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  • January 31
  • 1:00 - 2:40 pm EST

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The Inside Scoop of Sales and Use Tax Audits

January 31

Learn from an auditing insider how to handle an audit and what is needed to make the process run more smoothly.

Every day, businesses all over the United States receive a letter from various states saying ‘you have been selected for a sales and use tax audit'. Most of the people receiving these letters have never been through a sales tax audit and don't realize how much work the audit will entail. This material will go through the information that you need to know to be able to handle an audit on your own. We will start with what to do once you receive the ‘audit letter' and walk you through the entire process. This topic will also advise you on how to handle your sales and use issues on a go forward basis. We will end the topic by going through some recent issues that have come up on audits that we handled on behalf of our clients. Inadequately handling a sales tax audit can lead to giving the auditors too much unnecessary information, a lot of wasted time, frustrations and most importantly a large and unreasonable sales tax assessment. This information is crucial for all professionals that may have to handle a sales tax audit at some point in their career.

Learning Objectives

- You will be able to describe the various forms, and their purpose, that are used while going through a sales tax audit.

- You will be able to discuss the three (3) focal points of an audit.

- You will be able to explain the different sampling methods that an auditor can use.

- You will be able to identify the do's and don'ts while going through a sales tax audit.

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Agenda

Preparing for the Audit
  • Appointment Letter (Audit Notification Letter)
  • Power of Attorney
  • Questionnaire
  • Responsible Person Form
  • Waiver
  • IDR
  • Reducing Scope of Audit
  • Sampling Form
During the Audit
  • Sample Methods
  • Research
  • Sales
  • Expenses
  • Fixed Assets
Finalizing the Audit
  • Reviewing Auditor's Work Papers
  • Request for Penalty Abatement
  • Identify Drivers of Assessment in Order to Make Changes Going Forward
  • Appeals Conference and Other Options
Audit Issues by Industry
  • Restaurants
  • Contractors
  • Professional Services
  • Wholesalers
  • Service Industry
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This course was last revised on January 31, 2017.

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  • AIPB 2.0
     
  • This program is acceptable for 2.0 CPEC(s) towards the CB designation through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
     
  • AL CLE 1.7 (Pending)
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • 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
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • 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.
     
  • GA CLE 1.7
     
  • 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.
     
  • MO CLE 2.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Missouri Bar for 2.0 hours of CLE.
     
  • MS CLE 1.7
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.7 credit hours.
     
  • 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.
     
  • NC CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • 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.
     
  • NJ CLE 2.0
     
  • 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.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • 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
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Enrolled Agents 2.0
     
  • This program qualifies for 2.0 hours of Continuing Education Credit for enrolled agents under Treasury Department Circular #230 Section 10.6(g).
     
  • 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: www. learningmarket.org. 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: . 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.
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. has registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE Sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE Program. This program qualifies for 2.0 hours of continuing professional education.
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York or New Jersey or Kansas. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

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

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

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for accountants, controllers, CFOs, tax managers, presidents, vice, presidents, business owners and managers, bookkeepers, tax preparers, enrolled agents and attorneys.

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Faculty

Keisha Paton

Keisha Paton

CohnReznick LLP

  • Tax Associate with CohnReznick LLP
  • NJCPA member
  • B.S. degree in accounting, City University of New York - College of Staten Island
Scott Smith

Scott Smith

CohnReznick LLP

  • Director with CohnReznick LLP's State and Local Tax Practice and Tax Controversy Group with more than twenty years of experience in the multi-state sales and use tax area
  • Has a broad range of experience working with publicly held companies for a diverse group of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, research and development, biotechnology, construction, and retail
  • Has provided various services to Fortune 100 and 500 clients, including sales/use and property tax system’s implementation and compliance, audit defense, reverse audits, nexus studies, taxability matrices, cost component analysis, voluntary disclosure agreements, tax planning, and consulting
  • Monitors sales and use tax law changes in the U.S. and drafts tax alerts for the firm
  • Frequent speaker at the firm’s Financial Manager Learning Forum and Nexia SALT conferences
  • B.S. degree in accounting, Dominican College
Yehuda Weinman

Yehuda Weinman

CohnReznick LLP

  • Senior Tax Associate at CohnReznik LLP
  • NYSSCPA and AICPA member
  • B.S. degree in accounting, Touro College
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Product ID: 399676
Published 2017
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