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Tri-State IA, NE, SD Sales/Use Tax Basics


Margaret Akin

Title: Revenue Educator - Nebraska Department of Revenue
Organization: Nebraska Department of Revenue

Margaret Akin is a Revenue Educator at the Nebraska Department of Revenue. She has been with the Department for 13 years. She has served the department as a Revenue Auditor, a Revenue Agent, and worked in taxpayer assistance. Margaret has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wyoming. She spent several years in public accounting and has an inactive CPA certificate. She has prior experience in real estate, mortgage servicing, and municipal accounting. Margaret presents seminars across the state, providing education on sales & use tax and income tax. She provides training for businesses and tax preparers, at their locations, on Nebraska’s tax programs.


Terry O'Neill

Title: Field Taxpayer Service Specialist- IA Dept of Revenue
Organization: Iowa Department of Revenue

Terry started with the Iowa Department of Revenue in 1987 as a summer intern working to find non-registered businesses. In the fall of 1987, he became a revenue agent, collecting past due taxes in the Davenport area. In 1990, he became a field taxpayer service specialist (FTSS). As an FTSS, he mainly works with local businesses and the community colleges on sales, use, and local option taxes; withholding and income taxes, and elderly credit (rent reimbursement).


Adam Maska

Title: Field Territory Agent - South Dakota Department of Revenue
Organization: South Dakota Department of Revenue

Adam has been with the South Dakota Department of Revenue since 2012.  Adam is a Field Territory Agent in the Yankton office that works with tax discovery, compliance, collections, sales tax and contractors excise tax licensing and reviews. Adam’s territory focus is Clay, Union, Turner and Hutchinson Counties in southeastern South Dakota including North Sioux City, and Dakota Dunes areas.  


In this webinar, Terry O'Neill with the Iowa Department of Revenue, Adam Maska from the South Dakota Department of Revenue, and Margaret Akin from the Nebraska Department of Revenue will provide information about sales/use tax issues. A facilitated Q&A will follow the presentation. Topics covered will include:

The difference between sales and use tax
What is taxable and common services
Tax exemptions and permits

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Session Resources

Media Date: Nov 18, 2015

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