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Sales tax isn’t a high priority for many fast growing businesses these days; yet just beyond your field of vision lay compliance challenges that can start small and become serious and expensive.

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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.

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The Executive’s Guide to Sales Tax Risk: Hits and Misses among Industry Peers sheds light on the outlying trends that impact a company’s risk level and demonstrates why company leaders should take a closer look at how sales tax is managed within their organizations. With an... more >

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There comes a point in every company’s growth when manually calculating sales tax using tax tables and department of revenue sites is not enough to get the job done. In short, sales tax becomes an afterthought at just the moment when it is the most risky, potentially... more >

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Sales tax filing and reporting rules vary between jurisdictions in material ways. Each state has unique filing schedules, forms, payment thresholds and other administrative requirements that make staying on top of returns challenging. Following a few best practices can help... more >

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The new VAT rules are complex with many implications for merchants. We’ve compiled the Recurly VAT Top 10, an essential VAT checklist for merchants who sell digital / electronic services to the EU consumer market.

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With an eye on the ever-changing legislative landscape, sales tax compliance has become more important—and more complicated—in recent years.The Executive’s Guide to Sales Tax Risk: Hits and Misses among Industry Peerssheds light on the outlying trends that impact a company’s... more >

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8 best practices for managing risk in your business

Mitigating risk is a big part of running a business. As the CFO, it’s your job to protect the company against disruptions that could adversely impact operations, or productivity. How much does sales tax play into this... more >

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained. No risk, no reward. Popular sayings for many entrepreneurs and small business owners and a pioneering attitude that undoubtedly serves them well. But, there are times when it’s better to play it safe—like when it comes to sales tax compliance... more >

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Compliance with the final tangible property regulations can be complex and will certainly require significant effort on the part of nearly every taxpayer. While no one looks forward to implementing major changes to their tax and accounting policies, the right software can... more >

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Tips from the Top 20%: Learn How Top Performing Companies Manage Sales Tax

Every business has their own way of managing sales tax, but what are the key metrics that define best-in-class? Aberdeen Group conducted a research survey to understand how... more >

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This report from Avalara 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... more >

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This guide from Avalara lays out sales and use tax basics as well as commonly misunderstood elements of sales tax compliance to provide 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... more >

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When it comes to sales tax, the complexity of the drop shipping equation is made more so by issues of nexus, product sourcing, customer location, and drop shipper location. For purposes of simplicity, this paper from Avalara discusses sales tax issues at the intersection of... more >

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This Sales Tax Survival Guide from Avalara will help you:

  • Understand the challenges and risks associated with managing sales tax compliance.
  • Develop strategies to help you survive sales tax challenges.
  • Know which state and federal sales tax changes... more >
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    Developed by Avalara tax experts, the following top ten sales and use tax tips will help your business develop an effective proactive sales tax strategy long before the auditor knocks on your door. These tips are a starting point to address sales and use tax compliance in... more >

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    As federal and state governments turn their attention to capturing more revenue from Internet sales tax, many ecommerce businesses are finding themselves under increasing scrutiny. This paper from Avalara will help you understand and be prepared for some of the basic... more >

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    Nexus. It’s a fairly simple five-letter word that the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines as a connection or link. At first glance the word doesn’t appear very scary, mystical, or confusing, but when used in the context of taxes it is often one of the most... more >

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    Section 382 ownership changes greatly affect the filing of federal consolidated income tax returns and California combined reports. Understand the differences between the two, and how to apply Section 382 in their filings.

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    The U.S. sales tax system has transformed from a widget, aka tangible personal property, focus to a widgets-and-services focus. First, traditional services such as repairs, property maintenance and personal services began to be taxed in states. Now, other classes of services... more >

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    Many popular tax provisions were set to expire at the end of 2010. On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed the Tax Relief Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act (The Tax Relief Act of 2010). This Act extended many of the Bush-era individual and... more >

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    From the launch of your company until the day you’re ready to sell it and retire, opportunities abound to lower your tax liability.

    As a savvy entrepreneur, you owe it to yourself to consider these tax-saving strategies. Not all will be appropriate for your particular... more >

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