Understanding Exemption Certificates

a Understanding Exemption Certificates Say your company manufactures parts needed for the Boy Scouts' Pinewood Derby and you sell a bunch of these parts to your local Boy Scouts chapter. You include sales tax in the invoice, and they respond with, "Hey,...
Sales Tax Under and Overreporting
Sales Tax Under and Overreporting

a Discovering that your business has over or underreported sales tax can be a nightmare. In the past, self-auditing was an impossible task. Today, there are automated tools that make this process simple, fast, and effective. There’s no reason not to...

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Sales Tax and Native Americans
Sales Tax and Native Americans

a Sales tax is complicated, and one area in which it has gotten more complicated is in sales on Native American tribal lands. Of course, the specifics depend on the jurisdiction. One of the reasons sales tax is so complicated in the United States is...

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Sales Tax Nexus for Foreign Ecommerce
Sales Tax Nexus for Foreign Ecommerce

  Sales Tax Nexus for Foreign Ecommerce Sales tax in the United States is paid by the consumer, but must be collected by the seller and remitted to the state by any company that has nexus in that state.  For many years, nexus was defined by...

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Sales Tax DataLINK vs. Avalara
Sales Tax DataLINK vs. Avalara

a Avalara is one of the most popular sales tax software solutions, but they're not the best. Pricing Avalara costs more than Sales Tax DataLINK. You might not be able to tell right away that this is the case, because Avalara comes with a lot of hidden...

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Peleton’s Sales Tax Troubles
Peleton’s Sales Tax Troubles

a Customers of Peleton, a major fitness company, have hit them with a class-action suit. They are accused of “knowingly and unlawfully” charging the plaintiffs sales taxes on their digital services. Peleton sells subscriptions to streaming content for...

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Do You Need Sales Tax Software or Services?
Do You Need Sales Tax Software or Services?

a Sales tax is complicated, and compliance is getting harder. You probably have to file in multiple states -- with different filing schedules, different thresholds, different tax rates, different taxable items, and different forms. Is this the best use...

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Sales Tax Incentive Deals
Sales Tax Incentive Deals

a Round Rock, Texas, is expecting to lose $30 million a year if a small change to the sales tax laws goes into effect in Texas. The change? Sales tax will be calculated and collected based on the location where the goods are being delivered, not the...

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Sales Tax and Luxury Tax
Sales Tax and Luxury Tax

a Luxury taxes are special sales taxes charged only on luxury goods, non-essential items that usually are expensive. In New York, for example, there's a luxury tax on the purchase of houses costing over $1,000,000. From 1991 to 1993 there was a "yacht...

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