Streamlined Sales Tax, explained

On demand

60 minutes


The initiative simplifying sales tax and reducing audit-risk for businesses

Did you know that states, local governments, and the business community have come together to reduce the burden of sales tax compliance on sellers? It may sound too good to be true, but the Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) initiative allows businesses like yours to simplify sales tax requirements while also to paying less to maintain compliance.

In today’s economy, SST is more important than ever as businesses trigger tax obligations in multiple states due to increased ecommerce. SST works to create more uniform tax rules across participating states and even offsets the cost of using a tax technology provider for calculations, returns, and remittance. Watch this webinar to learn more about this initiative and how you can take advantage of it. 

We’ll discuss: 

  • How SST simplifies sales tax requirements for your business and reduces audit liability
  • Which states currently participate in SST
  • The qualification requirements to receive free sales tax calculations, returns, and filing  
  • How you can get started today

You don't want to miss this opportunity to learn how SST can alleviate several of the pain points in tax compliance.  Attendees of this webinar are also eligible to earn 1 hour of CPE credit.

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About the speakers

Craig Johnson

Executive Director of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board

Craig has served as the Executive Director of the SST Governing Board for the past seven years. He has been involved with the project since 2006, serving as one of Wisconsin’s representatives. Prior to this position, Craig worked at the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for over 20 years, working as a Revenue Field Auditor and a Sales and Use Tax Specialist in the Department’s Administration Technical Services Unit. He was instrumental in drafting the legislation and implementing the necessary changes when Wisconsin conformed its laws to the requirements of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.

Scott Peterson

Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations at Avalara

Scott Peterson was the first executive director of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board. For seven years, Scott acted as the chief operating officer of an organization devoted to making sales tax simpler and more uniform for the benefit of business. Scott also spent 10 years as the Director of the South Dakota Sales Tax Division and 12 years providing research and legal writing for the South Dakota Legislature. He's now Avalara's go-to resource for all things related to tax policy.