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Committees of the Streamlined Sales Tax Project

In addition to the Governing Board, the State and Local Advisory Council and the Business Advisory Council, the project has the following committees:

Nominating Committee. The nominating Governing Board. The President serves as

committee is member and

an eight-person delegation to the chair of the nominating committee.

Members serve one year terms with no more than three consecutive terms. The actively seeks candidates for nominations as Officers and Directors of the executive

committee committee

as well as voting members at the annual meeting. Compliance Review and Interpretations Committee.

The Compliance Review and

Interpretations Committee has the dual responsibility for: (1) recommending rules to the Governing Board to respond to statements of non-compliance, making recommendations to the Governing Board on applications of states for compliance with the Agreement, maintaining a Compliance Review Guide, reviewing all compliance review reports to determine any needs for reassessment, recommending findings of compliance or non-compliance to the Governing Board, and fulfilling such other responsibilities as specified in the Agreement or assigned to them by the Executive Committee; and (2) making recommendations to the Governing Board on matters involving interpretations, definitions, revisions or additions to the Agreement. The President, with the approval of the Executive Committee, shall annually appoint a Committee Chair and six committee members from the member states of the Governing Board. Committee members must be executive or legislative branch employees from the member states but are not required to be a delegate to the Governing Board. Finance Committee. The Finance Committee has the responsibility to prepare an annual budget, monitor finances, review contracts, establish banking procedures and other financial policies, and to recommend cost allocations for States for the Governing Board’s approval. The Secretary-Treasurer shall act as Finance Chair. The Chair shall annually select four additional committee members to serve on the Finance Committee from the membership of the Governing

Board. Issue Resolution Committee.

The Issue Resolution Committee has the responsibility to

promulgate rules and to implement the issue resolution process outlined in the bylaws of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board, Inc. The President, with the approval of the Executive Committee, shall annually appoint an Issue Resolution Committee Chair and four committee members from the member states of the Governing Board. Committee members must be executive or legislative branch employees from the member state but are not required to be a delegate to the Governing Board. Audit Committee. The primary role of the Audit Committee is to formulate and perform audit

processes as Certification

required by the Committee.

Streamlined Sales The Certification

and Use Tax Agreement Committee advises the

(SSUTA). Governing

Board

on

matters

pertaining

to

the

evaluation,

testing,

certification

and

recertification

of

service

providers

and automated systems. The it from the Governing Board

Committee will consider and respond to those matters referred or its committees regarding evaluation, testing, certification

to or

Committee may also

recommend items

(Standing/Ad Hoc).

The President, with

to

the Governing

Board for

the

approval of the

Executive

recertification. The consideration. Other Committees

Committee, may establish such other standing or deemed necessary or desirable, and may, with appoint Chairs to such Committees.

ad hoc committees as from time the approval of the Executive

to time are Committee,

Seller Benefits of the SSUTA

  • State level administration. Each member state must administer its own state and all local

sales and use taxes at the state level. In order to be in compliance, a member state’s local tax

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