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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.

Top 2018 Sales Tax Developments and 2019 Predictions from Sales Tax Pros

2018 was a year for the books. We took the opportunity to reflect on one of the most exciting years in sales tax history by gathering insights from professionals at the top of the sales tax field. We asked sales…

3 Ways that SD v. Wayfair Will Impact Retailers (And What To Do About It)

In a post-Wayfair world, retailers need to be aware of the impact this court decision can have on their operations. Here are three ways that Wayfair will impact retailers and what to do about it.

South Dakota v. Wayfair Analysis & Predictions: Sales Tax Experts Weigh-In

Sales tax experts lend their insight into and predictions for one of the most important U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding sales tax in decades, South Dakota v. Wayfair.

South Dakota vs. Wayfair: One Year Later

June 21, 2019 marks the one year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the seminal South Dakota v. Wayfair case. And what a wild year it has been! As you can imagine, we’ve been busy at the Sales…

How the West Has Responded to Wayfair

A whirlwind of sales tax changes have swept across the Western region of the U.S. following the Wayfair decision. From novel approaches to economic nexus to shifting thresholds – keeping up with changes for remote sellers is no easy feat…

South Dakota v. Wayfair is Decided: What Does It Mean for You?

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case. For those of us in the sales tax field, this decision is as big as it gets.

How One Court Decision Kept Us on Our Toes, Brought Us Together & Moves Us Forward

The Wayfair decision is unprecedented in the amount of change it brought to the sales tax landscape. It is also unprecedented in the way it has inspired camaraderie and community building among sales tax professionals in ways that make our…

What’s Use Tax Like Post SD v. Wayfair?

Use tax compliance is an important issue yet it is frequently neglected or forgotten about when looking at the big picture of keeping your company in compliance. Let’s first get clear on what use tax is. Use tax is a…

SD v Wayfair: The Decision – Day 1 Analysis with Diane Yetter

Diane Yetter debriefs the momentous Supreme Court decision, South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court. She breaks down what the decision means for businesses and shares her initial reactions during a live Q&A session.

South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court Experience

Diane Yetter shares her experience visiting the Supreme Court for the biggest sales tax case in decades, South Dakota v. Wayfair.

Passion and Intrigue

What two things can help you succeed the most? Most people think it is intelligence and connections. And yes, those are important, but I would argue that the two most important are passion and intrigue.

Giving Thanks to this Monumental Sales Tax Year

We give thanks to every member of the Sales Tax Institute circle who was a part of this momentous year in sales tax.

Cloud & Software Taxation After South Dakota v. Wayfair

States have been tackling taxation of software and the cloud for quite some time and this trend has continued post-South Dakota v. Wayfair. In fact, a number of major pieces of legislation have become effective post-Wayfair across the states. Let’s…

Drop Shipment Myths Debunked

Drop shipments are common but tricky transactions. Given that a large number of companies are dealing with these transactions in a changing sales tax landscape, there are some common misunderstandings floating around. How can you tell drop shipment facts from…

The Southern States’ Reaction to SD v. Wayfair; A Summary

Post-Wayfair, significant sales tax legislative changes have happened on a daily basis, and the Southern states are no exception. We’ve seen a flurry of sales tax legislative activity recently regarding changes for remote sellers making sales into Southern states. If…

Back to School for Tax Professionals Too

It’s back-to-school time for students everywhere, but this time of year provides the perfect opportunity for us as professionals to think about continuing our education and professional growth as well.

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. That’s not the case anymore.

This U.S. Supreme Court Case Could Change Everything

You may not know it, but we are on the cusp of one of the most important court decisions regarding sales tax in decades.

Football, Pizza & Sales Tax – A Chat with Faculty Member Jordan Goodman

Faculty member, Jordan Goodman, shares about his career path, advice for young sales tax professionals, and why he\’s passionate about teaching and working in sales tax.

Sales Tax Registration – What Is It and Why Do You Need To Do It?

Post-Wayfair, it has never been more important to understand your sales tax registration obligations. If you’re making sales, chances are good that you will need to register to collect and remit sales tax in multiple states.

Midwest State Tax Updates You May Have Missed

In sales tax, legislative updates and law changes are a constant. It is virtually impossible to keep up with all of the changes taking place in the states where you conduct business, especially if there are more than one. But…

Economic Nexus: The New Standard??

Economic nexus legislation is being introduced, enacted and challenged in court regularly across the states.

Meet the 2019 Sales Tax Nerd Award Winner: Cherie Julius

The Sales Tax Institute is excited to announce that we have selected Cherie Julius, Senior Tax Manager at Uline, Inc., as the winner of the first ever Sales Tax Nerd Award!

Women in Sales Tax: Taking on the Business World & Pursuing Their Passion

The Sales Tax Institute is proudly woman-owned and woman-led. In light of Women’s History month, we’re celebrating all the women who spend their days working in sales tax. It’s a special month to take the time to elevate the voices…