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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Featured Resources

Economic Nexus State Guide

Key information such as effective dates, thresholds, and includable sales for out-of-state sellers making sales into states that have enacted economic nexus legislation both before and after the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision.

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.

What is Nexus?

Learn all about nexus, a foundation sales tax concept, including how it affects your business and descriptions of the 5 types of remote seller nexus.

What do I need to know about the Wayfair case and economic nexus?

Get essential questions about the Wayfair decision and economic answered in this compilation of FAQs.

Sales Tax Nuances of Trade Show Attendance

Trade show attendance in another state can create physical nexus and trigger sales tax obligations. Learn key nuances of trade show rules across the states.

2019 by the Numbers

What were the biggest moments in sales tax in 2019? Check out the Sales Tax Institute graphical year in review.

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 Top 5 Reasons We’re Feeling Grateful in 2019

From record student numbers to new Sales Tax Institute team members – we are grateful for yet another exciting and busy year in the sales tax field, learning and growing alongside you. Here are the top five reasons we’re feeling extra grateful this year.

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…

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!

New to Selling Online? The Top 4 Considerations for Sales Tax

Picture this common business scenario in the Internet age: Your company has historically only sold its products from a physical store but decides to grow its business by selling online on its own website. Adding a new online sales channel…

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?

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.

Sales Tax Industry: Bigger Than You Think!

Sales tax is a niche area of accounting and finance, but that doesn’t mean career options are limited! The sales tax industry offers a whole realm of possibilities! Any type of organization that makes sales must consider the sales tax…

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…

23 Years of Sales Tax Institute

By Diane Yetter Today marks 23 years (CRAZY!) since I started Yetter Consulting and the Sales Tax Institute. As I’ve thought about this date and the amount of time I’ve been helping people with sales tax issues, it often feels…