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Reminder: Deferred Deadlines Looming for Sales Tax Filing

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Weeks ago, state tax authorities lent a hand to companies ravaged by the pandemic and postponed sales-tax filing and payment deadlines. But that extra time is about to run out.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax news sales tax filing
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Get Ready for Audits as States Keep Losing Sales Tax Revenue

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

This article was written with contributions by Clark Calhoun of Alston & Bird. 

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax audits
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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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Establishing a Sales Tax Compliance Filing Process

By TaxConnex on Thu, Jun 18, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

You’ve established you have nexus in multiple states, and understand the taxability of your products and services, now what?  

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing
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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
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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
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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
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7 Indicators It's Time to Switch Sales Tax Compliance Providers

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jun 02, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

In this current climate, your focus is understandably on your personal health and the health of your business. The last thing you want to monitor is how states are adjusting their sales tax filing dates and deferments. Even as states and economies begin opening up, there's no telling when we'll be back to normal, or what the new normal will be.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing
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To Defer or Not to Defer?

By TaxConnex on Thu, May 28, 2020 @ 07:00 AM

Some states have postponed sales-tax filing and payment deadlines well into the weeks ahead, part of a COVID-19 relief effort for battered businesses. States and even localities have differed in how they are handling the deferments. Some deferments relate to filing and payment, some just payment, and some states are granting deferments only when requested.  

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax news
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Telecom Faces Special Challenges with Taxes and Fees

By TaxConnex on Tue, May 26, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

If you’re a telecommunications services company, you face greater trials than other businesses when complying with federal, state and local jurisdictions.  In addition to state and local taxes, your business may also be subject to various federal and state regulatory obligations.

Topics: sales tax compliance telecom tax
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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
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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
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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
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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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Your Top Questions on VDAs Answered

By TaxConnex on Thu, May 07, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

All states that impose sales tax have a VDA program, or Voluntary Disclosure Agreement, to help alleviate the penalties of non-compliance and encourage businesses to comply. A VDA can be a very attractive option for businesses who have many years of non-compliance or that have collected sales tax previously but failed to remit.  But what exactly is a VDA? Why is it beneficial? Keep reading for answers to our most frequently asked questions on VDAs.

Topics: sales tax compliance VDA
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Taxability of Digital Products and Services

By TaxConnex on Thu, Apr 30, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

The internet can be a great way to sell your products. For tangible products it’s easy - the order comes in, you process the payment (including sales tax, which you collect and remit to the state) and ship out the package. But what if what you’re selling isn’t a physical product that you ship?

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability