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Nowhere to Hide in California – The Statewide Compliance & Outreach Program Team Comes a Knocking

Better be prepared to review all of your sales and use tax practices with the State of California.  The State Board of Equalization (SBE) just announced that businesses across the state of California, will be receiving letters from the SBE notifying them about upcoming visits from Statewide Compliance and Outreach Program (SCOP) teams. This round […]

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Taxing the Intangible

Our lives are filled with intangible goods (things that can’t be touched or seen even though money may have been paid to purchase them) and with software-as-a-service and digital goods offerings becoming more mainstream, state lawmakers have begun to sit up and take notice of ways in which to tax these intangible goods. Estimates that […]

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Risky Sales Tax Practices to Stop Now

Sales tax is more complicated than ever and unless your business is 100% compliant with all sales tax laws, you are at risk of incurring penalties and interest in the event of a state audit. The sales tax experts at Avalara have put together a list of 7 Sales Tax Practices to Stop Now in […]

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Consumer Use Tax: Yes, You Really Do Have to Report That!

Last month we talked (blogged) about new sales tax legislation that will likely affect most companies doing business in multiple states, whether online or otherwise. This month let's review another important yet often overlooked facet of sales tax legislation: Consumer use tax. Very few of us truly understand use tax, and even fewer actually comply. […]

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5 Sales Tax Tips for Microsoft Dynamics GP Users

“Mediocre men wait for opportunity to come to them.  Strong, able, alert men go after opportunity.” B.C. Forbes Debates over online sales tax, and related statutory rules and rate changes have vaulted sales and use tax compliance to the top of every savvy businessperson’s 2013 action list. Understanding how to implement safeguards and systems, monitor […]

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Don’t Mess with Nexus in…Florida? Or California, New York, or Texas!

If your business is expanding, good for you! You’re acquiring new customers, maybe even crossing state lines and venturing into new markets. But before you collect a dime, be sure to educate yourself on the sales tax requirements of any new states you do business in. Nexus (aka the requirement to collect/remit sales tax) laws […]

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The Five-Digit Code That Could Cost You

Here are some fun facts about ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) codes: The easiest ZIP code to remember is 12345, a unique ZIP Code for General Electric in Schenectady, NY. Due to thousands of letters addressed to Smokey Bear, the US Postal Service gave him his own unique ZIP code (20252). Bristol, TN and Bristol, VA […]

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Close is NOT Good Enough When It Comes to Sales Tax Compliance!

Close only counts in horseshoes, not in sales tax. Close in sales tax means either you aren’t collecting enough from your customer and are remitting too little to the taxing authorities, or you are overcharging your customer and face customer service issues. Either way, close is not good enough. Underpaying sales tax can prove to be costly. […]

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2 Tips for Handling Voter Approved California Proposition 30 With Your ERP Software

California State taxpayers approved Proposition 30, so the Sales & Use Tax Rate increase of .25%, will go into effect January 1, 2013.  This increase will be applicable for a few years.  Additionally, some cities and counties also approved other district taxes which will go into effect April 1, 2013. How can you lessen the […]

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The Dark Side of Sales Tax Compliance: 12 Sales Tax Tips for 2013

2012 was a turbulent year in the world of sales tax, and 2013 promises to be just as wild. With multiple online sales tax bills currently before Congress, and states passing their own so-called “Amazon laws”, it can be tough to keep up with it all. Couple that with the fact that states are expected […]

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