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Subscription Billing and Your Sales Tax Obligation

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Mar 29, 2022 @ 11:15 AM

Subscription-based selling is appealing to businesses for its reliability of loyal customers and steady revenue.  From gift boxes to magazines to cutting-edge software, it’s one of the most diverse ways of selling.

The model does come with steady sales tax obligations and risks though, and if not properly understood, it could lead to significant sales tax risk in the business.

Topics: sales tax compliance retail sales tax filing
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Impacts of using a marketplace facilitator

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Mar 24, 2022 @ 11:15 AM

Online sellers hear an endless amount these days about “marketplace facilitators.” What are they? How can they help you? And how can they hurt?

Topics: sales tax compliance retail sales tax filing
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How eCommerce Businesses Can Stay Compliant in Their Busiest Time of the Year

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Nov 23, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

We are in the midst of the busiest shopping season of the year. A time many retail businesses rely on to meet their year-end numbers. But what happens when a world still rocked by the pandemic continues to make the majority of its sales online?

Topics: sales tax compliance retail
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Understanding Sales Tax Obligations with Drop Shipments

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jan 05, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

As if sales tax nexus and taxability rules weren’t confusing enough, throw in marketplace facilitators and drop shipments and it’s easy for a business of any size to want to give up on sales tax compliance.

Topics: taxability retail
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Drop Shipments - Who holds the sales & use tax responsibility?

By TaxConnex on Thu, Jan 30, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Drop shipments are more prevalent in today’s marketplace than most realize –many purchases made online today are commonly drop-shipped to consumers, transactions that typically involve multiple states and parties. Navigating the application of sales and use taxes and related exemptions in a drop shipment scenario is tricky for both the retailer and the drop-shipper. 

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

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jan 16, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

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

Topics: sales tax nexus south dakota vs. wayfair retail
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Have increased holiday sales triggered new compliance obligations?

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Dec 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

Online retailers definitely have something to be smiling about this season. Cyber Monday saw Americans drop $9.4 billion. That figure is up 20% from last year’s $7.9 billion in online sales and it beat this year’s Black Friday’s sales.

Topics: sales tax compliance retail
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E-Commerce Sales Tax & Third Party Merchants

By Brian Greer on Wed, Jan 03, 2018 @ 04:30 PM

According to the United States Department of Commerce's Census Bureau news, e-commerce transactions made up 9.1% of total retail sales in the third quarter of 2017, accounting for  more than $115 billion in sales.

Topics: sales tax news retail
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Cookies Can Now Create Sales Tax Nexus

By Brian Greer on Fri, Aug 04, 2017 @ 11:07 AM

If your company engages in e-commerce, you have exposure to state sales tax nexus laws in any location where you do business.  Nexus rules change frequently.  Here is the latest news to keep you informed.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax news retail
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Amazon Law Showdown or Amazon Law Negotiation?

By Brian Greer on Fri, Feb 08, 2013 @ 10:13 AM

For those of us that follow sales and use tax, I find the Amazon response to state "Amazon Laws" to be one of the most fascinating business stories in ages.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax calculation sales tax news retail
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