Committees

 

Streamlined Sales Tax involves a network of tax experts who serve on committees to further the goals and objectives of the program. Click on any of the committee links below, or use the Committees drop down menu above, to access important information about each specific committee.


Governing Board
The purpose of the Governing Board is to administer the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement. This includes approving amendments and interpretations of the SSUTA and determining each states compliance with the requirements of the SSUTA.


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for managing the general affairs of the Governing Board.  


Compliance Review and Interpretations Committee
The Compliance Review and Interpretations Committee (CRIC) makes recommendations to the Governing Board on matters involving interpretations, definitions, and revisions or additions to the Agreement, reviews all state compliance reports to determine compliance with the SSUTA and makes recommendations to the Governing Board on applications of states for compliance with the SSUTA.


State And Local Advisory Council
The State and Local Advisory Council (SLAC) advises the Governing Board on matters pertaining to the administration of the Agreement, including, but not limited to, admission of states into membership; state noncompliance; and interpretations, revisions or additions to the SSUTA.  SLAC provides a forum for state and local government officials not represented on the Governing Board to express their ideas and concerns and have a formal process to bring those concerns to the Governing Board.


Audit Committee
The Audit Committee develops and performs audit processes as required by the Agreement.


Certification Committee

The Certification Committee advises the Governing Board on matters pertaining to the evaluation, testing, certification and recertification of service providers and automated systems.


Federal Legislation Implementation Committee
The Federal Legislation Implementation Committee develops, reviews, recommends and coordinates actions that support changes deemed appropriate to assist both the business community and states with implementation of federal legislation.


Finance Committee
The Finance Committee prepares an annual budget, monitors finances, reviews contracts, and establishes banking procedures and other financial policies.  


Issue Resolution Committee

The Issue Resolution Committee handles any appeals of decisions made by the Governing Board.


Nominating Committee 
The Nominating Committee seeks candidates for nominations as Officers and Directors of the Executive Committee.


Business Advisory Council
The Business Advisory Council advises the Governing Board on matters pertaining to the administration of the Agreement. These matters include, but are not limited to, admission of states into membership, state's noncompliance with the SSUTA, and interpretations, revisions or additions to the SST Agreement.


Other Committees
The President, with the approval of the Executive Committee, may establish such other standing or ad hoc committees as from time to time are deemed necessary or desirable, and may, with the approval of the Executive Committee, appoint Chairs to such Committees.