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Sales Tax Audit Assessments - How to Avoid An Uphill Battle

Recently, I’ve had several discussions with companies about a sales tax audit assessment they’ve received.  They come to me in an attempt to negotiate a settlement with the state.  The...

How to Avoid Putting Yourself at Risk of Sales Tax Compliance Disruptions

Document, document, document!  The best way to manage risk associated with potential disruptions (turnover, personnel changing roles, or acquisitions) within your sales tax department is to maintain thorough documentation of your department’s ...

Sales Tax Nexus Hot Water

Nexus is a frequent topic of conversation with my clients – especially those that are considered small or mid-market businesses.  There’s a perception that sales tax nexus equals income tax nexus.  This is often promulgated by CPA firms that apply...

Sales Tax Audit Frustration

Recently, I’ve had several discussions with companies about a sales tax audit assessment they’ve received.  They come to me in an attempt to negotiate a settlement with the state.  The problem is that they were clearly at fault and are now...

Sales Tax - the Ugly Duckling

This is certainly the season for tax talk.  Everytime I mention I'm in the sales tax business, I hear "Ohhhhh, you must really be busy right now!"  I go to great lengths to explain that sales tax is a year round compliance issue and generally get...

Where Do You Find a Great Sales Tax CPA? Ask the Purple Dinosaur.

We live in such a challenging environment these days, and none are more challenged than a CPA during income tax season.  I often speak to CPAs about how they deal with the grind, and every so often one of them says "I've had it!"  Usually it's not...

Reverse Sales and Use Tax Audits - Watch Out!

There are a lot of sales and use tax firms that pitch their process of performing some type of reverse sales tax audit, or overpayment review, where the client has limited to no risk with the potential for a big payday.  These firms will generally...

Sales Tax Outsourcing Perspectives - Sales Tax Audits

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When looking at sales tax outsourcing solutions, you will want to consider the impact of the outsourced solution on your audit management process.  If you’re a small or midmarket business, the level of audit support you require will...

A Sales Tax Tightrope for Business Owners

So many small/mid-sized businesses are strapped for cash in today's frustrated economy.  This makes the notion of meeting all your obligations, while remaining fully tax compliant, all that much more challenging.  Lest we forget, the businesses we...

Missouri Sales and Use Tax

Recently, the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission dismissed the appeal of a taxpayer's claim for refund of sales and use tax because it was not timely filed. The appeal, which was mailed within the 60-day period to appeal, named the...