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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Sales Tax FAQs

We receive many questions regarding sales and use tax. We have included many of the questions and answers below. These answers are general and each state has different provisions. You should consult with a tax or business advisor for specific…

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.

Remote Seller Nexus Chart

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

State Sales Tax Rates

The following chart lists the standard state level sales and use tax rates. As of 3/1/2018 Many states allow non-standard rates on many items including meals, lodging, telecommunications and specific items and services. These rates are not represented in this…

Sales Tax Holidays

A sales tax holiday is a limited-time period where a state allows sales tax to be waived or reduced on categories of items. These holidays are short in duration and are limited to the items listed. Annual holidays are recurring…

Sales Tax Amnesty

Sales Tax Amnesty Programs By State Amnesty programs can be established by states as a way for taxpayers that have exposure to come into compliance. These programs are typically created legislatively and offered for a limited period of time. They…

Best Practices in Transaction Tax Systems Implementation

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

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.

Important Concepts in Sales Tax Administration

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

5 Things to Understand About Your Nexus Footprint

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

Surprising Tax Facts About Doing Business in Canada

Canada’s tax system operates in a very different fashion from the U.S. There are many reasons why taxpayers need to understand these differences and how Canada operates in regard to taxes.

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.

Jack of All Trades vs. Specialist: Choose the Best Path for Your Career

Is becoming an expert in one area preferable to becoming a jack of all trades competent in many areas?

How Sales Tax Has Evolved for Online Sellers (And What is Coming Next)

One of the most important developments in sales tax over the last several years is the evolution of how states are targeting online sellers.

The Top 3 2018 Sales Tax Changes Companies Must Know

Sales and use tax is always evolving. It’s a complex thing. And that means we’re always on the lookout for new sales tax trends across the states.

Farewell 2017; Here’s To You 2018!

Diane Yetter takes a look back at the biggest developments of 2017.

3 Automated Sales Tax Functions That Can Save You Time and Money

Having sales tax automation correctly implemented can help you avoid mistakes, save time and comes in handy in case the auditor comes calling.

Feeling Grateful

‘Tis the season to be thankful and to express our gratitude to those around us. Diane Yetter shares what she’s thankful for this season.

Sales Tax Exemptions: Are You Asking These Important Questions?

We reveal some of the questions you need to ask yourself if you handle exempt transactions, both for purchasers and sellers.

Reporting Requirements – The Next Big Trend in Remote Seller Legislation

Reporting and notice requirements legislation isn’t a new trend in sales and use tax. In 2017 however, reporting requirements legislation suddenly became a big deal.

The Internet of Things: What Is It and How Should It Be Taxed?

The Internet of Things can be summed up as a network of “intelligent,” connected devices that generate data for automating business processes and enabling new services.

Unclaimed Property: What Tax Professionals Need to Know

These are a few of the basics that you should understand about unclaimed property – from what exactly it is, to potential risk areas and compliance issues.

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.

New Tax Amnesty Opportunity for Online Sellers

The Multistate Tax Commission announced its Online Marketplace Seller Voluntary Disclosure Initiative, which ran from August 17 to November 1, 2017.

Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax – What’s so Hard about It???

This blog post details the history of Cook County’s sweetened beverage tax, from its enactment to its subsequent repeal.

Software Exemptions That You Might Not Think Of

In this blog post, we discuss three different types of software exemptions that may be available in some states.

Hot topics at 2017 Advanced & Basics

A recap of the topics that the Sales Tax Institute faculty spent a lot of time discussing with the attendees of the 2017 Advanced and Basics live courses.