The Fair Tax Act: How Will It Affect Sales Tax Compliance?

National Sales Tax The idea of a national sales tax has once again been introduced as a bill in Congress. The Fair Tax Act of 2023 is currently being considered in the House. This bill would, if passed, abolish the Internal Revenue Service, repeal...
Sales Taxes and Sin Taxes
Sales Taxes and Sin Taxes

Sin tax A sin tax is a type of sales tax intended to discourage people from buying a particular item. An extra tax on the purchase of cigarettes, soda, or alcohol may be intended to keep consumers from buying as much if these sinful items -- oral least...

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The GAO on Remote Sales Tax Requirements
The GAO on Remote Sales Tax Requirements

The GAO speaks up on remote seller sales taxes The Government Accountability Office is responsible for providing important facts to Congress so they can make the best legislative decisions. They have just released a report on the question of sales tax...

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A National Sales Tax?
A National Sales Tax?

Three tax types In order to have the revenue needed to provide basic services and support the government, legislatures at every level have to impose taxes. Basically, there are three kinds of taxes in the United States: income tax property tax sales tax...

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Sales Tax Software
Sales Tax Software

Sales tax calculations and filing can be done by hand. When you make a sale, you figure out whether the goods and services are taxable and whether you have nexus in the buyer's tax jurisdiction. More on that later. Once you've determined that you need...

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Customer Service and Your Sales Tax Solution
Customer Service and Your Sales Tax Solution

Sales tax is complicated. We've just gone through the annual flurry of back to school tax holidays, for example. If you're a remote seller of clothing, you probably sell mostly through retail. But you might have some direct to consumer sales. In some...

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Sales Tax Holidays for E-commerce
Sales Tax Holidays for E-commerce

A lot of our clients are manufacturers, contractors, or in some other industry that doesn't usually have to think much about sales tax. Retailers know they have to collect sales tax, and usually plan for it. We often hear from people who had no idea...

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Are you Collecting the Right Amount of Sales Tax?
Are you Collecting the Right Amount of Sales Tax?

Calculating, reporting, and remitting sales taxes can be challenging. Fortunately, SalesTax DataLINK can help. All these tasks can be automated with a very high level of accuracy and convenience for one predictable price with our sales tax compliance...

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Outsourcing Reduces Sales Tax Compliance Fear
Outsourcing Reduces Sales Tax Compliance Fear

The Case of VIM & VIGR Since the 2018 Supreme Court decisions in the case of  South Dakota vs. Wayfair, states and municipalities have had the power to require remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax in jurisdictions where they have...

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Senate Finance Committee Examines Wayfair Decision
Senate Finance Committee Examines Wayfair Decision

The Wayfair decision Four years ago, the Supreme Court's decision in South Dakota vs. Wayfair changed everything about sales tax compliance for businesses with revenue from multiple states. Instead of being responsible only for transactions in states...

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