Last year’s unprecedented rate of change across the global economy greatly affected sales and use tax in the United States — and 2021 is showing signs of a similar trend. In the first half of the year, some states extended tax relief efforts, others adopted economic nexus laws, and still others started taxing digital advertisements. Even more changes are slated for the rest of the year.
Join this webinar to hear a panel of sales tax experts break down the most notable policy changes of the last year and share their thoughts on what the future of sales tax may hold. This 90-minute panel discussion features industry influencers from Avalara, KPMG, and the Sales Tax Institute weighing in on many topics.
This webinar is a must-see for anyone who manages sales tax compliance.
Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations
Scott Peterson is Avalara’s Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations. Prior to Avalara, he was the first Executive Director of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board—an organization devoted to making sales tax more straightforward and more uniform for the benefit of businesses. 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.
Diane L. Yetter is a strategist, advisor, speaker and author in the field of sales and use tax. She is president and founder of YETTER, a sales tax consulting and tax technology firm. She is also the founder of The Sales Tax Institute, which offers live and online courses to educate business professionals about sales and use tax.
Diane works with clients of all sizes and in myriad industries to deliver sales tax services ranging from tax technology to tax policy and planning and training. She also regularly partners with other advisors to help them serve their clients. Prior to founding the company in 1996, Diane was a tax professional for Arthur Andersen, Quaker Oats and the Kansas Department of Revenue.
Diane is a member of many tax organizations and is frequently asked to present to industry groups concerning sales and use tax issues on a local, state and national level. As an author, Diane has published three books and numerous articles concerning sales and use tax issues. She also is the author of the US Sales Tax Chapter for the IBFD VAT Worldwide Research Database. Diane was named one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting for 2011, 2012 and 2017. Her twitter handle, @salestaxinst is one of Forbes Top 100 Tax Twitter Handles for 2018 and @yettertax is in the Accounting Top100 social media leaders.
Diane earned a BS in accounting and business administration from the University of Kansas in 1985 and an MS in taxation from DePaul University in 1994. Diane serves on the KU Endowment Association’s Board of Trustees and serves as Past Chair of the Dean’s Board of Advisors, University of Kansas School of Business where she is also an adjunct professor, teaching topics on state and local taxation and entrepreneurship.