Arkansas Sales and Use Tax Seminars

    

A Beginners 
Basic Course

April 19, 2018
September 27, 2018

Advanced Course &
Case Study

April 20, 2018
September 28, 2018

 
Location of Seminar: Hot Springs Convention Center
134 Convention Boulevard
Hot Springs, AR 71901

 

July 19, 2018 July 20, 2018
Location of Seminar: Embassy Suites
3303 S Pinnacle Hills Pkwy
Rogers, AR 72758
Phone: (479) 254-8400

 

Lunch Included with each course

Faculty/Speakers:

B.J. Pritchett, CMI - Pritchett Sales and Use Tax Consulting
Malcolm Bobo, Attorney - Bobo Law Firm

                       MALCOLM BOBO, ATTORNEY - BOBO LAW FIRM
           
Malcolm P. Bobo, attorney/owner of Bobo Law Firm. Mr. Bobo received his B.S. degree from Baylor University and a J.D. degree from Baylor University School of Law. Mr. Bobo was with the law firm Jack, Nelson, Jones from April 2000 Ė August 2010. His experience includes more than ten years as an attorney with the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, Division of Revenue. He was with the Revenue Division from 1989 until April 2000, and was the litigation supervisor for the last eight years. As the litigation supervisor, Mr. Bobo was responsible for monitoring all of the cases and assisting the eleven other attorneys with their litigation. His responsibilities also included the general duties of a Revenue Tax Attorney, which provide legal representation and advice to the individual income tax, sales and use tax, motor fuel tax, miscellaneous tax, driverís license and motor vehicles sections within the Division of Revenue. Mr. Bobo taught Arkansas Sales and Use Tax Seminars for Lorman Education Services for eight years.

                         B.J. PRITCHETT, CMI
B.J. Pritchett, CMI is the President/Owner of Pritchett Sales and Use Tax Consulting located in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. Ms. Pritchett received her B.B.A in Accounting in 1975 from the University of Memphis, formerly Memphis State University. She started her own sales and use tax practice in 1992. Her company provides a service, which includes sales and use tax refund reviews, audit defense, corporate educational seminars, procedure manuals and private consultation on sales and use tax issues.

Ms. Pritchett has been involved in the sales and use tax arena for over 40 years. Her experience in private industry includes State and Local Tax Manager for a Big 6 CPA firm, Senior Tax Consultant for a nationwide sales and use tax consulting firm, Controller and Cost Accountant. She has also spent ten years with the State of Arkansas as a top Senior Tax Auditor II for the Department of Finance and Administration.

Ms. Pritchett started the Arkansas Sales and Use Tax School in September 2003 to educate the public concerning Arkansas Sales and Use Taxes. A Beginnerís Basic Course and an Advanced Course & Case Study is available through the website: www.salesusetax.com
B.J. Pritchett was instrumental in establishing chemicals as equipment through the Arkansas Supreme Court Case - State of Arkansas v. Chem-Fab Corporation. The passage of Arkansas Act 854 of 1999 supported this case. Chemicals are now considered as "equipment" under the Arkansas manufacturing exemption.

Ms. Pritchett has given numerous lectures for private corporations, educational forums, Tax Executives Institute (TEI) and Arkansas Federal Tax Institute. She is a Certified Member (CMI) of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT). She holds a Sales Tax Membership in IPT. She has served on the IPT Legislative Committee reporting updates to the interpretations and laws of the state of Arkansas. Ms. Pritchett is on the editorial board of directors for the Sales and Use Tax ALERT (SUTA) and serves as a technical consultant for the Sales and Use Tax ALERT publication. She has served on the editorial board of directors for the State Income Tax ALERT (SITA) publication.

She is on the faculty of the Sales Tax Institute in Chicago, Illinois. She teaches basic multi-state sales and use tax concepts including constitutional basis for the tax, leading cases, tax basis and administration of the tax including collection and remittance procedures and audit defense.

Ms. Pritchett also has taught Arkansas Sales and Use Taxes for Lorman Education Services in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The seminars were given throughout the year in different Arkansas cities. Ms. Pritchett is a life member of The National Registry of Who's Who. She was one of nine finalists for the BBB (Better Business Bureau) 2015 Torch Awards for Ethics. References supplied upon request.

Benefits for Attendees

Continuing legislative and regulatory developments in the Arkansas sales and use taxes make it imperative that business and professional advisors be aware of the liabilities for sales and use taxes.  This seminar teaches basic concepts, as well as technical substance for Arkansas businesses.  Taxes are the one variable in business that can be the most detrimental to the profit of the business.  When taxes are held to a minimum, a business will see the profit of the company increase.  Missed opportunities to take advantage of exemptions, correct collection and remittance are only a few of the errors businesses make on a daily basis.  These errors can be corrected through educational seminars such as this.  Since both purchasers and sellers are liable for the tax, almost all businesses will be affected.

Who Should Attend

This seminar is designed for accountants, controllers, accounts payable managers and clerks, tax managers, purchasing managers and any tax professional seeking to know more about Arkansas sales and use taxes.

 

BEGINNER'S BASIC COURSE OBJECTIVES:

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Define Relevant terms

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To Distinguish between Sales Tax and Use Tax

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Discuss local tax imposition

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Identify the multiple hats Contractors wear

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Identify different types of exemptions

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Explain how to fill out a valid exemption certificate

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Develop Audit Administration and Planning techniques

 

ADVANCED COURSE AND CASE STUDY OBJECTIVES:

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Define terminology including sale, tangible personal property, real property

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Distinguish between a sales tax transaction and a use tax transaction

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Identify exemptions by using the Arkansas Rule Book

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Apply the exemption and non-taxable transactions to an audit case study

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Identify tax research tools

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Review structuring options for protesting an audit

 

Written Materials

You will receive a professionally prepared manual at this seminar.  The faculty specifically for this seminar has compiled this manual.


Continuing Education

CPE Credit: Basic Beginner's Course: Maximum Credit Hours 8.0 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour).  Field of Study: Taxation.  Prerequisite: None.  Level of Knowledge: Basic.  Delivery Method: LIVE - Seminar/Lecture.  Advance Preparation: None.  Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives.  Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Advanced Course: Maximum Credit Hours 8.0 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour).  Field of Study: Taxation.  Prerequisite: None.  Level of Knowledge: 3 years Sales/Use Tax Experience.  Delivery Method: LIVE - Seminar/Lecture.  Advance Preparation: None.  Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives.  Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

CLE Credit:    Basic Beginner's Course: Maximum Credit Hours 6.75
CLE Credit:    Advance Course & Case Study: Maximum Credit Hours 6.75

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

To Register:   Refer to Registration Form.

Walk-Ins:       Call Arkansas Sales and Use Tax School (501) 623-4700 for final schedule information.

Cancellations: Substitute registrants are welcomed and may be named at any time.  If you cancel six or more business days in advance, you will receive a full refund, less a $20.00 service charge per course.  If you cancel within five business days we will issue a transferable credit with a transfer charge of $25.00 per course toward any future Arkansas Sales and Use Tax School courses good for one year from the date you cancel or you may receive a refund less a $100.00 service charge in accordance with the Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education regulations.

On-Site Seminars Available:  If you have a group of 10 or more.  It may be financially beneficial for you to schedule a seminar at your facility.  Contact Arkansas Sales and Use Tax School (501) 623-4700.

Copyright Statement:  Arkansas Sales and Use Tax School courses and seminars are copyrighted and may not be recorded or transcribed in whole or part without its express prior written permission.  Your attendance at an Arkansas Sales and Use Tax course or seminar constitutes your agreement not to record or transcribe all or any part of it.

AR State Board of Private Career Education information:  The information in the brochure is current as printed.  The Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education will receive advance notification of changes to the seminar content.  Due to the shortness of the seminar, Arkansas Sales and Use Tax School does not have a policy concerning leave, excused or unexcused absences, or make up work.  Tardiness is monitored and a modified Certificate of Attendance will be issued if necessary.  Your attendance at the seminar meets the satisfactory progress policy.  You will not, receive a grade, but will receive a Certificate of Attendance for participating in the seminar.  There are no prerequisites for attending either seminar and credit will not be granted for previous education, training and/or work experience.  Questions regarding the Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education regulations can be directed to the board at (501) 683-8000.  The Facility is Wheelchair accessible.  Please contact us with any questions. 

 

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