Reform and Development of Sales and Use Tax in the United States – Part 2
Learning objectives

This course has two parts. After completing this part of the course, the learner should be able to:

  • Recognize the general rules and state variations in taxing digital goods such as computer software, data processing, and cloud computing
  • Recognize the challenges in imposing taxes on digital goods
  • Identify who can levy a local sales tax and who administers it
  • Identify the challenges faced by taxpayers in compliance with locally administered taxes
  • Define gross receipts tax and identify the most recent trends in state taxation
  • Identify the differences between sales tax and gross receipts tax
  • Recognize cross-state variations in imposing gross receipts tax
Instructor Susie Duong

Instructor bio

Dr. Duong is an Accounting Subject Matter Expert for Becker Professional Education. Her professional background includes working in academia as well as in the accounting industry. She started her career working for EY as a senior associate focusing on interim, final and IPO audit of corporations in non-financial sectors such as manufacturing, utility, transportation, construction, services and so on. When working in academia, she taught both undergraduate-level and graduate-level accounting courses including Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and Financial Valuation at the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and National University of Singapore. Her academic research focuses on financial reporting issues in the banking industry and the use of accounting information in small business lending and debt contracting. Dr. Duong also owns a firm that provides tax compliance, research and consulting services. She holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.Phil (Master of Philosophy) in Accounting from the University of Hong Kong and a BA in Accounting from Fudan University. She is also a CPA, CMA, CIA and an EA.

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