States’ Sales Tax Mailing Lists and Where to Subscribe
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by accuratetax
2M ago
Many of the states across our great country offer mailing lists. Signing up for these lists will allow the states to email you with news that relates to sales tax, use tax, and other related topics. We’ve done our best to gather links to the mailing lists for each state, so that you can easily find them and subscribe to those you’re interested in. Some states also offer SMS (text message) alerts, and in many cases, you can sign up for those using the same form. A few states appear not to have mailing lists, but if you know of one that we missed, please let us know. Also, states change their we ..read more
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A Guide to Collecting and Validating Sales Tax Exemption Certificates
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by accuratetax
3M ago
Dealing with sales tax can be tricky, especially when it comes to sales tax exemption certificates. These are special forms that allow entities to make purchases without paying sales tax. But it’s not enough just to gather these forms from customers. Your business needs to make sure they’re up-to-date, complete, and valid. Whether you’re selling to other businesses or to groups that don’t have to pay sales tax, you need to know how to handle these forms correctly. This post will help you understand what these certificates are, how to get them the right way, and how to check if they’re valid.&n ..read more
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Top Ecommerce Trends You Should Prepare for in 2024
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by accuratetax
6M ago
2023 was a year of accelerated change for ecommerce companies. More than any time since the advent of the mass-market smartphone, technology has leaped forward in ways that will directly impact how ecommerce businesses operate and grow.  For that reason, it’s more important than ever to have a clear plan for leveraging developing trends in digital commerce and online shopping. As commercially available generative AI becomes more ubiquitous, mobile commerce and social commerce continue to blur the lines of what it means to shop online, and consumers expect greater personalization than ever ..read more
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4 Things to Know Before Setting up an Amazon Seller Account
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by accuratetax
1y ago
Amazon is the world’s largest marketplace, offering third party sellers a chance to participate in more than $150 billion in annual sales. But unlike marketplaces of the past or more open-ended markets like eBay, Amazon has a number of rules and regulations you’ll need to follow before you are even approved as a seller on the site. To help you prepare for the process of setting up an Amazon Seller Account, we’ve outlined four things you need to know to get started. 1. Should You Become an Amazon Merchant? The first question isn’t even about how to sell on Amazon, but whether you should at all ..read more
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Colorado Retail Delivery Fees
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by spetracco
2y ago
If you operate an e-commerce business, especially if you already collect sales tax in Colorado, you’ve probably heard about the new Colorado Retail Delivery Fees. It’s not a new tax per se, but the fee is being collected on all orders shipped into the state of Colorado. Colorado Retail Delivery Fees At-a-Glance The fees are effective July 1, 2022. The total fees are $0.27 (or 27 cents) per order, even if the order ships in multiple shipments. You can see the breakdown of the fees here. The fee amount will increase yearly. The $0.27 amount is correct through June 30, 2023. The retail delivery ..read more
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The Growing Impact of Ongoing E-commerce Supply Chain and Fulfillment Issues
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by spetracco
2y ago
It’s been more than two years since the first substantial wave of impacts hit the economy, and we’re still feeling the aftershocks. Supply chains continue to buckle under the pressure of increased demand and months of disruption across the globe, and fulfillment has become an urgent, ongoing concern for most companies. A recent Accenture survey shows that 94% of Fortune 1000 companies saw supply chain disruptions in the last two years, and 55% of those companies have downgraded or plan to downgrade their growth outlook as a result. If the big guys can’t weather the storm, how are small busine ..read more
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Clothing Tax – A State-by-State Guide
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by spetracco
2y ago
Sales tax on clothes varies significantly between states, with different tax rates, tax holidays, and general regulations on the level at which clothing is taxed. In some states, clothing is completely tax-exempt, while in others there are luxury thresholds at which clothing becomes taxable. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at these thresholds and rules across different states. For online retailers who sell clothing to different states, it is important to know at what level sales tax on shoes and clothes kick in. Sales Tax on Clothing By State Forty-six states now have some form of eco ..read more
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What Is Sales Tax Nexus?
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by spetracco
2y ago
What is nexus? It’s the legal term used by states to determine the taxable relationship between a business and that state. To collect tax on sales made by a business, nexus needs to be established. For the better part of 30 years, sales tax nexus was fairly simple. Based on the precedent set in Supreme Court cases in 1967 and 1992, nexus was established by a physical presence. If a business physically existed in a state, that state could collect sales tax on the transactions they performed. If they did not, they could not. When the National Bellas Hess and Quill cases were decided, non-physic ..read more
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How to Calculate Sales Tax
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by spetracco
2y ago
In forty-six out of fifty US states, sales tax is charged on the majority of transactions between individuals and businesses. These taxes are used to fund state initiatives, programs, and departments, including schools, public works, and new infrastructure projects. It is an important source of revenue that is built into the budgets of almost every state. In this post you will learn how to calculate sales tax on your purchases. The sales tax rate is established as a percentage of the sale price of an item or service. So the total sales tax paid by the buyer will depend on how much the item or ..read more
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Webinar: Streamline Your Sales Tax in 2021
AccurateTax | Sales Tax Blog
by spetracco
3y ago
In partnership with Stone Edge, we are proud to present a webinar titled “Streamline Your Sales Tax in 2021” on February 18, 2021 at 2pm EST / 11am PST. Find out how we can help simplify your sales tax processes, from registration to filings. You’ll learn: How to determine whether your business has new requirements under Economic Nexus laws What the Streamlined Sales Tax Project is How an SSTP Certified Service Provider such as AccurateTax can save you time and money Register today! The post Webinar: Streamline Your Sales Tax in 2021 appeared first on AccurateTax.com ..read more
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