Add controllers, tax managers, and bookkeepers to David Zweig’s list of “invisibles.” Most people don’t think of sales tax compliance as a vital part of running a business, but when done incorrectly the consequences of non-compliance—audits, unhappy customers, lawsuits—can be catastrophic.
The relationship between building contractors and homeowners regrettably turns sour from time to time. It’s a stressful situation, having a home built or remodeled. There is dust and noise; lots of people come and go; decisions must be made, many requiring … Continued
Sales tax touches on a wide swath of topics this week, including hunting, guns, marijuana and soda. Exemptions are clarified, tax-free periods are announced, and we learn how to tax hunting services in South Dakota. Relying on zip codes to … Continued
Most people think sales tax is about the rates. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to compliance. Tax law in New York illustrates this perfectly, from electronic filing requirements to tax audits and more. Watch … Continued
Wacky tax stories aren’t unique to the United States. Recently, a row has erupted in the United Kingdom over the taxability of tampons and a few other essentials. According to the VAT overview on gov.uk, “VAT is a tax you … Continued
Bainbridge Island, WA – August 18, 2014 – Avalara, Inc., (www.Avalara.com), a leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes, today announced Geneva Systems, Inc., a leading … Continued
Recurly adds AvaTax to subscription billing platform Bainbridge Island, WA – August 12, 2014: Avalara, Inc., (www.avalara.com), a leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes, today … Continued
Our story begins with a California yacht broker delivering a yacht to a point three miles off the coast of Port Townsend. The coordinates matter.
Summer is a time for tax incentives. But even incentives can be complicated. A dozen states had sales tax holidays last weekend, and this week we learn that retailers in one of those states charged sales tax when they shouldn’t … Continued