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Complexities of Sales Tax: Leasing

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Sep 22, 2022 @ 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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App purchases and sales and use tax

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Aug 30, 2022 @ 02:10 PM

Many tech companies consider themselves a service provider exempt from sales and use tax. But the 2018 Wayfair decision expanded the definition of nexus and and more of these businesses are now subject to sales and use tax collection, including on one of their product staples: apps.

Topics: sales tax taxability software
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Gross vs. taxable sales: Which count toward economic nexus?

By TaxConnex on Thu, Jun 30, 2022 @ 03:07 PM

Determining your sales tax obligations hinges on if your products or services are taxable and whether you have sales tax nexus which can be defined as either a physical presence or economic presence. That by itself is confusing enough, and unfortunately it gets more confusing.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax taxability
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The 'XYZ Letter' and your sales tax compliance

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jun 28, 2022 @ 11:32 AM

Complying with your sales tax obligations involves a lot of variables – your nexus, taxability of your products, type of customer you are selling to, etc. Another key factor that effects your sales tax obligations is related to exempt transactions and exemption certificates.

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability sales tax filing
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Are travel services taxable?

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jun 16, 2022 @ 02:17 PM

Summer vacation season is here – and it’s yet another area where sales tax shows up.

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability economic nexus
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Gross vs. taxable sales: Which count toward economic nexus?

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jun 14, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Determining your sales tax obligations hinges on if your products or services are taxable and whether you have sales tax nexus which can be defined as either a physical presence or economic presence. That by itself is confusing enough, and unfortunately it gets more confusing.

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability economic nexus
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5 Common Sales Tax Mistakes That Can Put You At Risk for Non-Compliance

By Robert Dumas on Thu, May 05, 2022 @ 11:54 AM

You’re trying to run a business and sales tax is not at the forefront of your plans. Nevertheless, you can do a quick check for the most common errors. Make sure you aren’t making these common tax mistakes to ensure you have sales tax in order and aren’t at risk for penalties and fees in the case of an audit.

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability sales tax audits
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The Risks and Repercussions of Non-Compliance

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Apr 26, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Not paying attention to your sales tax obligations is never wise. 

True, it’s a relatively new requirement to collect sales and use tax from remote customers, but it’s one the taxman has always taken seriously from businesses – and that seriousness is only intensifying. 

It’s also mostly up to you to determine your sales tax obligation, and the rules for complying change frequently. A recent TaxConnex survey found that four out of five respondents were not confident about how their company handled its sales tax obligations.

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax taxability economic nexus
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Crypto, NFTs and sales tax: What we know so far

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Apr 19, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Sales tax has a universe of changing conditions. Now we can add more: cryptocurrency (such as bitcoin) and what seems to be its cousin, non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax taxability
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The Evolving Taxability of SaaS

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Apr 05, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Tangible personal property has historically been subject to the collection and remittance of sales tax while many services have been non-taxable (or exempt). More and more services are becoming taxable and represent a potential big wave of tax changes and updates in the years ahead.

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability SaaS
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Taxation of services

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Mar 03, 2022 @ 11:15 AM

Understanding the taxability of your company’s products or services is one of the key steps to complying with sales and use tax laws. In many situations, your “products” can be easy to classify: They’re usually tangible (in fact, a key sales tax definition is “tangible personal property”) and you charge sales tax on property unless it falls into an exemption category. 

Topics: sales tax compliance sales tax taxability
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Software, SaaS and Sales Tax

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Feb 22, 2022 @ 11:15 AM

If your business sells software or software-as-a-service (SaaS), you deal with one of the most complex sales tax situations, potentially without even realizing it.

Topics: sales tax taxability software SaaS
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What's New in State Sales and Use Taxes - Monthly Update

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Feb 08, 2022 @ 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.

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability
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Evolution of the Sales Tax Audit: Have Audits Changed with Economic Nexus?

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Feb 03, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

Sales tax has evolved a lot in recent years. So has the sales tax audit.

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability
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Online Ads: Who Taxes Them and Who Doesn't?

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Feb 01, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

One of the next big trends in sales tax is one you should start thinking about: states taxing digital advertising.

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability
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Excise Tax versus Sales Tax

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Oct 05, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Soon after you start dealing with states’ sales tax, you’re going to also run into another term: excise tax.

What is excise tax? And is it different from sales tax?

Topics: sales tax compliance taxability
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