What companies know about sales tax compliance

Find out what leading and emerging companies in the U.S. know (and don’t know) about sales tax compliance—and, more importantly—what the accounting and finance professionals in the trenches are doing to keep up with the ever-changing tax rules as they maintain accurate accounting processes safeguard their business from potential audits. Continued

Why Software Industry Finance Leaders Automate Sales Tax Compliance

The software industry faces unique challenges when it comes to managing sales tax. Find out why finance leaders at software and tech companies have been quick to adopt tax automation. Continued

Growing your accounting practice, part 1

This four-part whitepaper is designed especially for accountants who want to modernize their firms and identify new revenue streams. In part 1, we look at the current accountancy landscape to better understand why now is the right time to move on adding tax compliance to your firm’s service offerings. Continued

Growing your accounting practice, part 2

In this four-part whitepaper, we explore the characteristics of the modern-day accounting firm, including untapped revenue streams that will attract new clients. In part 2, we look at evolution and growth through the lens of tax compliance services. Find out why adding them to your firm’s offerings may be a boon for your business. Continued

Growing your accounting practice, part 3

In this four-part whitepaper, we examine the evolving accounting firm and outline a path for growth for your practice. In part 3, we explore how instrumental client acquisition is to your growing business and propose a new approach to assessing and obtaining new clientele. Continued

Growing your accounting practice, part 4

This four-part whitepaper takes you through the makeup of a modern-day accounting firm, including new revenue streams and a new approach to client acquisition. In part 4, we discuss strategies for staffing, sales and marketing, and subscription pricing that will help position your firm for growth. Continued

ETRM Systems & Taxation

The simple tax tables that come with ETRM systems aren’t built to handle the complexity of many excise taxes. Learn more. Continued

Profitable deal or losing trade? It all depends on excise taxes

In energy trading, taxes are often considered a cost of doing business. However, the underlying assumption that taxes are the same regardless of the parameters of the trade couldn’t be more wrong. Continued

Communications Tax Impacts of VoIP Services

This white paper serves to help VoIP providers understand what’s at stake from a communications tax perspective and plan accordingly. Continued

Communications Tax Survival Guide

What are the top challenges facing communications service providers (CSPs)? From managing compliance to avoiding miscalculations, this guide provides tactics that can be used to not only survive, but thrive. Continued

Managing sales tax for Software and SaaS

Learn how to manage sales tax for your software or SaaS company, including how your product, funding, and growth strategies can impact tax requirements. Continued

What triggers a sales tax audit?

Why are certain businesses targeted? What are the most common errors auditors look for? How much could it cost your business? Continued

Manufacturers and Sales Tax: New Channels, New Rules

New sales tax laws may require changes in compliance practices for manufacturers venturing into ecommerce, going global, and selling more services. Continued

2017 Sales Tax Changes

For 2017, here’s what you need to know about changes and trends in sales tax laws, and the effects these can have on your business. Continued

Communication Service Providers: Are you losing money to FCC safe harbor ratios?

Communication Service Providers: Are you losing money to FCC safe harbor ratios? The FCC offers three options for reporting interstate and international voice calls, including simple, pre-determined safe harbor percentages. Will your business benefit from relying on these ratios? This whitepaper offers a straightforward comparison of the options. Continued

The Tax Challenges of Accurately Identifying Customer Locations

The Tax Challenges of Accurately Identifying Customer Locations: For Communications Service Providers, There’s a Lot On the Line Pinpointing customer location at a granular level is critical for tax compliance and overall profitability. However, the most commonly used methods for identifying location for tax purposes are surprisingly unreliable. This whitepaper examines five methods and outlines how CSPs can resolve common location errors. Continued

How sales tax impacts cash management

Even profitable companies can have problems with cash flow, and how you handle sales tax can dramatically increase or reduce the amount of cash you have on hand. Learn how to minimize risk and maximize cash flow in this Avalara white paper. Continued

What small business sellers need to know about landed cost

Selling internationally can offer a big opportunity for businesses to expand into new markets. Successful overseas sales rely on overcoming transactional complexity on your end so that buying from you is simple for your customers. This starts with a clear understanding of Landed Cost – the total costs it takes to get a product from you to your customer – including goods, shipping, insurance, and customs costs, taxes and fees. Continued

Where are we with federal online sales tax legislation?

An up-to-date look at Internet tax and sales tax nexus laws including a breakdown of the four federal bills currently under consideration and how state Amazon Laws and economic nexus rules are making tax compliance more challenging for businesses that sell online or in multiple states. Continued

Craft Fairs and Sales Tax: A State-by-State Guide

Most states require temporary or transient vendors to register with the state and collect and remit tax on taxable sales. But state sales tax policies vary and can be hard to find. This state-by-state sales tax guide for craft fair vendors provides pertinent information for temporary sellers in all states. Continued

The trials and tribulations of sales tax in the United States

Unlike most nations, the United States uses a complex, multi-jurisdictional sales tax system instead of a VAT. Learn the key differences between these tax types and what they mean for your business in this Avalara white paper. Continued

Top 6 myths about landed cost – and the reality for small businesses

Selling overseas is easier than ever — but predicting total landed cost for exported products can still be complicated. In this paper, we’ll examine common myths about exports, import duties, and more, so you can expand with confidence. Continued

Overcome C-Store Excise and Sales Tax Challenges with Comprehensive Solutions

Convenience stores face unique challenges when paying taxes. Find out in this whitepaper why comprehensive solutions, rather than standalone solutions for individual problems, may be better for reducing tax pain. Continued

Update on the battle of online sales tax

With no federal legislation yet passed to tax online sales, states are taking matters into their own hands. Read this whitepaper to learn more about “economic nexus,” and why you may owe sales tax to more states than you think. Continued

Sales tax essentials for small businesses

Let’s talk basics. If your small business needs a primer on sales tax – where you need to file, how to know what to charge, and more – this Avalara whitepaper can help. Continued

Everything you wanted to know about nexus but were afraid to ask:

Where is your small business required to collect sales tax? The answer may surprise you. This whitepaper takes a closer look at common business activities that can trigger “nexus,” or a connection close enough for the state to require taxes to be collected and remitted. Continued

Origin vs. destination sales tax:

Which location determines your taxes – the location of the seller or the buyer? In this whitepaper, we’ll take an in-depth look at one of the trickiest aspects of sales tax law: sourcing. Continued

The Multi-Tax Challenge of Managing Excise Tax and Sales Tax

Mastering the multi-tax challenge is critical for any business whose day-to-day operations involve filing both excise tax and sales tax , and understanding the nuances that differentiate these two very different types of taxes is critical to achieving compliance. Continued

Know before you sell: Avalara’s quick guide to starting exports

Don't start shipping overseas before you've read this whitepaper. Learn more about the basics of overseas compliance, shipping scenarios (Incoterms), and calculating the total cost of exporting goods. Continued

Grow global: 5 reasons to automate landed cost calculation

Is growth taking you into the global sector? This whitepaper goes over the basics of import/export tax compliance and outlines how automation can simplify the complexities of exporting goods worldwide. Continued

The E-Cigarette Excise Tax Challenge

So far, e-cigarette and vapor products have been able to avoid the regulations and tax obligations required of other tobacco-based products. The tide is turning. The FDA is actively considering regulating e-cigarette development, sales, and marketing similarly to cigarettes. As government regulators recognize that vapor products are displacing traditional tobacco sales, you can expect them to fight the erosion of their tax base. Continued

Guide to Sales Tax for Amazon FBA Sellers

Amazon has changed the way we do business. It has also changed the way in which we think about sales tax. For years, consumers shopped online shielded from sales tax (but not consumer’s use tax, but that is another story). Continued

Online Sales Tax Guide for Sellers

Sales tax management is one of the most common pain points for small business owners and online merchants. It’s time consuming, confusing, and risky. Continued

10 Import Tax and Duty Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make

Shipping internationally can expand your business’s reach and reputation — and provide a big boost to your bottom line. But venturing into the international shipping space can create massive headaches when it comes to tariff and duty rates. Every country has its own laws and rates, and businesses from different sectors face different compliance challenges when shipping overseas. Continued

How to Achieve Fuel Tax Compliance

As companies in the oil and gas industry look to expand their product lines and grow into new markets, the ability to accurately calculate, file excise taxes, as well as store fuel exemption certificates and licenses will become even more critical. Failure to appropriately handle excise tax commitments can lead to costly audit fines and fees. Many oil and gas businesses have increased efficiency and reduced risk by automating their excise tax processes. Continued

2016 Sales Tax Changes

While Congress debates over proposed legislation, many states have new rules already taking effect on January 1 or are in the process of enacting changes. The following guide offers some of the bigger changes in the works. It’s by no means exhaustive, but sheds light on emerging trends in sales tax laws. Change is coming. Here’s a look at what change might look like. Continued

What's the use of use tax?

Consumers’ use tax isn’t the same as sales tax. This paper walks you through the basics of use tax and why you may owe more than you think. Continued

Advertising Agencies and Sales Tax: Understanding the Law

As states look for new sources of sales tax revenue, they’re setting their sights on services. This includes advertising services, which pose a unique complexity when it comes to what’s taxable and what’s exempt. Having a better insight into how different states see advertising as a taxable services can be helpful to businesses in this industry when it comes to understanding and meeting tax obligations and compliance concerns. Continued

Food tax compliance may be too much for sellers to swallow

Had your fill of crazy food taxability rules? We don’t blame you. More states are mixing it up when it comes to what food items are or aren’t taxed. And just when you think you’ve got it down, the rules change. This paper provides insight into how states tax meals based on how their prepared and where they’re bought or consumed – and what food sellers can do to make compliance more palatable. Continued

How to Choose A Sales Tax Solution for Small Businesses

Learn how small businesses are impacted by sales tax. Small business owners can use this guide to find a sales tax solution that fits their needs for affordability, accuracy, ease of use and reliability. Continued

Sales Tax on Services by State

Service taxability varies extensively by state. This white paper breaks down what services are most commonly taxed and which states tax which types of services. Continued

What Every CPA Should Know About Sales Tax

Great CPAs are always looking out for ways to make tax compliance easier and more accurate. In this white paper, you’ll learn about sales tax issues to watch for — and how to translate those issues into better service for your clients. Continued

The Rise of Biodiesel: New Alternative Fuel, New Taxation Challenges

The growth of the biodiesel market in recent years is largely due to the enactment of the Renewable Fuels Standard in 2005. Both federal and state governments have incentivized the production of biofuels in order to decrease the environmental effects of traditional petroleum fuel. Understanding, and taking advantage of, excise tax regulations is critical to achieve financial success in the biofuels market. Find out how. Continued

Should you charge customers sales tax on digital goods?

To tax or not to tax digital goods—that is the question. Find out how sales tax law on downloads is changing, and which states consider ringtones, music, and other digital goods to be taxable items. Continued

Navigating the Cloud: A Sales & Use Tax Guide

It’s an undeniable fact that technology evolves faster than the law, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the cloud. This whitepaper covers the different types of cloud computing service models, their taxability, and how -- lacking specific legislation -- many state taxing authorities increasingly rely on letter rulings, administrative notices and audits to shape policy on the sales and use tax treatment of cloud computing services – all with varying results. Continued

The Resurrection of the Marketplace Fairness Act

The Marketplace Fairness Act is again making the rounds in Congress, which means the feds could soon formalize rules on taxing Internet sales. How will this regulatory resurrection impact state practices for taxing online sales and – more importantly – how will it impact your clients? This primer on MFA 2015 is perfect preparation for a sit-down with ecommerce clients. Continued

ZIP codes don't mean zip for ecommerce sellers

Online sellers face greater risks of fraud as well as pressures to attract and keep customers and drive conversations. Having the right tools in place to protect the business and increase sales is critical. However, many ecommerce companies rely on ZIP codes to verify customer information, which has a high margin of error. Using a more precise technology like geolocation can slow down fraud and speed up checkout, resulting in more sales. Continued

Ditch That Dinosaur! 4 Signs it's Time for a Cloud ERP Evolution

On premise ERP's and applications are quickly becoming things of the past. The industry is evolving to the cloud. This whitepaper will help you decide if its time to take your business there. Continued

How to Generate Accurate Bulk Fuel Invoices

The complexity of fuel contracts, price volatility, and tax law changes make it harder than ever to generate accurate invoices. This whitepaper helps outline strategies to help prevent this risk. Continued

Don’t Pay That Fuel Invoice

Inaccurate fuel invoicing is an expensive problem. The complexity of fuel contracts, price volatility, and tax law changes make it harder than ever to generate accurate invoices. This whitepaper helps outline strategies to help prevent this risk. Continued

Definitive Guide to Sales and Use Tax

In the Definitive Guide to Sales and Use Tax, Avalara experts way in on sales tax basics (rates, rules, and boundaries) as well as more complex issues such as sourcing rules and product taxability. Readers should be able to articulate sales tax basics after reading all three parts of this guide. Continued

Taxing Natural Gas as a Motor Fuel

Natural gas is becoming increasingly popular as a transportation fuel due to its lower costs and less environmental impact. As a result, it’s gaining the attention of state regulators, many of whom are looking to add natural gas to the list of motor fuels subjected to excise tax. This paper serves as a primer for both commercial and government entities looking to understand the motor fuel excise tax implications around natural gas with respect to sales and distribution. Continued

6 Common Sales Tax Registration and Filing Errors

Keeping up with tax filing and registration requirements is a complex, time consuming process. The rules for timing, nexus, even how you file (electronic vs. paper) can vary state to state, making it difficult to keep on top of your obligations. Here are six common errors that can go wrong when filing your returns and how to avoid them. Continued

3 Common ERP Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Managing varying filing and reporting rules incorrectly can expose businesses to unnecessary audit fines, penalties, and fees. Your ERP can either strengthen or weaken your compliance efforts. Learn more about these common ERP errors and what you can do about them. Continued

5 Topics Every Accountant Should Address with Clients

Have you sat down recently with your clients for an in-depth goal-setting session? Often executives don’t realize the whole-business value that accountants can provide. Take the initiative to talk with clients about where the company is now and where it’s headed. They’ll appreciate that you’re there for them year-round, not just at tax time. When you do have that conversation, make sure these five topics are on the agenda. Continued

Planning for growth: Could it be time for an ERP upgrade?

Time to refresh your technology? Before taking on a big upgrade project, make sure you’re clear on what you need your platform to do to make your business run more efficiently. Keep this checklist handy to help you set priorities and plan your move. Continued

12 Small Business Tax Tips for 2015

Read these 12 sales tax tips to increase compliance in 2015. Continued

How to be an Omnichannel Superhero

To succeed, businesses today need to sell to consumers in every channel—and each channel must present a seamless experience. Consumers expect to buy using phones, tablets, in-store and online, and everything in between. This paper presents the most effective approach to omnichannel retail and how to do sales tax right in every arena. Continued

Motor Fuel Tax Survival Guide

Excise tax complexity makes it difficult for any company to track, calculate, and file taxes accurately. Compliance failure carries serious consequences such as significant penalties and interest, additional filing requirements, or even license suspension or revocation. Use this survival guide to help you address these challenges and successfully navigate the treacherous waters of motor fuel excise taxes. Continued

The 12 Days of Sales Tax Compliance

Not five golden rings but five billion dollars are at stake for holiday online shopping. This whitepaper offers 12 days of holiday shopping tips to keep you and your customers in seasonal good spirits, and sales tax compliant. Continued

Shipping and Sales Tax Explained

Knowing when to charge sales tax is complicated enough, but charging tax on shipping and handling, too? These five guidelines help you determine your sales tax on shipping and handling obligations. Continued

Surviving a Sales Tax Audit

As you prepare for the audit, it's important to know why you were selected. We'll help you navigate the process and prepare for the audit. Continued

How to Pick the Right ERP

However, choosing the right ERP is more than a software decision. Armed with more information, investing into an ERP yields better results and addresses time drains such as exemption certificate management and transactional tax compliance. Continued

Amazon FBA Seller's Guide to Sales Tax

One of the most commonly asked questions by sellers who utilize Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is this: in what states am I required to collect sales tax? It’s a good question and one that all businesses, not just online businesses, need to address. The purpose of this report is to help sellers answer this question for themselves. Continued

Tax Exemption Certificate Survival Guide

Follow these 5 survival tactics to increase employee efficiency and lower risk of audit fines for invalid exemption certificate management. Continued

Sales Tax Compliance in the Oil and Gas Industry

In the highly regulated oil and gas industry, managing sales tax compliance for gas tax rates by state & sourcing rules is quite complex. Avalara can help. Continued

Marketplace Fairness Act 2015

The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 may not have passed, but similar efforts at the federal level are far from over. If you sell online, this affects you! Continued

Charging Sales Tax on Services

Governments are struggling to fill revenue gaps, and increasing the types of goods and services subject to sales tax. Do you owe and not know? Continued

So You Think You Don't Owe Sales Tax

Think because you’re not a retailer you don’t need to worry about sales tax collection? Think again. A whitepaper from Avalara. Continued

Sales Tax Automation within Your ERP

Most ERP systems don’t include a sales tax option, leaving back-office staff to manage sales tax rates, rules and boundaries manually. Continued

Tax Compliance and the ERP System

Many companies overlook sales tax compliance when setting up ERP systems. Yet automating this process is simple with tremendous payout. Continued

Cloud Computing for Business

Are you lost in all the verbiage about “cloud computing,” “in the cloud” and “Software-as-a-Service”(Saas)? Well, it’s easier to get into the cloud than you think... Continued

Cloud Commerce and Sales Tax Compliance

When it comes to sales tax revenue, states are striking out to conquer new frontiers. Yet, unlike their forefathers before them, many lack the pioneering fortitude to stake a firm claim in fertile Cloud territory. Continued

Sales Tax Content

Sales tax content is the key to determining the correct amount of tax to assess, collect, and remit. There are two critical steps to defining sales tax content: First, you need to determine if there is any tax due. Then, in order to determine the correct rate of tax to pay on any transaction, you need to stay current on constantly changing rules. Continued

Wakefield Research Report: The Executive’s Guide to Sales Tax Risk

This report conveys why it’s time accounting and finance executives should take a closer look at how sales tax is managed within their organizations. This report highlights what those in the trenches know (and don’t know) about managing sales tax, and more importantly, why risk of non-compliance is more important in this legislative climate. Continued

Sales Tax for the Clothing and Apparel Industry

Sales tax for the clothing and apparel industry dives into the deep dark caverns of product taxability, an area of complexity so arcane, even the most intrepid sales tax expert can lose her way. Continued

Streamlined Sales Tax

Streamlined Sales Tax*, or SST, is an effort by states, local governments and the business community to simplify and reduce the burden of sales and use tax collection, administration, and compliance. This Q&A highlights the implications of SST for businesses selling in the U.S. Continued

Tax Compliance and the Supply Chain

For businesses providing products and services along the supply chain, sales tax audit risk isn’t always obvious. And yet businesses such as wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers represent some of the highest risk industries. Continued

Tax Risks in Consumer Goods and Services

Sellers of consumer goods frequently assume they have very few, if any, sales or use tax obligations. The truth is, they often do. Even small errors in rate calculations, exemption certificate management, nexus determinations, or product taxability decisions can result in costly audit fines and penalties. Continued

Medical Device Excise Tax

The medical device tax represents a significant change to the tax requirements facing U.S. medical device manufacturers, distributors, and importers. When taken in combination with already complicated sales and use tax rules and requirements, the burden of tax compliance is now considerably greater for many companies. Continued

Affiliate Nexus and the Out-of-State Seller

A federal proposal to require tax on all sales made over the Internet has garnered significant attention over the past year. The Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) would allow states to require businesses without a significant physical presence (nexus) in a state to collect sales tax from customers. Continued

States, Rates & Debates

States and thousands of taxing jurisdictions within them are able to devise and levy their own sales taxes, set their own rates, and decide what will be taxed – or not. And they do. As a result, more than 15,000 taxing jurisdictions across the nation have generated a mystifying and complex web of sales and use taxes that are in a constant state of flux as state and local lawmakers decide which goods and services will be subject to their taxes, which will not, and when. Continued

How Sales and Use Tax Affects Your Business

All types of businesses must be aware of the instances of sales and use tax, and the challenges presented by calculation, collection and remittance of sales and use taxes and documenting tax-exempt sales. Continued

Get Sales Tax Help: 10 Tips

Plenty of businesses incorrectly assume they have sales and use tax handled because their sales tax process has worked for them in the past—and as a result have incurred penalties and fines. Continued

Sales Tax Survival Guide

Sales tax provides critical revenue for states. Other than property and income tax, sales tax is the largest source of tax revenue in the majority of the 45 states that collect it. From a government operations perspective, making sure each and every sales tax dollar is collected, through audits, fines, penalties and well-developed rates and rules, is simply good business. Continued

The Challenges of Use Tax Compliance

More and more states are increasing audits to collect consumer use tax. All states that charge sales tax also charge use tax. Use taxes are meant to minimize unfair competition between sales made in and out-of-state. A company buying goods outside the state or online is required to report and remit consumer use tax for the storage, use, or other consumption of tangible personal property (TPP) that was not subject to sales tax. Continued

Using CertCapture to Automate the Exemption Certificate Lifecycle

The Exemption Certificate Lifecycle is the recurring process exemption certificates go through from their creation, to their ongoing use in future transactions and audits, to their renewal when they expire or are classified as invalid. There are three primary components of the Exemption Certificate Lifecycle: ECM software, ERP or billing software and tax decision software. Continued

Tax Compliance Quality Process and the Manufacturer

Since sales taxes are required to be paid only once, the theory behind a resale exemption is simple: the customer (consumer or end user) will pay sales tax on the full retail price so when the reseller purchases from the manufacturer or distributor, they can be exempt from paying sales tax on that transaction Continued

The End of Nexus

Out-of-state businesses trying to sidestep sales tax collection obligations, and states trying to enforce a broader definition of nexus to capture more sales tax revenue. How states had passed so-called “Amazon laws” to require more online retailers to collect sales tax, and that Amazon had finally agreed to start collecting sales tax for the first time in states like New York and California and Pennsylvania — with other states in hot pursuit. Continued

Tax Implications of Drop Shipping

A drop shipment is a sale of tangible personal property (TPP), in which the seller accepts an order from a customer, places the order with a third party (such as manufacturer or wholesaler), and directs the third party to deliver the item to the customer. The third party may deliver the item using its own truck, arrange for delivery by common carrier, or arrange for the customer to pick up the item from a warehouse location. Continued

Nonprofits and Sales Tax

There are many circumstances in which a nonprofit is required to pay or collect sales tax on a particular transaction or in general. In both cases, sales tax requirements might exist despite a general IRS exemption. By any measure, the sales tax puzzle faced by nonprofits both on the selling and purchasing side is far more complex than first appears. Continued

How Sales Tax Nexus Confusion Affects Your Business

By fully understanding this obligation, your business will ultimately reduce its exposure to future negative sales tax audits. Nexus is defined as the obligation to collect and remit tax where business is conducted, however, there are a range of ways nexus is created and these rules vary from state to state. Continued

7 Deadly Sales Tax Sins

No one likes calculating, collecting, remitting, or filing taxes, nor do they enjoy tracking exemption certificates, sales tax holidays, or product taxability. Because of this, many companies relegate these tasks to the back office, assuming all is well. Continued

You Can’t Ignore the Big Four

California, Florida, New York, and Texas (hereafter the “Big Four”) are four of the most populous states and have the highest sales tax revenue collections in the U.S. As a result, they are a good indicator of how other states might handle remote seller obligations in the future. Continued

Beyond the Shopping Cart: Are You Doing Ecommerce Sales Tax Right?

Automating the ecommerce sales tax process within your shopping cart software solves a major challenge: accurate rates, filing, and remittance of sales tax. Continued

Automating Sales Tax Exemption Certificate Management

Reduce non-taxed transaction audit risk, increase staff productivity and improve the sales-tax-exempt customer purchase experience. Continued

Identification & Taxability of Digital Products

Many states routinely apply sales taxes to services, yet the shift in consumer spending leaves us a body of sales tax laws originally drafted with tangible goods in mind that are now regularly, if not uniformly, applied to intangible services. Continued

8 Ways to Increase Your Company's Sales Tax Audit Risk

The stark reality is that most companies cannot afford to screw up sales tax. The consequences of making mistakes (mistakes far more likely with error-prone manual processes) are dire. As states look for ways to boost uncollected sales tax revenue, sales tax practices are increasingly under the microscope. Continued

ZIP Codes: The wrong tool for the job

Like using a tricycle to commute to work, using ZIP codes to determine tax rates is a mistake. Originally intended to help mail delivery by identifying geographic areas and zones, ZIP codes lack the accuracy sales tax compliance requires. Overcharge customers by assigning a higher sales tax rate, they’ll get angry and complain or shop elsewhere. Undercharge customers and you’ll find yourself owing a hefty tax bill at some point down the line. ZIP codes lack the city-by-city, street-bystreet, sometimes house-by-house variance in sales tax rates. Continued

5 Sales Tax Compliance Tips

The following five sales tax compliance tips identify steps your business can take to address your particular challenges. Developed by Avalara sales tax experts, these are a starting point, rather than an exhaustive strategy, for addressing sales and use tax compliance. Continued

Ecommerce and Sales Tax Legislation

Given the heated debate surrounding ecommerce and sales tax, is it any wonder that online merchants are more confused than ever about whether to collect sales tax? Avalara has the answers. Continued

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