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Tatisa Joiner

What are “home rule” states? And what’s so difficult about them for sales tax?

Home rule states allow local authorities (like counties or parishes and cities) to enact and administer their own sales and use taxes. Home rule jurisdictions are notorious for causing headaches for businesses trying to comply with their rules. They can have their own procedures and often have different exemptions, nexus rules, tax bases, and required forms than those at the state level.

You may be tempted to write off these local taxes as just too troublesome for the amount of tax remitted, but it’s risky to do so. Just as we’ve seen states pursue economic nexus provisions, these localities are doing the same thing. But will home rule administration pass the tests laid out in the Wayfair decision? Often the amount isn’t worth the cost to litigate, which means it just comes out of the seller’s pockets! And you can’t just pay the tax to the state – although this is changing. You certainly don’t want to get caught with an outstanding tax liability.

To help you overcome sales tax challenges in home rule jurisdictions, we’re bringing in experts from three of the primary home rule states, Alabama, Colorado, and Louisiana, to dive deeper into major issues affecting taxpayers in those states: local tax nexus, audit issues, remote seller local tax authorities, sourcing, and more.

This webinar will help you mitigate the home-rule headaches by equipping you with the knowledge you may be missing about home rule authorities so you can stay compliant.  MORE DETAILS

Who should attend?

This webinar is intended for financial and operations personnel—including tax, general accounting, accounts payable, sales, tax technology, purchasing and credit—who deal with sales and use tax as part of their responsibilities. This webinar is also intended for remote sellers, including online sellers, and sellers making sales into multiple states. General practitioners are also appropriate for this course, with minimal to no experience.

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