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The Practical Implications of Selling into Multiple US States

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jul 07, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

If you don’t live in the United States (or even if you do), the laws surrounding US Sales Tax can be quite confusing. In fact, the United States has possibly the world’s most complex sales tax regime. This is because each state sets its own sales tax rules, and states often take widely varying approaches. As a result, every state has a different tax framework, with variations in regulation covering everything from tax liability and tax rates to exemption categories and reporting requirements. On top of this, local area tax jurisdictions also have powers over some aspects of taxation and can set different rules for their area. 

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax
4 min read

Navigating Drop Shipments, a Tricky Area of Online Business

By TaxConnex on Thu, Jul 02, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Time for a refresher on drop shipments - Check out our blog from earlier this year on navigating drop shipments, or watch our quick video where Jeff & Brian break it down. 

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax
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Top Sales Tax Compliance Considerations for Tech Companies

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jun 30, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Technology companies have historically considered themselves fairly insulated from multi-state 

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax
3 min read

Can Employees Sheltering in Place Create Nexus for Your Company?

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jun 16, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

The pandemic has prompted shelter in place orders across the country, meaning many employees have been working from home to contain COVID-19. Some of your workers may have also chosen to work in second homes or with different family for a multitude of reasons ranging from comfort to avoiding hot spots of the outbreak.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax
4 min read

Understanding Sales Tax Nexus

By TaxConnex on Tue, Apr 28, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Many companies are not aware that tax regulations in each state may obligate them to collect and pay sales & use tax even when they do not have a physical presence there. Determining sales tax nexus is a tricky proposition, and there are many moving parts to monitor. In this article, TaxConnex shares how sales tax nexus is determined and offers suggestions to help companies meet their obligations under the law.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance sales tax
3 min read

How to Establish a Sales Tax Compliance Process

By TaxConnex on Tue, Apr 07, 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 nexus sales tax compliance sales tax
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5 Steps to Avoid Sales Tax Risk with M&A

By TaxConnex on Thu, Mar 05, 2020 @ 11:14 AM

As part of the financial terms of any potential transaction, you’re likely looking at the ratio of current assets to current liabilities, revenue and net income growth, operating cash flow, market opportunity, etc.  But what about sales tax? 

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance taxability
3 min read

Drop Shipments - Who holds the sales & use tax responsibility?

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

Drop shipments are more prevalent in today’s marketplace than most realize –many purchases made online today are commonly drop-shipped to consumers, transactions that typically involve multiple states and parties. Navigating the application of sales and use taxes and related exemptions in a drop shipment scenario is tricky for both the retailer and the drop-shipper. 

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax retail
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Determining Sales Tax Nexus for your Technology Company

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jan 28, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

Technology companies frequently engage in sales tax nexus creating activities without realizing it.  Many different activities can create “nexus”, the link that establishes the need for a seller to adhere to the jurisdiction’s sales tax rules.  And with the introduction of economic nexus in 2018, it has become even more confusing.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax sales tax calculation
3 min read

The Origin of Sales & Use Tax Nexus

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Sales and use tax nexus has become a major headache for any business that sells into the United States. But what exactly is nexus for sales and use tax purposes, and where does it come from, anyway?

Topics: sales tax nexus south dakota vs. wayfair
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Don't forget physical nexus!

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jan 16, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Businesses who sell over the internet must pay a lot of attention to far-flung economic tax thresholds – almost all states and more than a few localities enforce them now – so it’s easy to overlook a more-obvious tripwire.

Topics: sales tax nexus south dakota vs. wayfair retail
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The Three Words That Define Sales Tax for Businesses: It’s a headache!

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jan 09, 2020 @ 10:45 AM

You might be thinking, “Sales tax. Let them find me.”

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Should Sales Tax Nexus Mean Anything to Me or My Business?

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jan 07, 2020 @ 11:11 AM

Sales and use tax nexus is a connection between a person or entity and a taxing jurisdiction.  Sales tax nexus is the basis for all your sales tax decisions because without sales tax nexus you have no further obligation to a state.  If you do have sales tax nexus, then you need to dig a bit deeper.  But what exactly defines when you have sales tax nexus?

Topics: sales tax nexus south dakota vs. wayfair
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Are States Easing Off Nexus?

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Nov 21, 2019 @ 11:15 AM

Why would states go through all the trouble of enacting economic nexus to grow their tax coffers and then ease off on the restrictions - especially big states like New York and California, which were once expected to garner nine and even ten figures in tax revenue from nexus legislation?

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax news south dakota vs. wayfair
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NOMAD States Balk at Online Sales Tax

By Brian Greer on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 09:26 AM

The Wayfair ruling earlier this year opened the door to states to require out-of-state sellers to collect and remit the sales tax due.  However, there has been backlash from states that don't have a state level sales tax - the so called NOMAD states of New Hampshire, Oregon, Montana, Alaska, and Delaware.

Topics: sales tax nexus
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New Bill Could Further Simplify Sales Tax Collection for Remote Sellers

By Brian Greer on Fri, Oct 05, 2018 @ 09:31 AM

A bipartisan bill was introduced in response to the US Supreme Court's Wayfair decision this past June. In that decision, the Supreme Court ruled that certain remote sellers should remit taxes for multiple states, not just their home state.  However, with the massive complexity of tax law surrounding each individual state, the Supreme Court advised Congress to simplify things.

Topics: sales tax nexus