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and voluntary compliance options
A state and local tax expert reviewed nexus standards and developments, risk of discovery, and voluntary compliance options — everything you need to know about mandatory tax registration and reporting requirements.
The manufacturer's dilemma: sales and use tax compliance in the supply chain
Many businesses are unaware (or choose to ignore) their use tax obligations. But doing so can be a costly mistake. This session offered strategies to eliminate uncertainty and avoid expensive liabilities, develop tracking and reporting strategies, and discover tools and processes
to stay compliant.
Advanced excise scenarios and profiles
This session focused on the schedule scenario engine and how to make changes without IT or Avalara assistance. With an exploration of several typical use cases for scenario and profile customization, participants learned how to
put these powerful features to work to
enhance tax filing processes.
Trends and risk factors in state audits
Ever wondered what triggers an audit? This session provided in-depth perspectives on the trends around state audits, what to avoid, and how to best keep ahead of the states for your business or your clients.
Experts panel: The state auditor’s perspective
A seasoned panel of state auditors and tax directors discussed what can trigger an audit,
key pitfalls, and how to avoid them.
Navigating the cloud:
A sales and use tax guide
What is the taxability of cloud service platforms — SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS? A presentation of five tools to better position your company in the event of
an audit or when planning for future cloud purchases. This session delved into issues of sourcing, tangible vs. intangible, the impact
of contractual language, and more.
Returns overview 2: Reports and reconciliation
Followed Returns overview 1 session and covered second half of returns lifecycle: reports for remitting sales tax liabilities, reconciliation
best practices, approving liability worksheet, carry-over credits, importing transactions,
and online filing calendar.
Experts panel: Best practices for sales and use tax
A panel of State and Local Tax (SALT) experts discussed the ins and outs of transaction tax —
a vital session provided tips for participants seeking to save their company time and
navigate complex tax headaches.
Returns overview 1:
Filing management and best practices
Included tax profile nexus, exemptions, taxability, building out a filing calendar, nexus and registration exposure, independent reporting needs, location-based filing obligations, notices, and proactively reducing exposure in an audit.
Experts panel: What the future holds in sales and use tax legislation
Avalara's Scott Peterson moderated a panel that discussed recent sales and use tax legislation (federal and local), and how it may
Avalara helps companies get tax compliance right
Global connectivity has created a dynamic, complex tax environment. At Avalara, we’re streamlining tax compliance strategies to remove the complexities so companies of all sizes can be confident in their books.
Too many companies use ZIP codes to calculate tax rates, but true accuracy lies in geolocation.
Sales Tax Rates: ZIP Codes vs. Geolocation
The sales tax landscape is changing, and compliance is now more important than ever.
Wakefield Research Report: The Executive’s Guide to Sales Tax Risk
“With unique tax rules for over 12,000 different jurisdictions, technology is imperative for compliance. ‘Sales tax is damn hard. It’s harder than most people think,’ McFarlane said.
‘Nearly half of all CFOs say that, under audit, they wouldn’t get sales tax right.’”
Daniel Hood, May 2, 2017
Major changes ahead for sales tax compliance
Businesses face an increasingly complex landscape
As companies grow, they are exposed to tax rules that vary at the local, state, and country level. In addition, governments are replacing entire tax regimes, making it more important than ever to have the right tax automation strategies in place.
Global communication means massive commerce opportunities and, for small companies, keeping up on cross-border tax compliance shouldn’t be
LandedCost: You Don’t Have to Be a Giant to Go Global
“With increasing cross-border business transactions, global digital tax compliance is here. According to Scott McFarlane, CEO of tax compliance software maker Avalara, it’s already happening, and tax professionals and advisors need to take notice.”
Seth Fineberg, May 2, 2017
Global Digital Tax Compliance Becoming
Cross-border commerce is on the rise
Cross-border sales total nearly $18 trillion a year, and one in three businesses in the U.S. plans to start selling internationally in the next year. As businesses continue to expand their geographic reach through digital channels, tax compliance will continue to be a challenge.
Founder and CEO, Scott McFarlane, discusses how Avalara helps companies of all sizes calculate and document tax the moment the transaction takes place.
In the Magic Moment
“States have intensified and diversified their strategies to combat the 25-year-old rule that many consider an antiquated brick-and-mortar restriction in an increasingly digital world.”
Jennifer McLoughlin, May 2, 2017
Amazon Agreements Boosting States’ Digital Sales Tax Drive
The future of tax is digital
Governments everywhere are considering new forms of digital enforcement to get their piece of the transaction tax pie. Now more than ever, companies of all sizes will need to take advantage of digital tax compliance tools in the face of increased government oversight.
Digital technology is accelerating commerce, placing increased pressure on tax compliance professionals. At CRUSH 2017, we brought together more than 400 experts to discuss and strategize how every business can get taxes right. Here are our top three takeaways from CRUSH 2017!
Taxes are getting more complex