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William Lentine and David Dunaway Present Sales and Use Tax Webinar for Michigan Manufacturers

March 31, 2016

Bloomfield Hills-based Tax attorneys William Lentine and David Dunaway presented a Lorman webinar entitled “Sales and Use Tax for Manufacturers in Michigan,” on March 30, 2016. The webinar addressed increased attention to sales and use tax enforcement and collections in Michigan, highlighting that it is more important than ever for manufacturers in Michigan to ensure proper compliance in order to avoid substantial liabilities.

The presentation’s covered the following topics:


  • What Is Taxable and What Is Not
  • Nexus and Remote Sales Considerations
  • Recordkeeping Requirements

Industrial Processing Exemption

  • Definitions of Industrial Processing and Industrial Processor
  • Property Covered by Exemption
  • Industrial Processing Activities
  • Exemption for Fuel and Electricity
  • Containers, Packaging and Shipping Materials

Sales and Use Tax Compliance

  • Direct Pay
  • Compliance Agreements
  • Officer Liability

Strategies for Michigan State Tax Compliance and Litigation

  • Preparing for Audit
  • Voluntary Disclosures
  • Contesting Audit Results
  • Informal Conference
  • Litigation
  • Appeals and Informal Conference
  • Litigation
  • Appeals

For more information about the presentation, click here.