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Navigating a Sales and Use Tax Audit in 2021


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateJune 16, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)
Course LevelBasic
Series: Sales Tax
Course Description

States have long sought ways to close budget gaps and increase revenues—and sales tax is often the answer. With the explosion of eCommerce in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and many states offering financial relief for residents and local business owners, sales and use tax audits may soon be on the rise as a way to ensure states are collecting all that’s due. 

Businesses no longer have to worry if they’ll be selected for a sales and use tax audit, but when. States may become increasingly aggressive in audits, and something as simple as an office building closure or remote sales can tip them off. So, what else can increase the risk of a business being chosen for a sales and use tax audit? And what can you expect should your business be selected for an audit? We'll go over these questions in this webinar, navigating a sales and use tax audit in 2021.

Understanding what to expect from a sales and use tax audit can save your business both time and money. Attend this webinar to learn how you can face the inevitable with confidence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify potential red flags for an audit

  • Recognize the differences in managing sales and use taxes

  • Determine how economic nexus can impact your obligations when making remote sales

  • Recall best practices for audit preparation 

  • Determine how automation can centralize your tax compliance strategy

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Clifford Turner

Vice President of Sales and Use Tax Enablement

(855) 259-3274


Clifford is a former California State Tax Auditor and an industry veteran with 25 years of sales and use tax experience. He has built and managed sales and use tax compliance operations for two of the “Big 4” accounting firms.

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Avalara helps businesses of all sizes get tax compliance right. We provide prebuilt integrations with the big-name financial and business management systems you trust, as well as a robust API for do-it-yourself business builders. Avalara delivers cloud-based compliance solutions for transaction tax types, like sales and use, VAT, GST, excise, communications, lodging, and more. If you are an accounting practitioner, Avalara has a suite of Avalara for Accountants solutions, purpose-built to help you directly support your clients. We’re headquartered in Seattle, with offices across the U.S. and in Canada, the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India.