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Top Sales Tax Questions & Answers for Foreign Businesses Selling Into the US

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Apr 18, 2024 @ 11:15 AM

The United States has possibly the world’s most complex sales tax regime. This is due to each state setting its own sales tax rules, and states often take widely varying approaches. As a result, each state has a different tax framework, with varying rules around everything from tax liability and tax rates to exemption categories and reporting requirements. On top of this, some local area tax jurisdictions also have powers over some aspects of taxation and can set different rules for their city or county.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance sales tax economic nexus internationaltax
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Where and how does sales tax apply to marketing and advertising?

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Apr 16, 2024 @ 11:13 AM

Some aspects of sales tax never seem to change, or they change infrequently. Be assured: Sales tax on digital advertising and marketing is not among those.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax taxability
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Determining Who is At Risk for Responsible Party Laws within Your Company

By TaxConnex® on Thu, Apr 11, 2024 @ 03:15 PM

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 collecting tax on a product or service appropriately could lead to significant exposure over time. And you may be the legally responsible person on the line to pay the penalties and interest, not your business.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax audits
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Vitamins, supplements and sales tax – the latest

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Apr 09, 2024 @ 11:13 AM

The common definition of dietary supplements and vitamins is a non-food item that includes a vitamin, mineral, herb, botanical, amino acid or dietary substance. So are supplements and vitamins taxable? The answer: “Sometimes.”

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax taxability
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Transaction Thresholds: Vanishing Acts?

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Apr 04, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

Economic nexus thresholds in many states depend on two numbers. Now, almost six years after the landmark Wayfair case ignited sales tax obligations for more remote sellers, one of those numbers might be falling out of favor.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax economic nexus
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TaxConnex® Achieves World Class NPS Score, Showcasing their Ability to Provide a Hands-On, Full Service, Sales Tax Outsourcing Solution 

By TaxConnex® on Tue, Apr 02, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

We recently completed our fourth annual client survey and are excited to announce that we have received a world class NPS score of 87!

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax Now it's all on us
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U.S. Sales Tax Basics for International Companies

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Mar 28, 2024 @ 01:45 PM

Companies outside the United States that sell into America most likely know sales tax obligations from experience with Europe’s value-added tax (VAT) or Canada’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Provincial Sales Tax (PST).

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax internationaltax VAT
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6 Steps to Getting Sales Tax Compliance Right in 2024

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Mar 26, 2024 @ 11:38 AM

We are at the end of Q1 of 2024 and continue to discuss how to ensure your business is set up to get your sales tax compliance right in 2024. If you’re like the over 49% of businesses who participated in our annual sales tax trends survey and are unsatisfied with the way you are managing sales tax, then you’re in the right place.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax
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What’s new in sales tax?

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Mar 21, 2024 @ 11:20 AM

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

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax news
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VAT, GST and will the U.S. see a national tax?

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Mar 19, 2024 @ 10:24 AM

Wouldn’t it be amazing if your online business had to deal with just a single sales tax rate?

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax canada internationaltax VAT
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Surviving a sales tax audit

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Mar 14, 2024 @ 12:09 PM

The fear of a sales tax audit from one of the country’s thousands of tax jurisdictions is legitimate. Audits can disrupt your business and potentially cost you thousands of dollars.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax audits
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Automation’s place in compliance

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Mar 12, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

Since the first adding machine showed up on counters to help shopkeepers tack on the correct sales tax, automation has been part of compliance. Now the buttons and the lever have given way to behind-the-scenes software and automatic functionality.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax calculation software
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Sales tax and NFTs: Latest developments

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Mar 05, 2024 @ 11:23 AM

The non-fungible token (NFT) remains a sizzling commodity. These digitized assets denote ownership of such collectibles as sports cards and artwork, even designer digital footwear.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax taxability
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LEAP into Compliance in 2024

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Feb 29, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

Happy Leap Day! While not at all related to sales tax, we thought that as we spend a day aligning our seasons and the Earth’s orbit of the sun, we should also discuss how to ensure your processes align with maintaining sales tax compliance in 2024!

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax
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In ongoing accounting crunch, where to go for sales tax help?

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Feb 27, 2024 @ 11:00 AM

Your sales tax obligations depend on knowledge and that knowledge often resides in a professional tax specialist (usually an accountant) who helps your company meet its sales tax obligations.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax CPA
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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