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Keys to Unlocking the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Puzzle

Are you making sales into or within Puerto Rico? Would you like to expand into PR but are uncertain of the sales tax compliance hurdles you may face? (¡¿Habláis Español?!) If so, you’ll want to understand the tax implications of your activities and be aware of the key sales tax issues and unique tax situation […]

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Ensure Company Success with a Nimble Sales Tax Strategy

By Diane Yetter, President and Founder of Sales Tax Institute When it comes to building a strategy to manage sales tax, every company will have its own set of obligations, complications and concerns. What is consistent among nimble sales tax strategies (those that improve efficiency and adaptability while reducing risk) are the components you need […]

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What Washington’s Interim NFT Guidance Means for Sales Tax Compliance

Earlier this month, Washington released an Interim Guidance Statement on the taxability of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). In short, the Washington Department of Revenue (DOR) suggested that certain types of NFTs would be subject to sales and use tax under existing rules applicable to digital goods and would also be subject to their business and occupancy […]

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What are the Sales Tax Implications for Firearms and Firearm Safety Devices?

Sales tax is commonly a driving force for revenue, yet it can be utilized by legislatures to influence change in public policy. Whether the policy sought is centered on economic, public welfare or environmental grounds, tax has been historically used as a facilitator. For example, plastic bags at checkouts of food markets are often subject […]

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5 Key Takeaways from the State of Indirect Tax

The State of Indirect Tax, featuring IDC, was a three-session event hosted by Sovos on April 7. It covered IDC’s thoughts on the current and future state of indirect tax, the biggest trends and changes from a regulatory perspective and the importance of aligning your IT and tax teams in your compliance strategy. The sessions […]

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Blockchain: Advice for Regulators to Tackle the Digital Asset Dilemma

With a few jurisdictions already on the record, including Belgium, Spain and Switzerland, and with Puerto Rico and Washington poised to issue official guidance, it seems extraordinarily likely that within a few months a substantial number of states will have issued opinions on the application of sales tax on digital assets transferred on blockchain. With […]

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3 Ways for Retailers to Spend Less Time Managing Sales Tax

Omnichannel retailers know that they cannot overlook sales tax, but it is a time-consuming and complicated process. Especially when retailers operate in numerous jurisdictions and balance in-person and virtual sales, it is difficult to properly manage sales tax. A recent Sovos survey interviewed full-time finance and accounting decision makers at retail companies with annual revenues […]

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3 Reasons for Automated Sales Tax Compliance

At this point, knowing that increasingly complex sales tax requirements exist is not the issue. Organizations know that they’re facing more complicated rules and regulations, but it’s more a matter of taking the time to invest in the necessary tools to properly face those challenges. With an automated sales tax compliance solution, businesses can better […]

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3 Sales Tax Considerations for Wedding Season

What does wedding season have to do with sales tax? Depending on the products and services your business offers, there could be more involved than you think. Find out if your organization is prepared for these sales tax considerations connected with the upcoming wedding season. According to a study done by The Knot, 80% of […]

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SMBs are Experiencing Employee Burnout at a Rapid Rate Due to Sales Tax Management

No company wants a focus on managing sales tax to distract them from their primary business objectives. But it’s a mandatory part of business that can be particularly daunting for SMBs that lack the necessary time and resources to keep pace with the complexities of sales tax. With over 12,000 U.S. tax jurisdictions that are […]

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5 Ways to Revamp Your Sales Tax Strategy

Let’s face it: no one likes dealing with tax, and no one likes learning they’ve done something wrong when it comes to their organization’s compliance. Sovos launched the Sales Tax Learning Series to guide you through revamping your team’s sales tax strategy. This learning series was designed with industry-leading partners to help you navigate the […]

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Don’t Let Tax Be An Inhibitor to Sales in 2022

Managing sales tax doesn’t have to be a complicated, overwhelming and time-consuming process. Assuming of course that you properly evaluate your internal capabilities, existing technology and varying levels of expertise correctly. With thousands of tax regulations that can change at a moment’s notice, it can seem a nearly impossible task for businesses to remain compliant. […]

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Understanding the Benefits of NetSuite SuiteTax

It’s no secret that sales tax is complex for businesses. But many NetSuite users are unaware of capabilities within their ERP that could help reduce the risk and burden around organizational compliance. SuiteTax was built to replace the legacy tax engine within NetSuite that supports basic client needs for compliance in multiple countries. The additional […]

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Sales Tax Compliance Challenges and the Great Resignation

If the last two years have been any indication, no industry is safe from the Great Resignation. The latest PwC Pulse Survey found that 77% of respondents said hiring and retaining employees is their most critical growth driver this year. As we have previously covered, many employees see the current job market as the perfect […]

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What to Expect for This Year’s Sales Tax Holidays

This blog was updated on August 3, 2022 While the concept of a sales tax holiday, or a tax free weekend, is not new, it is one that can evolve and change over time. A state may have initially not had one, but implemented one within the last few years. Retailers’ tax departments must remain […]

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Will the Pink Tax Be a Thing of the Past?

Several states are redefining their sales tax laws to better consider gender equality in evaluating what is a necessary good. Often, this means states are looking into how the “pink tax” is applied. The “pink tax” refers to the application of sales tax or value-added tax (VAT) in a way that is considered disproportionally unfair […]

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Stay Informed on Sales and Use Tax in the New Year

Sales tax is tough, especially when it comes to compliance. Sales and use tax compliance takes time and resources, no matter the size of your business. New laws are constantly added and amended, sometimes with little warning, making compliance seem nearly impossible. To make things worse, sales and use tax audits are on the rise […]

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3 Reasons to Consider Sovos as Your Sales Tax Partner

As sales tax continues to evolve in complexity, working with the right partner becomes more important. Currently, 47 states and territories in the U.S. are imposing state or local economic nexus standards. Regardless of the size of your organization, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on sales tax changes. That’s why partnering with a […]

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