Webinar: From Raw Materials to the Final Sale, Solving Complex Sales and Use Tax Issues

August 30, 2017 Karen Marchione

Recorded: September 12, 2017
Duration: 60 minutes (including Q&A)
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Listen to industry experts, Matt Walsh from Sovos and Alex Laskowski from Grant Thornton as they examine challenging tax issues along the supply chain for manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers. If you are managing sales and/or use tax you won’t want to miss this session which will cover traditional and emerging tax issues including:

  • Common challenges for Tax and Accounts Payable managing the complexities and data challenges associated with Use Tax determination 

  • How to easily manage complex fulfillment issues related to drop shipments, multi-channel sales and more

  • How to fortify your audit defense by improving your Exemption Certificate processes

  • Evolving Nexus challenges presented by going direct-to-consumer and efforts to integrate all customer touch points

  • Managing the complexities of international expansion

  • What compliance leaders are doing to stay ahead of regulatory changes to ensure a bulletproof audit defense

Technology disruption and customer demands are creating chaos for many organizations as they work to evolve quickly to take advantage of new business opportunities. Listen to this informative webinar where you will learn how taking a strategic approach to your processes and technology can help safeguard your business from the ever increasing burden and risk of tax compliance.


Professionals who are present for the entirety of the program and complete at least three instances of interactivity will be eligible to receive 1 CPE credit.

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Your Speakers:

Alex Laskowski, Partner, State and Local Tax, Grant Thornton

Alex Laskowski is a partner with Grant Thornton’s State and Local Tax practice. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, he was a sales and use tax auditor for the state of Missouri. Laskowski has authored articles in several hospitality trade publications and co-authored the chapter on hospitality in the new Sales and Use Tax book published by the Institute of Professionals in Taxation. He is also a regular speaker at Hospitality Technical Financial Professional events and at the annual Printing Industry Tax Conference. He works extensively with clients in the construction, hotel, manufacturing and printing industries. Laskowski is the leader of the firm’s Five-Star Hospitality Tax practice.


Matt Walsh, Principal, Indirect Tax, Sovos

Matt has over 17 years of experience in tax compliance, which includes developing a tax counsel within the Sovos internal tax department. He later advanced to director of tax research and senior director of tax positions within the company before taking on his current role. Matt is currently a member of the Technical Advisory Group of the OECD (Working Party #9), which drafts model legislation and implementation guidelines for the taxation of cross border services.



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