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Sales Tax Changes for Fulfillment by Amazon Sellers

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) sellers have faced much of the brunt of the rapid changes in sales tax nexus laws across the country that began in 2018. Seemingly overnight, the fallout from the South Dakota vs. Wayfair case resulted in sellers having to register for sales tax all over the country when previously they only…

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Is Software as a Service Taxable?

The sales tax implications of Software as a Service (“SaaS”) have plagued the tech industry since the rise of remotely accessed software. To those in the industry, how software is transferred may not be the most defining or important characteristic of a program. However, it is probably going to be the very first question a…

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Are Software Subscriptions Taxable?

The sales and use tax implications of software subscription sales vary substantially from state to state. If your software subscription business makes sales across the country, you may have sales tax liabilities lurking in multiple states due to the ambiguity in the application of sales tax laws to this industry. Most sales tax schemes predate…

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The Sharing Economy and Sales Tax Nexus: A Peer-to-Peer Business Problem

Sales tax nexus is just the more recent issue plaguing peer-to-peer platforms, which have been struggling with tax issues since their inception. June 2018 added a new problem to the mix, when the Supreme Court held in South Dakota vs. Wayfair that states could require businesses to collect and remit sales tax when certain economic…

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California Economic Nexus Changes and Marketplace Facilitator Law

California’s Marketplace Facilitator Act, AB 147, has changed California’s economic nexus law to a $500,000 threshold and enacted a new law classifying marketplace facilitators as the retail seller of all sales they facilitate for a marketplace seller. The new law, enacted April 25, 2019, simplifies California’s sales tax scheme, exempting small businesses and shifting the…

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How do you get a Sales Tax ID Number?

Now more than ever, businesses are finding that they need to obtain sales tax ID numbers in the states in which they are doing business. But how, exactly, do businesses go about getting a sales tax ID? Since the Supreme Court of the United States held in South Dakota vs. Wayfair that states could require businesses…

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How to Register your Online Business for Sales Tax

You need to register to pay sales tax with multiple states, but how do you get started? Like many online retailers, you may have discovered the sales tax laws you were familiar with were turned on their head in June 2018 when the landmark decision, South Dakota vs. Wayfair, came down from the Supreme Court…

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When to Register for a Sales Tax Permit

Businesses that know they need to register for sales and use tax may be dragging their feet in deciding when to go through with it. Between June 2018 and April 2019, many businesses have gone from being registered only in the states they are physically located in to needing to register in many states across…

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I have nexus. What next?

Once business owners realize they have sales tax nexus, it is important to understand the registration options that come next. You may have done your research when you first heard about the recent Supreme Court case South Dakota vs. Wayfair that changed United States sales tax law forever. First, you may have looked into what…

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What is Use Tax Reporting?

While businesses scramble to abide by new economic nexus laws in the post-Wayfair craze, many are overlooking a potentially even larger burden. This burden, Use Tax Reporting, has been lurking since before the Wayfair case and has become only more relevant after it. Use Tax Reporting evolved when states were restricted by the then-current case…

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