January 2020
The Juice: Tax News Served Fresh

Happy new year! 2020 is upon us, and Avalara’s got the latest scoop on new product features as well as ever-changing sales tax changes.

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As a nation the United States beats to its own drum, and so do individual state tax authorities. Effective dates, included exemptions, and small-seller exceptions vary from state to state, forcing sellers of all sizes and industries to navigate the maze of compliance. 2020 looks to be the year when the dust settles and businesses adapt to a new normal for sales tax compliance. Read the 2020 sales tax changes report or attend our 2020 sales tax changes webinar on Tuesday, January 28 at 11:00 a.m. PT to learn more.

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January 2020 sales tax rate changes

With the start of a new year comes changes to local sales and use tax rates in several states. On January 1, 2020, rates changes went into effect in close to 25 states. See state-specific details here »

Arizona and Georgia lower economic nexus thresholds for remote sellers

Both states now enforce economic nexus, meaning they require out-of-state sellers with no physical presence in the state to collect and remit sales tax if their sales into the state cross a certain threshold. Variously known as the economic nexus threshold, remote seller threshold, or small seller threshold, the threshold is based on sales volume or number of transactions in a state, or both. It depends on the state. Read more »

Marketplaces responsible for sales tax in four more states starting January 1, 2020

New collection requirements for marketplaces took effect in Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin on January 1, 2020. At this point, marketplace facilitator laws are being enforced in a whopping 39 states (including Washington, D.C.). That means 2019 was a transformative year for marketplace facilitators and sellers alike; they all experienced a great deal of change. Read more »

Tariffs on. Tariffs off. What’s a business to do?

Last December, U.S. President Donald Trump announced a “very large Phase One trade deal with China.” The agreement commits the U.S. to halving tariffs on $110 billion of Chinese imports, including clothing, computer monitors, jewelry, smartphones, and toys. The retaliatory tariffs that China was set to place on U.S. imports starting December 15 have also been suspended. Read more »

How to save on sales tax in all states

There’s no statewide sales tax in Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, or Oregon, though more than 100 local governments levy local sales tax in The Last Frontier. Residents of other states can eliminate or reduce sales tax by keeping the following tax tips in mind. Read more »

December Roundup: Sales tax laws you need to know

Our last roundup of 2019 features the normal slew of sales and use tax changes. Read more »



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2020 Sales tax changes
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET

Now’s the time to prepare for even more sales tax changes to go into effect. Attend our upcoming sales tax changes webinars to arm yourself with knowledge on the biggest sales tax changes that went into effect in 2019 and what changes to expect in 2020.

For anyone dealing with sales and use tax, this is a critical webinar to attend. Register today for 2020 sales tax changes. Register now »

Conquer sales tax challenges during mergers or acquisitions
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Mergers and acquisitions can lead to time-consuming, complex challenges related to sales tax compliance. In today’s business landscape, company transitions are frequent and if not managed properly, can leave your company open to risk. It’s important to consider how your sales tax responsibilities might be impacted. Watch now »

10 sales tax rules to live by
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Struggling with sales tax? Learn the fundamentals of compliance in this webinar, where our resident sales tax expert and former California tax auditor reveals the 10 most important rules every business must follow to be compliant. Watch now »

Answered: The most commonly asked questions about sales tax
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There's no denying sales tax is complex. Rules vary by state and determining whether or not you're even required to collect and remit in a state can seem daunting. We know you've got questions. That's why we compiled some of the most common questions we get asked about sales tax and answered them in this one-hour presentation. Watch now »

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