eBay Sales Tax Fraud
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eBay Sales Tax Fraud

Possibly some of the most difficult and confusing tax laws that online sellers have to deal with are sales tax laws. Part of what makes these laws such a headache is that they are different for every state, and the nature of your business combined with a particular state’s laws will determine if you have…

Strange State Laws (Concerning Sales Tax and Other Things)

Strange State Laws (Concerning Sales Tax and Other Things)

While most people are aware of how their state law applies to them in various situations they’re likely to encounter in their everyday lives, these laws have to be built to accommodate all eventualities. This can lead to some strange interpretations and applications of statutes, as well as some interesting stand-alone policies. Some of these…

Should I Charge Sales Tax on Shipping Charges in my E-commerce Store?

Should I Charge Sales Tax on Shipping Charges in my E-commerce Store?

Each state is a little different in terms of the way it handles sales tax, and this includes the determination of whether or not shipping charges are taxable. The following is a state-by-state breakdown of the taxability of shipping, handling and any other charges associated with the delivery of taxable items shipped to the purchaser….

Voluntary Disclosure Process For Erroneous Reporting

Voluntary Disclosure Process For Erroneous Reporting

It’s every online retailer’s nightmare: a dreaded audit or costly penalties and fines for erroneous sales tax reporting. And yet, the ever-changing landscape of sales tax regulations that affects ecommerce retailers means that errors in reporting are a real possibility for even the most conscientious of vendors. Is there a way retailers can protect themselves…

5 Surprising Business Activities that Create a Sales Tax Nexus

5 Surprising Business Activities that Create a Sales Tax Nexus

In most cases, a business needs to collect sales tax in the states in which they are located. This concept, called nexus, means that if the business has a physical presence in a state, that state can compel the business to collect sales tax from its customers. Nexus is pretty cut-and-dry when you’re thinking about…