Join IPT in Chicago this October for the Sales Tax and Value Added Tax Symposiums!

IPT's Sales Tax and Value Added Tax Symposiums are designed to provide you with valuable insights to help you stay ahead of the game. Session speakers will guide you through a multitude of topics covering legislation, emerging trends, available technologies, and industry insights. You'll also have the opportunity to earn CPE credit hours for your full attendance.

Save When You Register Early
Plus Get Special Pricing for Attending Both the Sales Tax and 
Value Added Tax Symposiums

 Member Registration - Sales Tax Symposium Only*
$795 on/before September 7
$895 after September 7
   Member Registration - Value Added Tax Symposium Only**
$395 on/before September 7
$495 after September 7
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 Hotel Reservations  
 Member Registration for Both the Sales Tax and VAT Symposiums 
$795 for the Sales Tax Symposium + $295 for the VAT Symposium on/before September 7 for a total cost of $1,090
$895 for the Sales Tax Symposium + $395 for the VAT Symposium after September 7 for a total cost of $1,290
Contact Toby Miller to take advantage of the opportunity to save when you attend both the VAT and Sales Tax Symposiums. 

Additional Registration Pricing Information
*Eligible Non-Members must pay an additional $500 to attend the Sales Tax Symposium; however, they have the opportunity to save on registration fees by joining IPT (applicable 2023 calendar year dues required to qualify for member pricing).

**Eligible Non-Member registration for only the VAT Symposium is $595 on or before September 7 and $695 after September 7. If an Eligible Non-Member is also registered for the Sales Tax Symposium, the Non-Member registration for the VAT Symposium is $295 on or before September 7 and $395 after September 7. 

Sales Tax Symposium Topics  
  VAT Symposium Topics    
⦁   State of the States: Legislative Trends and Forecasting  
  ⦁   Controversy:  Tax Authority Audit Trends 
⦁   Tax Technology End to End: Tax Efficiencies 101   ⦁   BEPS 2.0 and Indirect Tax   
⦁   Nexus Nightmares    ⦁   VAT Transformation:  Demystifying Transformation  
⦁   Managing Stress    ⦁   VAT Automation and Data Management  
⦁   View from the Bench - The 5 Most Impactful Recent Judicial Decisions    ⦁   In-Source, Out-Source and Managed Services:  What to do about Compliance?   
⦁   Coming Clean Through VDAs    ⦁   Global Technical & Caselaw Updates   
⦁   Sampling Tips and Tricks    ⦁   Tooling for All Things "E":  Strategy to Manage E-invoicing and Digital Reporting   
⦁   Effective Government Relations        
⦁   Property Tax Bonanza       
⦁   VAT for Sales Tax Professionals       
⦁   All Things Local        
⦁   Tips to a Successful Business Audit       
⦁   Retail Boutique Issues       
⦁   Excitement in Excise Tax        
⦁   Gross Receipts       
⦁   Mergers & Acquisitions:  Pre-Merger SALT Considerations       
⦁   Classifying Nontraditional Revenue Streams      
⦁   New Tax Types       
⦁   Procurement Companies       
⦁   Alternative Liability Remedies: Non VDA      
⦁   Crypto 101       
⦁   Tax Technology Panel       
⦁   Trends in Manufacturing       
⦁   Deep Dive:  Crypto - Navigating the Indirect Tax Landscape       
⦁   Deep Dive:  Tax Technology End to End       
⦁   Appeals & Disputes       
⦁   Sales Tax Aspects of Going Green       
⦁   Managing Exemption Certificates       
⦁   Oil and Gas - Just Frac It!       
⦁   Introduction to Credits & Incentives       
⦁   Who Me?  Marketplace Facilitators       
⦁   Healthcare Costs are Breaking the Bank       
⦁   How to Internally Promote the Tax Department        
⦁   The State of the Economy       
⦁   Enumerated Services        
⦁   State Tax Administrators' Roundtable        
⦁   Post Merger Integration       
⦁   All Things SaaSy       
⦁   State Income Tax for Sales Tax Professionals       
⦁   Bankruptcy & SALT       
⦁   Cannabis Industry       
⦁   Contractor Issues & Buried Opportunities       
⦁   Tax Department as A Revenue Generator       
⦁   Plan Your Lease       
⦁   Make the Most of Your Sales & Use Tax Career       


Sales Tax Symposium Keynote Speaker:
Back by Popular Demand - Corey Ciocchetti

Corey Ciocchetti inspired many attendees at the 2022 Annual Conference, so IPT invited him back for the Sales Tax Symposium. He is a highly sought-after speaker who lectures tens of thousands of individuals yearly about “authentic success” and living an ethical life. He serves as the Bill Daniels Professor of Business Ethics and Legal Studies at the University of Denver and is one of the University’s most popular and highest-rated professors.

Corey authored the book: Inspire Integrity: Chase an Authentic Life and has spoken in front of diverse audiences in more than 250 cities and 47 states over the past ten years.  In the keynote presentation "Inspire Integrity: Chase an Authentic Life," he will discuss practical and effective strategies to increase mental clarity and physical wellness.

Corey will also lead a breakout session on Monday called "Under the Influence...Of Stress!" where he discusses the negative repercussions stress has on our bodies and behavior and helps attendees assess their stress levels.


Hilton Chicago 

Overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan, the Hilton Chicago is situated on Michigan Avenue, where incredible experiences are around every corner. The hotel is close to the Buckingham Fountain, the Museum Campus, the Cultural Mile, and a booming restaurant scene. 

IPT has secured the nightly rate of $225 (plus applicable fees and taxes) for the VAT and Sales Tax Symposiums. Please note IPT's room block at the Hilton Chicago is limited. Attendees must make their hotel accommodations before September 7, 2023 to have the best opportunity to secure their room. This rate is not guaranteed if the block is filled or after September 7, 2023.

Hotel Reservation

Sales Tax Symposium Optional Events 

Pre-Conference Tour of the Art Institute of Chicago*

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early on Sunday, October 1, if they would like to join their peers for a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, which TripAdvisor named Chicago’s #1 attraction.  The museum is a 20-minute walk from the Hilton Chicago and features thousands of artworks, from renowned icons to lesser-known works from every corner of the globe.  

This tour group will meet in the hotel lobby and leave at 2:30 pm CDT to walk to the facility, which they may explore until the museum closes at 5 pm. General admission tickets are $32 and available at the Art Institute’s website. Additional outlets also sell tickets at discounted rates. Those interested in participating will be responsible for purchasing their tickets.  Select Museum Tour when registering for the Sales Tax Symposium if you are interested in participating. 

*Please note IPT is not selling tickets for this tour. Participants must purchase their tickets.

Cornhole Tournament 

The Annual Sales Tax Symposium Cornhole Tournament will be held during the Sunday and Monday evening receptions. The entry fee is $20 for individuals, who will be randomly paired, or $50 if you want to register as a team of two. Tournament winners will receive a prize (gift card).

Select the "Cornhole" option when registering to reserve your spot.  If you have any questions regarding registration for this event, please contact Toby Miller