January 8, 2019
The Juice: Tax News Served Fresh

Welcome to 2019! The month of December ended with a bit more excitement around economic nexus as California announced its response to South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Starting April 1, 2019, California will require out of state sellers with a certain amount of economic activity to collect and remit sales tax. California is one of the big four — states with the highest populations and the highest sales tax revenue collections in the United States. Attend our 2019 Sales Tax Changes webinar on January 15 to learn more about the significance of this change, or read our blog post to understand how the law may impact remote sellers and California businesses.

It’s also time to announce a new webinar series and our A-List events schedule. For customers using AvaTax Admin Console, we’ll be launching a series of AvaTax Update webinars to help customers learn about new features, ask questions, and prepare to migrate to our newest user experience, AvaTax Update. In addition, our 2019 A-List event schedule is available, so take note of when we’ll be in your area.

Silicon Valley – February 19, 2019 New York City – March 2019
Austin – April 2019 Houston – April 2019
Seattle – September 2019 Chicago – September 2019
Minneapolis – September 2019 Atlanta – October 2019
Denver – October 2019


Fresh news

Fresh News

New year brings new remote seller sales tax collection obligations in 7 states

Starting January 1, more than five states now require out-of-state sellers to collect and remit sales tax: Georgia, Iowa, Nebraska, Utah, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. That same date, new sales tax collection requirements for marketplace facilitators will take effect in Alabama. Read more »

California will tax sales by out-of-state sellers starting April 1, 2019

After months of deliberation, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has come up with a response to South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. California will require out-of-state sellers with a certain amount of economic activity in the state to collect and remit sales tax starting April 1, 2019. Read more »

Monthly compliance recap

In the last month of 2018, departments of revenue were busy enacting laws before the close of the year. We’ve gathered the notable tax changes or rulings that may impact your tax compliance picture. Read more »

Colorado offers a period of grace for those that need it

Although significant changes to sales and use tax sourcing rules took effect in Colorado on December 1, 2018 — along with new reporting requirements for out-of-state sellers — affected businesses that need more time to comply with the new requirements now have it. The grace period runs through May 31, 2019. Read more »

Not all states want marketplace facilitators to collect tax. Some just want information.

Most states with marketplace sales tax laws require marketplace facilitators to collect and remit sales tax on behalf of their non-collecting third-party sellers. Yet, not all states are interested in having marketplace facilitators play tax collector. Some want the facilitator to identify marketplace sellers, so they can contact those sellers directly. Read more »

Become an Avalara Reference Customer

In 2018, more than 300 customers joined the Avalara Customer Reference program. Get involved in 2019 through joint marketing initiatives, participation in Avalara events and tradeshows, our Customer Advisory Board, and more. Learn about the Avalara Reference Customer program and take the first step toward joining today. Learn 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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AvaTax Update: Get ready to use the new version of AvaTax

January 22, 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
January 24, 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET

Avalara’s newest version of AvaTax — AvaTax Update — is designed to be even simpler and easier to use. Join Avalara product managers and experts for one of our two webinars this month to get a behind the scenes look at how AvaTax Update is making AvaTax more intuitive, efficient, and extensible for your future needs.
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2019 sales tax changes — part II

January 15, 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET
Start 2019 strong with an update on this year’s major tax changes taking effect across the United States. Avalara’s Scott Peterson breaks down economic nexus laws enacted in the wake of the Supreme Court decision and explains why this year might bring more tax changes than any other year we’ve seen. Register now »

10 sales tax rules to live by

January 29, 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET
Sales tax compliance can be a nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be. Avalara's Jeffrey Lutters reviews some of the fundamental sales tax rules that business struggle with. Register now »


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