Sales Tax Resources & Updates

Bookmark this page, because it’ll be your vault for all things sales and use tax! Here you’ll find quick-reference charts, in-depth whitepapers, helpful tools, legislative updates, directories, FAQs and more.

How to Use This Page: Simply scroll to browse all our sales tax resources that you can use in your job today. You can refine your search by topic and/or jurisdiction or search by keyword. For a handy chart of key sales tax facts by state, select a jurisdiction.

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Remote Seller Resources

Comprehensive list of resources for remote sellers following the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision – including state notices, videos, articles, training opportunities, and more.

Helpful Links

We’ve gathered some websites that may be helpful in finding answers to your sales tax questions or addressing your sales tax needs.

Sales Tax FAQs

Explore commonly asked questions about sales and use tax. A great starting place to learn about fundamental sales tax concepts and general applications to business.

State Sales Tax Rates

This chart lists the standard state level sales and use tax rates. The range of local taxes is also included as a quick reference. Chart is updated monthly.

Sales Tax Holidays

Stay updated on what sales tax holidays may be going on in your state! This chart includes information about recent, current, and upcoming sales tax holidays.

Sales Tax Amnesty

Find details such as filing dates, tax types, and amnesty benefits for current, recent, and upcoming amnesty programs for each participating state.

Remote Seller Nexus Chart

This remote seller nexus chart lists the states that have passed one or more types of legislation regarding nexus.

Nexus After Wayfair – What You Need to Know

Free resource to help you determine how and if you have sales tax nexus and how to set yourself to manage sales tax nexus.

Important Concepts in Sales Tax Administration

Free resource to help you solve your most common corporate sales and use tax challenges.

True Object Test Decision Diagram

Quick assessment tool that will help you determine which of your products and services are taxable…

Best Practices in Transaction Tax Systems Implementation

Learn the best practices in transaction tax systems implementation with this free resource.

No Excuses: Automation Advances Make Sales Tax Collection Easier for Everyone

Learn how sales tax automation has evolved and how to find the right system for your company.

Best Practices for Managing a Sales Tax Audit

Free whitepaper that will help you prepare for any sales tax audit that may come your way.

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…

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.

East Coast States Sales Tax Changes to Know

We explore four recent East Coast sales tax updates and examine how these changes may affect your business operations, including some opportunities that may reap big benefits.

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…

2018 Sales Tax by the Numbers

A snapshot of the Sales Tax Institute\’s 2018 year in sales tax. From Wayfair to teaching more students than ever before, it was a memorable year!

How Sales Tax on Construction Works for Buyers and Sellers

Sales and use taxation of construction and real property transactions can be an area of great complexity that affects more than just contractors. Whether you’re a tax professional who works for a construction company or for a business that enters…

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.

Manufacturing Sales Tax Exemptions: Making the Case

There are many opportunities to take advantage of sales tax exemptions in the manufacturing industry. Here are quick tips to uncover more and sometimes unexpected manufacturing exemptions for your company.

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and the Future of Tax Automation

AI and bots will change the way sales tax professionals operate on a daily basis. Learn what to expect in the future from these new technologies and ways to get ahead of the curve.

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.

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.

Sales Tax for Services: Side by Side Invoice Comparison

In this mini-training, Diane Yetter compares two differently formatted invoices for the same transaction to demonstrate the importance of invoice presentation for the taxability of the services you’re providing. Wording your invoice in a certain way can increase your taxability.…

Case Study: How Local Taxes Can Impact Small Businesses

There is a crucially important topic when it comes to sales tax compliance that most don’t properly consider: local sales and use tax.

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.