Sage North America and Avalara have announced a first-of-its-kind webcast series focused on the changing sales tax compliance landscape. The webcasts will feature some of the best-known sales tax experts in the United States.
The series, presented exclusively to Sage Accountants Network (SAN)
members, will run from July through December 2012 and will cover topics ranging from the taxability of digital software downloads to the top five sales tax mistakes and how accountants can help their clients avoid them. SAN members can receive CPE credit for each webcast attended.
The webcast series will start on July 24, with Sylvia Dion, CPA
presenting an update "in plain English" on federal Internet sales tax legislation and state Amazon laws. Dion is a state tax consultant and a recognized sales tax authority on e-commerce taxation issues as well as author of the state and local tax "Buzz" blog.
"Sage and Avalara, in announcing this innovative webcast series around sales tax, are furthering our commitment to help accountants take a more active role in their clients' business success, while also increasing their service offerings," said Jennifer Warawa, vice president, partner programs and channel sales, Sage North America. "This new educational series is another example of the added value we are delivering to our members on issues that will impact their clients' businesses and their firm's overall growth."
"Accounting professionals have a much better understanding today than ever before that sales tax compliance and management issues are impacting their clients' businesses and that they need to figure out how to better serve clients or direct them to trusted sales tax resources," said Ray Bigley, VP of business development for Avalara's Accountants Program. "Our continued partnering efforts with Sage to deliver premier educational resources and tools to their SAN members are certainly in keeping with our overall strategy of helping accountants at every level to develop a consistent strategy around sales tax that benefits both their clients and their firm."
Sage Accountants Network members can register online
for Dion's July 24 webcast. Accounting professionals who are not yet members of the Sage Accountants Network can sign up online
. For more information, please visit the Avalara website
The announcement follows the recent launch of the Sales Tax Resource Center for SAN members created by Sage and Avalara with the express purpose of helping SAN members increase their service offerings to small businesses. Membership to the new resource center for SAN members is now available via online registration