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  • September 25
  • 1:00 - 2:40 pm EST

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Current Issues in Software Taxation

September 25

Keep yourself compliant and make sure you are familiar with the complexities of software taxation.

Existing tax and legal frameworks vary tremendously among states in such areas as cloud computing, electronically delivered software, and the treatment of prewritten vs. custom software. Sellers of software and buyers alike need to understand the proper income tax and sales/use tax treatment of these areas. The speaker demonstrates the value of up front tax planning when making large software investments or for sellers, entering new markets in the U.S. Such planning is critical to avoiding surprise, material tax assessments and added state-local expense. The tools provided will assist you in taking control of your company’s state and local tax environment rather than putting in the hands of tax authorities, customers and vendors.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to discuss the multistate tax environment surrounding software and related services.
  • You will be able to identify the state tax treatment of specific types of software, e.g. prewritten, custom, software as a service.
  • You will be able to recognize opportunities to reduce your company’s state and local tax costs as they relate to software.
  • You will be able to review you company’s current income, sales and/or use tax compliance practices as they relate to software.

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Agenda

Software and the Multistate Tax Environment

  • Software and Computer Services – What Are We Talking About?
  • The "Big Picture": Trends in the Taxation of Software
  • What's at Stake – States vs. Businesses

Sales and Use Taxes

  • Software – a Definitional Framework and Its Sales/Use Tax Significance
  • Seller vs. Buyer Considerations
  • Nexus – Does "Quill" Still Matter?
  • Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement – Impact on the Software Issue
  • Mode of Software Delivery and Situs of Software Transactions
  • Cloud Computing – a Service or Licensed Software?
  • Exemptions That May Apply e.g. Resale, Manufacturing
  • Specific States and Their Treatment of Software
  • Bundled or Mixed Service Transactions – Where Does the Internet Fit In?

Income and Business Enterprise Taxes

  • Software Definitions – Income vs. Sales/Use Tax
  • Nexus – the Wild West?
  • Apportionment
  • Specific State Apportionment Rules
  • Other Business Enterprise Taxes e.g. Ohio CAT, Washinton B&O, Virginia County BPOL

Practical Issues and Planning Strategies

  • Sales Tax – Software Vendor Considerations e.g. License Agreement vs. Service Fee, Nexus Planning, Quality of Sale Data, Exemption Certificates
  • Use Tax – Buyer Considerations e.g. Documenting Software Investments, Unbundling Mixed Transactions, Proper Use of Exemption Certificates
  • Income and Franchise Taxes – Nexus Planning, Quality of Apportionment Data, Measuring Cop, Throwback – Throw out Rules and Other Issues
  • Managing Tax and Financial Risk Related to Software e.g. ASC 740 (Fin 48), Quality of Internal Controls
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This course was last revised on March 22, 2018.

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  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
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  • CO CLE 2.0
     
  • This program may qualify for 2.0 credit hours through the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education through reciprocity. This course is accredited in other jurisdictions such as New Jersey. To receive CLE credit for this program, a home study affidavit must be submitted to the Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
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  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.7 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MS CLE 1.7 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Approval pending.
     
  • MT CLE 1.75
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.75 CLE credits.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.7
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 100 Minutes.
     
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  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.0 hours of total CLE credit.
     
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  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 2.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 2.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.67
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.67 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
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  • WI CLE 2.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 2.0 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 2.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 2.0 MCLE hours.
     
  • CPE 2.0 including Taxes 2
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 2.0 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Taxes for 2.0 hours. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of taxation. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a registered provider for CPA CPE through the State Education Department of New York, Sponsor number: 000640. The following course will carry the subject area of Taxation for 2.0 hours.
     

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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • GA CLE 1.7
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.75
     
  • NJ CLE 2.0
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.75
     
  • WV MCLE 2.0
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.75
     
  • NJ CLE 2.0
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.75
     
  • WV MCLE 2.0
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for accountants, CPAs, CFOs, controllers, accounts payable professionals, tax managers, presidents, vice presidents, bookkeepers, tax preparers and attorneys.

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Faculty

Ellie Curtis

Ellie Curtis

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

  • Senior accountant with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • Specializes in tax consulting, planning, and compliance within Baker Tilly's state and local tax practice
  • Has experience in multistate corporation and franchise tax, gross receipts and business entity taxes, sales and use tax, and property tax
  • Works with a diverse client base, including companies in the construction, software, retail and service, and manufacturing industries
  • B.S. degree in accounting, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Alyssa Geracie, CPA

Alyssa Geracie, CPA

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

  • Senior manager with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP; joined the firm in October 2011
  • Specializes in tax consulting, planning, and compliance within Baker Tilly’s state and local tax practice
  • Experience with multistate corporation and franchise tax, sales and use tax, property tax, and business credits and incentives
  • Client base includes companies in the construction, software, and manufacturing industries
  • Develops and implements income tax saving strategies for multistate business clients; reviews and analyzes state tax implications of business purchase and sale issues; works closely with software as a service provider to minimize tax and risk exposure; provides dispute resolution services, including state tax audits, appeals, private letter ruling requests, and voluntary disclosures; offers state tax compliance solutions including return preparation and tax outsourcing
  • B.S. degree in accounting, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Jon P. Skavlem, CPA, M.S., M.P.P.A.

Jon P. Skavlem, CPA, M.S., M.P.P.A.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

  • Firm director of State & Local Taxes in the Milwaukee office of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • Leader in Baker Tilly’s SALT practice and consults across a wide range of industries, software and IT, manufacturing, construction/real estate, financial institutions and services
  • More than 35 years in the field of state and local taxation including national accounting firm SALT practices and state revenue agency experience
  • Frequent speaker on state and local tax topics including software, cloud-computing, nexus, and multistate tax planning; presentations and webinars include: Avalara, Chicago Tax Club, Chicago Bar, Financial Executives Institute, Lorman Education Institute, Wisconsin Bar, WICPA, Construction Financial Managers’ Association, Tax Executives Institute, WEDC and Baker Tilly International
  • Wrote articles on state and local tax considerations in due diligence investigations, state tax issues and planning opportunities in the debt buying and debt collection industry, cost of performance vs. market sourcing for state income tax purposes and SALT planning and compliance issues for real estate management businesses
  • Member of AICPA, WICPA (chairman – Wisconsin Taxation Committee), WMC Taxation Committee, Wisconsin SALT Club (Board of Directors), and Baker Tilly International SALT Committee (former chairman)
  • M.S. degree in accounting; master’s of public policy and administration degree; B.A. degree in political science and philosophy, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Can be contacted at 414-777-5333, [email protected] or see LinkedIn® profile for additional information
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Product ID: 404048
Published 2018
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