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Will Amazon Collect Your State Taxes For You As An FBA Seller?

Maybe They Will… Someday. But Not Today, or Tomorrow, or Yesterday. South Carolina has announced that they will pursue Amazon directly to force Amazon to collect sales taxes on behalf of Amazon sellers on sales to South Carolina customers. If all states adopted this policy and Amazon simply agreed with it today, it sure would

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Statute of Limitations for Sales & Use Tax

Statutes of limitations are laws that restrict the maximum time after an event that legal proceedings may be initiated. Once the period of time specified in a statute of limitation passes, a claim can no longer be validly filed. State tax laws have statutes of limitations also. As time passes, earlier tax periods “expire” and companies

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Let’s Not Panic and Go Overboard

We advocate being conservative when it comes to sales/use tax nexus. We don’t want your business to be destroyed by an audit out of the blue. When you haven’t filed sales tax returns in a state, the statute of limitations can be a lot longer or even nonexistent. If the state audits you, they could

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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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