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Understanding situs for sales tax

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jul 02, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

We hear a lot about nexus and various thresholds... but what is a tax situs?

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance sales tax retail economic nexus
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As Wayfair turns 6, what’s happening with economic nexus? (part 2)

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jun 20, 2024 @ 11:09 AM

The landmark 2018 Supreme Court decision transformed state sales tax for online businesses, and it continues to do so. Wayfair isn’t going anywhere.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax south dakota vs. wayfair economic nexus
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As Wayfair turns 6, what’s happening with economic nexus? (part 1)

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jun 18, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

Six years ago this Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided, narrowly, to complicate life for online sellers.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax south dakota vs. wayfair economic nexus
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5 Common Business Situations That Can Expose You to Sales Tax Risk

By Robert Dumas on Tue, May 28, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

Managing your sales and use tax process can be difficult for businesses of all sizes and industries. Unlike most countries, there isn't a nationwide sales tax. So keeping up with the continual changes in states and local jurisdictions and maintaining a fully accurate compliance process for a complex business could make even the best of sales tax experts dizzy.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax economic nexus
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6 US Sales and Use Tax Compliance Considerations that Foreign Based Businesses Can’t Forget!

By Robert Dumas on Thu, May 02, 2024 @ 11:46 AM

Selling your products/services into the US opens a sizable range of sales opportunities, but it could also open the door to significant complexity in managing your US sales tax obligations.  Once you understand when you have established a US sales tax obligation and know your products and services are taxable, it’s time to set up a filing process to ensure on-going compliance.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance sales tax economic nexus internationaltax
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Top Sales Tax Questions & Answers for Foreign Businesses Selling Into the US

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Apr 18, 2024 @ 11:15 AM

The United States has possibly the world’s most complex sales tax regime. This is due to each state setting its own sales tax rules, and states often take widely varying approaches. As a result, each state has a different tax framework, with varying rules around everything from tax liability and tax rates to exemption categories and reporting requirements. On top of this, some local area tax jurisdictions also have powers over some aspects of taxation and can set different rules for their city or county.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance sales tax economic nexus internationaltax
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Transaction Thresholds: Vanishing Acts?

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Apr 04, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

Economic nexus thresholds in many states depend on two numbers. Now, almost six years after the landmark Wayfair case ignited sales tax obligations for more remote sellers, one of those numbers might be falling out of favor.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax economic nexus
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Hot Topics: Sellers and marketplace facilitators

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jan 30, 2024 @ 11:24 AM

Every now and then something comes along that transforms sales tax. The 2018 Wayfair decision was such a milestone. Another was the advent of the likes of marketplace facilitators such as Amazon, Etsy and eBay, among others.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance sales tax economic nexus ecommerce
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Hot Topics: Economic Nexus Thresholds and Reporting Requirements

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jan 18, 2024 @ 12:08 PM

What’s the latest brewing today in sales tax? A lot, spanning many hot topics – and if you can believe it, not all the news is bad.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax news economic nexus
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Sales Tax Horror Stories: Adding new products without checking taxability

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Oct 31, 2023 @ 11:11 AM

Adding a new product is great, new revenue streams are wonderful. Just don’t let sales tax turn the situation into a nightmare.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax taxability economic nexus
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Costs of non-compliance (part 2)

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jul 06, 2023 @ 10:59 AM

In part 1, we looked at the mounting financial costs of maintaining sales tax compliance with the thousands of tax jurisdictions nationwide. Now let’s look at how some companies have tried to game the system – and what to do so you don’t have to run that risk.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax economic nexus
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Costs of non-compliance (part 1)

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jun 29, 2023 @ 05:08 PM

What a major issue for your remote business these days... Constantly changing regulations. Tens of thousands of tax jurisdictions coast to coast, from the biggest states to the tiniest municipalities and everywhere in between. All wanting you to calculate, collect and remit the precise amount of sales tax if you have nexus there.

Can all those tax authorities really keep up with your obligations? Should take a chance that a jurisdiction will never catch you? What happens if they do?

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax economic nexus
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Happy fifth birthday, Wayfair, as your rules keep changing

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jun 22, 2023 @ 11:56 AM

It’s been five years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision gave tax jurisdictions the power to require out-of-state companies collect and remit sales tax. Those governments jumped on the chance of such revenue and continue to do so.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax south dakota vs. wayfair economic nexus
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5 tips for managing U.S. sales tax from overseas

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jun 06, 2023 @ 10:55 AM

If you’re a company outside of the United States and you look to start selling into America, congratulations – the U.S. offers you a huge new market. It also offers complex sales tax obligations you may not know about.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance economic nexus registrations
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Cancelling a sales tax registration

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jun 01, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Last time, we looked at trailing nexus and a few reasons you might want to cancel your sales tax registration with a state.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance economic nexus registrations
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What’s trailing nexus? And why should you cancel your sales tax registration?

By Robert Dumas on Tue, May 30, 2023 @ 04:01 PM

You know all about reaching sales tax nexus: selling enough or having a physical presence in a tax jurisdiction sufficient to create a connection with that jurisdiction and create an obligation for you to collect and remit sales tax.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance economic nexus