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It Depends

A Sales Tax Podcast by TaxConnex

 

Welcome to 'It Depends', a sales tax planning podcast hosted by Brian Greer and Jeff Meigs from TaxConnex. In this podcast, we explore different aspects of sales and use tax. So whether you’re a tax pro or a novice, in industry, school, or a practicing CPA, tune in and join us as we attempt to simplify the complexity of the sales tax world.

 

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episode 10

 

Common Misconceptions of Telecom Tax

Tax and regulatory compliance can be a complex and daunting task for any business, but some of the most difficult to understand are the telecom and VoIP industries. There are various taxes and regulatory fees including communication services taxes, utility users’ tax, E911 fees, Federal Excise Tax, right of way fees, USF, and more. But often telecom and VoIP businesses fall into a trap of believing they don’t actually have an obligation. Listen now as Jeff and Brian discuss the common misconceptions growing telecom and VoIP businesses encounter related to their tax and regulatory obligations.

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episode 9

 

Sales Tax Risk Mitigation

Failure to comply with the applicable sales tax rules can have a devastating effect on your business. Listen to this episode now as we discuss how to determine your level of risk and exposure, as well as tools and procedures to potentially reduce your taxes owed and penalties. 

 

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episode 8 (1)

 

5 Sales Tax Challenges Facing Growing Companies

As your business grows, so could your sales and use tax obligations. Businesses face all sorts of challenges as they grow, but one that is often overlooked is their sales tax obligations. As your business expands into new areas or new products and services, your sales tax obligation could be growing with you. If you don’t have the right steps in place to manage and track your sales tax, then you could be at risk for hefty penalties and fees. In this episode, we look at 5 challenges facing growing businesses when it relates to sales tax.

 

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episode 7

 

Multi-Channel Selling & Your Sales Tax Obligations

Selling through multiple channels can greatly impact your sales tax obligations. Without knowing how different channels can impact your footprint, you could be putting yourself at risk for non-compliance. In this episode, we look at three specific channels – direct, through a marketplace, and invoiced sales – and discuss their potential impacts on your sales tax obligations and any nuances you will need to navigate to maintain compliance when selling through any combination of these channels. 

 

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episode 6

 

How Sales Tax Impacts Mergers & Acquisitions

Failure to comply with the applicable sales tax rules can have a devastating effect on your business.  Particularly if you or one of your clients will be going through a merger or acquisition. Listen now to understand how sales tax can impact the standings of your M&A.

 

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Managing a Sales Tax Audit

For many businesses, an audit is one of the most intimidating things that can happen. But the reality is, thousands of businesses are audited each year, sometimes for no reason at all. Join us as we discuss how to manage the sales tax audit process and learn a few things to keep in your back pocket, just in case you find yourself in the hot seat.  

 

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episode 4

 

Sales Tax for Tech & SaaS

Technology companies, including software, digital services and goods, SaaS, and more, have always had challenges related to managing sales tax, one of the biggest being understanding what is actually taxable and where. The taxability and even the definition of digital goods and services is something that differs from state to state and not easy to keep up with. Listen to this episode as we dive into the complexities of taxation of digital goods.

 

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episode 3

 

Risks of Non-Compliance

If you have a sales tax obligation and are not collecting and remitting sales tax, you could be at risk for hefty penalties and fees. Even if it’s an honest mistake, it could be a costly one.  In this podcast we will look at the ways you can get caught, how it may not be just your business at risk and some of the repercussions to being caught not being in compliance. 

 

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episode 2

 

Sales Tax 102: Ensuring You Have a Process in Place to Manage Sales Tax

Sales tax can be complicated if you don't understand what needs to be determined first. You will need to determine where you have nexus, what products/services are taxable, when to register for a sales tax permit, how to manage ongoing sales tax compliance, and much more. Luckily for you, we are experts when it comes to all these factors. In this episode, Brian and Jeff explain the fundamentals of sales tax so you can understand what is required of you to comply with state and local sales tax.

 

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episode 1

 

Sales Tax 101: Understanding Sales Tax Nexus

Sales tax can be complicated if you don't understand what needs to be determined first. You will need to determine where you have nexus, what products/services are taxable, when to register for a sales tax permit, how to manage ongoing sales tax compliance, and much more. Luckily for you, we are experts when it comes to all these factors. In this episode we dive into understanding sales tax nexus.

 

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Meet the Hosts

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Brian Greer

Partner, Chief Revenue Officer

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Jeff Meigs

Partner, Practice Consulting Leader