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Sales tax concerns if you sell through multiple channels

By Brian Greer on Tue, Nov 01, 2022 @ 12:19 PM

This article was originally featured in the Retailist on October 3rd, 2022.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance economic nexus
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In telecom case, fault is with the company – not the third-party provider

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

A proposed penalty from the Federal Communication Commission shows the danger of a hire-and-forget attitude toward a third-party for tax compliance.

Topics: telecom tax economic nexus
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Risks of misunderstanding the impact of economic nexus

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Sep 27, 2022 @ 04:18 PM

By now most businesses that sell online have heard about nexus, the connection that a company has with a jurisdiction that ignites a sales tax obligation. Nexus can be economic and based on a threshold of sales volume in a given time. Nexus can also be physical, created by inventory, employees or reps in a state or jurisdiction.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax economic nexus
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3 things to remember about economic nexus

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Sep 01, 2022 @ 07:30 PM

This June marked 4 years since the landmark Supreme Court decision that launched economic nexus, South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc et al, but many businesses are still trying to figure out how to manage sales tax obligations brought on by this decision.  The following is a list of 3 things you need to know to get started in understanding your economic nexus footprint.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax economic nexus
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When do I have to start collecting out of state sales tax? Part 2

By TaxConnex on Thu, Jul 21, 2022 @ 12:51 PM

Understanding economic and physical nexus and the taxability of your products and services goes a long way to ensuring your sales tax compliance. But nothing’s that simple with sales tax. 

Topics: sales tax nexus retail economic nexus
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When do I have to start collecting out of state sales tax? Part 1

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jul 19, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Online retailers face a lot of challenges today. Sales tax obligations are among them. 

Topics: sales tax nexus retail economic nexus
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Online selling the subject of recent judgments

By TaxConnex on Fri, Jul 15, 2022 @ 08:48 AM

Several recent court cases show how tricky the legal system can be for online sellers managing sales tax obligations.

Topics: sales tax retail economic nexus
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Sales tax post-Wayfair: Costly for remote sellers, a cash cow for states

By TaxConnex on Thu, Jul 07, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

If it feels to you like the whole economic nexus and sales tax landscape is one-sided, the U.S. Government Accountability Office and many small businesses seem to agree.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax economic nexus
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Four years since Wayfair: A trend takes hold

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jun 21, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

What a 48 months it’s been.

Topics: sales tax compliance south dakota vs. wayfair economic nexus
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Are travel services taxable?

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jun 16, 2022 @ 02:17 PM

Summer vacation season is here – and it’s yet another area where sales tax shows up.

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability economic nexus
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Gross vs. taxable sales: Which count toward economic nexus?

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jun 14, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Determining your sales tax obligations hinges on if your products or services are taxable and whether you have sales tax nexus which can be defined as either a physical presence or economic presence. That by itself is confusing enough, and unfortunately it gets more confusing.

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability economic nexus
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What's new in May for state sales and use taxes

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jun 09, 2022 @ 11:31 AM

What’s new in May for state sales and use taxes

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing economic nexus
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Multi-channel selling sales tax: Marketplace facilitators

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jun 07, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

The exploding world of eCommerce has put a new player front and center: the marketplace facilitator.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing economic nexus
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Multi-channel selling sales tax: Wholesalers and Drop Shipping

By Robert Dumas on Thu, May 26, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Sales of tangible personal property (TPP) are presumed to be taxable unless specifically identified as not taxable. However, certain exemptions could apply making the sale of TPP exempt from sales tax in some situations. An exemption could be related to the type of business that is buying the TPP – a non-profit or government entity in certain states for example. But the most common type of exemption is a resale exemption and is applicable to wholesale transactions.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing economic nexus
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Multi-channel selling sales tax: Direct/retail sales

By Robert Dumas on Tue, May 24, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Taxable sales of products direct to end users has been a staple of business for ages. One relatively new development is the complex overlay of sales tax on these transactions.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax calculation economic nexus
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States with local economic nexus - a review

By Robert Dumas on Thu, May 19, 2022 @ 10:58 AM

Given the complexity that already exists regarding sales tax, it’d be great if states were the only jurisdictions that levied them.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing economic nexus