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When it comes to sales tax in the US, E-commerce sellers face a tremendous challenge. Every state has its own rules and tax rates. Each state has its own idea of “nexus” or the point at which a business is required to collect tax in their sta…


As a SaaS Provider What are My Sales Tax Obligations?
Jul 17 • 12 min
As a business owner, you want your business to grow and to expand into new states. Often what happens is in the haste to expand you forget that your product or service may have different taxability rules in the new state you are expanding into. We got a…
California Releases Details About Their New Short-Term Program For Ecommerce Sellers
Jul 17 • 14 min
California just released some new information that could greatly benefit e-commerce businesses. If you have been doing business in the state of California in the last few years you have a chance to apply for a limited look-back period even if you ha…
Have You Gotten Advice Regarding Sales Tax, Wayfair, and Nexus? Is It Good Advice?
Jun 24 • 14 min
A lot of firms are having issues about Wayfair, sales tax, nexus, and what to do next. It is much easier to talk about, but the problems are emerging in practice and a lot of tax managers, bookkeepers, and accountants do not want to think about it, and…
Understanding Nexus? Check… Understanding Taxability? Let’s Talk About That.
Jun 14 • 12 min
Have nexus? We need to talk about what happens NEXT.
Do the Marketplace Facilitator Laws Have You Confused As to What You Should Do Next?
Jun 6 • 13 min
Do the Marketplace Facilitator Laws Have You Confused As to What You Should Do Next?
Selling online into the United States Is Easy! At Least Until you Start Reading About Sales Taxes…
Jun 5 • 13 min
Selling online into the United States Is Easy! At Least Until you Start Reading About Sales Taxes…
Do You Live in Fear of a Sales Tax Audit? No? Maybe You Should…..
May 9 • 20 min
How can you determine if you are at risk of a sales tax audit?
Do You Have Nexus or Don’t You Have Nexus? That is the Question.
Apr 26 • 14 min
Do You Have Nexus or Don’t You Have Nexus? That is the Question.
California Sales Tax Laws Take an Interesting Turn…
Apr 23 • 19 min
California Sales Tax Laws Takes an Interesting Turn…
Marketplace Facilitator Laws are like Donuts
Apr 15 • 22 min
Listen, we all want donuts but do we actually need them? Can they really bring joy to our lives and give us the energy and nutrients that we need? Maybe… Same with the marketplace facilitator laws.
Answers to Your California Dropshipping Questions
Apr 4 • 18 min
Answers to Your California Dropshipping Questions
Washington is Sending out New Letters Gathering information Should You be Worried?
Apr 1 • 17 min
We recently had a client reach out to us asking us what they should do about a recent letter they received from the state of Washington.
Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions that international FBA and eCommerce Sellers Have About Doing Business and Sales Tax in the US
Mar 20 • 19 min
Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions that international FBA and eCommerce Sellers Have About Doing Business and Sales Tax in the US
If You Get a Letter From a State Demanding Information What Should You do?
Mar 6 • 23 min
We recently got an email from a concerned business owner because they got a letter from California stating they have nexus in California and they must register to collect sales tax. They quickly complied trying to do the right thing. Not too long…
Can You Get Your CPA to Pay for Your Sales Tax Liability?
Feb 21 • 17 min
Can You Get Your CPA to Pay for Your Sales Tax Liability?
The 3 Most Important Areas of Due Diligence for Sales Tax When Acquiring/Selling a Business
Feb 19 • 33 min
The 3 Most Important Areas of Due Diligence for Sales Tax When Acquiring/Selling a Business
What Kinds of Companies Get Audited?
Feb 15 • 28 min
Types of Companies That get Audited
Can I Just Register and Start Collecting Tax From Now Going Forward, Even If I’ve Been Making Sales in Prior Years?
Feb 7 • 28 min
What do I do if I owe sales taxes from prior years?
Does Amazon Really Handle Your Sales Taxes?
Feb 4 • 27 min
We recently had a call with a CPA that had connections with approximately 2,000 Amazon FBA sellers. He was doing some due diligence after seeing one of our webinars to see what his FBA seller friends were doing about their own sales tax obligatio…
What if You’ve Been Making Sales for Months/Years in the Past and You’re Facing Significant Sales Tax Exposure if You Get Audited? You May Want a VDA. Here’s What a VDA and What You Need to Know the Process
Jan 25 • 28 min
With the new sales tax laws coming into play all the time, more and more businesses are realizing that they may have exposure in a sales tax audit for taxes that were not collected for months or maybe years in the past. Businesses may want to get…
NY Just Announced Their Economic Nexus Policy and You Won’t Believe What They Did
Jan 18 • 28 min
New York just posted a notice on their website that they’ve had an economic nexus law all along. And it’s been effective ever since the Wayfair decision was announced. Listen in as Andy and Dan decipher what New York has decided to do with …
Introducing the New States with Economic Nexus Laws
Jan 15 • 15 min
Along with the new year comes new economic nexus laws. A few states have gone live with their economic nexus laws. Andy and Dan will discuss in today’s podcast about the new states that have set their economic nexus laws for this year.
Want to Start Collecting Sales Tax at the First of the Year? You Can Do It! Here are the 5 Steps You Need to Take Now.
Dec 21, 2018 • 24 min
Is your New Year’s Resolution for 2019 to start collecting and filing sales taxes? It can seem like an overwhelming and confusing task to take on yourself. We have been doing this for the last 25 years and have seen first hand just how complicated i…
Amazon Is Turning Over Sellers Information To Wisconsin. What Should You Do?
Dec 5, 2018 • 16 min
Another state has demanded that Amazon to turn over seller information. Learn what it is you need to do now that your information has been turned over. Andy and Dan have the information that you need to know in order not to panic.Here are som…
Amazon Announced That They Will Collect And Remit The Sales Tax To Connecticut
Nov 27, 2018 • 17 min
Amazon announced that they will collect and remit the sales tax to Connecticut. What does that mean for eCommerce sellers if they sale on Amazon or some other eCommerce platform? Andy and Dan discuss the new changes and other new sales tax laws in o…
Colorado Sales Tax Expert (Part 2)
Nov 20, 2018 • 12 min
Even months after the Supreme Court made its decision in the Wayfair case there are still rulings coming out of the woodworks. The latest being Colorado making their move to capture more tax revenue. Listen or watch in today’s podcast to fi…
Colorado Sales Tax Expert (Part 1)
Nov 20, 2018 • 20 min
Even months after the Supreme Court made its decision in the Wayfair case there are still rulings coming out of the woodworks. The latest being Colorado making their move to capture more tax revenue. Listen or watch in today’s podcast to fi…
How To Collect Sales Tax On Shopify
Nov 13, 2018 • 30 min
Today we invited a special guest speaker, Regan from our team to join us in our discussion on how to collect sales tax on Shopify.
What Happens If/When I am Audited for Sales Tax?
Nov 5, 2018 • 21 min
Andy and Dan discuss how to prepare for a sales tax audit when you get a letter from the state informing you that you are now under audit.
Breaking News: Amazon Is Releasing FBA Seller Contact Information To California … and What is Cookie Nexus?
Oct 24, 2018 • 23 min
HOT OFF THE PRESS! We have had a number of clients and other eCommerce businesses reaching out to us because Amazon just sent an email out to them stating that they are releasing their information to California. This can be a big issue for you if yo…
Dan, how did you get into sales tax consulting?
Oct 22, 2018 • 15 min
Dan has spent the last 10 years consulting companies big and small on how to navigate the SALT*y seas! He has gained a lot of knowledge and experience over the years and he has the knowledge to help you.Here are some of the questions that we …
With All The Talk About Sales Tax Economic Nexus, What About State Income Tax Nexus?
Oct 15, 2018 • 14 min
With the addition of new sales tax nexus laws recently enacted, state income tax has seemingly taken a back seat. As a result of the new sales tax economic nexus laws, what does that mean for inter-state income tax? Should you be aware of any change…
Nexus Monday or Nexus D-Day
Oct 8, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode, we highlighted that a bunch of states targeted October 1, 2018 for the beginning of economic nexus. Here are just a few of the questions we answered in this episode: What states went live with sales tax …
The Top Questions That eCommerce Sellers Ask Us
Oct 1, 2018 • 29 min
The Top Questions That eCommerce Sellers Ask Us
What’s Up With Local Sales Taxes?
Sep 24, 2018 • 15 min
Are you unsure if you should be collecting local sales tax? Are you even aware that there is a local sales tax? Andy and Dan are discussing the why and how when it comes to local sales taxes. Questions: Can I lose cust…
What To Know About Sales Tax Audits
Sep 17, 2018 • 16 min
We are always busy working on sales tax audits. Dan is an absolute expert when it comes to sales tax audits and he has a few tips and tricks for you! Questions: What do I do when I get a notification of sales tax audit…
Tax Complications With Washington, Pennsylvania and, Oklahoma
Sep 10, 2018 • 19 min
With the Supreme Court decision to overthrow Quill, there have been a lot of changes in many states. In this week’s podcast, Andy and Dan discuss what makes Washington and Pennsylvania so difficult to file sales tax. They will also discus…
Taxability of Purchases for Schools and Universities
Aug 31, 2018 • 22 min
Do all states offer exemptions to schools? Andy and Dan dive into exemptions for schools when they purchase items. They also make it less confusing for you that have schools as customers so you know whether you should charge them sales tax. …
How Does Wayfair Affect Nexus For State Income Tax?
Aug 24, 2018 • 31 min
If you have been wondering what changes that the Supreme Court Wayfair decision has made on income taxes today is the today! On today’s episode Andy and Dan discuss the changes that have come about since the Supreme Court decision back in July.
Income Tax and Product Taxability
Aug 20, 2018 • 21 min
Hear Andy and Dan talk about new changes with income tax for eComm sellers. Also, learn about how some states determine taxability for some products. What income tax obligations do I have as an eComm Seller? Is there sales ta…
Wayfair Has Complicated The Already Complex ECommerce Sales Tax Filing Requirements. This Sales Tax Software Makes It Easier.
Aug 13, 2018 • 18 min
Top tax advisors, Andrew Johnson & Dan Peisner update ECom Companies on recent changes with the Wayfair case and how it impacts ECommerce businesses. To simplify the on-going preparing and filing of returns, they reveal how one ta…
Complications of Being a Software Seller
Aug 6, 2018 • 20 min
Listen along as Andy and Dan discuss some developments regarding the Wayfair decision. They also discuss the many complications that have arisen for software sellers because of Wayfair. What do I need to know about Wayfair now?
Critical Sales Tax Issues for Software Companies Part 2
Jul 23, 2018 • 22 min
The Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision to overturn Quill changes the sales tax landscape for all businesses. Today Andy discusses the changes for software companies and how to avoid getting into trouble. How do I know where my clien…
Critical Sales Tax Issues for Software Companies Part 1
Jul 20, 2018 • 20 min
With the Supreme Court’s new decision to overturn Quill this changes the sales tax landscape for all businesses. Today Andy and Dan discuss the changes for software companies and how to avoid getting into trouble. What sales tax i…
The Devastating Cost of Sales Taxes For Manufacturers and Distributors
Jul 13, 2018 • 35 min
Today Andy and Dan discusses how the world of state taxes has completely changed, challenges of unexpected but preventable STATE TAX errors that could wreck your bottom line, and the solution to those challenges. What has Texas ru…
Now That Quill is Dead What Do I Do?
Jul 5, 2018 • 32 min
Description: On today’s episode Andy and Dan discuss whether or not there is a chance that the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Quill will get overturned and if Congress will step in. They also discuss decisions that were made in New Hampshire…
Quill is Dead. How Will it Affect Your Business?
Jun 27, 2018 • 89 min
Quill is Dead. How Will it Affect Your Business? We’ve been doing SALT work for over 25 years. Sales tax return filing has been a vital component of our business. In this…
Bundled Packages/Subscription Packages
Jun 19, 2018 • 19 min
Today Andy and Dan talk about bundled and subscription packages and what you should on be on the lookout for when it comes to taxability. What are the rules for collecting the tax on bundled packages? How do I figure out if m…
Taxability of Packaging Supplies
Jun 13, 2018 • 19 min
Today Andy and Dan discuss what you should look out for when it comes to the taxability of packaging supplies. Is my packaging a sale for resale? Are my packaging supplies exempt from tax? What are some special exemption…
Dropshipping
Jun 13, 2018 • 17 min
Andy and Dan discuss a specific situation with a client that has dropshipping issues in several states where they have nexus. If I have nexus in a state do I need to get registered? When should I collect resale or exemption …
Voluntary Disclosure Agreements
Jun 3, 2018 • 27 min
VDA’s (voluntary disclosure agreements) could be a good option for you if you have some sales tax exposure. Andy and Dan discuss what a VDA is and how it could benefit you. There are 4 different myths when it comes to filing VDA’s and Andy and Dan…
Washington State Sales Tax Update
May 24, 2018 • 21 min
Historically the State of Washington has been very aggressive when it comes to being audited for sales tax. Andy and Dan discuss new developments with what Washington is willing to do if you are under audit. Also, Andy and Dan discuss other change…
Taxability of Digital Goods
May 16, 2018 • 25 min
A woman noticed that she was charged sales tax when she purchased Netflix subscription gift cards at Walmart. She argued that it wasn’t correct to charge sales tax on gift card sales. Walmart refused to refund the tax. Was she right? Do you notice…
Dealing with B2B transactions on Amazon
May 3, 2018 • 15 min
Amazon has a platform that gives businesses the ability to sell to businesses and manage their exemption certificates. Andy and Dan discuss this platform and what kind of organizations are typically exempt. Have you ever wondered which states have…
Clothing and Groceries: The Future of Amazon
Apr 26, 2018 • 17 min
Here’s a link to the full video broadcast, if you’d rather watch the video. Amazon has its sights on being able to deliver groceries and getting into the clothing market. Dan Peisner discusses…
What eCommerce Sellers Need to Know About the Wayfair Oral Arguments
Apr 19, 2018 • 43 min
The Supreme Court’s ruling in Wayfair could change everything about sales tax for eCommerce sellers. We’re watching it like a hawk.
BREAKING! Oklahoma Reveals Notice and Reporting Penalties
Apr 12, 2018 • 22 min
Here’s a link to the full video broadcast, if you’d rather watch the video. Here’s a
What you need to know about Pennsylvania and Washington.
Apr 6, 2018 • 19 min
Here’s a link to the full video broadcast, if you’d rather watch the video. Here is the link to the…
Dropshipping for eCommerce Business
Mar 29, 2018 • 32 min
Ever wondered why drop shipping is so confusing? Mike and and Andy try to simplify it for you here today.
Freight and Shipping Charges for eCommerce Businesses
Mar 22, 2018 • 23 min
Freight and shipping charges can be tricky. We will tell you what you need to know.
Surprise New Sales Tax Law in Congress?
Mar 16, 2018 • 36 min
Change is constant in the world of sales tax. Here’s the latest.
Can a member of an LLC be held personally liable for unpaid sales tax?
Mar 9, 2018 • 24 min
An individual in NY was recently held personally liable for the unpaid sales taxes of an LLC. Is this possible in other states too?
It’s the Wild Wild West in State Taxes for E-Commerce Businesses Right Now. We’ve got the latest developments for FBA Sellers in PA, WA, RI, CO, SC.
Mar 1, 2018 • 61 min
It’s the Wild Wild West in States Taxes Right Now. Tune in to hear the latest developments in PA and get your answers to the questions listed below. Note: There is some nice silence at the beginning of this podcast for 28 seconds. Enjoy the peac…
Amazon Agrees to Turn Over Seller Contact Data to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation! What to do?
Feb 21, 2018 • 62 min
What FBA sellers should do about Amazon’s agreement to turn over seller data to Rhode Island
Amazon has agreed to turn in sensitive seller data to the state of Massachusetts! Now what should FBA sellers do?
Feb 16, 2018 • 24 min
Learn how Amazon’s decision to turn FBA sellers’ contact data over to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue impacts FBA sellers.
Sales Tax for Amazon and Third Party Sellers in the State of Washington Q&A
Feb 16, 2018 • 26 min
Amazon is now collecting and remitting Washington sales tax on behalf of its 3rd Party sellers. What does this mean for FBA sellers?