The internet of things (IoT) is taking over. Most suspect that by 2020, most aspects of our lives will be connected. We’re talking anything from coffee makers, lamps, ovens or refrigerators to wearable devices. Forbes observed in 2014 that “anything that can be connected, will be connected,” and their point is quickly being proven correct.
You would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like a bargain, which is why so many retailers offer sales throughout the year. You can find a sale for pretty much any holiday, the Memorial Day sales, Fourth of July sales, Black Friday, back-to-school sales and so on. Shoppers flock to take advantage of these low prices, which is why retailers continue to provide them.
Among all the different technologies that automate business, sales tax is often the last on the list. It takes a great event for many owners to realize they are in need of sales tax automation. Most are wondering, “Why would I need that?” However, there are a lot of signs in business that signal it’s time for sales tax automation.
Imagine this scenario:
You’ve just received notice that you’re being audited for sales tax compliance in three days. You frantically call your bookkeeper and ask her to start organizing the past 12 months of sales. Your company has never been audited before, but you feel assured that your bookkeeper’s records are good enough. Fast Forward to the audit results… Continue reading
Thursday, June 13, 2013 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET
Sales Tax Legislation Beyond e-Commerce – What you Need to Know:
Growing interstate commerce and budget deficits are motivating states to change existing laws to increase business’ sales tax obligations. Legislation across the country is making it more difficult for businesses to avoid sales tax collection. Debates over the fairness and legality of these taxes are dissipating, and these tax changes affect you regardless of whether or not you use ecommerce. More than ever, it is important to understand how these tax law changes affect your business.
Sales tax is hard. Avalara makes it easy.
Agile, successful companies focus on their core business and outsource complex, administrative functions – such as payroll and sales tax management – to the experts. e2bteknologies, in partnership with Avalara, can address your sales tax challenges. This cloud-based service is the fastest, easiest, most accurate and affordable way to calculate sales and use tax; manage exemption certificates; file returns; and remit payments across North America and beyond. Continue reading