Webinars for sales and use tax professionals

Learn best practices and get sage advice from leading experts on sales and use tax compliance. Our wide network of presenters will cover topics like audit preparation, new Amazon laws, drop shipping rules, the latest trends in sales tax rules, and more — helping you understand the ever-changing world of tax compliance. Our webinars are designed for all sales tax professionals — including prospective customers, current Avalara users, and our partners. Sign up for one or attend them all.


South Dakota vs. Wayfair ruling: Impact on remote sellers

Scott Peterson, Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations, Avalara

The Supreme Court granted states the authority to tax out-of-state transactions. Our leading expert explains what that means for online sellers, including:

  • Whether remote sellers need to register and file in additional states
  • The effects on future laws in other states
  • How to determine sales tax obligations based on where you do business


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Learn more about the Wayfair ruling on remote sales

Our South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc. hub is chock full of information and tools related to the Supreme Court’s decision and its impact on remote sellers across the U.S.

Upcoming webinars

2019 sales tax changes: Mid-year update

June 11, 2019

11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Scott Peterson, VP of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations, Avalara

In the first half of 2019, we've seen dramatic changes in sales tax rules as more states impose taxes on remote sellers. Learn more about the tax laws that have gone into effect in 2019, what's still pending, and what it all means for your business. 

The Tricky 10: States with the most complex sales tax rules

May 30, 2019

11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET
Scott Peterson, Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Affairs, Avalara

Some states are more complicated to do business in than others. Hear our tax expert reveal the most complex states to do business in, what makes them unique, and strategies to deal with their sometimes-wacky tax rules.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming webinars!
  • June 27 – Sales tax audit survival guide

On-Demand Presentations

Scaling sales tax compliance across multiple states

Christine Martin, Solutions Consultant, Avalara

If your business is required to collect and remit sales tax in multiple states thanks to changing economic nexus rules, don’t miss our webinar to find out how to scale your tax registration and filing process across multiple states.

Discover how to get free tax services in 24 states

Scott Peterson, Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations, Avalara

Want to simplify your sales tax requirements and pay less to maintain compliance? It’s possible with Streamlined Sales Tax, an effort to reduce the burden of managing sales tax on sellers. Attend this webinar to find out how to:

  • Decrease the cost of sales tax calculations, returns, and filing
  • Reduce audit risk
  • Determine if your business qualifies for SST cost-savings
10 sales tax rules to live by

Jeffrey Lutters, Solutions Consultant, Avalara

Sales tax compliance can be a nightmare, but it doesn't have to be. Just knowing some of the fundamental rules will clear up what many businesses struggle with every month. Sales tax expert Jeffrey Lutters explains:

  • How nexus is triggered in other states
  • The tax implications between 'bill to' and 'ship to'
  • Why collecting exemption certificates is an auditor's red flag
  • New sales tax rules that determine whether your business is compliant
2019 sales tax changes

Scott Peterson, Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations, Avalara

Hear our resident sales tax expert explain why 2019 may bring more tax changes than any other year, with the Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. being just the beginning. You’ll learn:

  • The economic nexus laws sweeping the U.S.
  • New requirements for marketplace sellers (Amazon, Etsy, etc.)
  • Changes to tax-exempt transactions (for manufacturers and distributors)
  • Consumers' use tax requirements impact on online retailers
Drop shipping: Who’s on the hook for sales tax?

Silvia Aguirre, Chief Certificate Officer, Avalara

The tax implications of using a drop shipper are tricky if you don’t understand the rules. Sales tax guru Silvia Aquirre demystifies drop shipping and explains:

  • When a third party triggers sales tax
  • Whether sales or use tax is owed
  • Why drop shipping often creates nexus

Webinars for existing Avalara customers

Each month, we connect our customers with in-house experts and industry leaders. Learn about a variety of sales tax topics during complimentary webinars or from our on-demand presentation library. Our customer webinar series is designed for current Avalara customers looking for more advanced sales tax topics and how to get the most from Avalara products and solutions. We invite you to join us for one (or all) of our upcoming sessions.


Exempt sales and economic nexus: What is the risk for your business?

Silvia Aguirre, Chief Certificate Officer,  Avalara
Shaheen Chaudhry, Director of CertCapture Managed Services, Avalara

More than 17 states include exempt sales in their varying economic nexus thresholds — complicating manual tax document management to the point it may no longer be a practical option. Our experts discuss:

  • How the Wayfair decision affects exempt sellers
  • New strategies for exemption certificate processes
  • Answers to frequently-asked questions


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Upcoming webinars

Legislative tax changes and the impact on your business

June 4, 2019

10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET
Scott Peterson, VP Tax Policy and Government Affairs

Join us for our quarterly webinar series to learn about the latest updates to sales tax rates, rules, and regulations. We'll have Avalara tax experts available to answer questions regarding changes.

On-demand presentations

The 5 steps for managing sales tax

Wendy Leonard, Solutions Consultant, Avalara

Correctly managing sales tax is crucial, but often tricky, even for savvy businesses. Learn the essential steps every Avalara customer should take to achieve end-to-end tax compliance, including navigating the recent changes to sales tax legislation.

AvaTax Update: Get ready to use the new version of AvaTax

Aaron Wilson, Director, Product Management, Avalara 

Julia Ormond, Senior Training Manager, Avalara

Avalara’s new AvaTax Update is more intuitive and easier to use. Join Avalara product managers and experts to explore the new interface and improvements for managing your sales tax processes as an Avalara customer.

Ask the expert: Legislative tax changes and the impact on your business

Scott Peterson, Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations, Avalara

The Supreme Court’s ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. brings a new set of obligations and challenges for out-of-state retailers. In this webinar, you’ll get:

  • A recap of recent and upcoming economic nexus legislation
  • Considerations for exempt sellers
  • Answers to Avalara customers’ frequently-asked questions
Improving your exemption management process

Wendy Leonard, Solutions Consultant, Avalara

Find out how the core features of Avalara CertCapture can complement your other Avalara products and help you streamline a critical area of sales tax compliance. This presentation covers:

  • The challenges of managing exemption certificates
  • The features of CertCapture
  • A demonstration of CertCapture
Reconciling your fuel tax returns to your general ledger

Kelly Mathews, President and Founder, Kelly S Mathews LLC

Get an overview of what you need to successfully reconcile your motor fuels tax to your general ledger account, as well as the challenges — and potential costs — delaying this important step can create. We’ll cover:

  • Differences in general ledger structures
  • The impact of reconciliation on the business
  • How to determine and solve for discrepancies
Best practices for effortless filing

Wendy Leonard, Solutions Consultant, Avalara

Automating your returns process can help navigate many of the complex problems presented by filing and remittance. Learn how to file and remit returns accurately and on time, every time, with one single source of payment. This demo covers:

  • The complexities of filing in multiple states
  • The benefits of automating sales tax returns
  • A demonstration of Avalara Returns
How to eliminate risk by automating sales tax

Jeffery Lutters, Solutions Consultant, Avalara

Learn how to mitigate risk and automate sales tax calculation using Avalara AvaTax. We’ll discuss:

  • The complexity of accurately determining sales tax rates while driving business growth
  • The benefits of implementing an automation solution
  • A demonstration of Avalara AvaTax


2019 Developer Webinar Series

Developers play a crucial role in shaping the adoption of tax compliance solutions. Tune into this monthly series to learn best practices straight from our crack team of engineers and tax compliance experts. Our presenters cover everything from  building and certifying integrations to how to get up and running quickly with Avalara’s API and developer tools.


Automating sales tax with Avalara’s API

If you’re a developer who needs to help your organization automate sales tax, be sure to check out our webinar to learn the basics of Avalara’s API and how it can help you save time and headaches on the sales tax front. This 60-minute webinar from January was hosted by Avalara’s panel of API and tax compliance experts and covered:

  • Sourcing correct tax jurisdictions
  • Product taxability
  • Tax holidays and shipping
  • How devs can get up and running with our API

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Upcoming developer webinars

Seven essential tax features for your ERP system

Mark Wilhelm, Partner Launch Team, Avalara
May 21, 2019
10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET

You can look like a hero to your organization and clients if you build a tax integration for your accounting or ERP system that includes the seven essential features covered in this 60-minute webinar. In this webinar, you’ll learn the basics of:

  • Estimating tax
  • Finalizing invoices
  • Handling exemptions and selling goods cross border
Six tax features all marketplaces have to have

Bob Erdman, Partner Launch Team, Avalara
June 18, 2019
10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET

Need to build a tax integration for your marketplace? Our 60-minute webinar will tell you everything you need to know before you ever write a line of code. The presentation will cover:

  • Calculating domestic and international tax
  • Managing refunds and exemptions
  • Whether an extractor model is the right one for your use-case scenario
  • How to demo our API quickly and easily


Five tax features your point of sale system must have

Bob Erdman, Partner Launch Team, Avalara
April 23, 2019

Building a tax integration for your point of sale system? Our 60-minute webinar will get you up and running in no time, no matter whether it’s an offline or cloud solution you’re working on. This webinar will cover:

  • Capturing transactions at the point of sale
  • Calculating tax and managing refunds
  • How to take advantage of our API’s location-based filing and reporting capabilities

On-demand presentations

The six tax features every shopping cart needs

Sara Simrell & Mark Withers, Partner Launch Team

Are you a developer who needs to build a tax integration for your organization’s shopping cart? Check out this on-demand webinar, which covers:

  • Calculating tax
  • Managing exemptions
  • Scheduling returns
How to performance tune Avalara’s API

Ted Spence, AvaTax API Team

Need to performance tune Avalara’s API? Our Engineering Team offers some tips and tricks, including:

  • API performance measurement
  • Enabling HTTP Keep-Alive
  • Network troubleshooting
A primer on the AvaTax Developer Guide

Ted Spence, Tela Andrews and Han Bao, AvaTax API Team

Developer documentation is critical. Avalara understands that. In this on-demand webinar, three members of our API team cover how to get the most out of our developer guide, focusing on:

  • How to get started with AvaTax
  • Customizing transactions
  • Reconciliation
How to certify a connector

Bob Erdman & Evan Wright, Partner Launch Team

In this on-demand webinar, two experts from our Partner launch Team discuss how developers can test their connectors against the criteria Avalara employs to ensure an integration will produce good results. The webinar covers:

  • Basics of a Developer Solution Partner relationship
  • Connector certification process
  • Certification badges