Every company selling online is grappling with the proliferation of laws that vary by country or state on sales tax and VAT collection. The Supreme Court’s decision on Wayfair has led most states to pass new laws requiring online sellers to collect and remit sales tax, with a myriad of requirements, definitions and deadlines. This also has repercussions for European eCommerce businesses selling into the USA.
Whether they sell online to consumers or businesses, companies must educate themselves on these new laws and figure out how to comply. This webinar will provide valuable information about the state of sales tax and VAT legislation and on the technology that can automate the increasingly onerous task of collecting tax and remitting or returning those taxes to individual state and local revenue departments. Attendees will be introduced to cloud-based systems that can easily integrate with existing accounting systems, expedite tax reporting and facilitate compliance with all applicable tax laws.
Eric Fader, Tax Managing Director, Central Region Sales and Use Tax Leader, BDO
Eric Fader is a managing director in BDO’s State & Local Tax services practice with more than 25 years of experience that includes sales/use tax consulting, planning, and advocacy engagements.
Eric’s sales/use tax advisory practice includes advising clients on states’ power to tax (nexus), taxability of sales/use/lease transactions, exemptions/credit review, responsible person liability, and transaction structuring and planning. Eric assists clients in quantifying and remediating potential sales/use tax exposures. He also performs state tax due diligence on buy and sell-side deal transactions, and he assists clients in defending sales/use tax audits.
Eric has presented sales/use tax seminars before various organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), the Chicago Tax Club, and the Illinois CPA Society. As an adjunct professor, Eric has taught tax and accounting classes at various Chicago colleges. He is also the co-author of “State and Local Taxation: Power to Tax,” published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
Ellen Van Daal de Jong, Sales Engineer, Vertex
Ellen has spent over 13 years in Tax and Tax Technology world with extensive European expertise. She started her career at Ernst & Young Netherlands where she focused on assisting multinationals with their tax compliance and reporting needs. After that she moved to an in-house tax function at a US headquartered company, where she was responsible for their tax compliance and reporting globally (outside US). Within Vertex, as well as a tax SME, she is working with partners and customers to help customers focusing on the growth of their business.
Mark Sieczkowski, Sr. Product Manager, Vertex
Mark Sieczkowski, has over 20 years of IT Product and Project Management experience. Mark joined Vertex Inc., in 2013 as Senior Product Manager, O-Series. Prior to joining Vertex Inc., Mark served as Vice President Solution Delivery for Devon IT, a Thin Client computing company. He was responsible for supply chain management and ensuring solution delivery of both hardware and software projects. Mark was also developing and managing strategic relationships with Lenovo, Acer and Dell computer.
Mark Brohan, Director of B2B Research, B2BecNews
Mark Brohan is director of B2B research for Vertical Web Media and author of its upcoming research report, “The Manufacturing 300.” Previously he was vice president of research for Internet Retailer and editor of Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide and related research publications. Prior to re-joining Internet Retailer in 2005, Mark was managing director of The Brohan Group, a full-service business publishing consulting company. He also held leadership positions in print and web product business development for Faulkner & Gray, a subsidiary of Thomson Corp., as web publisher and editorial director for DM Review magazine and its two web sites, and as founding editor of Faulkner & Gray technology magazines including Internet Retailer.
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