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Gaining the Competitive Edge in eCommerce, Part 1: Reducing Operational Costs

By John Pollard, Technical Writer, k-eCommerce This is the first article in a two-part series on key online competitive differentiators. Here, we look at ways to lower operational costs, using a success story example. Be sure to check out our second installment, with a focus on sales growth, coming out soon!   Part 1: Reducing […]

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Webinar: Simplifying Sales Tax Compliance for Dynamics

Sales tax compliance for Dynamics is complex Whether you're trying to determine which tax rate to use for a particular product in a certain state, keeping track of client tax exemptions or managing when and where to remit the taxes you've collected properly, handling sales tax compliance within your Microsoft Dynamics software is no small task. […]

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6 Most Common Sales Tax Filing Errors

Sales tax filing and reporting rules vary between jurisdictions in major ways. Each state has their own filing rules. This can make staying on top of return tough, including: Schedules Forms Payment thresholds Other admin requirements By using a few best practices, you can avoid costly fines. Join sales tax compliance expert, John Sallese, from […]

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5 Common Sales Tax Remittance & Filing Errors

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. 1.   Not knowing nexus The connection between a company and […]

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Audit Preparation: How to Stay on the Auditor’s Nice List

Reposted from Avalara.com Preparing for an audit is more than a defensive strategy employed by smart companies. Audit readiness creates accountability between departments and core functions and ultimately strengthens and protects the bottom line.  Here’s why being prepared is crucial: Wakefield Research found that a typical negative audit can cost a business more than $96,000.  […]

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Drop Shipping and the Manufacturer, Wholesaler, Retailer – A Sales Tax Nightmare

Most would agree that the administration of drop shipments is currently one of the most challenging sales tax scenarios to deal with.  Not only does drop shipping affect the manufacturer, but it can also have an adverse effect on wholesalers, distributors, retailers, and even end users.  To fully understand the taxation of a drop shipment, […]

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The #1 Sales Tax Error Found In Audits and 6 Silly Sales Tax Rules

California found that in the 2011/2012 fiscal year the #1 sales tax error for those audited was consumer use tax. According to our partner Avalara, a lot of businesses get consumer use tax wrong. This fun whiteboard video “Consumer Use Tax vs. Sales Tax”  simplifies the concept of when businesses and consumers are liable to […]

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Marketplace Fairness Act: What You Need to Know

No doubt you’ve heard about the Marketplace Fairness Act, but do you know what it means and how it could affect your business? Here’s a quick read to learn more about the Marketplace Fairness Act and what it could mean to you. What is the Marketplace Fairness Act? The Marketplace Fairness Act is a current […]

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How Recent Sales Tax Changes May Affect Your Industry

If you have read the news lately, then you are likely aware of sales tax changes looming on the horizon. Sales tax requirements vary by state, product and industry. Reviewing and keeping track of all of the rules and regulations can take significant time and resources. How do you keep up with it all? In […]

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Automating the Exemption Certificate Lifecycle

Prudent and proactive businesses are constantly investigating and implementing new methods to reduce their sales and use tax audit liability and increase staff productivity because these savings go directly to the bottom line. In today’s economic environment, these goals have taken on added urgency. Virtually all states are experiencing significant revenue drops coupled with higher […]

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