Congress Hears about Wayfair’s Effects on Business

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, held a hearing last week on “South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.: Online Sales Taxes and their Impact on Main Street.”In 1992, the Supreme...
Sales Tax, Control, and Unintended Consequences
Sales Tax, Control, and Unintended Consequences

The Supreme Court decision that allow states to compel online sellers to collect sales taxes made for some surprises. States want to be able to control sales tax laws because tax regulations allow control in general. You can encourage the industries you...

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What’s a Tax Engine?
What’s a Tax Engine?

Your sales tax reporting software calculates your report and helps you file, keeping you compliant in every jurisdiction where you have nexus -- and that can be a complicated question to begin with. But there's another point of complication: changing...

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Louisiana’s Surprise Sales Tax Decision
Louisiana’s Surprise Sales Tax Decision

With the Supreme Court's recent Wayfair decision, giving states the right to require out of state sellers to collect sales tax, a lot of complicated questions have come up. One of the thorniest is the position of online marketplaces like Etsy, eBay, and...

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Is It Time for a Sales Tax Software Change?
Is It Time for a Sales Tax Software Change?

This is the time of year to review your sales tax software and decide whether to make changes for the coming year. Here are some signs that you need a change:Things have changed for your business. Maybe you have multiple states to consider, where you've...

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Sales Tax Reporting Software
Sales Tax Reporting Software

Sales tax reporting has always been a big job. Since the Supreme Court handed down the Wayfair decision that overturned Quill, states can compel your company to collect and remit sales tax even if you don't have a physical presence in their state. Every...

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5 Reasons to Outsource Sales Tax Compliance
5 Reasons to Outsource Sales Tax Compliance

Wayfair is still making waves The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Quill in 2018 rocked the world of sales tax. The ruling redefined “nexus” and revamped online sales tax collection laws in most states. While the ruling resulted in big, immediate...

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Alaska’s Special Sales Tax Situation
Alaska’s Special Sales Tax Situation

The Supreme Court decided in 2018 that states can requite remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax even when they don't have a physical presence in the state. Using "economic nexus," states can take their cut when manufacturers, retailers, and...

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Remote Online Sales Tax Thresholds
Remote Online Sales Tax Thresholds

When the Supreme Court ruled that states have a right to make out of state sellers collect sales tax, one of the things that made them comfortable with the South Dakota law was its threshold. South Dakota said that remote sellers would have to collect...

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