Sales & use tax compliance webinars

Online learning 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 tax laws, drop shipping rules, the latest trends in sales tax rules, and more — helping you understand the ever-changing world of tax compliance. 

FEATURED WEBINAR

2020 sales tax changes: Midyear update

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

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Upcoming webinars

The 4 challenges of filing sales tax returns & how to overcome them

Thursday, November 19, 2020

If your business pays sales tax in a state, you're also required to file sales tax returns there. Between reconciling tax amounts across systems, and juggling multiple deadlines by state, filing tax returns can be arduous. Learn how to tackle the 4 common challenges businesses face when filing returns in our upcoming webinar. 

On-Demand Presentations

The 4 challenges of filing sales tax returns & how to overcome them
  • Nichol MacDonald, Vice President of Compliance Services, Avalara
  • Chris Auty, Senior Product Manager, Avalara Returns

If your business pays sales tax in a state, you're also required to file sales tax returns there. Between reconciling tax amounts across systems, and juggling multiple deadlines by state, filing tax returns can be arduous. Learn how to tackle the 4 common challenges businesses face when filing returns in our upcoming webinar.

Tax compliance for software and SaaS companies
  • Carolynn Kranz, Founder, Industry Sales Tax Solutions
  • David Lingerfelt, Director of North America Tax Content Maintenance, Avalara

Taxability of software and Software as a Service is the perfect contradiction of complex and contradictory, which is why many businesses fail to give it the attention it deserves. Learn what you need to know about software taxability to avoid audit penalties and protect your growth in this 60-minute webinar.

Tax compliance for ecommerce sellers
  • Jennifer Kijek, Senior Manager of Commerce Alliances, Avalara
  • John Sallese, Director of Product Solution Engineering, Avalara

It’s no surprise that ecommerce has recently exploded with the impact of COVID-19. With this striking increase in online sales, it’s important to understand how online sales and even your  ecommerce platform may affect your sales tax compliance. Become familiar with these considerations in this on-demand webinar. 

7 steps to getting started in ecommerce
  • Jennifer Kijek, Senior Manager of Commerce Alliances, Avalara
  • John Sallese, Director of Product Solution Engineering, Avalara

This webinar is a great starting point for all businesses that are just getting started selling online, or are transitioning to digital sales. Listen in as we review key considerations to successfully launch your online store, from set-up and managing sales tax compliance to online marketing plans and more.

Sales tax 101: A beginner's guide

Matthew Hammond, National Sales Manager, Avalara

Economic nexus. Exemption certificates. Sourcing rules. Feeling confused and overwhelmed by the mere sight of those terms? In this webinar, we go over the basics of sales tax compliance so you can build a solid foundation for your business.

Digital transformation and tax compliance

Greg Chapman, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Avalara

Learn how to use technology to improve and automate tax compliance. We'll reveal what digital transformation for tax compliance looks like and how it can free up your teams and increase your confidence in sales and use tax accuracy.

The case for tax compliance automation within Infor
  • Antonio Neyra, Sr. Sales Executive, Avalara
  • Julie Simpson, Product Support Analyst, Infor

With so much to understand about sales tax compliance, it can be difficult to stay on top of it all — and a huge risk to your business if you don't. If you use Infor, and want to learn more about what is covered with the recent sales tax law changes, this webinar is for you.

The case for tax compliance automation within Epicor
  • Carolynn Kranz, Founder, Industry Sales Tax Solutions
  • Patricia Aparicio, Senior Product Manager, Epicor

Since most businesses in the U.S. are required to collect and remit sales tax, compliance should be easy to understand, right? Not necessarily. If you use Epicor, watch our webinar to get a better understanding of business tax obligations, the impact of economic nexus and how automation can help.

Your digital commerce playbook

Megan Higgins, General Manager of Ecommerce and Marketplaces, Avalara

Now more than ever, customers are choosing a digital-first path to purchase everything they need. Don't let your business fall behind in today's digitally driven world. Learn the latest trends to drive ecommerce succes

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

Featured Webinar

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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On-demand webinars

How to build a tax integration for your ERP system

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. 

Watch our 60-minute webinar to about:

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

Accountant resource webinars

Ease the burden of sales tax compliance by learning about tools and solutions that benefit your firm and your clients.

FEATURED WEBINAR

Sales tax exemptions: Managing (many) fine details with and for your clients

Avalara CertCapture automates the exemption certificate management process to collect, validate, store, and renew compliance documents in the cloud — securely and at scale. Join us for a demonstration and learn about:

  • Special exemption certificate rules in different states and industries
  • Staying ahead of certificate expiration dates and incorrect data
  • Developing a comprehensive certificate management plan to help protect your clients from audit risk

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On-demand webinars

Sales tax exemptions: Managing (many) fine details with and for your clients

Carolynn S. Kranz, managing member, Kranz & Associates and COO, Industry Sales Tax Solutions; Matthew MacNeil, director, Solutions Engineering

Avalara CertCapture automates the exemption certificate management process to collect, validate, store, and renew compliance documents in the cloud — securely and at scale. Join us for a demonstration and learn about:

  • Special exemption certificate rules in different states and industries
  • Staying ahead of certificate expiration dates and incorrect data
  • Developing a comprehensive certificate management plan to help protect your clients from audit risk
Consumer use tax: What it is and how to get it right through automation

Will Rau, senior director of Product Management

Consumer use tax self-assessment is typically a manual, time-consuming process requiring countless hours of data collection and research to fully understand. Learn the basics of consumer use tax and see a live demonstration of a new automated solution, Avalara Consumer Use, designed to help manage the most mismanaged area of sales tax compliance.

Sales tax returns for accountants and top reasons to automate

Vicky Basile, manager, Strategic Partnerships and John Sallese, director, Product Solution Engineering

Manage your clients' sales tax filing obligations in a new, cost-effective, and time-efficient way. Join our sales tax specialists for an in-depth demonstration showing how you can help your clients — big and small — file accurately and efficiently.

5 reasons automating returns is a game changer — now — for accounting firms of all sizes

Vicky Basile, manager, Strategic Partnerships and Diana Dibello, engineer, Product Solution Engineering

Automating your sales tax returns practice can benefit your firm, no matter how large or small, by adding efficiencies that help scale services as your client base and your clients’ businesses grow.

Avalara for enterprise clients

Sona Akmakjian, senior director, Global Accounting Strategic Partnerships and John Sallese, director, Product Solution Engineering

Sales tax for enterprise clients can be complex; automation makes it easier. Join us for this webinar to learn how, without being a tax expert, you can:

  • Customize sales tax rules for greater accuracy in tax calculation 
  • Harness the power of AI and machine learning to accelerate the classification process
  • Integrate Avalara products with virtually any ERP, POS, or ecommerce platform 
Helping your clients navigate global ecommerce

Sona Akmakjian, senior director, Global Accounting Strategic Partnerships and Evan Wright, team lead, Cross-Border

Avalara simplifies the process of selling internationally. Learn how you can help your clients grow their businesses beyond borders by using automation to calculate international taxes and duties and manage GST and VAT compliance.