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Published By: Avalara     Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
Sales tax is in the news more than ever today with national legislation being debated in Congress, and many states struggling to gain a hold on internet sales and the related tax liabilities. The current controversies between a certain internet seller and a number of state revenue officials certainly made the front page in 2011. Sales tax policy is a fascinating subject and the internet revolution is pushing discussion of sales taxes to the public center. These developments indicate the high level of concern held by business leaders, politicians and bureaucrats in the sales tax field. The current focus on sales tax policy will hopefully produce a more rational sales tax compliance environment.
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Published By: Avalara     Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
Sales tax compliance and the CFO: What automation means for risk management conveys why it’s time C-level executives should take a closer look at how sales tax is managed within their organizations. This report highlights what finance and accounting professionals know (and don’t know) about managing sales tax, and more importantly, why risk of non-compliance is more important in this legislative climate. This report draws upon a recent study by Wakefield Research, which investigates what leading and emerging companies in the U.S. know about sales tax compliance — and, more importantly — what the accounting and finance professionals in the trenches are doing to safeguard their organizations from potential audits and accounting pitfalls. Download this White Paper for more information.
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Published By: Avalara     Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
States, counties and municipalities have historically relied on local brick-and-mortar businesses to collect retail sales taxes. These businesses collected the sales tax from their customers, and then remitted the tax proceeds to their local sales tax jurisdiction. It was a straightforward process, and no one much quarreled with who owed the taxes and who would receive them. That straightforward proposition became complex with the rise of thousands of catalog merchants in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Catalog merchants sold to consumers nationwide, who began to shift their purchases away from local brick-and-mortar merchants. This reduced revenue to local sales tax jurisdictions because catalog companies rarely collected sales taxes from their customers. Download this White Paper for more information.
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Published By: Avalara     Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
While sales tax compliance is no laughing matter, the following list of what to do to increase sales tax audit risk hopefully demonstrates the right approach to ensuring real compliance. Here are 8 (tongue-in-cheek) surefire ways to increase your company’s sales tax audit risk. Download this White Paper for more information.
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Published By: Avalara     Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
For years, “tax-free online shopping” has brought customers to the web in droves, all while raising the ire of brick-and-mortar retailers claiming an unfair price advantage to sellers offering prices free of sales tax. At the center of these debates lies the small to medium business, attempting to navigate changing sales tax requirements, and facing increased scrutiny under these new rules. Sales tax compliance is becoming a sticky wicket, as state and local governments revise tax laws to increase revenue, and Congress considers granting states the authority to make remote sellers charge sales tax. This Definitive Guide lays out sales and use tax basics as well as commonly misunderstood elements of sales tax compliance, to provide you a one-stop reference for all things sales and use tax related. The last two sections include a state-by-state summary of sales tax rules and regulations, and a glossary of terms. Download this White Paper for more information.
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Published By: Avalara     Published Date: Mar 19, 2014
Assess your e-commerce tax risk. Complete our one-minute assessment to learn: do you have an issue with sales tax? Fill out the form to get started with three simple questions about your web operations.
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