Our Company Values: The Roots for Fostering a Relationship with You
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by Emma Boland
2w ago
At the Sales Tax Institute and YETTER Tax, we firmly believe that the essence of our purpose lies not only in what we offer but also in how we embody our core values in every interaction with you.  From the very foundation of our organization, we’ve been driven by a set of principles that guide our actions and shape our relationships. These values serve as our compass, steering us toward excellence and ensuring that every decision we make is aligned with our commitment to serving you better.  Each of our core values – Integrity, Expertise, Curiosity & Growth, Devotion, Well-Bein ..read more
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Sales Tax and Sustainability: Bringing the Focus Back to Our Earth
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by Emma Boland
1M ago
Who knew sales tax could have an impact on the environment and the world we live in?   They do! Tax authorities have an important role in encouraging the public to make the necessary changes in lifestyle, manufacturing, packaging, and purchasing decisions that help meet sustainability targets. According to Ernst & Young, governments have been leveraging sales tax policies to achieve sustainability targets, and that trend is likely going to continue in the coming years.    ENERGY STAR® Holidays: A Federal Effort to Decrease Use of Fossil Fuels  The generation of ele ..read more
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Gross Receipts Taxes 101
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by Emma Boland
2M ago
Gross receipts taxes are having a renewed focus across the U.S. as a way to raise revenue. They are imposed on a business’ gross proceeds of all sales (taxable and exempt) into a state without any deductions for costs of doing business. Gross receipts taxes also aren’t generally collected from the customer.  The broad application of gross receipts taxes makes them attractive sources of revenue for states and localities. In states without a retail sales tax, the appeal is amplified as a revenue booster. Localities also find gross receipts taxes a lucrative approach to raising rev ..read more
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The Best Advice from Women in Sales Tax
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by Emma Boland
3M ago
As a woman-led company, we are committed to amplifying women’s voices and creating a strong network of support in a male-dominated industry.   We’d like to share words from the women who inspire us and others with their expertise, passion, and enthusiasm for sales tax! Thank you to all the women we have gotten to know with our series Women to Watch in Sales Tax.   Watch this video to hear the best advice from women in the industry.  10 Tips to Thriving as a Woman in Sales Tax:  This list can help guide your journey to confidence, continuous learning, proactive en ..read more
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Your Guide to Sales Tax in the Midwest
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by Emma Boland
3M ago
When it comes to sales tax, there is no such thing as “fly over states.”  If you have business operations in the Midwest or make sales into Midwestern states, you must stay on top of sales tax changes that impact your business, or you risk falling out of compliance. You can’t blame ignorance of law changes when an auditor arrives.  To catch you up and cut down your research time, we’ve compiled some of the essential Midwestern sales tax trends for 2024 that you need to know.  Exemptions for Business Technology   Sales tax helps fund education, healthcare, infrastructu ..read more
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How Emotionally Intelligent are You?
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by Emma Boland
5M ago
We are back with our latest Sales Tax Institute Book Club recap. Our most recent book was Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. Emotional intelligence is an essential aspect of everyone’s life, whether in the personal or professional realm, so let’s dive right in!    What factors determine my emotional intelligence?  If you work in sales tax, your mind probably prefers concrete definitions. So, you might hear the term emotional intelligence and think to yourself… “I hear this term being thrown around, but what really is it? And how can I gauge it?”   Emotional Inte ..read more
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The 5 Keys to Saving Time and Money on Tax Research
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by Andi Test
5M ago
Every government has their own unique laws governing sales and use taxes, so keeping on top of your sales tax rules and requirements on a state-by-state basis is a daunting task, even for seasoned sales tax professionals.  Conducting tax research is frequently handled by less senior employees in the tax department. Does this sound like you? You might have not received proper training on the nuances of sales tax resources and research. And this can lead to bigger, more costly problems than you might imagine.  First, without knowing how to properly research sales tax statutes and regul ..read more
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Key Sales Tax Updates Affecting the Southeastern United States
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by Emma Boland
6M ago
Picture this: an evolving sales tax landscape throughout the United States where sales tax rules resemble a puzzle, and being up to date on the Southeast region is the missing piece for compliance success. Let’s explore some recent and upcoming changes and dive into key updates affecting the taxation of food and groceries as well as sales tax changes related to disaster relief.   We’re putting a magnifying glass on some of the key recent sales tax changes to help those with business operations in the Southeast or those who make sales in Southeastern states keep up.   From ..read more
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Meet Al Paulsen, Winner of the 2023 Sales Tax Nerd Award
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by Emma Boland
7M ago
“In this field you get to be the star sleuth of your own detective novel, interviewing witnesses to sales tax regulations and piecing together different statutes to remain compliant for another day.”  Al Paulsen sure is the main character in today’s story! His professional journey has led him to his position as a Sales Tax Associate for Equity LifeStyle Properties based in Chicago, IL. In this job, he immerses himself in research to specialize and find new ways to improve his company’s sales tax-related processes. He’s taken on the informal role of sales tax innovator. And even though Al ..read more
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How Practical is Artificial Intelligence for Sales Tax? The Future of Sales Tax in the United States
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by Emma Boland
8M ago
The world of taxation is evolving rapidly, and artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a significant role in this transformation. AI is poised to make a substantial impact in the sales tax field. In the United States, sales tax has long been a complex, data-intensive, and ever-changing landscape for businesses and consumers alike. AI is affecting the way sales tax is collected, managed, and enforced, which will have practical implications for the future of businesses operating in the U.S. Here’s how…     1. Enhanced Accuracy and Efficiency  One of the most immediate benefi ..read more
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