Sales Tax and Barter

a The Barter Life It used to be that businesses only had to collect and file sales taxes if they had a physical presence in a state: an office, a store, a warehouse, or a factory, for example. A small business using e-commerce to sell in other states or...
Wayfair and Real Life
Wayfair and Real Life

a Wayfair and Real Life John and Linda Lester, owners of a small family business in Illinois, recently wrote about their experiences in trying to comply with new sales tax regulations brought about by the Supreme Court's Wayfair decision. "There are at...

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International Business Sales Tax Compliance
International Business Sales Tax Compliance

a International businesses have to comply with U.S. state and local sales tax regulations Since the Supreme Court's Wayfair decision back in 2018, companies in one state can be required to collect and remit sales tax in all states. Your Idaho business...

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Sales Tax Day
Sales Tax Day

a When is tax day? April 15th is enshrined in the national consciousness as income tax filing day (even though the exact date can change from year to year), but sales taxes don't have that kind of tax day. Filing in Arizona? Depending on your revenue in...

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Sales Tax for Services
Sales Tax for Services

a Sales Tax for Services If you're selling taxable items in multiple states, you must collect sales tax as soon as you reach the threshold the state has set -- often $200,000 per year in revenue. But what about sales tax for services? Sales tax is...

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Sales Tax: Fake It till You Make It?
Sales Tax: Fake It till You Make It?

a Sales Tax: Fake It till You Make It? "Fake it till you make it" can be practical advice in some cases. Giving an impression of confidence can see you through till you develop real confidence. Acting like a generous person can make you become more...

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Sales Tax on Groceries
Sales Tax on Groceries

a Sales Tax on Groceries 13 states still charge sales tax on groceries as of this writing.  There might be fewer by the time you read this, though, because several of those states are thinking about making a change. Why do some states tax groceries...

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Sales Tax Compliance beyond Your State
Sales Tax Compliance beyond Your State

a Sales Tax Compliance beyond Your State We spoke with a rancher recently. She sells livestock nationally. We asked if she charged sales tax. Only in her state, she told us. When she ships animals across state lines, she doesn't collect sales tax. Is...

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Origin, Destination, and the Internet
Origin, Destination, and the Internet

The question is: when we buy online, where does that transaction take place? The answer is almost philosophical, but it’s the basis of much of the
confusion about internet taxes and nexus. In 1992, the Supreme Court reversed a North Dakota…

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Creating Nexus
Creating Nexus

a Nexus Creation Do you have to collect sales tax on transactions in a given state? Nexus is the determining factor. In the past, nexus was created once a steady physical presence, whether by people or property, was established within a state or...

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