Repost from Avalara.com Salt. Tea. Whiskey. Wine. Transportation. Sanitation. Consumption. Burdensome consumer taxation dates backs centuries, sparking riots, revolts and even two revolutionary wars. The “gabelle,” a tax on salt by the French monarchy is said to have led to the French Revolution and the Boston Tea Party, an uprising by America’s colonists against Britain’s […]
Declare your independence from burdensome sales tax management
Destination vs. Origin sourcing: Why location matters in the online commerce debate
Repost from Avalara.com Location, location, location. The number one rule in real estate is now the tipping point in the debate on Internet sales tax. Battling legislation calls into play the fairness of destination versus origin sourcing when applying sales tax rules.
What a genius idea! For Dummies book series tackles Sales Tax
Repost from Avalara.com Life lessons. They’re never ending. There’s the stuff that you’d like to learn like paddle boarding, pasta rolling, conversational Spanish, and there’s the stuff that you have to learn, like web design, drywall hanging, and programming the DVR. We’re guessing sales tax falls into the latter category.
How Occupancy Taxes Work
Reposted from avalara.com Transient occupancy taxes are levied on facilities that provide accommodations for customers. The obvious model is a hotel or motel. But that might be the only thing that’s obvious about these taxes. Like sales taxes, transient occupancy taxes—sometimes called hotel or lodging taxes—can get applied in convoluted ways by state and local […]
The Amazonian sales tax task facing third-party sellers
The Amazonian sales tax task facing third-party sellers Repost from Avalara.com Marketplace selling can be a smart strategy for merchants who want to expand their business. But what if you don’t have the time, money or resources to fulfill more orders in-house? You could consider becoming part of an order management and fulfillment network such […]
Take control of tax compliance in M&A deals
Don’t undervalue transactional tax management in post-merger systems integration Repost from Avalara.com Does your business look the same today as it did five years ago? What about even one year ago? For most companies, the answer is no. And for many, it’s change for the better.
Is e-fulfillment’s need for speed creating a drag on your business?
Racing to deliver the goods could put you on the fast track to sales tax nexus Repost from Avalara.com The Internet has vastly changed the way products move from buyer to seller. One-click ordering. Get it now. Two-day free delivery. The speed and ease of ecommerce and mobile commerce covers a lot of ground in […]
5 Reasons Your Rapid Company Growth Might be Increasing Your Sales Tax Liability
Reposted from Avalara.com Nexus —the connection between a company and taxing jurisdictions that triggers a sales tax liability—gets thornier the faster your company grows. Surprisingly, more revenue can mean more complexity and potentially greater risk of sales tax audit (more money, more problems?). Here are 5 areas of sales tax risk relating to business growth […]
5 overlooked activities that give online sellers a sales tax obligation
Reposted from Avalara.com For many companies selling online, figuring out where to collect and remit sales tax requires the expertise and bandwidth of the Amazon legal department. Given that most companies don’t have access to those kinds of resources, this quick list will help determine whether you’re overlooking sales tax obligations.
5 Common Sales Tax Remittance and Filing Errors
Reposted from Avalara.com Sales tax filing and reporting rules vary between jurisdictions in material ways. Each state has unique filing schedules, forms, payment thresholds and other administrative requirements that can trip you up. Here are some common filing and registration errors and what you can do about them.