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Why Do You Enjoy Being a Sales Tax Professional?

I posed a question on my Linked In account. I asked “What about working in sales and use tax do you enjoy most?” I was pleasantly surprised at the very thoughtful responses I received. As

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Drop Shipments: What Makes Sales Tax So Difficult?

Understanding the sales tax implications of drop shipments is a complex and frustrating issue. Drop shipments can impact virtually any individual or company purchasing goods. So many different types of businesses use drop shipments and don’t realize the impact to their business – until they get billed tax from their supplier! 


Because of the ever-changing

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4 Things You Need to Know Before Selecting a Sales Tax Automation System

It is virtually impossible to stay on top of every sales tax rate and rule change on your own. By various estimates, there are between 7,500 and 14,000 different authorities that impose a sales tax in the U.S. alone! This includes not just counties and cities, but also special purpose districts such as transit, stadium, police, school, and

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The Changing Face of Sales Tax Nexus

Figuring out if you have nexus in a state and need to collect and remit sales tax used to be somewhat clear. While the definition of nexus has never been uniform across all 50 states, two primary definitions of nexus have been generally agreed upon:


  • "Maintaining, occupying, or using permanently or temporarily, directly or indirectly or through a subsidiary, an office, place of distribution,
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Sales Tax 101: Determining when Sales Tax Applies

One of the most common questions I am asked is whether a specific product or service is subject to sales tax or is it exempt. Obviously, there are many different factors that go into answering these questions, but there are some general guidelines that can help determine whether something is taxable or exempt.


Another frequently asked question is whether or not a

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