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Conquering Cross-Border Tax Compliance for U.S. Sellers


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Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateMay 3, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

There’s never been a better time to begin selling to online shoppers worldwide or to bolster an existing cross-border e-commerce program. The coronavirus pandemic dramatically increased online shopping worldwide, with retail e-commerce sales surging 27.6% in 2020 over 2019.

While there’s endless growth potential when selling internationally, it can trigger new compliance challenges like assigning Harmonized System (HS) codes, calculating import taxes, and understanding duties and tariffs. But don’t let these issues keep you from seizing your opportunity. Join our upcoming webinar to learn the ins and outs of international tax compliance so you can conquer cross-border compliance and grow into new markets.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify why there’s massive growth opportunity in international sales

  • List the common pitfalls of cross-border e-commerce and how to overcome them

  • Determine what you need to know about Harmonized System (HS) codes and classification

  • Determine how automation can streamline your customer experience

  • Identify your international potential by overcoming the challenges of cross-border trade compliance

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Craig Reed

Senior Vice President, Global Trade

(855) 259-3274


Craig Reed leads the development and growth of Avalara’s cross-border and global trade business as Senior Vice President of Global Trade. Craig came to Avalara through the acquisition of his company, TradeStream Technologies, which was a company focused on building next-generation automated product classification and landed cost software systems for cross-border e-commerce.

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.