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Sales Tax Outsourcing and Secure Data Transfer

If you’ve outsourced your sales tax compliance work, or are considering outsourcing it, you should determine the best way to transfer your tax data to your service provider each month.

The two main criteria to consider are the size of the file(s)...

One Size Does Not Fit All - Why You Need Sales Tax Systems Support

For many businesses, when it comes to sales tax compliance, they must deal with data that is sourced from multiple systems.  Businesses often have e-commerce sites and legacy invoicing systems that are configured differently. Any type of acquisition...

Sales and Use Tax Compliance - Deadlines, Deadlines and More Deadlines

'Tis the season…and it never seems to end. We have been communicating with many CPA firms during the month of August regarding numerous client issues and partnering opportunities. Almost without exception, the firms we contacted indicated they did...

What's In A Tax Calendar?

Whether you are managing a sales and use tax department, have landed on sales tax outsourcing as a strategy or you are a lone soldier and sales tax is just one of the many jobs you do, it is very important to have an up to date tax calendar.

Here...

Sales Tax VS Income Tax… You Wouldn’t Have A Heart Surgeon Operate on Your Brain!

This time of year many of us who work in the accounting field, and especially tax, inevitably get asked by neighbors, friends, and even strangers - at barbecues, cocktail parties and ball games – “Oh, you work in tax! Must be a busy time for you?”...

Sales Tax Outsourcing - Service or Technology

With our business focused on sales tax outsourcing, we frequently migrate companies from an outsourcing solution where they are underserved into our outsourcing solution. In doing this, I’m sometimes amazed by the insight these companies provide...

Transitioning Your Sales Tax Outsourcing Service

I recently held a webinar titled, “Transitioning Your Sales Tax Outsourcing Service”.  The webinar was based on conversations with tax and finance executives over the previous 15 years.  What I have found fascinating is that it takes a lot of wrong...

Outsourcing Your Sales Tax Department or Just the Returns?

A few years ago, I left the sales tax outsourcing service provider that I spent 11 years with to embark on a new journey – one with my client, a Fortune 100 company where I would serve as an Indirect Tax Manager for Compliance within their Indirect...

Documenting Your Sales Tax Compliance Process

Sales tax compliance is riddled with risk for the tax payer.  A lot of the risk is external to your business.  There are thousands of taxing jurisdictions – each seemingly with unique sales tax rates and interpretation of what’s taxable and not...

Sales Tax Outsourcing - A Service or a Technology Solution

I was recently meeting with clients and prospective clients about sales tax compliance outsourcing and had an epiphany.  Basically, I realized that there are two types of sales tax compliance services.  One is described as a fully automated service...