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Top Skills Needed to Manage Sales Tax

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Oct 14, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

The majority of businesses still manage their sales tax obligations with internal staff, but do they have what it takes to manage sales tax effectively?

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance
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NOMAD States: The Latest on Sales Tax

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Oct 12, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

NOMAD and sales tax – I’m sure you’ve heard it before. But what does it mean?

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance
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Monthly State Sales and Use Tax Update

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Oct 07, 2021 @ 11:00 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 updates.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance
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Excise Tax versus Sales Tax

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

Soon after you start dealing with states’ sales tax, you’re going to also run into another term: excise tax.

What is excise tax? And is it different from sales tax?

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability
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What Happens if You Mess Up a Sales Tax Filing

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Sep 30, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Last week we talked about all of the different filing frequencies and deadlines you have to manage with your sales tax obligation. If you missed that – check it out! But what happens if you accidentally miss one of those deadlines, or you didn’t realize your deadline had changed?

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability
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Understanding Your Sales Tax Obligations as a Technology or Software Company - A Checklist

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Sep 28, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Sales and use tax generally applies to the sale or use of tangible personal property and certain services. Since software, and especially Software-as-a-Service, may not be delivered in a tangible form, many technology and software companies have considered themselves exempt from sales and use tax. But this is not always the case. In fact, many states impose sales and use tax on services provided by the technology industry.

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability
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Sales Tax for Subscription Boxes

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Sep 23, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Over the past few years, subscription boxes have increasingly grown in popularity. This method of selling products delivers packages right to customers. Buyers sign up for regular delivery of everything from food, makeup, music, books, pet supplies, flowers, clothes and more. This industry has ridden the wave of e-commerce and the growing expectation among shoppers that much of what they want to buy can come right to their door.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing
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Why So Many Filing Frequencies?

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Sep 21, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

When attempting to manage your sales tax obligations across many different states, one of the first things to hit you will be the dizzying number of deadlines you must follow when filing sales tax returns. Due dates can include the 7th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 30th and the last day of the month.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing
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Prices, Shipping, Growth: New Trends in E-Commerce

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Sep 16, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

How much are consumers spending online, and what do merchants pay for shipping in relation to the overall revenue from those e-commerce orders?

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing
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What's New in State Sales and Use Taxes

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Sep 14, 2021 @ 11:00 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 updates.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax
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Tips to Ensure You Don't Mishandle a Sales Tax Audit

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Sep 02, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Managing a sales and use tax audit can be challenging. And many businesses mishandle the process, making it all that much more difficult on themselves.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax audits
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All You Need to Know About VDAs

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Aug 31, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

A Voluntary Disclosure Agreement (VDA) can be a great tool to address past sales tax obligations, but it’s important to consider all the plusses and minuses and ensure you make the right decision for your business when it comes to mitigation efforts.

Topics: sales tax compliance VDA
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The Growth of E-Commerce and Your Sales Tax Obligation

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Aug 26, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Is it just your imagination or is e-commerce expanding every year?

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing
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Marketplace Facilitators Create Their Own Sales Tax Obligations

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Aug 24, 2021 @ 11:30 AM

Amazon, eBay and Etsy are more than household names. In the world of sales tax, they’re major marketplace facilitators.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing
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The Pandemic's Impact on Businesses and Sales Tax: An Update

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Aug 19, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

This article was written for the Atlanta Business Chronicle Leadership Trust. To see the original post, click here

In the fall of 2020, I published an article on how the sales tax picture is changing due to COVID-19. Now that we’re over a year into the pandemic, I wanted to provide an update on the sales tax landscape, what predictions have remained the same and what’s changed.

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability
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The Enigma of Drop Shipments for Sales Tax Purposes

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Aug 17, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Sales tax is full of complexities, but there are certain topics that seem to cause more of a headache than others. Drop shipments are one of those topics.

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability