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The Practical Implications of Selling into Multiple US States

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jul 07, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

If you don’t live in the United States (or even if you do), the laws surrounding US Sales Tax can be quite confusing. In fact, the United States has possibly the world’s most complex sales tax regime. This is because each state sets its own sales tax rules, and states often take widely varying approaches. As a result, every state has a different tax framework, with variations in regulation covering everything from tax liability and tax rates to exemption categories and reporting requirements. On top of this, local area tax jurisdictions also have powers over some aspects of taxation and can set different rules for their area. 

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax
4 min read

Navigating Drop Shipments, a Tricky Area of Online Business

By TaxConnex on Thu, Jul 02, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Time for a refresher on drop shipments - Check out our blog from earlier this year on navigating drop shipments, or watch our quick video where Jeff & Brian break it down. 

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax
10 min read

Top Sales Tax Compliance Considerations for Tech Companies

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jun 30, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Technology companies have historically considered themselves fairly insulated from multi-state 

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax
3 min read

Can Employees Sheltering in Place Create Nexus for Your Company?

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jun 16, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

The pandemic has prompted shelter in place orders across the country, meaning many employees have been working from home to contain COVID-19. Some of your workers may have also chosen to work in second homes or with different family for a multitude of reasons ranging from comfort to avoiding hot spots of the outbreak.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax
7 min read

Back to the Basics: The Ins and Outs of Sales Tax Nexus

By TaxConnex on Thu, Jun 11, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

The US Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. et al gave rapid rise to the new sales and use tax obligations for online sellers. The rule treats a virtual storefront similar to a physical storefront. How did we get there and what should every business be doing to reduce risk?  

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax
5 min read

5 Costly Sales & Use Tax Errors

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jun 09, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Sales and use tax compliance is not only difficult and time-consuming – it’s also expensive if you do it wrong.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax
5 min read

Should You Cancel Your Sales Tax Registration?

By TaxConnex on Thu, Jun 04, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Some time ago you did your homework regarding sales tax. You discovered which of the economic nexus thresholds that you meet, calculated your sales in those states and when required have collected and remitted the sales tax. To do this, you obtained a sales tax license in each jurisdiction where you established nexus.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax filing
2 min read

Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines...Understanding the Nuances to Maintaining Your Sales Tax Calendar

By TaxConnex on Thu, May 21, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

In talking with friends and family about what we do at TaxConnex in terms of preparing and filing sales tax returns – especially this time of the year – they often say, “Oh you must be crazy busy right now”.  I sometimes laugh, but often I sigh stating that income tax season is generally a once a year deal (this year pushed out at least an extra three months) and sales tax is EVERY month.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax
3 min read

Top Tips for Managing a Sales Tax Audit

By TaxConnex on Tue, May 19, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax audits
3 min read

States Getting Tougher on Marketplace Facilitators - What Does This Mean for You?

By TaxConnex on Thu, May 14, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

What is a marketplace facilitator?

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax audits
2 min read

Sales Tax Compliance - There Is No EASY Button

By TaxConnex on Tue, May 12, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Sales tax automation has come a long way since the Quill vs. North Dakota case in 1992. Now, even the smallest multi-state businesses and startups have access to sales tax automation options that lower costs and ease the burden of compliance. With the evolving rules and regulations across states and jurisdictions for sales tax in the U.S., it makes sense to automate where you can.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax calculation
3 min read

For States, The Tax Hits Just Keep On Coming - What Does That Mean For Your Business?

By TaxConnex on Mon, May 04, 2020 @ 08:26 AM

As a few states tiptoe into re-opening during the COVID-19 pandemic, more states have joined previous warnings that the loss of sales taxes is going to hit soon – and hard.

Topics: sales tax sales tax news
4 min read

Understanding Sales Tax Nexus

By TaxConnex on Tue, Apr 28, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Many companies are not aware that tax regulations in each state may obligate them to collect and pay sales & use tax even when they do not have a physical presence there. Determining sales tax nexus is a tricky proposition, and there are many moving parts to monitor. In this article, TaxConnex shares how sales tax nexus is determined and offers suggestions to help companies meet their obligations under the law.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance sales tax
3 min read

Determining Who is At Risk for Responsible Party Laws within Your Company

By TaxConnex on Thu, Apr 23, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

If your company sells into multiple states and has established sales tax nexus, it is critical that you evaluate your business’s exposure to sales-and-use-tax liability as soon as possible. There are more than 10,000 taxing jurisdictions and many have their own unique set of rules and interpretations. Not taxing a product or service appropriately could lead to significant exposure over time. And, you may be the person on the line to pay the penalties and interest, not your business.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax audits
2 min read

Alaska Jurisdictions Combine to Establish States' First Nexus

By TaxConnex on Tue, Apr 21, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Sales into the state of Alaska have always been exempt from state level sales tax; however, many of the local jurisdictions in Alaska have enforced sales tax collection at the local level provided a business has a physical presence.  Now, with Wayfair, even remote sellers need to worry about collecting the local sales tax in Alaska.

Topics: sales tax sales tax news sales tax filing
3 min read

Your COVID-19 Questions: Answered

By TaxConnex on Thu, Apr 16, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

The constantly changing nature of COVID-19 has left people with a lot of uncertainty. Sales tax isn’t an exception to that uncertainty as over 20 states have announced changes to their sales tax deadlines or policies in order to help businesses as they navigate life during the pandemic. If you’re like many businesses, you have sales tax nexus in multiple states. Keeping up with all their different regulations was difficult enough before COVID-19, and now it’s more complicated than ever.

Topics: sales tax Now it's all on us sales tax filing