Diane L. Yetter, CPA, MST
Diane L. Yetter is a strategist, advisor, speaker and author in the field of sales and use tax. She is president and founder of YETTER, a sales tax consulting and tax technology firm. She is also the founder of The Sales Tax Institute, a premier think tank that offers live and online courses to educate business professionals about sales and use tax.
Diane works with clients of all sizes and in myriad industries to deliver sales tax services ranging from tax technology to tax policy and planning and training.
As a speaker, Diane is frequently asked to present to industry groups concerning sales and use tax issues. As an author, Diane regularly contributes to and serves on the editorial advisory board of IOFM’s Managing Accounts Payable and has published three books and numerous articles concerning sales and use tax issues. She also is the author of the US Sales Tax Chapter for the IBFD VAT Worldwide Research Database. She has also appeared as an expert witness.
Diane is a member of the AICPA, Chicago Tax Club, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Taxation Committee, the Association for Computers and Taxation, the Practitioner Connection with the Council on State Taxation and the Institute of Professionals in Taxation. Diane serves on the KU Endowment Association’s Board of Trustees and serves as Past Chair of the Dean’s Board of Advisors, University of Kansas School of Business where she is also an adjunct professor, teaching topics on state and local taxation and entrepreneurship. Reflecting her expertise, Diane was named one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting for 2011, 2012 and 2017.
Diane earned a BS in accounting and business administration from the University of Kansas in 1985 and an MS in taxation from DePaul University in 1994. Prior to founding the company, Diane was a state and local tax manager in the Chicago office of Arthur Andersen LLP, the sales and use tax director for the Quaker Oats Company and a sales and use tax auditor for the Kansas Department of Revenue.