Can States Hold Remote Sellers Liable for Back Sales Tax?

When the Supreme Court of the United States overruled the physical presence requirement in its decision on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. (June 21, 2018), it removed the barrier preventing states from taxing remote sales. However, it provided little guidance on how states should or could go about taxing sales by sellers with no physical presence in the state. To prevent making waves, many states are emulating the law that opened the floodgates. 

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Accounting Top 100 Update: 10.10.18

The fall season is upon us! Time to get that fireplace warmed up, cozy up with your favorite book, and enjoy this newest release of the Accounting Top 100 social leaderboard.

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State Reactions to Wayfair Decision

scales drawnHere is updated, detailed news from several states regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in South Dakota v Wayfair, et al [see my 6/22/18 post for more on the case]. I don't think most states will strive to collect below the thresholds of the South Dakota law, but you never know. I think we'll hear from more states soon and perhaps even from a few in Congress.

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How real estate giant Zillow handles sales and use tax compliance – Part 2

Scott Peterson, Avalara
In Part 2 of this interview, Scott Peterson, Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations for Avalara, continues his discussion with Jason Heckel, Senior Director of Tax at Zillow Group, who describes how he led Zillow in automating their sales tax group. Jason also explains the benefits and challenges of implementing business processes in a large, growing organization. Find Part 1 here.
 
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