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Handling Sales Tax In-House: Job Market Challenges Continue

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jan 27, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

The explosion of the e-commerce market alone would’ve made handling sales tax obligations in-house tough. Add a tight job market and the task for many companies has become nearly impossible.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax
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Who is Managing Your Notices?

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jan 20, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Notices are a way for taxing jurisdictions to get in touch with you. Monitoring and responding to notices as well as making the corresponding adjustments or taking the prescribed actions is one of the many pieces of your sales tax compliance process. A very important piece in fact, as ignoring a notice can put you and your business in hot water, opening the door to additional penalties and fees. So who is managing your sales tax notices?

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax
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The Importance of Validating Resale Certificates

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jan 18, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

There’s a lot of talk in sales tax about nexus, thresholds, forms, filing and many other details of compliance. One often overlooked aspect of compliance, but extremely important, is the sales tax exemption certificate.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax
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End of the Year Sales Tax Updates to be Aware of as You Start 2022

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jan 13, 2022 @ 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
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Sales Tax on Shipping: When Does it Apply?

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

It’s one of the most important aspects of an online business – and one of the wackiest when trying to determine whether sales tax applies or not. What is it? Shipping.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax calculation
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Connecting the Dots Between Data and Returns: Know What You're Filing

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jan 04, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Mechanics tell you that you can keep your car running best by checking the engine occasionally and keeping up with the recommended maintenance schedule. Sales tax is similar in that you need to monitor the process, adjust, and tune-up the process occasionally.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing
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2021: The Year in Review – Sales Tax

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

The whole world pinballed throughout a pandemic the last two years and continues to do so. Sales tax in 2021, though, seemed to move in only one direction: It intensified as even more states hopped on the economic nexus bandwagon and the sales tax burden for online businesses grew.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance sales tax news
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Holiday Sales, Increased eCommerce Activity - and Sales Tax Obligations

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

It looks like another banner year for eCommerce and online shopping this holiday season. And that means that more companies may find themselves with new sales tax obligations.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance
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Best Practices for Managing a Sales Tax Audit

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

If you and your company haven’t been hit with a sales tax audit yet, congrats. You should realize, though, that your luck might not hold out for much longer.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax audits
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Handling Sales Tax In-House: The Job Market Challenge

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

Staying on top of the ever-evolving sales tax landscape takes constant time and attention. Many companies believe this is something they can manage in-house, though the current job market might make that difficult, if not impossible.

Teams are leaner than ever as existing employees quit, and new ones are harder to find. What should you know, what should you look for, and what are your options?

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax
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Doing More with Less: Is It Time to Make a Change?

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

2021 has been another year of tumultuous change. As the global pandemic dragged deep into the year, much longer than many anticipated, businesses were once again forced to adjust their strategies. The dramatic reduction in available skilled resources left many organizations trying to do more with less, even while business complexities continued to grow.

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

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Dec 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 news
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Sales Tax Obligations for Manufacturers and Wholesalers, Part 2: Monitoring Nexus Thresholds on Sales From Your Own Website

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Dec 09, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Wholesalers and manufacturers/distributors have some big advantages regarding sales tax compliance – but they can also have hidden obligations.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing
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Risks of Non-Compliance

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Dec 07, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Rolling the dice with sales tax compliance can backfire in a big way. And there are several examples that take this to the extreme. Keep reading to see some recent sales tax missteps that had big costs.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax audits
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Sales Tax Obligations for Manufacturers and Wholesalers, Part 1: Resale Certificates and Exemptions

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

Many manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors believe they have minimal sales tax obligations due to the likelihood of sales tax-exempt transactions. However, there are numerous pitfalls to be aware of.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing
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Ensuring Data Consistency

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Nov 30, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

When you look at the details involved in your sales tax compliance process – preparing and filing returns, updating the filing calendar, managing notices, monitoring nexus thresholds and on and on – it’s easy to see why you need to simplify the process wherever possible. One important factor is consistent, properly formatted data with the necessary data fields.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax audits sales tax filing