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Streamlined Sales Tax, Explained


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateDecember 1, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)
Course LevelBasic
Series: Sales Tax
Course Description

Did you know that states, local governments, and the business community have come together to reduce the burden of sales tax compliance on sellers? It may sound too good to be true, but the Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) initiative allows businesses to simplify sales tax requirements while also paying less to maintain compliance.

In today’s economy, SST is more important than ever as businesses trigger tax obligations in multiple states due to increased e-commerce. SST works to create more uniform tax rules across participating states and even offsets the cost of using a tax technology provider for calculations, returns, and remittance. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine how SST simplifies sales tax requirements and reduces audit liability

  • Recall which states currently participate in SST

  • Identify the qualification requirements to receive free sales tax calculations, returns, and filing  

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Scott Peterson

Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations
(615) 598-4337


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.

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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.