We write The Sales Tax Institute blog to help keep you informed on all things sales tax and the profession. You will find articles about hot topics like nexus, detailed information on important legislation, and professional development insights to help you pave the path of your career.

The Rise of Retail Delivery Fees: Unveiling the Impact on Consumers

We are putting the Colorado Retail Delivery Fee center stage and diving into how its story has unfolded thus far.

Key Sales Tax Updates Affecting the Mid-Atlantic

To help those with business operations in the Mid-Atlantic or those who make sales into Mid-Atlantic states keep up, we’re putting a magnifying glass on some of the key recent sales tax changes.

Sales Tax Institute Book Club: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

How much control do you have over your success? The Sales Tax Institute Book Club’s latest read is an informative and inspirational look into how our attitudes can impact our success. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S.…

The Wacky World of Rental Tax

While accurate sales tax compliance is never impossible, those companies operating in the rental arena have several challenges unique to their business. In this blog, we will detail some of those challenges and the steps that rental companies must take to stay safe from significant audit exposure.

Advice and Accomplishments of Women in Sales Tax

As we reach the end of Women’s History Month, it’s a great time to look back on some amazing women in sales tax.

Use Tax Accrual: Manual and Automated Options to Keep You Compliant

Decisions your suppliers make as they react to changes in where they are required to collect sales tax can greatly impact your relationship with them as a customer.

Sales Tax Institute Book Club: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

The Sales Tax Institute Book Club most recently took to reading a book that brought us into the world of a girl/woman growing up with the odds against her who ended up reaching one of the highest titles in the United States government. In My Beloved World, we followed Sonia Sotomayor from the Bronx with her family all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

3 Trending 2023 Sales Tax Issues

As a new economic cycle unfolds, some changes are appearing on the horizon. States have been thorough in reassessing their sales tax policies to make positive changes for taxpayers. A lot of bold tax changes were proposed in the 2022 legislative session, and the same is to be expected of 2023.

Introducing Our Newest Team Members: A Look into our Growing Company

We have been experiencing a wave of growth at the Sales Tax Institute and Yetter Tax! With an increasing number of students and clients, we have been lucky enough to add some new members to our team.

Key Sales Tax Updates Affecting the Northeast

No region of the United States is immune from sales tax updates… Regions across the U.S. experience a continuous stream of sales tax updates each and every week. The Northeast is no exception. One of the biggest challenges sales tax…

2022 Year in Review

From our very own Diane Yetter testifying for the United States Senate Committee on Finance to all 50 states enacting economic nexus laws, 2022 has been an exciting year!

Taxing Digital Goods and Services: Recent Shifts and Trends

Let’s take a look at recent legislation states have put on the books and delve into new trends in digital goods and what to watch for in our virtual-driven world.

Meet Nancy Steele, Winner of the 2022 Sales Tax Nerd Award

The Sales Tax Nerd Award recognizes sales tax professionals who demonstrate a dedicated passion and commitment to the study and practice of sales tax.

Business License Compliance: The Oft-Forgotten Registration

There are 55 states and territories, 3,000 counties and parishes, approximately 35,000 local municipalities, and special purpose districts that all have their own rules regarding business licenses, permits, and registrations. Here\’s how to handle it…

B.J. Pritchett: Celebrating a Career in Sales Tax

Sometimes we are lucky enough to have someone come into our life that changes it forever. And then this has a ripple effect and changes so many others. B.J. Pritchett is this person for me. I met B.J. when we…

Sales Tax 101: Determining When Sales Tax Applies

This blog details key items in understanding when a sale is taxable or exempt and what you need to know to ensure that an exemption can be claimed.

Score New Wins at Work with a Network of Sales Tax Allies

Are you starting to come back into the office? Or maybe you are also starting to attend in person conferences – in either case, it is time to revisit the value of networking!

Managing unclaimed property: Understanding dormancy periods, due diligence and escheatment

Dealing with unclaimed property can become an afterthought for companies whose focus on profits leads to decreasing prioritization of regulatory and customer-protection responsibilities.

The Colorado Retail Delivery Fee: An update two months after launch

The Colorado Retail Delivery Fee generated a great deal of confusion, frustration, and irritation for in-state and out-of-state retailers, sales tax professionals, and tax software companies during the race to be ready for the fee which was effective July 1, 2022.

Remote Sales Tax Audits: What to Expect and How to Handle Them

Gone are the days when an auditor would come take up temporary residence in your office space while they complete your company’s audit. Remote audits are the new reality. You will likely never meet your auditor face to face! More…

Sales Tax Institute Book Club: Red Notice by Bill Browder

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, its impact on the global economy, and the horrifying images on the evening news of violence against ordinary citizens in Ukraine led to this month’s selection of “Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man’s Fight for Justice” for the Sales Tax Institute Book Club.

Post-Wayfair Landscape in Puerto Rico for Remote Sellers

Let’s have a brief look at economic nexus in Puerto Rico and discuss some practical tips for negotiating the complexity of sales tax compliance on the Island.

Uniformity is Needed! Key Takeaways from U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Sales Tax Post-Wayfair

The U.S. Senate held a hearing to examine the impact of the Wayfair decision on small businesses and remote sellers. Solutions came from 5 witnesses, including Diane Yetter.

3 Things to Monitor for Sales Tax Economic Nexus to Stay Compliant

Every state (pending Missouri’s effective date of 1/1/23) with a sales tax has economic nexus requirements for remote out-of-state sellers following the 2018 South Dakota v. Wayfair decision. Economic nexus generally requires out-of-state sellers to register and collect and remit…