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Sales & Use Tax

Sales Tax Programs

The Institute provides all sales & use tax professionals with unparalleled access to leading education programs, industry certification, peer access, and unlimited networking opportunities. IPT’s sales tax schools and symposiums were created and are presented by sales & use tax professionals from industry participants throughout the corporate, consulting, advisory, and legal segments. Each year, the Institute’s schools are the highest attended sales & use tax programs across the country, which is a reflection of the professional education provided as well as the commitment of the members to impart their knowledge with attendees.

The symposium is the premier and consummate program in the industry and provides content for every sales & use tax professional. If you are new to the sales & use tax profession or have been a practitioner for years, IPT can fulfill your professional education needs.
 

Sales Tax School I

IPT’s Sales Tax School I: Introduction to Sales & Use Taxes is a five-day program that provides a beginner-level and thorough education in the theory and management of sales & use taxation. With general and breakout sessions throughout the school, participants receive a comprehensive education in essential sales & use tax principles, including tax research, accounting, auditing, and other practical skills needed on the job. In addition, the workshops are focused on specific matters discussed in the general sessions, whereby instructors lead robust and participative discussions.

All of the school’s sessions are led by a diverse faculty who come from the corporate, consulting, legal, and academic sectors and are backed by decades of real-world experience. Successful completion of the course is required for any School I attendee wanting to take the advanced school.

Sales Tax School II

Sales Tax School II offers attendees an advanced and comprehensive education of sales & use taxation and how to apply presented concepts to real-world situations. Topics covered at the school include constitutional law; computer software & services; telecommunications; leasing; audit management; taxpayer remedies; statistical and block sampling; mergers & acquisitions and retail. The school examines the impact of sales & use tax on specific industries, products, and services, and provides guidance on managing the sales & use tax function for optimal results.

School attendees receive general session training and then work together in breakout and workshop sessions to discuss the presented concepts and how to apply to various sales & use tax scenarios. School II offers the highest caliber of educational instruction in sales & use taxation and management, and assists members in their pursuit of professional development, especially those pursuing the Institute’s CMI professional designation.

Sales Tax Symposium

The IPT Sales Tax Symposium is the premier annual event for advanced sales & use tax education and is the highest attended program in this field. Covering a broad spectrum of topics, this symposium caters to professionals with varying degrees of familiarity with sales & use tax. Whether deeply entrenched in the field or just beginning to navigate its complexities, attendees can expect to gain insights into the latest issues, legal updates, emerging trends, and hot topics.

The Sales Tax Symposium offers an invaluable opportunity to deepen your knowledge and understanding of sales & use tax, keep abreast of recent developments in the field, and the ability to network with highly regarded practitioners across the country.

Annual Conference Sales & Use Track

IPT's Annual Conference is the year's most robust and comprehensive educational program in state and local tax (SALT). It not only offers a full complement of sales & use tax sessions, but also the opportunity to learn about other current SALT issues by attending concurrent sessions in a related discipline – Property Tax, State Income Tax, or Credits and Incentives. This two and a half-day conference features top-notch educational sessions, which are presented by experienced and known tax professionals from across the country.

The Conference is also a wonderful opportunity to expand your network of SALT professionals by reconnecting with colleagues and making new contacts with like professionals. Given the diversity of indirect tax disciplines represented, the Conference is uniquely positioned to help SALT practitioners not only enhance their knowledge across multiple tax areas, but expand their networking outreach by connecting with other professionals from across the country.

ABA/IPT Advanced Sales Tax Seminar

The American Bar Association - Tax Section and the Institute for Professionals in Taxation's Advanced Sales Tax Seminar is one of the most prominent educational programs offered in the field of sales and use tax law. This two-day seminar provides all sales & use tax professionals with the most current updates on judicial, legislative, and other legal-related issues facing the industry.

This program is intended for sales & use tax practitioners, including attorneys, consultants, tax directors and managers, and other professionals practicing in the sales & use tax field. The seminar sessions feature known and experienced presenters from both the public and private sectors, resulting in presentations that are informative, well-rounded, and diverse.
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Sep
22
Sales Tax Symposium
2024 IPT Sales Tax Symposium
Grapevine, TX
September 22 - 25, 2024
Feb
24
2025
Sales Tax School
IPT 2025 Sales Tax School I
Atlanta, GA
February 24 - 28, 2025
Apr
28
2025
Sales Tax School
2025 Sales Tax School II
Atlanta, GA
April 28 - May 2, 2025
Sep
28
2025
Sales Tax Symposium
2025 IPT Sales Tax Symposium
Indian Wells, CA
September 28 - October 1, 2025
Sep
27
2026
Sales Tax Symposium
2026 IPT Sales Tax Symposium
Orlando, FL
September 27 - 30, 2026

Professional Designation in Sales & Use Taxation

The Certified Member of the Institute- Sales Tax professional designation signifies a member’s well-rounded knowledge and expertise in the field of sales & use taxation. Since its inception, nearly [or over] one thousand members have earned the only certification available for sales & use tax professionals by completing the education and testing standards, and fulfilling the industry experience requirement.

Sales Tax CMI