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. 


COVID-19 tax relief updates

Learn the latest tax relief efforts being offered by governments worldwide in response to COVID-19 in this 30-minute on-demand webinar. We discuss: 

  • The steps being taken across the globe to reduce the burden of COVID-19 on businesses
  • Details on tax extensions being offered in the U.S.
  • How your business can take advantage of these relief efforts today

Watch now!

Upcoming webinars

2020 tax concerns for manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
If you’re a company with exempt sales, don’t miss our upcoming webinar to learn the steps you must take to accurately manage your exemption certificates, maintain compliance, and improve your customer experience.
The new normal: Tax implications for work-from-home tech stack providers

Wednesday, July 22

The current work-from-home conditions have provided a growth opportunity for service providers, but it can also open up new tax obligations. This webinar will help you understand communications tax risk and tips to ensure you're prepared to manage tax complexity as your business expands.

2020 sales tax changes: Midyear update

Thursday, July 23, 2020

COVID-19 has affected everything from buying habits to business operations, and even tax policies. Attend our midyear update webinar to learn more about the impact on sales tax obligations, changes you can expect over the next six months, and how it all impacts your business.

On-Demand Presentations

Consumer use tax 101: What it is and why you should actively manage it

Will Rau, Product Management Senior Director, Avalara

If your business isn’t managing consumer use tax, you may be making a costly mistake. Learn more about consumer use tax, when a business is on the hook to pay it, and tips to manage it effectively in this on-demand webinar.

The hidden drain of tax compliance and how to automate it within Microsoft Dynamics

Carolynn Kranz, Founder, Industry Sales Tax Solutions

Will Hodgson, Solution Engineer, Avalara

If you use Microsoft Dynamics and are wondering if you are covered with the recent sales tax law changes, this webinar is for you! Learn more about what it means to be tax compliant and get a first-hand look at tax automation in Microsoft Dynamics with Avalara.

6 steps to getting started in ecommerce

Megan Higgins, General Manager of Ecommerce and Marketplaces, Avalara

If your company is making the switch from storefront to online sales, don’t miss this 30-minute webinar. We reveal the steps to take as you set up your online store and how to make the most of your virtual presence through marketing and promotion.

Your guide to sales tax automation

John Perri, Director of Sales, Avalara

It's never been more important for businesses to increase efficiency. Discover the benefits of tax automation, how to know when your business should pursue an automation solution, and tips to identify and implement the right software. 

The hidden drain of tax compliance and how to automate it within NetSuite

Michael Giannettino, State and Local Tax Partner, RSM US LLP

John Perri, Director of NetSuite Sales, Avalara

Most businesses are required to collect and remit taxes in the U.S, but few understand the rules or how to comply. Learn more about what goes into sales tax compliance and to offload the manual process by automating it within NetSuite.

COVID-19 tax relief updates: What you need to know

Diane Yetter, Founder, Sales Tax Insitute

Governments around the world realize the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and are offering tax relief measures to lessen the burden. Listen in to this 30-minute webinar to learn the latest on these rapidly changing efforts.

Sales tax nexus 101: 2-part series

Judy Vorndran, State and Local Tax Partner, TaxOps

Determine if, when, and where you’re required to collect and remit sales tax in this 2-part series all about nexus. You'll learn common activities that can trigger nexus in a state and how to create your nexus checklist. 

4 tips to simplify filing sales tax returns

Liz Armbruester, SVP of Global Compliance, Avalara

If your business pays sales tax in a state, you're also required to file sales tax returns in those states. Managing sales tax returns can be complex, but find out how to overcome common challenges in this 10-minute webinar.

Answered: The most commonly asked questions about sales tax

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

There's no denying sales tax is complex. We know you've got questions. That's why we compiled some of the most common questions we get asked about sales tax and answered them in this one-hour presentation.

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

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.

Streamlined Sales Tax: The initiative simplifying sales tax for businesses
  • Scott Peterson, VP of U.S. Tax Policy, Avarara
  • Craig Johnosn, Executive Director, Streamlined Sales Tax

Want to simplify your sales tax requirements, pay less to maintain compliance and remove the burden of potential audits? It’s possible with Streamlined Sales Tax. Find out if your business could qualify in our webinar.

10 sales tax rules to live by

Clifford Turner, VP of Sales and Use Tax Enablement, Avalara

Struggling with sales tax? Learn the fundamentals of compliance in our next webinar, where our resident sales tax expert and former California tax auditor will reveal the 10 most important rules every business must follow to be compliant. 

Sales tax for dummies

Kevin Buckner, Solutions Consultant, Avalara

Understanding sales tax is hard; staying compliant with all the rules can be even harder. Yet for many businesses, collecting and remitting sales tax is a necessity. Join this webinar to gain a basic understanding of sales tax and how to keep your business compliant in 60 minutes.

2020 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.


How to get started with Avalara’s API – A developer tutorial

Does your organization struggle to manage sales tax? Do you have a client that needs a sales tax integration for its ERP, ecommerce, marketplace, or point-of-sale platform?

Watch our 60-minute developer webinar to learn everything you need to know to quickly and easily build a sales tax integration that provides rooftop-level accuracy. The webinar will cover:

  • How to get started using our API, including a short demo
  • An overview of our developer documentation and key end points
  • Our available SDKs and code samples
  • Our developer community forums
  • Best practices for integrating with financial platforms

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Upcoming webinars

Getting Started with Avalara’s Developer Tools and SDKs

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020

If you’re a developer working on a tax integration for your ERP / accounting, e-commerce, marketplace, billing or point of sale platform, Avalara has all the tools you’ll need to get started quickly and easily. Be sure to check out this 60-minute developer walkthrough covering our officially supported SDKs for C#, Java / Scala / JRE, JavaScript, Python, PHP and Ruby.

How to build a tax integration for your ERP system

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

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 essential features covered in this upcoming webinar. You’ll learn about:

  • Estimating tax
  • Finalizing invoices
  • Handling exemptions
  • Selling goods cross border

On-demand webinars

What devs need to know about subscription / recurring billing and sales tax

As businesses and consumers continue to look to the cloud to source both products and services, there’s an increased need for Software as a Service (SaaS) providers to leverage subscription/recurring billing applications to manage their customers’ subscriptions and generate periodic invoicing.

Watch our 60-minute webinar to learn:

  • How to calculate tax on large bill runs
  • Best practices in subscription billing solution design
  • Product and service taxability
  • Managing customer exemption certificates
  • How to test your integration and support options for developers
Five must-have features for your shopping cart and how to build them

Are you a developer charged with building a tax integration for your organization’s e-commerce shopping cart?

Watch our 60-minute webinar to learn everything you need to know to ensure your shopping cart speaks sales tax fluently. The webinar covers:

  • How to calculate tax in your shopping cart today
  • How to cancel and refund an order
  • Taxing shipping and handling
  • Product taxability and handling exemptions
  • How to test your integration
  • Support options for developers
Six things devs need to know about marketplaces

Need to build a tax integration for your marketplace? Our webinar will tell you everything you need to know before you ever write a line of code. This presentation covers:

  • 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
Supply chain exemption management and use tax automation

Are you a developer in an organization that needs to manage exemption certificates and incorporate use tax into its supply chain? If so, watch this 60-minute webinar hosted by our team of tax experts and engineers. The webinar covers:

  • Supply chain tax compliance automation
  • Purchasing scenarios
  • Onboarding new suppliers and buyers
  • Exemption management
  • Consumer use tax
  •  … and more!
Five essential tax features for your point-of-sale system

Building a tax integration for your point-of-sale system? This 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 covers:

  • 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
How to certify a connector

In this 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:

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