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Course Description & Learning Objectives

Location : Lone Star Room [3rd Floor] 816 Congress, Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Speakers: Jimmy Martens and Gordon Martens

Brochure & Agenda: (Austin Brochure 8/25/22)

Texas Sales and Use Tax (4hrs of CPE)

Program Knowledge Level Basic

Program Prerequisites none

Course Time (8:30am-12:00pm)

Speaker: Gordon Martens

After completing this 4-hour course, you’ll gain a working knowledge of the important provisions of Texas’ sales & use tax rules. Our instructors will share their knowledge and experience about the application of the tax rules to businesses and the transactions they conduct in the state of Texas.

Handling Texas Tax Audits (4hrs of CPE)

Program Knowledge Level Basic

Program Prerequisites none

Course Time (12:30pm-4:00pm)

Speaker: Jimmy Martens

Texas tax assessments can financially destroy viable businesses. Therefore, skillful representation and advice is crucial to minimizing audit assessments. This course discusses strategies for handling Texas tax audits.

First, we discuss the pre-audit phase and analyze the initial reconciliations and controls auditors will perform.

Second, we discuss techniques to apply during the audit itself, including tips on how to manage an on-site visit and how to communicate with auditors.

Third, we phase address how best to challenge an adverse tax assessment, including new options for taxpayers that were created by 2021 legislation.

Finally, we discuss the mechanics of the oral hearing process and strategies that tax professionals and businesses employ to increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome.

Course Topics:

⬧ Prepare for an upcoming audit to minimize an adverse assessment

⬧ Properly advise clients when facing large tax assessments

⬧ Effectively represent clients in contested administrative hearings

⬧ Identify defenses to personal assessments for corporate tax debts

If you have friends or colleagues that wish to attend this course,

please email us at to receive a colleague discount.

No advanced preparation needed for this course.

Digital course materials will be provided (PDF)

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