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Scott Peterson

Avalara
Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations
scott.peterson@avalara.com
(615) 598-4337

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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 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.

About Us: Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types. The company delivers comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use. We automate and simplify governmental compliance processes, including tax determination, exemption certificate management, and tax return preparation, filing, and remittance. Avalara’s Compliance Cloud™ platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world. Avalara offers more than 500 hundred pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers. Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files more than a million tax returns and other compliance documents. 

Upcoming Live Webinars

THE TRICKY 10: STATES WITH THE MOST COMPLEX SALES TAX RULES

Available Date(s)
Thursday, May 30, 2019: 2:00PM EDT

CostFREE  CPE Credits1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other      

Archived Webinars Offered

THE IMPORTANCE OF STREAMLINED SALES TAX FOR REMOTE SELLERS

Date RecordedApril 16, 2019  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?Bookkeeper, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, Other, Small Business Owner    

ASK THE EXPERT: LEGISLATIVE TAX CHANGES AND THE IMPACT ON YOUR BUSINESS

Date RecordedFebruary 21, 2019  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?Bookkeeper, CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other, Small Business Owner    

2019 SALES TAX CHANGES

Date RecordedJanuary 15, 2019  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other    

SOUTH DAKOTA V. WAYFAIR RULING: IMPACT ON REMOTE SELLERS

Date RecordedSeptember 18, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, Other, Small Business Owner    

THE TRICKY 10: STATES WITH THE MOST COMPLEX SALES TAX RULES

Date RecordedSeptember 4, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other    

TAX EXPERTS EXPLAIN SUPREME COURT DECISION ON NEXUS

Date RecordedJuly 12, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other    

2018 MID-YEAR SALES TAX CHANGES

Date RecordedJune 20, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, Other, Small Business Owner    

ECONOMIC NEXUS: ONLINE SELLERS ON THE HOOK FOR SALES TAX?

Date RecordedMay 17, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other, Small Business Owner    

NON-COLLECTING SELLER USER TAX REPORTING LAWS: THE END OF "TAX-FREE" SHOPPING?

Date RecordedApril 4, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Small Business Owner    

AMAZON’S DECISION TO DISCLOSE FBA SELLER DETAILS: WHAT CPAs NEED TO KNOW

Date RecordedMarch 22, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other    

CHALLENGING SALES TAX LAW: WHAT'S QUILL AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Date RecordedFebruary 22, 2018  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other, Small Business Owner    

2018 SALES TAX CHANGES: PART II

Date RecordedDecember 19, 2017  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?Bookkeeper, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other, Small Business Owner    

2018 SALES TAX CHANGES: PART I

Date RecordedDecember 7, 2017  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?Bookkeeper, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other, Small Business Owner    

THE NEW NEXUS: USE TAX REPORTING

Date RecordedOctober 10, 2017  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, Other    

URGENT TAX FORGIVENESS OPPORTUNITY: ONLINE SELLER AMNESTY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Date RecordedSeptember 13, 2017  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?Bookkeeper, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other    

SIX TRICKIEST SALES TAX STATES

Date RecordedJune 7, 2017  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, Other    

4 STEPS TO BETTER CASH MANAGEMENT: SALES TAX EDITION

Date RecordedFebruary 23, 2017  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?Bookkeeper, CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm    

2017 SALES TAX CHANGES - NEW RULES, NEW RATES, NEW WEBINAR

Date RecordedJanuary 11, 2017  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other, Small Business Owner    

DOING BUSINESS IN STREAMLINED SALES TAX STATES (SST)

Date RecordedJune 7, 2016  CostFREE  Course Length1.0 hour  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other, Small Business Owner    

THE FOOL PROOF GUIDE TO SALES TAX ON SERVICES

Date RecordedMarch 24, 2015  CostFREE  Course Length1.5 hours  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other, Small Business Owner    

THE MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT: THE RULES FOR COLLECTING SALES TAX

Date RecordedApril 21, 2014  CostFREE  Course Length1.5 hours  Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodGroup Internet Based  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CFO / Controller, CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other, Small Business Owner