12 Sales Tax Tips to Implement Before 2013

Written By: Liz Anderson

from November 27, 2012

With thousands of rate, rule, and boundary changes every year and an epic legal debate over e-commerce taxation, sales tax has never been more complicated.  Unfortunately, this trend will only continue to get worse as cash-strapped states rely heavily on sales tax audits to make up for their revenue shortfalls.  As states hire more auditors to enforce the constantly changing sales tax guidelines, it makes it nearly impossible for a business to come out of an audit unscathed.

While the outlook can be dark and daunting for a business, Avalara has compiled a list of the top 12 things that every business should know when it comes to sales tax compliance, along with tips to help combat them.

Attend an educational webinar to learn more about these tips and reduce your risk of a negative audit.  Here is a sneak peek on some of the tips that will be covered:

  • Determine if you’ve created nexus in any new jurisdictions in the past year.  

Nexus laws vary from state to state and can change from one month to the next.

  • Make sure you understand taxability of new products you offer.

Not only can taxability differ from one product to the next, but it can also differ state to state.

  • Verify jurisdictions based on exact location, not ZIP code.

It is not unusual to have multiple jurisdictions (and therefore multiple rates) for a given ZIP code.

Title: The Dark Side of Sales Tax Compliance…12 Things Every Business Should Know
Date: Tuesday, December 4 2012
Time: 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST

Register Today:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/879049641

About Avalara

Avalara, the developer of AvaTax, offers cloud-based sales tax automation services that seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Dynamics to calculate sales tax, manage exemption certificates, and file and remit sales tax payments that.

*Each webinar attendee will receive a copy of the white paper “12 Sales Tax Tips for Small Businesses.”  Can’t attend the webinar, but would like a copy of the white paper…download it here: http://www.avalara.com/12tipswhitepaper.