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Tax Considerations for Good Corporate Citizens

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the business landscape of our country in a matter of weeks. The demand for products such as paper products and hand sanitizers have overridden the ability of suppliers to fulfill orders. And perhaps most alarmingly, we have learned that our critical services such as hospitals, clinics and first responders […]

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Keep Your Company Safe from Audit Risk While Adapting to COVID-19

Tax compliance has always been a balancing act – directing available energy and resources on those activities and solutions that will do the most to keep your company safe from audit risk. While the challenges may differ (as resources may be less available to some businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic) the obligation of tax professionals […]

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International Tax Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the last several weeks, we have monitored many efforts by federal, state and local governments to provide relief to both businesses and individual taxpayers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As they relate to indirect tax (VAT/Sales Tax/GST), the measures enacted to-date have followed varying paths. Here are a few examples of the types of […]

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Selling into Pennsylvania? Sovos Can Help Ease your Tax Burden

A year and a half removed from the Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, states are beginning to see the benefits of implementing changes to how tax is collected for remote sellers. One of the first states to jump on the economic nexus trend was Pennsylvania. Almost immediately following the Wayfair decision, the […]

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It’s Time for Tax to Step Up and Be Heard

In a recent piece published by Deloitte, Upgrading to SAP S/4 HANA: The evolving role of the tax function in large multinationals, the case is made that the move to S/4 HANA is the right time and technology for tax to embrace digital transformation. We would agree. With SAP extending the support deadline of its […]

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New Sales Tax Modernization Being Proposed in Massachusetts

When Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued his Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal in late January, he proposed several ideas purporting to modernize Massachusetts sales tax by recognizing the growing importance of technology and computing power in tax compliance. The ideas are interesting to say the least. Idea #1 – Shorter Time from Collection to Remittance […]

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From Alignment to Action: Transforming tax compliance on your terms

What’s your digital transformation strategy? Whether you’re in IT, finance, tax or the executive suite, if that strategy doesn’t include tax, you may be overlooking a huge source of risk – and strategic benefit. It’s time to consider launching a conversation about tax in a digitally transforming world. Which is why we’ve created the “Yes, […]

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Aligning ERP and Tax: What’s the enterprise upside of tax compliance modernization?

What’s your digital transformation strategy? Whether you’re in IT, finance, tax or the executive suite, if that strategy doesn’t include tax, you may be overlooking a huge source of risk – and strategic benefit. It’s time to consider launching a conversation about tax in a digitally transforming world. Which is why we’ve created the “Yes, […]

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Tax & IT: How a Unified Compliance Vision Streamlines Digital Transformation

What’s your digital transformation strategy? Whether you’re in IT, finance, tax or the executive suite, if that strategy doesn’t include tax, you may be overlooking a huge source of risk – and strategic benefit. It’s time to consider launching a conversation about tax in a digitally transforming world. Which is why we’ve created the “Yes, […]

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Despite SAP Delays, the Time to Get Tax Right is Now

With today’s announcement that SAP is extending support for its Business Suite 7 software suite until the end of 2027 many are breathing a sigh of relief. But are they falling victim to a false sense of security? While SAP adjusted its timeline, largely due to increasing customer pressure, know that governments have no such […]

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Louisiana Supreme Court Strikes Down Marketplace Facilitator Collection Requirement

In an interesting (but not earth shattering) development, on January 29, 2020 the Louisiana Supreme Court held that Jefferson Parrish could not hold Walmart.com liable to collect and remit sales tax on transactions made by third party sellers through their online platform. In short, Walmart.com is not a “dealer” as that term is defined under […]

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Upward Trends in Sales Tax Calculation Volume Continued During Black Friday, Cyber Monday 2019.

In a post-Wayfair world, with evolving economic nexus thresholds and a squishier ‘undue burden’ replacing the bright-line “physical presence” rule as the standard for nexus, it’s no surprise that the upward trend in tax calculation volume for ecommerce from Black Friday through Cyber Monday has continued.  As evident by the total number of tax calculation […]

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Managing Indirect Tax Compliance in Accounts Payable

Tax compliance is not just an issue that accounts receivable (AR) handles. With regulatory changes becoming more and more complex, the responsibility also lies with accounts payable (AP) to minimize a company’s risk. AP plays an important role in indirect tax compliance. States and the IRS continue to digitize efforts with tax collection and enforcement, […]

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How the Wayfair Ruling Will Impact Your SAP S/4HANA® Journey

A recent joint webinar with ASUG, “How the Wayfair Ruling Will Impact Your SAP S/4HANA® Journey,” covered the effects of Wayfair, including changing economic nexus thresholds, challenges for sellers and buyers brought on by the ruling, and how to plan for SAP S/4 HANA. Impact of Wayfair and economic nexus Since the Wayfair decision, when […]

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5 Predictions for Sales Tax in 2020

As we sit on the cusp of 2020, we find ourselves living in a world where almost every state imposes tax collection and remittance obligations on remote sellers (an increase of 50 percent from last year) and where a majority of states have enacted rules that impose new tax collection and remittance responsibilities on third […]

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Alaska is Not Out in The Cold for Economic Nexus

When people think of sales and use tax, Alaska is generally not top of mind. Alaska is the “A” in “NOMAD,” an acronym typically used to describe the states that do not impose sales tax. While it’s true that Alaska is one of the few states without a state-level sales tax, many of the state’s […]

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Economic Nexus: Enforcement is Coming

We are now more than 16 months removed from the groundbreaking Supreme Court decision of South Dakota v. Wayfair. This decision unlocked the ability for U.S. states to impose a sales tax collection and remittance responsibility on remote sellers based solely on their economic connection to that state. Within that time, virtually every state imposing […]

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Improving Sales Tax Automation in Manufacturing

Managing manufacturing sales tax is complex for a number of reasons. You may have thousands of SKUs with taxability rules that differ across states, as well as hundreds, if not thousands, of exemption certificates to track and keep up to date for your customers. Additionally, tracking your own inventory for materials used internally that are […]

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