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Responding to a Sales Tax Audit

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Feb 27, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

It happened.  You received a sales tax audit notice from a jurisdiction.  What do you do?

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax sales tax audits sales tax filing
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The Role of Technology in Your Sales Tax Compliance Process

By TaxConnex on Tue, Feb 25, 2020 @ 11:25 AM

Technology has radically changed the way consumers buy goods and services.  And while we can easily identify how digital disrupters, like Amazon, Netflix and Facebook have changed our purchasing behavior, a lessor known change is the way they’ve impacted sales tax.  In fact, it’s spurred the largest development in sales tax in over 50 years with the Wayfair case. While the physical presence tests still apply, the Wayfair case dramatically expands the number of businesses subject to sales and use tax obligations.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax calculation sales tax filing
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WEIGHING YOUR OPTIONS – HOW TO MANAGE SALES TAX COMPLIANCE

By TaxConnex on Thu, Feb 06, 2020 @ 12:08 PM

In light of recent legislation changes, you’ve determined you meet sales tax nexus thresholds outside of just your home state and now you have to collect, file, and remit sales tax in multiple states. What a headache. To make matters worse, this is a compliance issue, so you must act.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing
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5 Key Pieces of Your Sales Tax Compliance Filing Process

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jan 14, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

Once you’ve determined your requirement to collect and remit sales tax, you’ve set-up a process to charge sales tax, and you have registered with each required state, you need to consider how you will manage the return filing process.  Some key areas to consider are the following:

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax filing
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Pennsylvania's Remote Seller Nexus Laws

By Brian Greer on Fri, Apr 12, 2019 @ 08:32 AM

This year the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is joining a number of other states in the U.S. that have already defined economic nexus for its sales tax as it applies to online sellers.  

Topics: sales tax news sales tax filing
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An Update on Sales Tax Holidays

By Brian Greer on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 @ 01:54 PM

Consumers in some US states are gearing up for an annual shopping holiday free from sales tax.

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Sales Tax News from Around the Country

By Brian Greer on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 @ 02:01 PM

As a business owner, you are already familiar with the seemingly ever-changing tax laws.  Federal, state, and local tax changes are difficult to follow.  If you engage in interstate commerce, keeping up with the changes in each location is nearly impossible.  To help update you, here is a short list of sales tax news from around the country.

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2017 State Sales Tax Holidays

By Noelle Ard on Thu, Mar 02, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

It’s hard to believe that Spring has sprung…at least down in the South it has.  With the coming of spring and daylight savings time on the horizon, many people find themselves starting that to do list and preparing budgets for home improvements, summer vacations, back to school, and more.

Topics: sales tax filing
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Arizona – Transaction Privilege Tax Simplification is HERE!

By Noelle Ard on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

The long awaited day has finally come, the day in which all Sales & Use tax compliance addicts rejoice as Arizona finally rolls out the TPT Simplification.  That’s right folks, after a couple of false starts in recent years, TPT Simplification is LIVE on the Arizona website and I’m going to tell you all you need to know to quickly make the transition.

Topics: sales tax filing
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Sales Tax Nexus and Drop Shipments

By Brian Greer on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 10:31 AM

TaxConnex held a webinar yesterday regarding sales tax nexus and drop shipments.   The webinar was organized into three topics:

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax filing
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When Should You Register with State and Local Taxing Authorities?

By Brian Greer on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 @ 02:10 PM

We get this question alot! So we decided to re-run this informative blog from April 2016.

“It depends.”

This single question could fill volumes to get to the proper answer. The simple answer is if you have sales tax nexus in a state, then you should register with the Department of Revenue for a sales tax id number and begin collecting and remitting sales tax.

Topics: sales tax sales tax filing
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The Complication of Sales Tax Registrations

By Brian Greer on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

In the sales tax world, “registrations” can take on multiple meanings. Generally speaking, sales tax registrations refer to the authorization to collect sales tax in a particular jurisdiction. 

Topics: sales tax news sales tax filing
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Sun, Fun & Annual Prepays?

By Noelle Ard on Tue, May 31, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

Topics: sales tax sales tax filing
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2016 Tax Free Holidays

By Noelle Ard on Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

It’s never too early to plan a shopping trip, especially when the savings could be significant.  Check out the latest and greatest Tax Free Holiday list for 2016.

State

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items Included

2016 Dates

Information Links *

   

 

 

 

 

Alabama

hurricane preparedness

February 26-28

http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/

generators - $1,000

supplies - $60

Alabama

clothing - $100

August 5-7

http://www.revenue.alabama.gov/

computers - $750 

school supplies - $50 

books - $30

Arkansas

clothing - $100

August 6-7

http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/

school supplies

Connecticut

clothing and footwear - $100

August 21-27

http://www.ct.gov/drs/

Georgia

school supplies

July 30-31

http://dor.georgia.gov/

clothing - $100

supplies - $20

computers - $1,000

Georgia

energy star/WaterSense products - $1,500

September 30 - October 2 

http://dor.georgia.gov/

Iowa

clothing - $100

August 5-6

https://tax.iowa.gov/

Louisiana

all TPP - $2,500

August 5-6

http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/

Louisiana

hurricane preparedness items - $1,500

May 28-29

http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/

Louisiana

firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies

September 2-4

http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/

Maryland

energy star products

February 13-15

http://www.comp.state.md.us/

Maryland

clothing & footwear-$100

August 14-20

http://www.marylandtaxes.com/

Mississippi

clothing & footwear - $100

July 29-30

http://www.dor.ms.gov/

Mississippi

firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies

September  2-4

http://www.dor.ms.gov/

Missouri

energy star products - $1,500

April 19-25

http://dor.mo.gov/

Missouri

clothing - $100

August 5-7

http://dor.mo.gov/

computers - $3,500

school supplies - $50

New Mexico

clothing - $100

August 5-7

http://www.tax.newmexico.gov

computers - $1,000

computer equip. - $500

school supplies - $30

Oklahoma

clothing - $100

August 5-7

http://www.tax.ok.gov/

South Carolina

clothing

August 5-7

http://www.sctax.org/

school supplies

computers

other

Tennessee

clothing - $100 

August 5-7

http://tn.gov/revenue/

school supplies - $100

computers - $1,500

Texas

generators - $3,000

April 23-25

http://comptroller.texas.gov

storm devices - $300

preparedness items - $75

Texas

energy star products 

May 28-30

http://comptroller.texas.gov/

air conditioners - $6,000; other - $2,000

Texas

clothing, backpacks and school supplies- $100

August 5-7

http://comptroller.texas.gov/

Virginia

clothing - $100

August 5-7

http://www.tax.virginia.gov/

Stay up to date with any additions by visiting http://www.taxadmin.org/sales-tax-holidays for additional information.

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Topics: sales tax filing
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Sales Tax Nexus Abuzz

By Brian Greer on Thu, May 05, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

There are exciting times, or at least interesting times, ahead for the debate surrounding sales tax nexus. 

States, growing weary of the inability to require remote sellers to collect sales tax, continue to take matters into their own hands. 

It’s been nearly 25 years since the US Supreme Court ruled in the Quill case establishing the substantial physical presence standard by which sales tax collection and remittance obligations are determined.  During recent history, states have taken steps that blur the line in terms of what substantial physical presence really is – some states adding provisions to account for click-through nexus for example.  Now, states are going rogue, and blatantly ignoring the Quill standard – and opening the door to legal challenge potentially escalating to another US Supreme Court ruling.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax sales tax filing
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When Should You Register with State and Local Taxing Authorities?

By Brian Greer on Thu, Apr 07, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

“It depends.”

This single question could fill volumes to get to the proper answer. The simple answer is if you have sales tax nexus in a state, then you should register with the Department of Revenue for a sales tax id number and begin collecting and remitting sales tax.

Topics: sales tax sales tax filing