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[December 21, 2012]

Tax Professionals' Resource Offers Training on State Sales Taxation of Cloud Computing

Dec 21, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- The concept of cloud computing has been around since the 1950s. But it is only since the birth of the '' that cloud computing has come into its own and revolutionized the way business is conducted - from data storage to providing software applications as a service over the internet.

State sales tax statutes, most of which pre-date the computer age, were not drafted and enacted to contemplate cloud computing. Very few states have statutes or regulations that directly address the sales taxation of digital goods, such as downloaded software, videos, books, or music, let alone access to software, data storage, or other services performed in the 'cloud.' Consequently, guidance on how states tax cloud computing is both difficult to find and research intensive, with most guidance coming from state tax department rulings and advisories.

On January 24th, 2013, Tax Professionals' Resource will be hosting "On Cloud Nine: State Sales Taxation of Cloud Computing," a live tax compliance webinar for accountants, CFOs, controllers, tax managers and tax preparers. This 90-minute webinar is intended to short-circuit that intensive research process and provide up-to-date information on how the various states approach the sales taxation of cloud computing. It will equip attendees with an understanding of how states view cloud computing services within the context of sales taxation, how the characterization of a service providers contracts drives the analysis, and trends in sales taxation among the states.

Speaking for this important tax compliance webinar are Frank Crociata and Pat Derdenger of Steptoe & Johnson LLP . Frank Crociata is an associate in Steptoe's Phoenix office where he is a member of the firm's Tax group. His focus is on all areas of federal, state and local taxation. He advises clients engaged in e-commerce on nexus and nexus-establishing activities, and on state and local income and sales tax compliance. Pat Derdenger is a partner in Steptoe & Johnson LLP's Tax group. His practice covers the e-commerce industry, advising clients on their multistate tax responsibilities, and their sales and use tax collection obligations.

For detailed program and registration information, visit c=11 About Tax Professionals' Resource: Tax Professionals' Resource is a training and development website dedicated to the enhancement of the tax profession. They are committed to the specific educational and developmental needs of members looking for unique, up-to-date tax training opportunities through audio conferences, seminars, webinars and articles. Members also gain access to product offerings and other educational tools that assist in securing their position at the forefront of their respective disciplines. Tax Professionals' Resource delivers an overall experience that gives their community of tax professionals a distinct competitive advantage.

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