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Top 5 Questions From Online Sellers About Sales Tax

These are exciting times for online sellers. There is tons of opportunity everywhere, but with opportunities come challenges. In reality, online sellers face a very difficult environment. Competition is fierce and change is constant. Just staying on top of the ever changing technology and platforms is a challenge, not to mention keeping up with pricing pressure

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It’s All Fun and Games Until Somebody Goes to Jail

It’s All Fun and Games Until Somebody Goes to Jail October 4th, 2012 by Andy Johnson The Tampa Bay Times just published an article about a restaurant owner in Florida. arrested and charged with a felony for failing to pay sales taxes that he had collected last year. He faces up to 30 years in prison. We

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Pennsylvania Remote Seller Nexus

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (PA DOR) is reminding remote sellers that they should have registered as of September 1, 2012, if they have nexus as outlined in the PA DOR Sales and Use Tax Bulletin 2011-01. One of the nexus creating activities mentioned is commonly referred to as “click-through nexus.” Rather than pass a

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California “Click Through” Nexus

The California Affiliate Nexus statute will take effect on Saturday September 15, 2012. This statute was originally signed into law on July 1, 2011, however after a very short period it was postponed by AB 155 for just short of a year. The year is up, and internet retailers are scrambling to become compliant. The

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Construction Contractors Subject to Tax on TPP

Based on a CCH survey of state tax departments, 41 states and the District of Columbia impose sales tax on purchases of tangible personal property (TPP) that are incorporated into realty. Three states responded to the survey with additional explanation — California, Nebraska, and Texas. As we pointed out in this article, Are Use Tax Amnesties

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Are Use Tax Amnesties Useful?

State tax amnesties usually fall into two overall categories — general and specific. A general amnesty usually covers all or most of the taxes that an authority administers. These amnesties are usually widely anticipated and well received by a wide audience. A specific amnesty is one that is targeted to a particular tax or taxes.

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Top Ten Nexus Survival Tips

 Do not underestimate nexus – Not knowing about nexus can have a devastating effect on you and your company. If a state determines you have nexus there is generally not a statute of limitations on how far back they can audit you. In theory, the state can go back to the date you started to

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Updated chart: Sales Tax on Shipping Charges

Updated chart: Sales Tax on Shipping Charges Sales tax on shipping charges is a tricky issue for tax professionals because states’ treatment of the tax varies widely. In Illinois, this issue was the subject of a class action lawsuit against the retailer Walmart. As we pointed out in our recent article, when the Illinois Supreme

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