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Sales Tax 101 for Software, SAAS, and Digital Goods Providers

SALES TAX 101 FOR SOFTWARE, SAAS, AND DIGITAL GOODS PROVIDERS

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Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateOctober 11, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)
Course LevelBasic
Series: Taxes, Sales Tax
Course Description

How, when, where, and why software and digital goods are taxed is the perfect storm of complexity and contradiction, making compliance near impossible to comprehend, never mind master. Definitions of what is and isn’t taxable vary by state, as do tax rates and rules. It’s no wonder, then, that software and digital goods providers often fail to prioritize compliance.

The taxability of software has come under great scrutiny with the sharp rise of digital products and services over the last year. States are now implementing new legislation that makes more software and digital goods taxable, and not knowing the latest rules can put you at risk of non-compliance. Join this session to learn the basics of software taxability and how your business can streamline compliance once and for all.

Learning Objectives:


  • Recall which states have laws taxing digital goods/services

  • Determine how nexus laws exacerbate tax complexity

  • Identify the tax risks software and SaaS companies can incur

  • Define why manual tax management is inefficient, and automation is crucial

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David Lingerfelt

Avalara
Director of North America Tax Content Maintenance
david.lingerfelt@avalara.com
(855) 259-3274

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David is a tax attorney specializing in indirect taxes. David worked as a government tax administrator for seventeen years before joining Avalara. His regulatory experience includes auditing, tax controversy, collections, taxpayer education, and compliance documents processing. David leads the North America tax content research teams at Avalara. The research teams are responsible for maintaining the U.S. and Canadian tax compliance content, including rates, taxability rules, taxing boundaries, exemption certificates, and returns.

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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.