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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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Sales tax holidays: What’s coming this year?

By Robert Dumas on Tue, May 21, 2024 @ 11:48 AM

States’ sales tax holidays have been around almost half a century, but only recently have they gained widespread traction, usually as political tools to give taxpaying constituents a purported break and local retailers more foot traffic.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax retail ecommerce shopify
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Sales tax and Marketplaces: Who owns the responsibility?

By Robert Dumas on Tue, May 14, 2024 @ 11:33 AM

Once upon a time, selling online meant little more than setting up a website and sending both marketing efforts and sales direct to your customers from you.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax retail ecommerce shopify tiktok
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The changing state of e-commerce

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Feb 22, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

Not long ago, clicking a computer mouse to buy something was an idea of science fiction. Today, of course, e-commerce is how a significant amount of shopping takes place in general. Capital One reports that global e-commerce retail sales will hit some $6.91 trillion this year, up 9.5% from total e-commerce retail sales in 2023.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax retail ecommerce
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Don't forget physical nexus!

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Sep 05, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

Businesses who sell over the internet must pay a lot of attention to far-flung economic tax thresholds – all states with a statewide sales tax and more than a few localities enforce them now – so it’s easy to overlook a more obvious tripwire like physical presence.

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Refunds and your sales tax compliance

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Aug 01, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

It seems like a simple part of selling online. You sell an item to a customer, they decide for whatever reason to return it, and you give them a refund. Simple.

Except when sales tax becomes involved.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax retail ecommerce
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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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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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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
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Colorado: Fee or tax?

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Sep 13, 2022 @ 02:39 PM

Remote retail sales just got rockier in Colorado, which has begun imposing a 27-cent fee on every retail delivery made by motor vehicle to a destination in the state.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax retail
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Sales tax holidays for the rest of the year

By TaxConnex® on Tue, Aug 02, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Holiday time already? In many states, sales tax holidays have been in full swing this year and will continue for months to come. Some of the deals are long-standing; others have been trotted out by lawmakers claiming to want to help constituents weather inflation.

Topics: sales tax retail
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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