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.
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.