On Cloud Nine: State Sales Taxation Of Cloud Computing

Webinar: ID# 1023093
Recorded CD
About This Course:
Cloud computing has revolutionized the way business is conducted in the Information Age, from the way data is stored and accessed to the variety of hosted product offerings available to both consumers and businesses.

While some states have enacted legislation to clarify the application of sales tax to cloud computing products, the introduction of new technology continues to outpace the rate at which taxing authorities can publish guidance.

This webinar is intended to help sellers as well as consumers of cloud computing products to understand the fundamentals of analyzing the taxation of cloud computing products as well as providing up-to-date information on how the various states approach the sales taxation of cloud computing.


  • When and How State and Local Sales and Use Taxes Apply to Cloud Computing Products
  • Nexus – Understanding Which Jurisdictions a Seller Is Required to Collect Sales and Use Tax, and How the Seller's Obligations Can Affect Purchasers of Cloud Computing Products
  • Developments in True Object Analysis and Bundled Transactions
  • Analyzing the Taxability of Cloud Computing Products
  • Assessing Your Readiness to Comply With Sales Taxation of Cloud Computing Products
About The Presenters

Stephanie Gilfeather
  • Tax manager in the multistate indirect tax practice of Deloitte Tax LLP based in the San Francisco office
  • Six years of experience in the multistate indirect tax field and serves clients in the technology space including interactive gaming companies, data processing services providers and SaaS providers as well as serving clients in the health care and manufacturing industries
  • Assists clients with sales taxability and nexus analysis, planning, process optimization, exposure analysis, audit defense, capital expenditure planning, and planning and audit defense for Washington Business and Occupation tax, and other gross receipts taxes in other U.S. jurisdictions
  • Prior to Deloitte Tax Stephanie was with the Washington Department of Revenue for eight years in both tax administration and policy positions
  • Held policy positions with the Washington State Senate and City of Seattle Department of Finance & Administrative Services, where she focused on projects ranging from economic nexus and single-factor sales apportionment legislation to the constitutional restrictions on taxation to fee-based funding sources to support environmental and public health projects
  • Wrote U.S. Sales and Use Tax: A Survival Guide for International Business, BNA Insights, January 2015; and Washington’s Business Tax Primary Purpose Test after Qualcomm, Inc. v. Department of Revenue, BNA, August 2011
  • LL.M. degree in taxation, University of Washington; J.D. degree, Seattle University School of Law; B.A. degree in business administration, University of Washington
Laurie Wik
  • Senior tax director at Alvarez and Marsal Taxand, LLC, in San Francisco, CA
  • More than 26 years in indirect tax in the Silicon Valley, including 9 years as state and local tax manager of a software and hosted services company and 11 years at Deloitte Tax, where she led the Tax Technology Industry subsector group for the national Indirect tax practice for several years
  • Focuses on sellers and consumers of digital, web-based, and IT products and services, and serves a diverse group of industries including technology, construction & engineering, biotech, and life sciences companies
  • Provides tax process diagnostic and process optimization services, sales/use tax exposure analyses and remediation, audit defense, nexus, and taxability analyses, sales/use tax overpayment reviews and capital expenditure planning
  • Certified member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)
  • Computer software and services instructor at IPT’s annual intermediate sales tax school
  • M.S.T degree in taxation, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, B.S. degree in business administration (accounting, finance) California State University - East Bay
On Cloud Nine: State Sales Taxation Of Cloud Computing
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