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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.
  • Private sector tax practitioners, advisors or consultants?
    Answer: 
    Most sessions of Statistical Sampling for Sales and Use Tax Audits are open to private sector participants.


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.