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Sales Tax Exemptions Explained!

Sales Tax Exemptions Explained!

Every jurisdiction has sales and use tax exemptions available to certain taxpayers. Some exemptions are related to exempt organizations (i.e., who is purchasing the item), while others are based on what is being sold and /or how it is being used.

The Dangers of Combining Sales & Non-Sales Related Deposits

The Dangers of Combining Sales & Non-Sales Related Deposits

Auditors routinely request bank statements as part of their document request.
If you are commingling personal deposits and business deposits, you must be able to identify and substantiate which deposits are not related to your sales.

Sales Tax Nexus- What Sales Tax Registration Means

Sales Tax Nexus- What Sales Tax Registration Means

Sales tax registration may lead to other registration responsibilities. It is important to not only know when sales and use tax nexus is triggered but to also know that registering to collect sales tax may lead to other registration requirements.

Deadlines! Remember to Set Your State Tax Reminders

Deadlines! Remember to Set Your State Tax Reminders

This a short about the important of scheduling reminders to help with your tax compliance. Business owners should have a system in place to help ensure that sales and use tax returns, reports, etc. are filed in a timely manner.

Avoid these Top 4 Sales Tax Return Errors- Dos & Don’ts

Avoid these Top 4 Sales Tax Return Errors- Dos & Don’ts

This blog is about the common mistakes that people make when filing sales tax returns. Topics includes collecting sales tax incorrectly, filing sales tax returns in a timely manner, filing sales tax returns even when there are zero sales in a jurisdiction, etc.

Taxable Purchases Made Easy!  5 Rules to Use

Taxable Purchases Made Easy! 5 Rules to Use

Taxable purchases is a concept that people commonly misunderstand. It stands for the concept that there are no free rides. If a vendor does not charge sales tax on a product or service that is taxable, you must remit the tax directly the appropriate taxing authority yourself.

The Top 5 Sales Tax Resale & Exemption Certificate Mistakes

The Top 5 Sales Tax Resale & Exemption Certificate Mistakes

When working with sales tax, it is common for people to sell items that are not taxable without collecting resale or exemption certificates that support the tax-free nature of the sale. If a taxing authority requires the collection of the documents to prove that your decision not to collect sales or use tax was correct, you MUST have the documents. And there is a difference between resale and exemption certificates.

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