Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Is Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) training open to the following:
Local government personnel?
Answer: We include local government personnel in MTC courses. For example, many local government sales tax auditors have taken MTC sampling courses.
All state government personnel?
Answer: Yes, we welcome legislative and attorney general staff members who deal with tax matters in their work, in addition to our core audience from state revenue agencies.
Question: What are the advantages of hosting an MTC training course?
Answer: The host state saves substantial travel costs and time relative to attendance at an out-of-state course. In addition, the host state receives a credit of up to $3000 against tuition for its students.
Question: What should I do to prepare my computer for the audit sampling courses?
Answer: For three of our courses: Statistical Sampling for Sales and Use Tax Audits, Basic Random Sampling, and Computer Assisted Audit Techniques Using Excel, it is imperative to have a functional computer with the ability to run VBA macros in Microsoft Excel. (Some government computers are set up so that this functionality is disabled.) The ability to exchange computer files via a USB jump drive (flash drive) is also required.
Question: What is appropriate attire for MTC courses?
Answer: We suggest comfortable 'business casual' attire with a jacket or sweater. Some training rooms are quite chilly.
The Multistate Tax Commission is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org.