How States May Change Sales Tax to Raise Revenue

Across the nation, consumers are getting tired of being cooped up and states are beginning to lift restrictions on businesses. The states have a strong motivation to get businesses back open and money flowing back into the economy: most states rely...
COVID-19 and Sales Tax Revenues
COVID-19 and Sales Tax Revenues

The coronavirus pandemic has infected nearly four million people worldwide, and about half the states are still shut down. There are many uncertainties and questions about COVID-19, but one thing is sure: states and municipalities are facing serious...

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States See Financial Doom on the Horizon
States See Financial Doom on the Horizon

States rely on sales tax revenue to cover most of their costs: roads, schools, salaries for state workers -- you name it, the costs of most states are covered by sales tax. Since the end of Quill, most states have taken the opportunity to collect sales...

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Coronavirus Cuts Back Sales Tax Changes
Coronavirus Cuts Back Sales Tax Changes

Governor Gary Herbert of Utah is rejecting a proposal to roll back the state's sales tax exemption for railroad fuel. Maryland is delaying planned sales tax increases. And while Tennessee went ahead and passed a sales tax law change, Missouri is holding...

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Peace of Mind from Sales Tax Software
Peace of Mind from Sales Tax Software

COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic and many of us have already been forced to close our businesses, at least temporarily. Maybe we're working from home and trying to keep things as normal as possible. Maybe we're struggling to keep the doors open and...

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Congress Hears about Wayfair’s Effects on Business
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...

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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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Sales Tax Compliance Routines for Manufacturers
Sales Tax Compliance Routines for Manufacturers

From tracking thousands of SKU numbers and keeping up with who is exempt and who isn’t manufacturers, face an interesting number of sales and use tax challenges.
These challenges place manufacturers at a higher risk of sales and use tax audits. Thi…

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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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