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Key Points in the South Carolina Economic Nexus

The South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision pushed changes in many state economic nexus laws, including in South Carolina. The state enacted regulation similar to what was laid out in South Dakota, but there are a few key differences. We have outlined those important changes in the following blog post. Enforcement date: November 1, 2018. […]

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How to File Unclaimed Property Reports Now That UPExpress Has Been Discontinued

UPExpress, the free tool for companies to eFile unclaimed property reports directly to participating states, was discontinued at the end of 2020 because the current file formats no longer aligned with many of the state’s newly implemented technologies. You can still eFile unclaimed property reports to states that accept online reporting. However, if you plan […]

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What is the Nebraska Economic Nexus?

Prior to the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision, Nebraska could not require remote sellers to collect sales tax on sales made to customers in the state. However, there is now a Nebraska economic nexus following the Wayfair decision. The Nebraska Department of Revenue explains that this does not create a new tax, but just […]

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Pennsylvania Economic Nexus Updates

Pennsylvania’s economic nexus rules were impacted by the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court decision. Pennsylvania passed Act 13-2019, which suspended its previous Marketplace Sales laws and determined “that a substantial economic nexus satisfies the Tax Reform Code’s definition of maintaining a place of business, requiring a person to collect and remit Pennsylvania’s sales […]

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Changes in the Utah Economic Nexus Sales Tax

The Utah economic nexus sales tax was adjusted following the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court decision. Utah now requires remote sellers to register, collect and pay sales tax if, in either the previous or the current calendar year, certain thresholds are met. We have outlined key points in those changes below. Enforcement date: […]

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Is There a Wisconsin Sales Tax Nexus?

Almost every state has updated its sales tax nexus requirements following the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision. Wisconsin followed suit with the majority of the country and adopted legislation that was in line with the details of the Wayfair decision. We have outlined the key points to the Wisconsin sales tax nexus below. Enforcement […]

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Wyoming Sales Tax Nexus Updates

When it comes to sales tax nexus updates, Wyoming was ahead of the curve. The Cowboy State passed rules requiring remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax even before the Supreme Court’s South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision. However, Wyoming had to stay implementation of those rules until the Court made its ruling. Below […]

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Changes in the Vermont Sales Tax Nexus

After the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision, Vermont expanded sales tax collection requirements to include remote sellers. The Green Mountain State largely followed suit with South Dakota’s requirements outlined in the Supreme Court case, maintaining that a business that meets either a certain monetary or a transactional threshold has an obligation to collect and remit […]

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Did North Dakota’s Economic Nexus Change?

The South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision pushed many states – including North Dakota – to adjust their economic nexus laws. North Dakota had previously passed a law in 2017 to address remote seller sales tax, but it was contingent on the Wayfair ruling. We have outlined key points on North Dakota’s economic nexus in […]

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Key Sales Tax Benefits with a Certified Service Provider

Sovos recently hosted a webinar with Joe Hillstead, a tax and advisory partner with Squire & Company (Squire). Squire works with Sovos to support the sales tax needs of its clients. In the webinar, Hillstead and Charles Maniace, VP, Regulatory Analysis and Design, Sovos, discussed issues such as: knowing when to partner with a Certified […]

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How to Complete a Compliant Sales Tax Return

Are you ready to submit and file a compliant sales tax return? Think you already know everything there is to know about the process? Whether you are a veteran to sales tax filings or are looking to file for your business for the first time, it never hurts to double check that everything is in […]

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Annual Reconciliations: What You Need to Know

Annual reconciliations can be a critical aspect for businesses as they work to achieve tax compliance. They are used to resolve all payments made to the state through the year and make any necessary corrections. For example, a company may have already filed its tax returns, but discovers there is a backdated transaction for one […]

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Sovos Global Tax Determination Data Shows Unprecedented Transactions on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 were record-breaking shopping days, further showing that e-commerce is not “a phase” and will likely continue to be a central aspect to daily operations for businesses. Black Friday online sales increased by nearly 22% to $9 billion, while Cyber Monday sales increased nearly 15% from 2019 – $10.8 billion […]

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Canada Embraces the World of Modern Tax

With their Fall (2020) Economic Statement, Canada appears ready to take some important steps in joining much of the rest of the world in recognizing the dramatic shift in the fundamentals of indirect tax compliance by enacting rules effective July 1, 2021 which would: Abandon their traditional “carrying on business” test for determining whether a […]

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Sovos Acquires LTtax, Strengthening Automated Tax Withholding Capabilities

Earlier this week, Sovos acquired LTtax, a New York-based provider of payroll withholding and unemployment tax software. The company serves some of the largest retailers, financial institutions and insurers operating in the United States, and its automated withholding technology solves a critical need for large enterprises that manage their own payroll services. Sovos saw an […]

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The On-premise Challenge Part III: The Business Case for Change

Should we move our tax engine to the cloud or keep it on-premise? This conversation is taking place in many organizations as they assess their approach to sales tax management. In this three-part series, we’ll explore some of the problems IT is working through to maintain on-premise solutions that may not always be visible to […]

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Is There an Economic Nexus in New Hampshire?

When the Supreme Court decided on the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. case, it pushed almost every state to adopt or adjust economic nexus standards. However, the decision did not necessarily impact states without sales tax, such as New Hampshire. As such, there is currently no economic nexus in New Hampshire. Enforcement date: N/A Sales/transactions […]

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What Changed in the Iowa Economic Nexus?

After the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision, numerous states made adjustments to their economic nexus law. Iowa’s governor signed a state tax reform bill on May 30, 2018, which expanded on the definition of businesses that must collect Iowa sales tax and local option tax to include certain remote sellers. We have highlighted the […]

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