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2021 Tax Concerns for Manufacturers and Construction Companies


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateApril 19, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

Most companies dread a sales and use tax audit. Some industries, like manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, and construction, face audit risks that are higher than average, particularly when it comes to complex compliance scenarios like consumer use tax and tax-exempt sales.

The bottom line is if you buy or sell products or services that are exempt from sales tax, your compliance challenges and audit risk can be complex and burdensome. For each non-taxable sale, you must associate an exemption certificate (or more than one, in some cases) proving tax wasn't owed.
Gathering and managing these documents while fully understanding your obligations can quickly become overwhelming.

If you're a tax-exempt seller or serve clients who are, join this webinar for critical tax tips to help you stay on top of tax compliance.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Determine the impact of economic nexus laws on exempt sellers, including increased tax obligations in multiple states

  • Identify how to decrease your customers’ burden of providing exemption certificates

  • List tips to effectively manage and organize exemption documents to avoid being hit with penalties during an audit

  • Identify why your business must actively manage consumer use tax in addition to sales tax exemptions (especially if you don’t pay sales tax on purchases you make)

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Will Rau

Senior Director of Product Management
(855) 259-3274


As Avalara’s champion for all things consumer-use tax, Will Rau is launching a new service to simplify and automate liability self-assessment and reporting. In his five years with Avalara, he's significantly advanced their connector capabilities and overseen the introduction of India GST to Avalara’s portfolio of solutions. Heis currently guiding, shaping, and expanding all of Avalara’s Consumer Use Tax efforts. William lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his family.

About Our Presenter

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types. The company delivers comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use. We automate and simplify governmental compliance processes, including tax determination, exemption certificate management, and tax return preparation, filing, and remittance. Avalara’s Compliance Cloud™ platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world. Avalara offers more than 500 hundred pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers. Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files more than a million tax returns and other compliance documents.