Over the last decade, more and more states are legislating that businesses charge sales tax on more and more services. With the dramatic increase of the sales of services over tangible goods, cash strapped states are looking for more and creative ways to get their share of the revenue. Knowing which states have taken the approach of taxing more services is important to understand, and a major topic of this webinar.
Knowing what gets taxed and what goes tax free is half the battle. Allow sales tax guru Scott Peterson to break down the new rules and demystify an issue that many companies struggle with.
The different ways that states tax services
How states define taxable services and the categories most often taxed
Which states have increased their tax bases
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.
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