Avalara’s Communication Unit Bolsters Regulatory Filing Relationships

Avalara's Returns for Communications service will soon provide referrals to regulatory experts for the most complex federal regulatory reporting and compliance.

Sales tax nexus and software: why traditional rules don’t apply

Learn how multistate nexus impacts software companies and what they need to know — and do — to be compliant with sales and use tax regulations related to nexus.

2018 sales tax changes

We can’t tell the future, but we can anticipate some of the trends sales and use tax will see in 2018.

3 sales tax gotchas for software companies

Many types of business activities can trigger new sales tax obligations for your software company. This blog looks at three of the more surprising ones.

On Santa suits and Snuggies, a holiday tax treat – Wacky Tax Wednesday

Is the Snuggie a blanket or a garment? Are Santa suits well-made wearing apparel or flimsy festive articles? These are important distinctions, because how they're categorized as imports affects how they're taxed.

Goodlatte urges Supreme Court to let Congress deal with remote sales tax

State and federal lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are divided on an issue that’s coming to a head with the close of 2017: remote sales tax. The latest to weigh in is Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia.

Grocers in the Market for a Sales Tax Compliance Solution Turn to Avalara

Missouri and Wisconsin Grocers Associations and Texas Retailers Association to Refer Members to Avalara MatrixMaster to Simplify Sales Tax Compliance Process

Out-of-state diamond and gold wholesaler subject to Washington tax

An out-of-state gem broker was recently found to have nexus in Washington because of the consigned items it sends to retailers. If other states follow suit, this could shake up the whole industry.

The curious case of what does and doesn’t get taxed – Wacky Tax Wednesday

Talk of federal tax reform reminds how quirky state taxes can be. Take Pennsylvania, where neckties are exempt but prom dresses are taxable, and tax is due on the purchase of a pregnancy test kit if the exempt IUD fails.

New year brings new reporting requirements for remote retailers in Ohio

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, apps and other software placed on the computers, laptops, and handheld devices of Ohio customers give remote retailers the physical presence required for the state to tax them