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Prominent Sales Tax Outsourcing Provider Creates Risk for Clients

We recently transitioned a client from a large, well known sales tax outsourcing service provider to TaxConnex.  As part of the transition, we discovered several critical issues.  On the surface, these issues don’t appear to be significant; however,...

3 Components of Sales Tax Compliance You Haven't Considered

I get the opportunity to talk to many businesses and CPA firms about our sales tax outsourcing services at TaxConnex.  When most of the people we talk to refer to sales tax compliance, they are thinking about tax return preparation only.   They...

Sales Tax Returns Are Not Commodities

I’m not sure when a sales tax return turned into a widget.  It seems that in the almost 17 years I’ve been in the sales tax compliance outsourcing business, sales tax returns have been treated like a commodity with contracts awarded all too often to...

3 Components of Sales Tax Compliance You Haven't Considered

I get the opportunity to talk to many businesses and CPA firms about our sales tax outsourcing services at TaxConnex.  When most of the people we talk to refer to sales tax compliance, they are thinking about tax return preparation only.   They...

3 Components of Sales Tax Compliance You Haven't Considered

I get the opportunity to talk to many businesses and CPA firms about our sales tax outsourcing services at TaxConnex.  When most of the people we talk to refer to sales tax compliance, they are thinking about tax return preparation only.   They...

7 Warning Signs You Should Break Up with Your Sales Tax Outsourcing Provider

  1. You spend too much time overseeing and reviewing the work of the service provider

  2. You see an increase in the notice activity

  3. There’s no reliable point of contact with the service provider

  4. There’s no accountability on behalf of the service...

Here’s What You Can Expect from the Other Guys

 

I’m always surprised (maybe frustrated is a better word) when a business decides to use a different sales tax compliance outsourcing firm.  I take it personally and believe that maybe I didn’t understand their issues well enough to articulate...

Switching Sales Tax Compliance Outsourcing Firms – Part 2 (of 2)

This is part two of a two part series focused on switching sales tax compliance outsourcing providers.  In Part 1, I discussed some key indicators that it may be time to make a change.  Here’s a recap:

  • You spend too much time overseeing and...

Switching Sales Tax Compliance Outsourcing Firms – Part 1 (of 2)

This is part one of a two part series focused on switching sales tax compliance outsourcing providers. 

This first part will focus on identifying when it’s time to switch while the second part will focus on the steps necessary to make a change. ...

Sales Tax Outsourcing and Adele

Those of you that read my previous blog, 5 Sales and Use Tax Tips You Can Learn From Britney Spears, will appreciate this latest entry where I tie-in Adele to Sales Tax Outsourcing. (Sometimes it’s hard to make sales tax “hip” and “cool”. But we...