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Sales Tax 101: A Beginner’s Guide


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateOctober 8, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)
Course LevelBasic
Series: Sales Tax
Course Description

Trust us—you are not alone if you feel confused and overwhelmed by the mere mention of sales tax and all it involves. Even though most U.S. businesses are required to collect and remit sales tax, few understand all the rules or how to comply.

Economic nexus. Exemption certificates. Sourcing rules.

If reading those terms made your head spin, don’t miss our upcoming webinar—Sales Tax 101: A Beginner’s Guide. In just one hour, Matt Hammond will review the most critical topics businesses need to understand about sales tax, including:

  • How to accurately calculate sales tax rates (and how not to)

  • What an economic nexus is and how it impacts your tax obligations across state lines

  • How to scale the tax returns process

  • When a business must collect exemption certificates

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about how to manage sales tax for your business efficiently. 


  • Why sales tax matters

  • Sales tax basics

  • When to collect — Got nexus?

  • The five steps to managing sales tax compliance

  • Tips to streamline sales tax management

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how states, due to COVID-19, are determined to respond to budget reductions

  • Identify sales tax compliance challenges

  • Recall nexus-creating activities

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Matthew Hammond

National Sales Manager
(919) 627-9784


Matt joined Avalara in 2014 as a sales associate. He is now a national sales manager and focuses on helping small businesses understand and simplify sales tax requirements through automation. Matt lives in Raleigh and holds a degree in Human Relations from High Point University.

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.