Stephen Bradshaw

David Lingerfelt

North America Tax Content Research Avalara

John Sallese

Director of Solutions Consulting Avalara

Stephen Bradshaw

Stephen provides sales and use tax consulting and state income/franchise tax consulting and other miscellaneous state tax services to clients of varying sizes and entity types. He has spoken at or been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Accounting Today, Thompson Reuters, Georgia Restaurant Association, Georgia Society of CPAs, and others. In addition, Stephen has developed particular expertise in advising technology companies with sales tax nexus and taxability issues, obtaining voluntary disclosure agreements, and advising companies in becoming compliant prospectively in addition to conducting buy- and sell side state tax due diligence and preparing technology companies for M&A deals. Prior to joining Bennett Thrasher, Stephen spent five years at Deloitte Tax, LLP in the Multistate Tax Services line, providing state income/franchise tax consulting, compliance and ASC 740 (provision) services to large corporate taxpayers.

David Lingerfelt

North America Tax Content Research Avalara
David is responsible for the North America Tax Content Research teams at Avalara. David’s teams combine tax technical and research skills with advanced automation technologies to provide the tax content that powers Avalara’s North America tax compliance automation suite. David joined Avalara in 2017 with a background in government tax administration including auditing, tax controversy, collections, taxpayer education, and compliance documents processing. With more than seventeen years’ experience in government tax administration, David has a deep understanding of the complex compliance obligations businesses face, and he is committed to automating this burden.

John Sallese

Director of Solutions Consulting Avalara
John Sallese, Director of Solutions Consulting at Avalara, has more than 29 years of tax compliance and audit experience, including sales and use tax, telecommunications, income and property tax. John has occupied various roles at Avalara supporting sales, marketing, implementation, and training through webinars, speaking engagements and on-site Presentations.

What You'll Learn

How, when, where, and why software is taxed is the perfect storm of complexity and contradiction, which makes compliance near impossible to comprehend, never mind master. No wonder, then, that software and SaaS businesses often fail to give it proper attention, focusing instead on more top-of-mind priorities like accelerating growth and maximizing efficiency.

That mindset, however, is EXACTLY how you can jeopardize your software company’s growth trajectory. Sales and use tax compliance is no longer independent of growth and efficiency; it’s necessary to achieve both. The tax landscape has shifted dramatically, and software companies must up their game when it comes to tax compliance.

In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll hear directly from software tax experts and learn:

  • How fast-growth software and SaaS companies incur tax risk
  • The complex nature of software taxability
  • How new nexus laws exacerbate tax complexity
  • Why manual tax management is inefficient, and automation is crucial
  • How software and SaaS companies experience consumer use tax pain

Here’s the good news: When done right, sales and use tax compliance can propel and future-proof your business. In short, getting tax compliance right isn’t just an obligation or a way to avoid auditors, but a strategy for protecting growth. Join our webinar to learn what you need to know to safeguard your business’s expansion.

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