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...
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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Do You Need a Sales Tax Automation Consultant?
Do You Need a Sales Tax Automation Consultant?

a If you're looking into sales tax software options, don't forget to consider how you're going to get that software up and running. Just because you signed a contract and have the installation files in your possession doesn't mean you're ready to use...

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South Dakota and Grocery Sales Tax
South Dakota and Grocery Sales Tax

a South Dakota is one of three states in the Union that charges the same sales tax rates for groceries as for other goods. Proposals to reduce or eliminate sales tax on groceries have come up in nearly every legislative session, including this year's,...

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Florida Goes All In on Sales Tax Holidays
Florida Goes All In on Sales Tax Holidays

a Plenty of states have Back to School tax holidays. There's some controversy about these holidays. Detractors say that they don't benefit businesses, because they just push shopping to the tax-free times instead of increasing shopping. They also...

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Transactional Tax Compliance Solutions
Transactional Tax Compliance Solutions

a Transactional tax compliance -- sales and use tax calculation and filing -- is complicated. It also changes frequently. That's a recipe for headaches in your business. Why is sales tax so complicated?  One good reason for the frequent changes we see...

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What’s up with SSUTA?
What’s up with SSUTA?

Back in 2018, when the Supreme Court decision on Wayfair vs. South Dakota allowed states to make new laws requiring remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax on their behalf, there was a little bit of discussion on the question of whether this would...

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