September 2019
The Juice: Tax News Served Fresh

Next month, new sales tax collection requirements take effect in more than a dozen states. The continued ripple effect of the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. ruling, new economic nexus laws and marketplace facilitator requirements are dominating state sales tax laws across the country. In fact, out of the 45 states that have a general sales tax, 43 now have economic nexus laws on the books. To keep up and learn more about where you may have new sales tax obligations coming up in October, read our recent blog post Remote sellers and marketplaces: Are you ready to collect sales tax on October 1, 2019?

If you’re also looking for more information on other types of nexus or reporting requirements — including state-specific details — visit our Sales tax laws by state resource page.


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Do exempt sales count toward state economic nexus thresholds?

The decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. that rocked the world of retail doesn’t just impact retailers of taxable goods. Businesses that deal primarily in exempt transactions may also have new registration and documentation requirements as a result of the Wayfair ruling and subsequent state economic nexus laws. Read more »

What’s home rule? How does it affect sales tax?

Sales tax compliance can be extremely challenging for businesses in the five states that allow localities to have total home rule. It’s especially so for remote sellers with nexus, or an obligation to collect sales tax. Read more »

Old law imposes new sales tax requirement on remote sellers in Kansas

The Kansas Department of Revenue published new sales tax requirements for remote retailers. As of October 1, 2019, all out-of-state sellers making sales for delivery into Kansas are required to register with the Department of Revenue and collect and remit Kansas sales or use tax. Read more »

Why investors care about the state of your tax compliance

Planned, sustained, scalable growth paints a picture of stability for investors. As you grow, it’s likely that your growth-related activities will trigger even more sales tax compliance obligations, which are important to keep up with because it takes even more effort to play catch up. Read more »

August Roundup: Sales tax laws you need to know

Sales tax never takes a break. Although only a handful of state legislatures are in session in August, there were still plenty of sales tax changes. Read more »



Chicago A-List
Tuesday, September 17, 10:30 a.m. CT

Join Avalara in Chicago to discuss sales and use tax industry trends, earn CPE credit, and play ping pong. You’ll have an opportunity to meet other local tax professionals at this complimentary customer event. Register now »

Minneapolis A-List
Thursday, September 19, 10 a.m. CT

Avalara’s coming to Minneapolis for a complimentary customer event at Topgolf. Join us to discuss sales and use tax industry trends, compliance best practices, and new product features while earning CPE credit. Register now »



Are you sales tax compliant one year after South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.?
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If your company hasn’t reevaluated your sales tax footprint in the past year, now is the time to. There’s a good chance you have obligations to register, collect, and remit sales tax due to economic activity in new states. Avalara’s Vice President of Sales and Use Tax Enablement, Clifford Turner, and Senior Manager for Streamlined Sales Tax, Emil Ashford, review the evolution of economic nexus laws since the Wayfair decision and share step-by-step instructions on how to take care of your economic nexus obligations. Watch now »

AvaTax Update: 7 common tasks you need to know
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Get the most out of Avalara AvaTax! Watch as Avalara Program Manager Von Taylor gives an overview of the new user experience and demonstrates seven of the most common tasks used by customers, including how to complete a tax override on a transaction, add jurisdictions to where you collect, run a transaction detail report, approve returns, edit the filing calendar, add a new return, and add a new exemption. Watch now »

Sales tax for online marketplace sellers
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Doing business through an online marketplace means your business must adhere to additional sales tax obligations and understand tricky marketplace facilitator laws. Learn more about how to manage sales tax for online sellers and how to determine when you’re on the hook to collect and remit. Watch now »

AvaTax Update

Avalara University workshops in September and October

Register for free, online workshops to build the skills you need to get the most out of your Avalara solutions. You’ll spend time with an Avalara trainer and other students in an online classroom while discussing real-world scenarios, tools, and best practices. Register now »

AvaTax Update Essentials
  • Tuesday, September 17: Set up AvaTax Update (1 CPE credit)
  • Wednesday, September 18: Manage transactions in AvaTax Update (2 CPE credits)
  • Thursday, September 19: Reconcile AvaTax Update with your accounting software (1 CPE credit)
  • Thursday, October 10: Maintain AvaTax Update (1 CPE credit)
Avalara Returns Essentials
  • Thursday, October 3: Set up Avalara Returns (2 CPE credits)
  • Monday, October 7: Prepare for Avalara to file your returns
  • Thursday, October 17: Maintain Avalara Returns (2 CPE credits)
CertCapture Essentials
  • Tuesday, September 24: Set up CertCapture (2 CPE credits)
  • Thursday, September 26: Add customers and documents to CertCapture (2 CPE credits)
  • Tuesday, October 15: Maintain CertCapture (1 CPE credit)