Sales Tax Compliance
Before you can begin collecting sales tax in other states, you must complete an e-commerce business registration in that state as well as possibly apply for and obtain other permits, depending on the laws in that state. We can complete your sales tax registration in the various states in which you have nexus.
Once your company is registered, however, taking the steps to ensure your business achieves sales tax compliance can be intimidating. It’s not so difficult when you operate a brick-and-mortar store at which you simply charge the local rate. But when you operate an e-commerce store, the rules change. That’s because e-commerce vendors often sell their products to customers in states other than the one their business is located in — states that sometimes have different tax rates. Additionally, the city or township your customer lives in may levy additional taxes. Paying taxes to these states and jurisdictions is what is meant by the term “use tax.” Charging and paying e-commerce use taxes and sales taxes are simply part of doing business online.
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As you may guess, keeping up with the tax rates in every part of the U.S. can be a full-time job in itself. To make the process easier, our sales tax firm can set up a digital tax solutions system for you that automatically calculates the taxes in whatever locations your customers are in. As convenient as this e-commerce use tax solution is, you still must remit the taxes you collect to the appropriate jurisdictions. This is a tedious and time-consuming job, and it’s one our customers are happy to turn over to our sales tax firm.
If you are debating whether to take on collecting and paying sales and use taxes on your own or availing yourself of our e-commerce sales and use tax solutions, you may benefit from a free one-hour consultation with one of our specialists. During your consultation, we explain how to avoid the traps and pitfalls of sales tax compliance and we provide advice and affordable e-commerce tax solutions. Book your consultation today, and learn how your company can benefit from our e-commerce sales and use tax solutions.
We use sales data from seller platforms to file sales tax returns. We can work directly with the seller platform to do this rather than requiring a middle source like TaxJar or Avalara. Skip the monthly subscription fees and let us handle the data organization.
We have the experience using web applications such as TaxJar and TrustFile, and can recommend the one that will work best for your transactions. With software solutions available, there’s no reason your company can’t get compliant quickly. We’ll offer the best solution for your business and make sure that it’s implemented so you can concentrate on running your business.
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Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
What is the filing deadline?
Each jurisdiction has different deadlines. Some returns are due monthly, quarterly, semi-annualy, or annually.
Can I get an extension?
Some states do offer extensions for returns, but not all. Depending on your situation you may qualify for an installment plan.
What if I don't know where I need to file?
We can help you figure it out. Send us a message or give us a call to get started.
I received a delinquency notice from a state. What should I do?
Depending on the notice, you may need to file back returns with that state. We offer notice handling services, contact us to get started.
What if I don't want to eFile my returns?
Most states require electronic filing now. It is the most convenient and fastest way to file.
Can I file my return myself?
Our services are offered individually so you may choose to have us complete a nexus determination and register accounts, but not file returns. That is ultimately up to you. We understand each business has different resources and business needs. We’ll work with you to create a custom plan to meet those needs.
What do I need to get started?
To get started you will need to send us a message detailing your business needs. After that, your tax preparer will walk you through the next steps.
Can I setup a meeting with my tax preparer?
Absolutely! Meetings are included with our services. We can do video meetings or phone calls, whichever is most convenient to you.
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