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You Can't Solve Sales Tax Problems with Technology Only

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jun 23, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Since the Wayfair decision two years ago (the 2 year anniversary was just this past weekend)sales tax compliance has become a major priority for many businesses. These businesses all have varying levels of knowledge on the sales tax rules and regulations, but they all have one thing in common: they want a solution to the problem, and they want it to be simple.   

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax calculation sales tax filing
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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
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The Role of Technology in Your Sales Tax Compliance Process

By TaxConnex on Tue, Feb 25, 2020 @ 11:25 AM

Technology has radically changed the way consumers buy goods and services.  And while we can easily identify how digital disrupters, like Amazon, Netflix and Facebook have changed our purchasing behavior, a lessor known change is the way they’ve impacted sales tax.  In fact, it’s spurred the largest development in sales tax in over 50 years with the Wayfair case. While the physical presence tests still apply, the Wayfair case dramatically expands the number of businesses subject to sales and use tax obligations.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax calculation sales tax filing
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The Costs of Non-Compliance

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Feb 13, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Businesses that sell into various states now have to contend with the sales & use tax regulations and requirements of thousands of jurisdictions nationwide. One big question for these businesses is how much time, effort and money do they need to devote to compliance – and do they need to pay attention to it at all?

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax calculation Now it's all on us
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Determining Sales Tax Nexus for your Technology Company

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jan 28, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

Technology companies frequently engage in sales tax nexus creating activities without realizing it.  Many different activities can create “nexus”, the link that establishes the need for a seller to adhere to the jurisdiction’s sales tax rules.  And with the introduction of economic nexus in 2018, it has become even more confusing.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax sales tax calculation
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Sales Tax Rates on the Rise

By Brian Greer on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 01:03 PM

Many jurisdictions are looking to raise sales tax rates.  Perhaps in response to lost collections due to internet purchases.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax calculation sales tax news
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Sales Tax Compliance... Not So Easy

By Robert Dumas on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 @ 01:57 PM

When I first started in public accounting in 1985, there were two computers in the entire office. I worked for one of the Big 8 at the time, so this wasn’t because the firm was behind the times. This was the extent of computer technology in most accounting firms in 1985.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax calculation
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EYE ON Colorado Sales Taxes

By Jeff Meigs on Fri, Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

Colorado has the lowest state sales tax rate in the country at 2.9% (except for the 5 states that don’t impose any sales tax). But don’t get too excited since there are a number of local jurisdictions within Colorado that impose sales taxes – taking the average total sales tax rate to about 7.5%.

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Using Zip Plus 4 To Increase Tax Reporting Accuracy

By Anne Birkmann on Tue, Jul 07, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Many of us use zip codes to determine the sales and use tax rates to apply to an invoice for tax calculation purposes.  However because some local jurisdictions can cross zip code boundaries, using just the 5 digit zip code may not be the most accurate method for sales tax rate determination purposes.

Topics: sales tax sales tax calculation sales tax filing
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Louisiana Adds Taxing Jurisdiction

By Noelle Ard on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 @ 09:35 AM

Are you a vendor in Louisiana? If so, be advised that a new taxing jurisdiction has been created in Iberville Parish (City of Gabriel) called The University Club Center Economic District (UCC EDD).
Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax calculation sales tax news
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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.

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Sales Tax Rate Increase vs. Sales Tax Amnesty

By Brian Greer on Fri, Nov 05, 2010 @ 09:24 AM

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax taxability sales tax calculation