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.

Gross Receipts Taxes 101

Here is the 101 knowledge that you need to know to get you acquainted with gross receipts taxes…

The Best Advice from Women in Sales Tax

Watch this video to hear the best advice from women in the industry.

Your Guide to Sales Tax in the Midwest

To catch you up and cut down your research time, we’ve compiled some of the essential Midwestern sales tax trends for 2024 that you need to know.

Assemble Your Toolkit for Manufacturing Sales Tax Exemptions

The harsh reality is that sales tax affects just about every single business in the United States, but it is like solving a puzzle to find resources about it. Your responsibility can vary across all 50 states, even if you…

3 Trending 2024 Sales Tax Issues

With insights from our sales tax experts, let\’s explore three trending sales tax issues of 2024 that could have significant impacts on your operations.

How Emotionally Intelligent are You?

Our most recent book was Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. Emotional intelligence is an essential aspect of everyone’s life, whether in the personal or professional realm, so let’s dive right in!

The 5 Keys to Saving Time and Money on Tax Research

Diane Yetter outlines her systematic approach that will help you find the correct answers to sales tax questions in less time.

Key Sales Tax Updates Affecting the Southeastern United States

Picture this: an evolving sales tax landscape throughout the United States where sales tax rules resemble a puzzle, and being up to date on the Southeast region is the missing piece for compliance success.

Meet Al Paulsen, Winner of the 2023 Sales Tax Nerd Award

“In this field you get to be the star sleuth of your own detective novel, interviewing witnesses to sales tax regulations and piecing together different statutes to remain compliant for another day.” Al Paulsen sure is the main character in…

Sales Tax Best Practices for E-Commerce Businesses

In this blog post, we will explore some essential best practices for e-commerce businesses to successfully handle sales tax.

How Practical is Artificial Intelligence for Sales Tax? The Future of Sales Tax in the United States

The world of taxation is evolving rapidly, and artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a significant role in this transformation. AI is poised to make a substantial impact in the sales tax field.

6 Best Practices for Sales Tax Exemption Certificate Management

These six best practices for sales tax exemption certificate management can help prevent documentation snafus.

The Social Impact of Sales Tax

Most discussion of sales tax takes place at the company level – from nexus determination to tax remittance and all the processes in between. We know how to quantify the impact sales tax has on a company. But what about the wider impact?

How To: Determine Sales Tax Sourcing for Services

It’s daunting to figure out where you have sales tax obligations. And when you are a service provider, the responsibility grows even more complicated! If you have physical or economic nexus in the states that tax services across the country,…

Sales Tax Institute Book Club: Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

Our team chose Dare to Lead by Brené Brown as our book club book this quarter. We learned new skills paired with actionable items we can apply.

Best Practices for Construction Contract Planning

Construction projects can be massive and overwhelming endeavors for property owners. The projects entail a slew of decisions and require clear and frequent communication with the project contractor.

Nexus and Registration Impacts of Mergers and Acquisitions

Is your business going through a reorganization? Mergers and acquisitions change everything. The identity and purpose of a company and its products or services determine sales tax obligations differently across the states. In this article, we’ll outline the steps that every business needs to take when going through mergers and acquisitions to avoid audit risk.

Sales Tax Institute Book Club: Productivity for How You’re Wired by Ellen Faye

Do you know when you are most productive? Ellen Faye authored a book that delves into how you can better understand yourself and what works best for you (not just copying what works best for everyone around you), then creating a productivity flow from that with goals, time mapping, prioritized task lists, and daily planning in mind.

Your Nexus Queries Answered: Unraveling the Top 3 Areas of Confusion

Ever since the Supreme Court released its decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair five years ago, we have been flooded with questions about economic nexus legislation and how it affects businesses across the country. Now that every state has added economic nexus legislation, every business must ask these questions!

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.