Sales tax news this week examines how Colorado taxes cigarettes and how fitness and coffee are taxed in New York. There is news of tax amnesty, tax incentives, and tax rate changes. Perhaps the biggest news is that retailers and … Continued

How you react to fuel tax speaks volumes. Urbanites with trains, busses and bike lanes at their feet may not mind gas tax as much as suburban and rural drivers deeply dependent on their vehicles. But roughly 45% of American … Continued

Free, comprehensive resource designed to help partners inform, educate prospects about tax compliance automation Bainbridge Island, WA – July 28, 2014 – Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to … Continued

Have you ever bought a used car, only to have it turn out to be a money pit? Maybe you got a great deal that couldn’t be passed up. Sure – it needed a new starter and a few other … Continued

Louisiana is extending its tax amnesty program and New Mexico is encouraging electronic filing. There are new exemption certificates and new local sales tax rates. And in the inferno that is Eastern Washington, a tax extension is a consolation, if … Continued

There’s a simple tax truth that direct sellers need to know. You depend on your agents, or distributors, for growth. But your agents can give you the obligation to collect sales tax in multiple states, without even realizing they’re doing it. … Continued

Bainbridge Island, WA – July 22, 2014 – Avalara (, 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 Kranbery (, an innovative technology company … Continued

Exemption certificates are your protection in a tax audit. But the wrong forms won’t protect you. An invalid certificate can make your company liable for the uncollected sales tax. So, how can companies that sell in multiple states guarantee they get … Continued

You can say a lot of things about sales tax, but not that it’s dull. The news this week explores: Freedom: Linking internet tax freedom to internet sales tax Politics: Controversial sales tax changes in the capital Social conscience: Tax … Continued

  Is the Internet Tax Freedom Act the chance the Senate needs to pass an online sales tax bill? A group of Senators lead by Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) seem to think so. They introduced a bill … Continued