State Sales Taxation Of Cloud Computing

Webinar: ID# 1020367
Recorded CD
About This Course:
Cloud computing has revolutionized the way business is conducted in the Information Age, from the way data is stored and accessed to the variety of hosted product offerings available to both consumers and businesses.

While some states have enacted legislation to clarify the application of sales tax to cloud computing products, the introduction of new technology continues to outpace the rate at which taxing authorities can publish guidance.

This webinar is intended to help sellers as well as consumers of cloud computing products to understand the fundamentals of analyzing the taxation of cloud computing products as well as providing up-to-date information on how the various states approach the sales taxation of cloud computing.

  • When and How State and Local Sales and Use Taxes Apply to Cloud Computing Products
  • Nexus – Understanding Which Jurisdictions a Seller Is Required to Collect Sales and Use Tax, and How the Seller's Obligations Can Affect Purchasers of Cloud Computing Products
  • Developments in True Object Analysis and Bundled Transactions
  • Analyzing the Taxability of Cloud Computing Products
  • Assessing Your Readiness to Comply With Sales Taxation of Cloud Computing Products
About The Presenters

Stephanie Gilfeather
  • Tax manager in the multistate indirect tax practice of Deloitte Tax LLP based in the San Francisco office
  • Six years of experience in the multistate indirect tax field and serves clients in the technology space including interactive gaming companies, data processing services providers and SaaS providers as well as serving clients in the health care and manufacturing industries
  • Assists clients with sales taxability and nexus analysis, planning, process optimization, exposure analysis, audit defense, capital expenditure planning, and planning and audit defense for Washington Business and Occupation tax, and other gross receipts taxes in other U.S. jurisdictions
  • Prior to Deloitte Tax Stephanie was with the Washington Department of Revenue for eight years in both tax administration and policy positions
  • Held policy positions with the Washington State Senate and City of Seattle Department of Finance & Administrative Services, where she focused on projects ranging from economic nexus and single-factor sales apportionment legislation to the constitutional restrictions on taxation to fee-based funding sources to support environmental and public health projects
  • Wrote U.S. Sales and Use Tax: A Survival Guide for International Business, BNA Insights, January 2015; and Washington’s Business Tax Primary Purpose Test after Qualcomm, Inc. v. Department of Revenue, BNA, August 2011
  • LL.M. degree in taxation, University of Washington; J.D. degree, Seattle University School of Law; B.A. degree in business administration, University of Washington
Laurie Wik
  • Tax director based in the Santa Clara office of DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc. (DMA)
  • Assists clients with sales and purchases taxability, nexus analysis, planning, process optimization, sales and use tax exposure analysis and remediation, audit defense, and capital expenditure planning
  • Clients include interactive gaming companies, SaaS providers, hosted services providers, social networking sites, and other web-based product sellers as well as traditional businesses who are consumers of cloud services or transitioning their business models into the cloud
  • Serves clients in the construction, engineering, biotech, and life sciences industries
  • Started her career at DMA, where she received her foundation in multistate tax principles before joining Network Associates, Inc., a software manufacturer and hosted software and services provider
  • Entered public accounting in 2003, just in time to assist companies to implement the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Sections 302 and 404
  • Led the Tax Technology Industry subsector group for the Deloitte Tax national indirect tax practice for several years and rejoined DMA in June 2014
  • Certified member of the Institute at Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)
  • M.S. degree in taxation, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California; B.S. degree, California State University, Hayward
State Sales Taxation Of Cloud Computing
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