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Sales Tax Overview: Determining The Tax Base And Common Exemptions

  • Accountant
  • AFSP
  • CRTP
  • CPA (US)
  • EA
  • ORTP
  • Maryland Tax Prep.
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: June, 2021

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Overview

  • Sales & Use Tax Background
    3 mins
  • Exemption Certificate Rules to Know
    13 mins
  • SSUTA Exemption Certificate Rules
    16 mins
  • Tax Base
    22 mins
  • Manufacturing Exemption
    29 mins
  • Casual Sale Exemption
    41 mins

Course Description

The sales tax system in the U.S. is anything but simple. With 45 states (and Washington, D.C.), over 10,000 sales tax rates, and a whole lot of variability, it can be tough for retailers to make sense of U.S. sales tax.  

Sales & use tax is a quagmire for many multistate businesses, as the rules governing the tax base and exemptions vary significantly amongst states. The task of identifying states in which sales and use tax compliance is required and how to apply each state’s tax may seem daunting, but it’s not impossible. The exposure faced by those who are unable to comply can be severe.

This webinar will help businesses navigate those sales & use tax complexities, focusing on what business purchases are subject to tax and how to maximize potential exemptions. This webinars will also explain why U.S. sales tax is so complex, and helps you demystify it. Attendees will learn about common sales tax exemptions for manufacturing businesses and the resale of tangible personal property. Further, as states struggle to meet tax revenue demands, more and more services are becoming subject to tax, especially services sold to businesses.

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Learning Objectives

  • Determining when and where sales or use tax obligations exists
  • The scope of common exemptions for various businesses, including manufacturers, telecommunication providers, and public utilities
  • Sales tax applied to “business inputs” such as software-as-a-service, research / consulting services, and employment services
  • How to properly document exemptions and protect your business in the event of an audit
  • Using voluntary disclosure agreements and amnesty programs to absolve past tax delinquencies and facilitate future compliance

Recommended For

This online Continuing Education IRS approved webinar is recommended for CPAs, EAs, AFSPs, and Other Tax Professionals engaged in advising clients about sales tax issues

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Bookkeeper
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Professionals
  • Tax Pros
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CE Credit of Taxes for Enrolled Agents (EA)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal Tax Related Matters for California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP)
  • 1 CE Credit of Taxes for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal Tax Related Matters for Oregon Registered Tax Preparers (ORTP) (Approval No. 00521-21)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal Tax Related Matters for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. 00521-21)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    QAS Self Study
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Richard Fry

Partner, Buckingham

I am a business tax attorney who provides clients with trusted advice concerning significant transactions, tax planning, and difficult challenges encountered in their daily operations. My practice is focused on state and local tax compliance and controversies, including Ohio and multistate sales/use tax, commercial activity tax, and personal income tax issues. Additionally, I represent client in negotiating and drafting agreements for commercial and real estate transactions, and in federal income tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. 

Because of my tax background, I often advise clients on the business and tax implications related to their corporate structure and significant transactions. I take pride in understanding my clients' business needs and objectives so I can help them achieve their goals in the most beneficial, yet practical, manner. 

Also, as former Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Taxation Committee, I have been asked to present my opinion concerning tax laws and policy to Ohio legislatures on behalf of the Bar Association. These opportunities have given me invaluable insight into the legislative process and the practical considerations that mold tax policy.

About Company

Buckingham

www.bdblaw.com/

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC is a corporate law firm that counsels middle-market executives and business leaders all over Ohio and beyond. With offices in Cleveland, Akron and Canton, Ohio, Buckingham offers clients sophisticated and practical legal services. Serving the region for more than 100 years, Buckingham’s mission is to deliver meaningful experiences through the practice of law, exceed expectations in terms of service, counsel and business sense, and to offer continuous value to the industries, communities and clients they serve.

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