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How to Respond to Sales Tax Notices

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

You may think your business is in full compliance with your sales tax obligations nationwide – and you may well be – but America’s 13,000-plus sales tax jurisdictions love to send notices. And without the right correspondence or adjustments due to these notices, you could be in hot water.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax filing
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Half a dozen ways to mismanage sales tax

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jul 09, 2024 @ 11:20 AM

Sales tax compliance has many moving parts, not just in the filing but in everything that goes into making sure you stay on the legal side of the jurisdictions where you have sales tax nexus.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax filing
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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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What's new in sales tax?

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jun 27, 2024 @ 11:01 AM

There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax. Here’s a review of some of June's tax highlights and changes.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax
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Sales tax and acquisitions – buyer beware

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jun 25, 2024 @ 12:05 PM

Mergers and acquisitions suffered a slump right after the pandemic but are rebounding. There are tens of thousands of such deals annually in the U.S. even in a slow year (often driven lately, observers remark, by big paydays for the deals’ principals).

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax
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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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Cookies, clicks and Wayfair: Why economic nexus started

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jun 13, 2024 @ 01:03 PM

It seems like yesterday when only physical nexus ignited a company’s sales tax obligations in a state. Six years ago this month, that changed with one court decision.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax south dakota vs. wayfair
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How to register for states’ sales tax

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

Do you need a state sales tax permit? How about a sales tax license? How about a sales tax certificate of authority? Did you know they’re all the same thing? How do you spell “FEIN” anyway, and when do you need one to sell into a state?

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax registrations
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10 Hidden Costs of Sales Tax Compliance

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jun 06, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

Streamlining your sales tax compliance process doesn't just reduce your exposure to risk and save valuable time — it also instills a sense of security. Yet, making the wrong choice in selecting a partner can lead to unforeseen and escalating expenses.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax filing
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Gross receipts and your sales tax responsibility

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jun 04, 2024 @ 12:14 PM

After you’ve been fielding your filing and remittance obligations for a while, sales tax can seem simple: Charge it to the customer, collect it and send it back to the state when you file your sales tax return. Easy enough.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax
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Reasons to Outsource Your State and Local Tax Compliance

By Robert Dumas on Thu, May 30, 2024 @ 11:47 AM

Managing your sales and use tax and property tax obligations is a necessary evil for most businesses, creating heavy time and expense burdens on internal tax and accounting teams. As complications in managing SALT compliance continue to grow, many businesses have looked to outsourcing tax compliance to these functions. Outsourcing SALT compliance can be quite beneficial for many businesses, relieving them of time-consuming tasks and potentially saving them money as well.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax
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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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Registering for Sales Tax

By Robert Dumas on Thu, May 23, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

This blog was written with the help of EIN Express. Learn more about their services: https://www.einexpress.com/ 

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax registrations
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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.

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