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Home Rule: Can Local Jurisdictions Create Sales Tax Obligations?

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jul 20, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Sales tax obligations are already difficult at the state level, but when you bring it down to local jurisdictions, or home rule jurisdictions, you get the next level of complexity.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax news
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Monthly Sales and Use Tax Update

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jul 15, 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 that occurred over the last month. 

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax news
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Missouri Inches Toward Economic Nexus

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jun 24, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

A bill to enact economic nexus requirements – creating a sales and use tax obligation on remote sellers and marketplace facilitators – awaits only a signature to become law in Missouri.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax news south dakota vs. wayfair
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Monthly Review of What's New in Sales & Use Tax

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jun 08, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax. And 2021 continues to prove that. Here’s a review of some of the recent changes and updates.

Topics: sales tax sales tax news
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7 Ways a Business is Selected for Audit

By Robert Dumas on Tue, May 18, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

As we entered 2021, many industry experts believed that state sales tax audits were likely to increase sharply due to the loss of state revenue during the pandemic. Likewise, in a recent TaxConnex survey we saw that two out of five respondents agree with the experts, saying that they expect sales tax audits to become more common over the next two years. 38% of respondents said they believe audit levels will stay the same, and in a separate question, 66% have already seen an increase in the number of audits in the past two years.

Topics: sales tax sales tax news
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Taxability and Your Products and/or Services - Easy Answer Right? It Depends.

By Robert Dumas on Thu, May 13, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

‘It depends’ is a commonly used phrase when it comes to sales tax, and a quite frustrating one at that. We know that. But when it comes to taxability, it’s often our answer. 

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

By Robert Dumas on Thu, May 06, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax. And 2021 continues that trend. Here’s a review of some of the recent changes and updates.

Topics: sales tax sales tax news
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3 Common Missteps of Sales Tax

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Apr 27, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Sales tax obligations are getting more complicated for businesses of all industries. And it takes just a few mistakes to add up to a big liability and hefty fees. In this blog, we’ll talk to some of the common missteps businesses make when trying to manage sales tax on their own.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax news
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Add Florida to the List of States with Economic Nexus!

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Apr 22, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax news
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Holdout States Moving Toward Sales Tax Requirements

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Apr 08, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Of the 50 states, 45 (plus DC) charge a state-wide sales tax. Two of those states that have a state-wide sales tax, Missouri and Florida, have yet to adopt economic nexus standards set by the 2018 South Dakota v. Wayfair case. At least for now.

Topics: sales tax sales tax news
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Sales and Use Tax Updates from March

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Apr 06, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax. And 2021 continues to prove that. Here’s a review of some of the recent changes and updates.

Topics: sales tax sales tax news
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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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2021 State Sales and Use Tax Update

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jan 28, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

There’s always something changing or new going on in the world of tax, especially sales tax. Here’s a review of some of the changes and updates in the last few months.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax news
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Massachusetts Enacts Provision for Accelerated Sales Tax Remittance

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jan 26, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Massachusetts has joined the ranks of states that have provisions for accelerated remittance of sales tax.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax news
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Sales and Use Tax in 2020: A Look Back

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Dec 22, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Someday people will probably use a lot of words to describe 2020. “Un-eventful” won’t be one of them.

The year’s ongoing pandemic affected almost every aspect of life – including, and in no small way, sales tax, which was already an area that has seen unprecedented change since the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision in 2018.

Add to that, jurisdictions that are worried about how lockdowns have affected their tax revenue and you have a tumultuous year.

Here’s a look back at some of the year’s developments. 

Topics: sales tax sales tax news
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Recent Happenings and Challenges in the World of Sales Tax

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Nov 24, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

One state’s efforts to join the Sales and Use Tax System (SUTS) and another state’s lawsuit against a world-famous auction house highlight recent challenges in the sales tax world.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax news