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Carolynn S. Kranz

Carolynn S. Kranz

Industry Sales Tax Solutions
Chief Operating Officer
Washington, DC, USA


Responsibilities

Carolynn is the founder and managing member of two firms:  (1)  Kranz & Associates, PLLC, a boutique law firm specializing in state and local tax consulting; and (2) Industry Sales Tax Solutions, LLC (“ISTS”), which offers a subscription database containing the sales and use taxability of software related transactions, digital content and cloud services. The ISTS database is also licensed by Avalara and utilized to maintain content as part of their AvaTax platform.  Carolynn specializes in state and local tax matters on a multi-state basis, particularly in the area of sales and use taxes.  In addition to Carolynn’s sales and use tax expertise, she has significant experience in state and local income / franchise tax, as well as federal tax matters.

Professional Experience

Carolynn has over twenty years of experience in state and local taxation coupled with over seven years of experience in federal taxation.  Prior to founding ISTS, Carolynn spent most of her career working in the state and local tax practice of Big Four public accounting firms.  In addition, Carolynn has held a management position in the Tax Department of an international pharmaceutical company with responsibilities involving federal and international tax matters, coupled with a primary focus in state and local taxation.

Education and Professional Activities

Carolynn holds a law degree from Widener University School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management with a major in Accounting and a minor in Spanish from Widener University.  Carolynn is a CPA; a member of the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania bars; and also a member of various professional organizations, including the ABA, AICPA, IPT, District of Columbia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Carolynn is also a member of the advisory committee to Widener University’s Department of Taxation and Accounting, has served as a visiting professor at Widener University, and is an adjunct professor in Widener University’s Master of Taxation Program.  She is also a member of the Advisory Board to NYU’s Annual Institute on State & Local Taxation; and is a member and officer to the board for the Streamlined Sales Tax Business Advisory Council.

Carolynn was recognized by State Tax Notes in its monthly State Tax Spotlight, which regularly profiles a person or organization influential in the state and local tax world.  In addition, Carolynn is a frequent speaker on multi-state sales and use tax matters for clients, businesses, and a number of professional organizations, including the ABA, COST, IPT, New York University, PICPA, and TEI.  Carolynn has also authored a book published by LexisNexis - State Tax Guide to Digital Content and Cloud Services, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Editions; a chapter of IPT’s book on Sales and Use Taxation; numerous articles for LexisNexis’ Practitioner Insights; and has been published in State Tax Notes, BNA, and the Pennsylvania CPA Journal.  Carolynn is also the discussion leader on the Cloud, Software and Digital Tax Blog on www.salestaxsupport.com.

Carolynn S. Kranz is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Sales and Use Taxes - Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax 2016, Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Sales Tax and Miscellaneous Taxes - Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax 2017, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Sales and Use Taxes - Sales and Use Taxes, Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Sales Tax and Miscellaneous Taxes - Sales Tax and Miscellaneous Taxes, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Sales and Use Taxes - Sales and Use Taxes, Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Sales Tax and Miscellaneous Taxes - Sales Tax and Miscellaneous Taxes, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax 2016, Friday, April 01, 2016, New York, NY
Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax 2017, Friday, March 24, 2017, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Sales Tax and Miscellaneous Taxes - Sales Tax and Miscellaneous Taxes, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Introduction to Sales and Use Tax Concepts - Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax 2017, Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Introduction to Sales and Use Taxes (PowerPoint slides) - Nuts & Bolts of State and Local Tax 2017, Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Nuts and Bolts of State and Local Tax 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Nuts and Bolts of State and Local Tax 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Nuts and Bolts of State and Local Tax 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Nuts and Bolts of State and Local Tax 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Nuts and Bolts of State and Local Tax 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Nuts and Bolts of State and Local Tax 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Nuts and Bolts of State and Local Tax 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Boston, MA
Nuts and Bolts of State and Local Tax 2018, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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