Downtown Chicago CPE announcement

Sponsored by the Chicago Tax Club

Mar 23, 2021 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

Members and Non-members welcome!


“Remote Sellers” have taken on different definitions in different states especially as it applies to rules for local taxes. State and local tax issues keep getting more complex as local governments make their bid for greater revenue, taking the arduous task of managing sales tax risk to another level. In some cases, you need to guard your status as a remote seller closely while in others it might be better to not qualify as a remote seller. We’ll dig into these nuances as we discuss sourcing, tax types, and compliance issues related to the trends and traps of local taxes. We’ll focus on everything from the Leveling the Playing Field rules in Illinois to the new remote seller collection authorities in Alaska and Louisiana and the flat rate rules in Alabama and Texas. And we can’t forget the insane rules associated with the new Colorado SUTS program!

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the differences in home rule cities and counties rules as they apply to remote sellers.
  • Understand how to apply the new Illinois remote seller law under the “Level the Playing Field” provision.
  • Analyze how the Colorado Sales and Use Tax System (SUTS) program impacts businesses everywhere.
  • Discuss rules related to local taxes for remote sellers in Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas
  • Identify how Chicago’s newly implemented Wayfair threshold will impact providers of non-possessory computer leases and streaming amusements.

Moderated by Jim Tauber, Andersen Tax


Judy Vorndran, J.D., CPA, Lead Partner @TaxOps

Judy Vorndran, J.D., CPA and lead partner of the SALTovation team at TaxOps, has been at the table—and in the weeds—guiding 1,000’s of businesses through the morass that is state and local tax for more than 25 years. She marries law and tax in identifying critical issues and the best path forward for dynamic businesses worldwide. She is a Big Four alumni, frequent speaker, and public policy advocate currently serving as a governor-appointed member of Colorado’s Legislative Sales and Use Tax Simplification Task Force. Judy can be reached at Hear Diane Yetter and Judy Vorndran discuss the Politics of State and Local Tax on the SALTovation podcast.

Diane Yetter, CPA, MST @Yetter Tax & Sales Tax Institute

Diane L. Yetter is the “Sales Tax Nerd®” as well as a strategist, advisor, speaker and author in the field of sales and use tax. She is president of YETTER Tax, a sales tax consulting and tax technology firm. She is also the founder of The Sales Tax Institute, which offers live and online courses to educate business professionals about sales and use tax. As an entrepreneur, she was honored as Woman Business Owner of the Year 2020 by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago Chapter. Her twitter handle, @SalesTaxInst is one of Forbes Top 100 Tax Twitter Handles for the 4th year in a row and @YetterTax is in the Accounting social media leaders.

Julie Sochacki, Senior Manager – Chicago @AndersenTax

Julie Sochacki has over 20 years of experience, spanning multiple industries, in areas of both accounting and tax. Julie joined Andersen Tax in September 2019 in its State and Local Tax group, focusing on indirect tax consulting. Julie has years of project management experience, and in working with complex accounting and tax issues. She is a registered CPA with the State of IL. Prior to joining Andersen Tax, Julie worked at Culligan International Company from 2010 2019 where she managed the sales & use tax function, as well as domestic income tax functions, focusing on tax provision, compliance, and special projects. From 2006 2010, she was a sales & use tax consultant for a boutique consulting firm that focused on tax law research and assisting in reverse audits. Julie started her career in 1996 at Arthur Andersen in Chicago where she focused on ERP implementations and process improvement projects.

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