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It’s a startup nation: How outsourced bookkeepers are answering the call to arms

With tens of billions of dollars of venture capital being invested in startups every quarter, it’s no surprise that these companies need help keeping track of funding and expenses. For professional bookkeepers, startup fev...

Streamlined Sales Tax: What small businesses need to know

If you're a small business trying to figure out how to deal with sales tax, there is a lot of alphabet soup to learn. Here's one more: SST.

The secret lives of accountants

Accountants are often described as capable, trustworthy, and good with figures, and they are. But they are also much, much, more.

Take-n-Bake Pizza Is Cooking The Tax Code

Update, 5.15.14: The Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board approved an amendment to the definition of “prepared foods” during its spring governing board meeting. According to Tax Analysts, the amendment expands the lis...

Partner Spotlight: Peisner Johnson

Peisner Johnson, a registered CPA firm and strategic partner of Avalara, was founded in 1992 with an exclusive focus on state and local tax consulting in every state in the U.S. and Canada. We recently caught up with Mike Fl...

Sales Tax Forum Q&A Part 3: Recent Sales Tax Changes

The second part in our Sales Tax Forum series examines upcoming and recent sales tax changes that impact a large number of businesses. Read real questions from businesses and get real answers from Avalara’s Shane Rat...

Weekly Roundup: Digital Goods, Sales Tax Holidays, and an Existential Crisis

Think sales tax is dull? Think again. Sales tax affects every person who lives in, does business in, or visits one of the 44 sales tax states (and more besides). It’s confounding: Illinois can’t answer nexus questions...

Streamlined Sales Tax: Most Important Tax Org You’ve Never Heard Of

Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) is the largest sales tax organization in the nation, yet many businesses have never heard of it. Watch this video to find out why SST could be a vital component of your tax management process today...

3 Tips for Documenting Drop Shipping Tax Exemptions

  Companies that drop ship can avoid the hassle of having to collect sales tax in most states by claiming a resale exemption. However, correctly documenting a drop shipment for tax purposes can be tricky, particularly wh...

Weekly Roundup: Amazon, Streamlined Sales Tax, and Rate Changes

It’s been a big week for sales tax news: • Amazon began collecting sales tax in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Wisconsin; • Ohio has been granted full membership to the Streamlined Sales Tax Project; • Coloradans have...


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