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Sales Tax Issues for Retailers After Wayfair

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Overview

It is the most crucial time for all types of retailers to get their sales tax obligations in order because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. This seminal court case has far-reaching sales tax implications for retailers across every industry. And when we say retailer – we mean anyone who makes sales to the final consumer, not just traditional retailers.

When you factor in the sales tax obligations and special rules that retailers are responsible for, now is the perfect time to make sure you are staying sales tax compliant. A simple sales tax calculation mistake can make for very costly errors due to the particularly high amount of sales that retailers handle.

It is essential that you are not only properly collecting and remitting sales tax, but also correctly managing all of the other sales tax issues that are involved with retail sales.

Who should attend? 

This webinar is intended for anyone responsible for accounting and finance of a retail business – whether online or brick and mortar.  This could be an individual who has responsibility for sales tax including tax, general accounting, accounts payable, sales, tax technology, purchasing and credit and deals with sales and use tax as part of their responsibilities. The course is also designed for general practitioners, with minimal to no experience or those who advise retailers in financial/tax matters.

About the Instructor

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

Diane L. Yetter is 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

“I have attended several webinars and recommend them to all my colleagues! They are excellent and completely relevant to my field of sales tax work.”

Additional Details About the Webinar

Additional Details About the Webinar

The South Dakota v. Wayfair decision has changed the sales tax landscape, making new sales tax obligations for retailers everywhere. This webinar will get you up-to-speed on the latest developments regarding retail sales tax in light of this important case.

In addition, you’ll learn how to correctly handle your day-to-day sales tax obligations for the retail industry, whether you sell clothing, food and drugs, or are in hospitality. You’ll learn about exemption certificate management, how to handle sales tax for drop shipments, and the importance of the wording you use on invoices and contracts for sales tax purposes. (Yes, how you present your products on your invoices can influence how you are taxed!)

Not only that, we’ll dig deep into  how sales tax applies to special charges that only retailers deal with, such as shipping and handling, returns, and more. You’ll also learn the special rules you’ll need to follow during sales tax holidays.

By attending this webinar, you’ll help ensure that you meet your sales tax obligations in the retail industry and avoid costly mistakes that retailers easily make.

Your Teaching Staff

In this 90-minute live webinar, sales tax expert Diane Yetter of the Sales Tax Institute will teach you how to manage sales tax issues for retailers across a number of retail industries. Regardless of what you sell, there are common issues all sellers need to understand. In this webinar, you’ll get important updates and acquire the sales tax knowledge you need for your business.

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:

  • Learn how to correctly handle sales tax issues for retailers across a range of industries, including clothing sales, food and drug sales, and the hospitality industry.
  • Get updated on the recent South Dakota v. Wayfair decision and understand the impact it can have on your operations.
  • Learn about exemption certificates, the different types of exemption documentation you’ll come across, and important administrative duties regarding exemption certificates.
  • Understand the ins and outs of drop shipments and the sales tax implications they can have on your operations.
  • Discover the importance of the wording used on invoices and contracts and the impact it can have on the amount of sales tax that you need to collect and remit.
  • Understand how sales tax applies to special charges such as shipping and handling, layaways, returns, gift cards, and gift wrapping.
  • Discover how to handle administrative issues during sales tax holidays, so you don’t get tripped up on these initiatives.

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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