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TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES: YOUR NEW SALES & USE TAX OBLIGATIONS EXPLAINED

Available Date(s)
Wednesday, October 31, 2018: 1:00PM EDT

Cost Free   CPE Credits 1.0 hour   Subject Area Taxes (Sales Tax)  Course Level Basic  Instructional Method Group Internet Based  Prerequisites None  Advanced Preparation None  Who should attend? CPA - small firm
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Course Description

Being compliant with sales and use taxes has always been a major challenge for technology providers.  It has now become further complicated by the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. in which the Court recognized a new nexus standard based on “economic and virtual contacts” with a state. Furthermore, given sales and use tax provisions were developed in a manufacturing based economy, the taxability of software, digital goods and cloud computing services is not always clear and varies by state.  In addition, given the remote nature of these transactions, determining which state has the right to tax the transaction has added increased complexity.

This webinar will address the following:


  • Factors to be considered in determining where your company has nexus, and therefore a sales and use tax filing obligation;

  • The provisions states are relying on in attempting to tax products and services sold by the technology industry;

  • Invoicing nuances that can negatively impact taxability;

  • Information a state will rely upon in situsing the transaction; and

  • The types of customer exemptions that may be applicable to the transaction.

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Carolynn is the founder and managing member of two firms: (1) Kranz & Associates, PLLC, a boutique law firm specializing in state and local tax consulting; and (2) Industry Sales Tax Solutions, LLC (“ISTS”), which offers a subscription database containing the sales and use taxability of software related transactions, digital content and cloud services. The ISTS database is also licensed by Avalara and utilized to maintain content as part of their AvaTax platform. Carolynn specializes in state and local tax matters on a multi-state basis, particularly in the area of sales and use taxes. In addition to Carolynn’s sales and use tax expertise, she has significant experience in state and local income/franchise tax, as well as federal tax matters. Carolynn has over twenty years of experience in state and local taxation coupled with over seven years of experience in federal taxation. Prior to founding ISTS, Carolynn spent most of her career working in the state and local tax practice of Big Four public accounting firms. In addition, Carolynn has held a management position in the Tax Department of an international pharmaceutical company with responsibilities involving federal and international tax matters, coupled with a primary focus in state and local taxation. Carolynn holds a law degree from Widener University School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management with a major in Accounting and a minor in Spanish from Widener University. Carolynn is a CPA; a member of the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania bars; and also a member of various professional organizations, including the ABA, AICPA, IPT, District of Columbia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Carolynn is also a member of the advisory committee to Widener University’s Department of Taxation and Accounting, has served as a visiting professor at Widener University, and is an adjunct professor in Widener University’s Master of Taxation Program. She is also a member of the Advisory Board to NYU’s Annual Institute on State & Local Taxation; and is a member and officer to the board for the Streamlined Sales Tax Business Advisory Council. Carolynn was recognized by State Tax Notes in its monthly State Tax Spotlight, which regularly profiles a person or organization influential in the state and local tax world. In addition, Carolynn is a frequent speaker on multi-state sales and use tax matters for clients, businesses, and a number of professional organizations, including the ABA, COST, IPT, New York University, PICPA, and TEI. Carolynn has also authored a book published by LexisNexis - State Tax Guide to Digital Content and Cloud Services, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Editions; a chapter of IPT’s book on Sales and Use Taxation; numerous articles for LexisNexis’ Practitioner Insights; and has been published in State Tax Notes, BNA, and the Pennsylvania CPA Journal. Carolynn is also the discussion leader on the Cloud, Software and Digital Tax Blog on www.salestaxsupport.com.

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Avalara, Inc., is the leader in sales tax and compliance automation in the cloud. Avalara makes sales tax compliance simple and automatic for thousands of customers every day. Its SaaS-based solutions span the compliance spectrum; each year these solutions deliver billions of tax decisions, manage millions of exemption certificates, file hundreds of thousands of sales tax returns, and remit billions of tax dollars to states nationwide and countries internationally. Recognized as one of America’s fastest growing technology companies, Avalara is integrated with leading ERP and ecommerce software systems that serve millions of businesses. Founded in 2004 and privately-held, Avalara employs over 1,000 people from its Seattle headquarters and 15 offices globally.