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.

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.

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…

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.