properly administer local sales and use taxes.  Keeping up with local tax rate changes can be a daunting task for any tax professional – let alone one who manages many different duties.

However, local taxes are extremely important. In fact, , some states allow “home-rule” jurisdictions to impose different taxability rules than the state. That means you could THINK you are in compliance, but local taxes are taking precedent and changing things for you.

Businesses and those who work with sales and use tax will find that learning how to maintain compliance at the local level is a fun and unique challenge.

Your Teaching Staff

In this 90-minute live webinar, sales tax expert Diane Yetter of the Sales Tax Institute will equip you with important knowledge that you may be missing about local taxes and home-rule authorities. Don’t get caught unprepared – make sure you’re handling these often-overlooked taxes correctly by attending this webinar.

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:

  • Identify the different jurisdictions that impose local taxes so you can insure that you’re not missing them – this is absolutely crucial for anyone who advises clients on sales tax.
  • Learn how Home-Rule works and discover where home-rule authorities exist across the country.
  • Examining nexus issues that arise with local taxes and home-rule authorities and know if you need to be collecting local sales or use tax.
  • Gain a foundational understanding of the sourcing rules different states use for local taxes to eliminate confusion on this tricky subject.
  • Learn how to incorporate local sales and use tax in your overall tax administration with ease.
  • Be prepared for common local tax audit issues so that you can speak to them confidently and provide solutions to your executives.
  • Gain knowledge about the special local taxes that exist in some states.

Earn 1.5 CPE Credits: 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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