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Managing Transaction Tax Audit Risk: How to Protect Precious Cash Flow by Proactively Addressing Audits
Even in the best economic times, businesses must be vigilant against unnecessary costs and risks. But not just businesses need to be vigilant@states and other

local purchasing flow chart  and $4.8 million to local governments. In California, meanwhile, auditors are literally going door to door to seek out businesses that aren’t properly paying sales taxes. In short, they’re out there looking closer, more aggressively, and with greater frequency than ever before, and the more tax jurisdictions you do business in, the greater the likelihood that you will be audited. How states determine who to audit Like Missouri, most states will say they use “systematic methods and electronic data

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ERP for School Districts

The ERP knowledge base for K-12 school districts and municipalities focuses on back-office functionality, including financials, human resources (HR), and payroll. It covers important functionality for employee self-service activities, purchasing management, and inventory management. 

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