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What are the New Mexico Economic Nexus Details?

New Mexico is one of many states that updated its economic nexus following the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision. With the passing of New Mexico House Bill (H.B.) 6, the Land of Enchantment adopted a sales tax collection requirement for out-of-state sellers and marketplace facilitators. The below outlines several of the major points in […]

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Massachusetts Adds Safe Harbor to New Accelerated Payment Program

Taxpayers worried about complying with the new Massachusetts “Advance Payment” requirement, applicable to sales/use and room occupancy tax taking effect on April 1, 2021, should take note of a temporary safe harbor added to the final version of Technical Information Release TIR 21-4 published by the Department of Revenue on March 31, 2021. As previously […]

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What is the Sales Tax Nexus in North Carolina?

Following the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court decision, North Carolina issued a policy directive (SD-18-6) indicating that it would be enforcing the imposition of tax on remote sellers under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 105-164.8(b). This directive was later codified in Session Law 2019-6. Remote sellers and marketplace facilitators should regularly ensure that they […]

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Massachusetts to Implement Advance Sales Tax Payment Program for April

As previously reported by my colleague, Erik Wallin, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue is set to start enforcing a new advance payment program applicable to sales, use and room occupancy tax. The requirements are detailed in a draft Technical Information Release and in an email sent to taxpayers on March 5. There are two critical changes […]

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Switching vs. suffering: Sales and use tax pain is avoidable

As one of the more complicated administrative aspects of a retail business, sales and use tax filing processes are ripe for re-evaluation. Begin by asking yourself questions such as: Does my current solution do enough to make my life simpler? Do I get more out of it than I am putting in? Believe it or […]

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How Marjam Building Supply solved sales and use tax

Almost two decades ago when Bruce Respler joined Marjam Building Supply, one of the largest distributors of building materials on the East Coast, he was in charge of calculating and filing sales taxes manually. The company, which now owns 40 lumberyards, was only selling into a few states at the time. But even then, the […]

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Maryland Enters the World of Digital Tax – Part 2

As reported here, a few weeks ago the Maryland Legislature enacted two bills impacting the state’s approach to tax in the digital economy. The first bill was a first-in-the-nation tax on digital advertising that is already being challenged in the courts on Constitutional grounds. The second, HB 932, while far less controversial, should not be […]

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Growth is great – but is your approach to sales tax keeping up?

When business is booming, the last thing you want to do is focus on tax liability.  But as you expand, so does complexity. Moving into new geographic areas or creating new products and services will likely affect your business’ sales tax obligations, so it’s vital to keep up with new requirements as you grow.  After […]

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If cars can drive themselves, should filing sales and use tax be so hard?

Picture this scenario: You input your sales and use tax data into your automated tax management tool and wait for your filings to be ready. A few days later, you get your determinations and have 24 hours to sign off.  You try to do quality control, but the forms don’t provide visibility into what data […]

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It’s 2021. No more unpleasant sales and use tax surprises

It’s no secret 2020 was a year of personal and professional disruption, requiring rapid adaptation. So long, office happy hour. Hello Zoom quarantinis! Of course, businesses have been adapting just like each of us. You may have been growing your online sales… perhaps quickly. Maybe you’re selling into states you’ve never done business in before […]

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Mississippi Sales Tax Nexus Changes

The Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. had a ripple effect across the country on how out-of-state businesses must collect and remit sales tax. The Mississippi sales tax nexus is just one example of how remote sellers and marketplace facilitators need to ensure they remain compliant as regulations are updated. Below […]

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Maryland Enters the World of Digital Tax

The Maryland Legislature overrode gubernatorial vetoes on two bills that substantially change how Maryland approaches digital tax. The Legislature adopted a novel rule that seeks to tax digital advertising services. Additionally, it expanded Maryland sales tax to include digital equivalents of tangible personal property. The concept of taxing the revenue earned by companies operating in […]

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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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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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