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5 Steps to a Complete Sales Tax Filing Process

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Sales tax is more complicated than ever, especially in a post-Wayfair world. And what’s worse is that everyone who says they’re simplifying sales tax is still leaving the hardest parts – and the liability – up to you. Don’t let sales tax compliance overwhelm you. Make the right decisions for your business so you can best manage compliance in a way that doesn’t overburden your finance team or put your business at risk of penalties and fees.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing
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Understanding Sales Tax Exemptions and Exclusions

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Apr 01, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

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Overlooked Aspects of Your Compliance Process

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

When you think about tax compliance, of any kind, the first thing that comes to mind is filing, or even the tax return itself. Compliance with sales tax goes way beyond that.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance
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Taxability for Contractors

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Mar 25, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

A contractor is generally defined as someone who provides improvements to real property on a lump sum contract basis. From a sales and use tax perspective, there isn’t much of a difference between a subcontractor and a prime or general contractor. 

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability
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Are Digital Ad Taxes Spreading?

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Mar 23, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Companies that sell digital products in the U.S. should know about a relatively new kind of tax – and tax obligation. 

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability
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Wayfair: Sales Tax and State Income Tax Implications

By Brian Greer on Thu, Mar 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

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Don't Test Your Luck with Non-Compliance

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Mar 16, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

This St. Patrick’s Day, don’t look to four-leaf clovers, pots of gold or leprechauns to bail you out of trouble with sales tax. If your company has sales tax obligations and doesn’t have a process yet in place, plan for the risks of non-compliance.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax audits
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Sales Tax Updates for Technology Companies

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

Sales tax obligations regarding software and other technology-related solutions can often come down to location and definition. And the definition is potentially different depending on the location.

Four states recently took a closer look at how sales tax applies to technology-related solutions, one of the more confusing industries for complying with sales and use tax requirements.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance taxability
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How To Evaluate Where You Have Established Economic Nexus

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Mar 09, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Sales tax is more complicated than ever, especially in a post-Wayfair world. And what’s worse is that everyone who says they’re simplifying sales tax is still leaving the hardest parts – and the liability – up to you. In fact, a recent survey TaxConnex conducted through Porter Research found that the top sales tax worry of finance pros in 2021 was understanding changing nexus laws. 

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance
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Sales and Use Tax Updates from February

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Mar 02, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax. And 2021 is off to an especially busy start. Here’s a review of some of the recent changes and updates.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax news
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Understanding Use Tax

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Feb 25, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

You may think that if you do not have physical or economic tax nexus in a state, you do not have any tax obligations. However, this may not be the case. You can still have obligations to the certain tax authorities in a state even where you do not have nexus and are not required to collect and remit sales tax in the state.  

The reason? Use tax. Specifically, consumer’s use tax.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax audits
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Sales Tax Audits - The Danger Grows

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Feb 23, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Many industry experts believe that as state tax revenues continue to dry up from the economic shutdown and continuing pandemicstate sales tax audits are likely to increase sharply in the coming months. States are in the same boat as many businesses when it comes to the stress and financial strain that comes along with the pandemic, and an increase in audits would help states recoup lost revenue and minimize budget deficits.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax audits
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Physical Presence Checklist

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Feb 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Sales and use tax obligations are determined by your nexus within a state or jurisdiction. Sales and use tax nexus is defined as the connection between a person or entity and a taxing jurisdiction. It is the basis for all your sales tax decisions because without sales tax nexus, you have no further sales tax obligation to a state.

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability
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Sales Tax and Valentine's Day

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

Candy, flowers, jewelry, dinners: The gifts may be the same, but Cupid’s arrow will fly in new online directions this year for Valentine’s Day presents. And it might land right on your company’s bottom line after sales and use tax obligations.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance
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Selling Into States with Unusual Sales Tax Laws

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Feb 09, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

If you sell into the handful of states that don’t have nexus or don’t have general sales tax, you might think you’re home free when it comes to obligations to remit sales tax. Maybe, and maybe not. 

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability
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Why Are Businesses Dissatisfied With the Way They Manage Sales Tax?

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Feb 04, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

At the end of last year, TaxConnex commissioned Porter Research Group to conduct a survey of 100 finance leaders to understand the growing concerns they face related to sales tax heading into 2021.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax