April 2019
The Juice: Tax News Served Fresh

As of April 1, 2019, California requires out-of-state sellers with a certain amount of economic activity in the state to collect and remit sales tax. While California is not the first state to adopt economic nexus in the wake of the Wayfair decision, it is the largest. With a population pushing 40 million and the fifth largest economy in the world, few if any retailers will remain unaffected by this new collection requirement. To keep up with the constant sales tax changes by the states, follow our South Dakota v. Wayfair resource hub for remote sellers.

Also happening soon in California is our annual tax compliance conference, CRUSH19! The focus this year is The Path Forward for Tax Compliance. We’ll be dissecting the Wayfair decision, changes in Marketplace Facilitator laws, global compliance challenges, as well as providing product education and individual training from industry experts. If you can’t join us at CRUSH19, or would like additional learning opportunities, attend a class from the new line up of free Avalara University courses. We have online training for all our core products and some courses are eligible for CPE credit.


Fresh news

Fresh News

New resource: Managing exempt sales during the rise of economic nexus

Download our whitepaper to learn how economic nexus might impact your exempt sales and overall sales tax compliance picture, what details require special attention, and how to evaluate your supply chain and drop shipping relationships to understand how they influence sales tax obligations. Download now »

Industry report: Avalara named a Leader in IDC MarketScape report on global tax automation

Sales tax remains an increasingly difficult and complex responsibility for businesses around the world. The new IDC MarketScape report is proof that tax automation solutions are of increasing interest and accessibility as businesses need help managing the calculation, collection, and filing of indirect taxes. Read more »

New resource: The five steps for managing sales tax

As your business evolves and changes, your sales tax obligations may also change or expand. And when that happens there are typically five steps you need to take in order to ensure you’re compliant at every stage of the sales tax cycle. To help, review the five steps for managing sales tax that all businesses should take. Download now »

March Roundup: Sales tax laws you need to know

The March 2019 roundup is considerably shorter than February’s, but it still packs a punch. Here are some of the most notable sales tax changes that could impact your sales tax compliance. Read more »

Blog article: State-by-state guide to the taxability of digital products

Year after year, digital products shift from exempt to taxable in some part of the world. On January 1, 2019, for example, several American states and Canadian provinces started to tax the sale of digital goods and services. Others are looking to follow suit. Read more »

Blog article: 50 ways to tax a remote sale

When the Supreme Court overruled the long-standing physical presence rule in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., it freed states to tax remote sales. What it didn’t do was set parameters for how to do that. Consequently, there are many ways (50?) for a state to tax remote sales. Read more »

Product highlight: Tax notice manager

A tax notice is a notification from a tax jurisdiction informing you of a requirement, adjustment, or error involving your tax account. If you use Avalara Returns, you can now track the status of your submitted tax notices within your account. Read more »



Our annual transaction tax conference, Avalara CRUSH, is only a month away. Are you registered? We’re dedicating a handful of sessions to the Wayfair decision and its impact on remote sellers. Stay ahead of the game at CRUSH19 with education, content, and training to help you navigate the path forward for tax compliance. Learn more »



Streamlined sales tax (SST) for remote sellers

Tuesday, April 16 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET
Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) has never been more important for remote sellers than it is today. Join Avalara’s Scott Peterson to discover how to simplify sales tax compliance, reduce audit risk, and determine if your business qualifies for SST cost savings. Register now »
The Tricky 10: States with the most complex rules for filing sales tax returns

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Don’t let a small number of states take up most of your time during sales tax returns filing. Avalara experts explain the top challenges when filling sales tax returns, specific filing and remittance complexity with the ten most challenging states, and how Avalara can help. Watch now »
The five steps for managing sales tax compliance

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Have you thought holistically about your sales tax picture? Worried that you forgot an important step? Avalara’s Wendy Leonard covers 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. Watch now »

AvaTax Update

New workshops added to Avalara University

For a limited time, our live, online trainings are complimentary for Avalara customers. You’ll spend time with an Avalara trainer and other students in an online classroom while performing hands-on exercises to experience real-world scenarios, tools, and best practices. Pre-registration is required and workshop space is limited. Register now »

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