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Certificate Course on Sales & Use Tax Fundamentals

Get comprehensive understanding of Sales and Use Taxes through certified course form expert presenter Mark L. Stone, CPA, MST

Certified Course Overview

  • How to deal with sales tax disputes
  • Understand procedure for obtaining sales tax refund
  • Learn fundamentals of Sales and Use tax by determining its nexus
  • Steps to be taken when you owe sales tax to the government
  • Identify products and services which are subject to Sales tax
  • Understand Sales tax audit process

Why this certification course

This certificate course will help you learn critical fundamentals concepts of Sales and Use Tax that you need to know for your client's sales and use tax needs, classify its products or services correctly, and understand its sales and use tax issues. Knowing, and helping your clients with their sales and use tax training, will further cement your relationship and develop audit business for your firm.

The course is divided into 10 sessions each consisting of discussion on various topics related to Sales tax. This course will cover Introduction to Sales and Use Tax including determining its nexus. It will also shed light by discussing which products and services are subject to sales tax and what are the responsibilities of Contractors in order to comply with Sales tax regulations. This 10 hour certificate course will help you to determine sales tax liabilities of manufacturers and other service providers. It will walk you through the sales tax audit process and its sales tax disputes. 

Recommended For

  • This course is best for those with less than four years of sales and use tax experience. We will help you overcome some of the most challenging sales and use tax concepts so you can minimize risk and be an asset to your department.
  • For an Advisor who helps their client with Sales and use tax needs, classify its products or services correctly.
  • Professionals Interested in beginning it’s career which will have work involved around Sales & Use Tax


Course Title Educational Credits
  • To provide basic understanding about Sales Tax
  • To discuss who is responsible for paying Sales Tax
  • To explain how to compute and pay Sales Tax
  • To provide basic understanding about Use Tax
  • To discuss who is responsible for paying Use Tax
  • To explain how to compute and pay Use Tax
  • To discuss the Sales Tax Return filing jurisdictions
  • To discuss nexus and the related filing requirements
  • To analyze how specific business activities can create a connection to the state
  • To discuss what types of products and services are subject to sales tax.
  • To examine the taxability of various products and services
  • To discuss how shipping or exemption documentation effects a seller’s responsibility to collect tax.
  • To explain who the government defines as a contractor 
  • To identify the sales tax responsibilities of a manufacturer 
  • To discuss various types of service businesses and how various exemptions apply to each of them 
  • To explain who the government defines as a contractor
  • To discuss the sales tax responsibilities of contractors
  • To discuss the need to pay sales tax on materials
  • To examine the exemptions that apply to contractors
  • To discuss what to do when sales tax is owed to the government
  • To discuss what the government will do if you cannot pay the sales tax
  • To analyze how to resolve a sales tax bill with the government
  • To examine due diligence required when purchasing a business.
  • To provide basic understanding of the Sales Tax Audit Process
  • To discuss a taxpayer’s responsibilities during a sales tax audit
  • To discuss what to expect during the audit process.
  • To discuss the conditions for eligibility for sales tax refund
  • To examine the process of applying for a sales tax refund
  • To discuss specific service industries and the areas where they can potentially receive a sales tax refund
  • To discuss the process to be followed in case of dispute in Sales Tax liability
  • To discuss the assesse rights and the procedures needed to be followed to preserve those rights
  • To discuss the process of getting a formal interpretation of the Sales Tax law from the government.

Continuing Education Credits

This Certificate Course Qualifies for following Credits

  • 10 CE credit for all Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
  • 10 CE credit for all California Registered Tax Preparers(CRTP)
  • 10 CPE credit for all Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 10 CPE credit of Taxes for all Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 10 CPE credit for all Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 10 CE credit for all Enrolled Agents (EA)
  • 10 CE credit for all Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP)
  • 10 CE credit for all Oregon Registered Tax Preparers (ORTP)
  • 10 CE credit for all Tax Professionals

Our Certificate

This Sales and Use Tax certificate course is designed for individuals working in financial or accounting corporate and consulting environments. This course is best for those who currently handle (or will soon handle) sales and use tax for their company, themselves, or their clients. This course helps you learn all the sales tax basics you need. After the course, you will more easily manage your sales and use tax work. This Certificate course is the premier training option for those looking to gain confidence, increase accuracy, and be better prepared for potential audits. One of the reasons Sales & Use Tax rules can be so tricky is that there are so many different topics to cover.


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This certificate course will give you comprehensive understanding of the knowledge on Sales Tax from introductory level , to determining its nexus, applicability of Sales tax on products and services, Sales Tax auditing process including procedure of understanding sales tax refund and sales tax disputes.

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