Webinars

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.


FEATURED WEBINAR

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

2020 sales tax changes

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Thursday, December 17, 2019

Scott Peterson, VP of U.S. Sales Tax Policy and Government Relations, Avalara

2019 was a year of big changes to sales tax policy, with 43 states enforcing economic nexus laws. Learn what other changes you can expect in 2020, including marketplace facilitator laws, state-specific updates, and more so you're not caught off-guard.

 

On-Demand Presentations

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.

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.

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.

Sales tax for marketplace sellers

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

Doing business in online marketplaces means your business must adhere to additional sales tax obligations and understand tricky marketplace facilitator laws. Learn more about how to manage sales tax for online sellers and how to determine when you’re on the hook to collect and remit.  

Streamlined Sales Tax: Audit-proof 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, pay less to maintain compliance and remove the burden of potential audits? It’s possible with Streamlined Sales Tax, an effort to reduce the burden of managing sales tax on sellers. Find out if your business could qualify in our webinar.

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.


FEATURED WEBINAR

AvaTax Update: 7 common tasks you need to know

Von Taylor, Program Manager, Avalara

Get the most out of the newest version of Avalara AvaTax – AvaTax Update. Avalara program manager Von Taylor shares an overview of the new user experience and demonstrates seven of the most common tasks completed by customers, including:

  • How to complete a tax override on a transaction and add to where you collect
  • How to set up and approve your returns
  • How to add a new return or exemption

 

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On-demand presentations

Mastering sales tax returns to eliminate headaches and minimize risk

Sheryl Clara, Customer Account Manager, Avalara

Managing the preparation and filing process for sales tax returns each month can be a complicated and frustrating process. Review some of the common challenges that plague the returns process and then see a demo of Avalara Returns.

5 steps to achieving certificate management compliance

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

Managing and properly documenting exempt sales — including sales for resale — isn’t easy, but getting it right is crucial for success. Learn the steps to develop a comprehensive exemption certificate management plan and remain compliant.

 

Are you sales tax compliant one year after South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.?

Clifford Turner, VP of Sales and Use Tax Enablement, Avalara
Emil Ashford, Senior Manager of Streamlined Sales Tax Compliance, Avalara

If your company hasn't reevaluated your sales tax footprint in the past year, now is the time to. There's a good chance you have obligations to register, collect, and remit sales tax due to economic activity in new states. Watch this webinar to review the evolution of economic nexus laws since the Wayfair decision and hear step-by-step instructions on how to take care of your economic nexus obligations.

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.

Legislative tax changes and the impact on your business

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

Watch the most recent edition of Avalara’s quarterly webinar series to learn about the latest updates to sales tax rates, rules, and regulations. We cover recent and upcoming legislative changes by state and jurisdiction, requirements for marketplace sellers, and share answers to customer 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
The 5 steps to managing sales tax for retailers

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

As the busy holiday season approaches, retailers are gearing up. But the complexity of sales tax shouldn’t slow retailers down. Join us for a one-hour webinar as we review the five basic steps to managing sales tax, and learn about the special considerations that retailers should consider and address to remain sales tax compliant. 

The 5 steps to managing sales tax for software companies

John Sallese, Director of Solution Consulting, Avalara

Sales tax is complicated enough, but it can be even more difficult for software companies as they try to decipher the product taxability of their solutions. Join us for a one-hour webinar where we’ll review the five steps to managing sales tax and common challenges that can trip up software businesses.

The 5 steps to managing sales tax for manufacturers

Wendy Leonard, Solution Consultant, Avalara

Manufacturers often deal with a high number of exempt sales, which may lead some to believe they don’t need to worry about sales tax. This is simply not the case. Join us for a one-hour webinar as we review the five basic steps to managing sales tax and learn about how to best handle exempt sales, so you’re prepared in case of an audit.

AvaTax Update: 7 common tasks you need to know

In the summer of 2019, Avalara released a new version of AvaTax – AvaTax Update. In this on-demand webinar, Von Taylor, Program Manager of AvaTax User Interface shares an overview of the new user experience and demonstrates seven of the most common tasks completed by customers.

Conquering sales tax challenges during mergers or acquisitions

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

Mergers and acquisitions can lead to time-consuming, complex challenges related to sales tax compliance. In today's business landscape, company transitions are frequent and if not managed properly, can leave your company open to risk. It's important to consider how your sales tax responsibilities might be impacted. 

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.


FEATURED WEBINAR

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 on-demand webinar was hosted by Avalara’s panel of API and tax compliance experts and covers:

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

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On-demand webinars

Supply chain exemption management and use tax automation

Mark Wilhelm, Partner Launch Team, Avalara

Are you a developer in an organization that needs to manage exemption certificates and incorporate use tax into its supply chain? If so, watch the on-demand version of our 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!
Six must-have tax features for your marketplace

Bob Erdman, Partner Launch Team, Avalara

Need to build a tax integration for your marketplace? Our on-demand 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
Seven essential tax features for your ERP system

Mark Wilhelm, Partner Launch Team, Avalara

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 on-demand webinar. You’ll learn about:

  • Estimating tax
  • Finalizing invoices
  • Handling exemptions and selling goods cross border
Five essential tax features for your point-of-sale system

Bob Erdman, Partner Launch Team, Avalara

Building a tax integration for your point- of- sale system? Our on-demand 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
The six tax features every shopping cart needs

Sara Simrell and Mark Withers, Partner Launch Team, Avalara

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

  • Calculating tax
  • Managing exemptions
  • Scheduling returns
How to certify a connector

Bob Erdman and Evan Wright, Partner Launch Team, Avalara

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:

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