Content Provider
Handout Materials
Presentation Slides
Free cpe webinars
2020 Sales Tax Changes: Midyear Update


This webinar has been extended to 1.5 hours.
Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.5 hours

Recorded DateAugust 14, 2020
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes (Sales Tax)
Course LevelBasic
Series: Sales Tax
Course Description

At the beginning of 2020, no one could have predicted that we’d be in a worldwide pandemic just a few months later. Now halfway through the year, COVID-19 has affected everything from buying habits to business operations, and even tax policies.

Learn more about what’s changed in the world of sales tax in the first half of 2020 and what to expect for the rest of the year in our upcoming webinars. Our VP of U.S. Tax Policy, Scott Peterson, will shed light on the current state of sales tax obligations, the changes you can expect to see over the next six months, and how it all impacts your business.

Learning objectives:
Attendees will learn:

  • The COVID-19 tax relief efforts that are still available to businesses

  • How future tax policy may change as states look to recoup revenue lost from the pandemic

  • The latest on economic nexus laws and marketplace facilitator laws

  • Answers to your own questions

For anyone that deals with sales and use tax, this may be the most important webinar you'll attend this year.

Not logged

Scott Peterson

Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations
(615) 598-4337


Scott Peterson is Avalara’s Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations. Prior to Avalara, he was the first Executive Director of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board—an organization devoted to making sales tax more straightforward and more uniform for the benefit of businesses. Scott also spent 10 years as the Director of the South Dakota Sales Tax Division and 12 years providing research and legal writing for the South Dakota Legislature.

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.