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Understanding the sales tax audit process

  • AFSP
  • CFE
  • CPA (US)
  • CVA
  • EA
  • Tax Preparer
  • CRTP

Published: June, 2021

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
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Course Description

Overview

  • Tax Audits
    1 mins
  • Continued
    31 mins
  • Collection Action
    35 mins
  • Ways to Resolve Assessments
    37 mins
  • Avoiding Sales tax litigation with the state
    41 mins

Course Description

The purpose of a Sales Tax Audit is to determine if the taxpayer is paying the correct amount of sales tax to the State. The audit is used to promote compliance with tax laws, and as a means of increasing state revenue. As part of the ordinary course of business, most companies eventually will undergo a sales and use tax audit. Sales tax auditors frequently think that businesses cheat or at least intentionally try to skirt the sales tax law. They begin most audits with the attitude of trying to determine how much the business owes, not whether or not the business owes anything. Should the auditor find a transaction that the Company erroneously paid tax on, it is doubtful they will let you know about the overpayment. 

Key topics: 

  • What is the audit process? 
  • Why did I get picked for audit? 
  • What happens if I am not registered for sales tax? 
  • Does the government get third party data? 
  • Will the government extract the data from my computer system? 
  • What is my responsibility for keeping books and records? 
  • What happens if the company owes money? 
  • Am I personally responsible? 
  • Does the government abate penalties? 
  • Will I go to jail for owing sales tax? 

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Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Recommended For

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

Who Should Attend?

  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • 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 Tax Professionals (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00411-21-S)
  • 1 CE Credit of Taxes for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00411-21-S)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal Tax Related Matters for California Registered Tax Preparers(CRTP) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0412)
  • 1 CE Credit of Taxes for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)

Presenter

About Presenter

Mark Stone

Managing Partner Sales Tax Defense LLC

Mark L. Stone is the Managing Partner of Sales Tax Defense LLC. He founded the firm in 2008. The firm specializes in Sales, Use and Transaction Taxes. Services include sales and use tax consulting, audit defense, settlement negotiation, and preparing and filing sales tax returns in multiple states. He represents companies and individuals before state taxing authorities and through the appeals process.  Mark has testified as an expert witness in sales and use tax court cases as well as assisted attorneys and other accountants in their representation of clients in criminal investigations. 

Mark began his career as a sales tax auditor for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. After gaining experience working for the State, he moved on to work at several prominent accounting firms such as Raich Ende Malter LLP and The Marcum Group LLP.  In 2008, he decided to open his own firm solely focusing on sales and use tax. During this time, he was also an adjunct graduate school professor at Long Island University C.W. Post Campus. 

Mark has written articles in several publications such as Long Island Business News, New York State Society of CPAs Nassau Chapter Newsletter, Daily News, and Long Island Pulse Magazine. 

He is a frequent speaker for different organizations and has spoken for the New York State Society of CPAs, the Nassau County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, as well as for various accounting firms and businesses. 

About Company

Sales Tax Defense LLC

www.salestaxdefense.com/

Sales Tax Defense LLC is a boutique tax-consulting firm that only provides sales, use, and transaction tax advice. We are a dedicated team committed to helping accountants, attorneys, fellow professionals, businesses, and their clients understand and comply with the sales and use tax laws. When there is a sales tax problem, we work to quickly and cost effectively resolve the sales and use tax issue, and then provide guidance to help avoid similar problems in the future. When we are engaged or referred by a fellow professional, we respect the relationship that they have with their client. We work only to resolve the sales tax issue and return the client to that professional with an enhanced sense of confidence in them.

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