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Retailers/ecommerce companies face special sales tax challenges

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Mar 07, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Online retailers and eCommerce companies have been the focal point of taxing jurisdictions and their updated nexus laws for years.

Our third annual survey of financial professionals revealed a sales tax storm in many industries. Financial leaders continue to lean on internal resources while wrestling with the current economy, inflation and a tight job market.

Retail/eCommerce respondents to our survey reported challenges such as audits, timely filing of sales tax returns and charging the correct sales tax.

Topics: sales tax retail economic nexus ecommerce
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Love is in the air... and so is sales tax

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Feb 14, 2023 @ 11:08 AM

Candy, flowers, diamonds, romantic dinners out or a movie snuggled on the couch: The year’s biggest day for dates looms again, and here’s an update on sales tax considerations for Valentine’s Day.

Topics: sales tax retail ecommerce
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The latest on sales tax on shipping charges (part 2)

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jan 24, 2023 @ 11:14 AM

Shipping is indispensable to eCommerce yet sales tax on it remains a mishmash of regulations across the states.

In our previous blog, we looked at how exemptions, the taxability of the item being shipped and selling into tax-free states affect sales tax on shipping. What other factors change your shipping/sales tax obligations and in what states?

Topics: sales tax retail ecommerce
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The latest on sales tax on shipping charges (part 1)

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jan 17, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Online sales could not exist without shipping, and the charges associated with shipping are subject to sales tax in many states.

Question is, who has to pay that sales tax these days, and where?

Topics: sales tax retail ecommerce
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Sales tax and economic nexus in Puerto Rico

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jan 12, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Studies show that some 1.4 million people in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (more than a third of population) do their shopping online, with annual online purchases in the U.S. territory now at $458 million. The size of the average online transaction in Puerto Rico has almost tripled in the past six years.

It’s a fair bet, then, that sooner or later you’re going to be selling online into Puerto Rico, which has a sales tax. Every U.S. state with a sales tax has economic nexus thresholds – does Puerto Rico?

Topics: sales tax economic nexus ecommerce
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How Does Shopify Handle Sales Tax? | TaxConnex

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Dec 20, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Shopify is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms. The e-commerce website builder claims that more than 1.7 million businesses have made over $200 billion in sales with the Ottawa, Ontario-based company’s websites.

Free trials, tiered plans, 24/7 support, thousands of app integrations, unlimited storage and bandwidth… Truly does sound like whatForbes called an “all-in-one platform [with] everything you need to launch an online store.”

What about sales tax? How does Shopify handle sales tax?

Topics: sales tax retail ecommerce
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Cyber Monday again breaks records

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Dec 13, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

How big were online sales on Monday, Nov. 28?

Topics: sales tax retail ecommerce
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Top Tips to Prepare for an eCommerce Audit

By Brian Greer on Tue, Nov 29, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

*as previously posted on the Retailist – check out the article there - https://retailistmag.com/top-tips-to-prepare-for-an-ecommerce-audit/

Data shows that the likelihood of your business being audited is low, but that likelihood has been increasing in recent years. If you sell online across multiple states and have met economic thresholds or have a physical presence, you definitely don’t want to take that chance.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax audits ecommerce
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Don’t let Black Friday blind you to sales tax obligations

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Nov 17, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Holiday shopping season is here again – and eCommerce looks to be bigger than ever. But retailers looking forward to perhaps record online sales have to remember how to comply with widely divergent sales tax regulations.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax retail ecommerce