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4 Steps to Monitoring Your Sales Tax Obligations During the Holiday Shopping Season (and Beyond)

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Nov 17, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

It’s that time of year – holiday shopping is in full swingWhile the pandemic has continued to wreak havoc on retail locations, online sales continue to skyrocketSo while you’re busy with closing out your year, hopefully on a higher note, don’t forget about your sales tax obligations or you could wind up with a big lump of coal.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance
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Complexities of Sales Tax: Technology

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Nov 12, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Technology companies, and specifically software companies, have always had challenges related to managing sales tax. Understanding where they have a physical presence as well as the varying taxability rules associated with their products and services was complex. But with the proliferation of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as a delivery mechanism and Wayfair, the sales tax landscape has become exponentially more complex.

Tech companies – especially those dealing in downloads of software and (SaaS) delivery – can protect themselves if they understand key terms and processes.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax taxability
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Complexities of Sales Tax: Leasing

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Nov 10, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Sales tax is complicated no matter the industry you are in. But the leasing industry brings out even more complicated nuances depending on the type of lease, support activities and even the leased item itself.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax taxability
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Complexities of Sales Tax: Construction

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Oct 29, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

If you’re a construction contractor – especially if you’re engaged in contracts in different states – you have to evaluate your sales tax responsibilities in each state where you have customers.

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax taxability
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Sales Tax FAQs

By TaxConnex on Tue, Oct 27, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

We can’t say it enough – sales tax is complex. Whether you outsource aspects of the process or manage it all in house, there are a lot of moving parts and nothing seems to stay the same for long.

We’ve compiled some of the top questions we get from clients on sales & use tax. Part 1 of these questions was on sales tax and business services. Keep reading for some of our more introductory questions we get asked on a daily basis.

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Sales Tax and Business Services – Your Top Questions Answered

By TaxConnex on Tue, Oct 13, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Companies that perform services often see themselves as tax exempt, and in many cases that is true, but there are certain states and situations in which that is not the case. Gain a better understanding of your sales and use tax obligations with these frequently asked questions we have received from businesses that provide services.

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5 Steps to Put Your Business on the Right Track to Maintain Sales Tax Compliance

By TaxConnex on Thu, Sep 24, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

It has been two years since the US Supreme Court passed the Wayfair decision which paved the way for states to enact economic nexus rules. At this point, the majority of finance professionals understand the need to maintain sales & use tax compliance. Most businesses have some type of process in place although it may not be comprehensive enough. What do you do when you discover you are out of compliance in some states? Or you acquire a business that has done very little to manage sales and use tax compliance?

In this blog, we’ll outline 5 steps that will put you on the right track to have your business prepped to maintain compliance.

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How Personnel Decisions Now Affect Your Nexus Later

By TaxConnex on Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

The pandemic has changed the business world. But for how long? And what might happen to sales and use tax obligations when what were supposed to be temporary business-continuation measures harden into just the new way of working and doing business? 

 

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Is Nexus Greener on the Other Side? Sales Tax in the U.S. vs Europe

By TaxConnex on Tue, Aug 04, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Ever-changing thresholds, intensifying audits, some 12,000 taxing jurisdictions: No online business needs to be told how complex America’s sales tax burden can be.

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Top Marketplace Facilitator Questions Answered

By TaxConnex on Thu, Jul 16, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

We talk a lot about nexus and compliance processes in our content, but what about marketplace facilitators? It’s often a topic we stay away from - due to the fact that the majority of small businesses that utilize marketplace facilitators won’t need our help, but there are situations in which you still may need a sales tax professional to assist with your sales tax compliance process. In this blog we answer your top questions:

Topics: sales tax nexus sales tax compliance
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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. 

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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 

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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.

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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.

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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?

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