March 5, 2019
The Juice: Tax News Served Fresh

States and jurisdictions are doing more and more to collect their fair share of sales tax revenue. Are you prepared if faced with a sales tax audit? Read our latest blog post on the five things that can almost guarantee a negative audit result.

If you’re concerned that you’re not keeping up effectively with sales tax changes, you might be interested in the recently updated Sales and Use Tax for Dummies ebook that outlines how to comply with sales and use tax regulations, determine nexus obligations, and better manage reseller certificates.

And if you’re looking for a quick recap of sales tax changes in the past month, our February Roundup is here.


Fresh news

Fresh News

The difference between sales and use tax

There’s more to sales tax compliance than sales tax. At one time or another, most businesses also deal with use tax, which comes in two types: consumer use tax and seller use tax. Though all three are often lumped together as “sales and use tax,” there are important distinctions between them. Read more »

5 ways to fail a tax audit

We know you don’t want to waste time, money, and resources. So, hopefully these tips give you some ideas of what not to do. Read more »

February Roundup: Sales tax laws you need to know

Although shorter than your average month, February was a busy one for state lawmakers. We've gathered some of the most notable recent sales tax changes that could impact your sales and use tax compliance. Read more »

Tax authorities use crowdsourcing to find non-collecting sellers

State tax authorities are discovering a new use for crowdsourcing: identifying non-collecting sellers. At least three states have developed a process for taxpayers to identify businesses that don’t collect tax on their sales into the states. Read more »

Across state lines: delivery and nexus

The tale of Oregon-based Mattress World, a delivery into neighboring Washington state, and uncollected sales tax has become legendary. In the present sales tax environment, it’s become more relevant than ever. Read more »

Sales tax sourcing: How to find the right rule for every transaction

Getting sales tax right should be a goal for every business that deals with sales tax. To do so, you need to know which rates and rules apply to each transaction. Unfortunately, that’s not always immediately apparent because rates and rules depend on how a sale is sourced, and sourcing rules vary from state to state. Read more »




Join us in May at our annual transaction tax conference, Avalara CRUSH. We’re dedicating a handful of sessions to the Wayfair decision and its impact on remote sellers. New states continue to announce legislation in response and many customers are still trying to decipher what the ruling means for their business. Stay ahead of the game at CRUSH19 with education, content, and training to help you navigate the path forward for tax compliance. 
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The Tricky 10: States with the most complex rules for filing sales tax returns

March 6, 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
Don’t let a small number of states take up most of your time during sales tax returns filing. Join Avalara experts to hear about the top challenges when filling sales tax returns, specific filing and remittance complexity in the ten most challenging states, and how Avalara can help. Register now »

AvaTax Update: Get ready to use the new version of AvaTax

March 19, 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
Our newest version of Avalara AvaTax - AvaTax Update - is now available and it’s more intuitive and easier to use. All customers currently using Admin Console will eventually transition to this new user experience. Join Avalara product managers to learn how to navigate the new user experience. Register now »

5 steps to sales tax compliance

March 20, 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
Join us to ensure you’ve thought holistically about your sales tax picture and haven’t forgotten an important step. We’ll cover the typical steps businesses should consider for sales tax compliance, the impact of new sales tax legislation on these steps, and tools and resources to help you navigate the five steps. Register now »

Ask the expert: Legislative tax changes and the impact on your business

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More than 30 states adopted economic nexus requirements last year, while countless others now impose sales tax obligations on marketplace facilitators and marketplace sellers. Listen as Avalara’s Scott Peterson talks about the latest updates to sales tax rates, rules, and regulations. Watch now »


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