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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Bipartisan Bill Seeks To Slow States' Ability To Collect Sales Tax From Online Retailers

By Brian Greer on Mon, Oct 01, 2018 @ 02:23 PM

A bill introduced by Congress will seek to put the brakes on the ability of states to require remote sellers to collect sales tax on transactions completed through the internet.  The bill is in response to the June Supreme Court ruling that requires remote sellers that do business with residents of the state but do not maintain a physical presence in the state to collect the sales tax due.

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Alabama's Internet Sales Tax Plan

By Brian Greer on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 09:42 AM

The Alabama Department of Revenue set an Oct. 1 deadline for remote sellers with more than $250,000 in annual sales to sign up for the Alabama Simplified Sellers Use Tax Program (SSUT) and start collecting sales tax.  Additionally, Marketplace facilitators will be required to sign up for SSUT and start collecting on behalf of their third-party sellers as of January 1, 2019.

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Wisconsin Announces Oct. 1 to Begin Internet Sales Tax Collection

By Brian Greer on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 @ 02:53 PM

Moving fast, Wisconsin is one of the first states in the US set to require out-of-state businesses to collect sales tax.  Wisconsin's levy begins Oct. 1.  The US Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. has provided states the option to require out-of-state businesses to collect and remit sales tax including those businesses that sell over the Internet.

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Recent Supreme Court Decision Does Not Mandate Immediate Sales Tax Collection

By Brian Greer on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 08:55 AM

The South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. sales tax decision by the US Supreme Court does not mean all online vendors must begin collecting sales tax immediately.

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Arizona Joins List Of States Shuffling To Adjust To New Sales Tax Codes

By Brian Greer on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 @ 08:36 AM

Lawmakers in the state of Arizona are extremely interested in the possibility of increased revenue that may be available due to the recent Supreme Court sales tax ruling but are adamant in their stance that they do not intend to allow the situation to become an added burden to its citizens. 

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California Anxious To Collect Hundreds Of Millions In Sales Tax Revenue Resulting From Recent Change In Federal Law

By Brian Greer on Mon, Jul 09, 2018 @ 08:55 AM

The state of California had already undertaken measures of their own to collect more sales tax from online retailers a few months before a recent ruling from the Supreme Court provided states with the authority to do so. 

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New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu Plans Push Back Against Supreme Court Internet Sales Tax Ruling

By Brian Greer on Thu, Jul 05, 2018 @ 10:55 AM

The state of New Hampshire is pushing back against a recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court that determined e-commerce websites will now be responsible for collecting sales tax from out of state customers. 

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Supreme Court Ruling On Internet Sales Tax Could Become Major Headache For Smaller E-Commerce Websites

By Brian Greer on Tue, Jul 03, 2018 @ 09:55 AM

The recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court that will now require online retailers to collect sales tax on all applicable transactions is expected to cause more than just a few headaches for many smaller e-commerce websites.  The decision by the court reverses a longstanding policy of not requiring companies to collect sales tax on sales to customers residing in a state in which the company maintains no physical presence. 

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