Collecting sales tax in the United States has always been a bit of a challenge, with state and local laws governing the rules moreso than any national law or rules. With the recent Supreme Court decision in the case of Wayfair vs. South Dakota, things became more complex, with states being given more power by being able to define what constitutes "Economic Nexus."
In summary, each state has the option to pass a law that determines the level or orders or revenue to customers in their state that triggers an economic nexus scenario, which then would require collection of sales tax for orders delivered to those customers. Each state can set its own level, and, combined with other types of nexus that may require collection of sales tax, means many merchants will have to be even more diligent about the topic.
Our friends at TaxJar covered sales tax basics, and dived deeper into the recent ruling, in our recent webinar together. This information-packed hour-long session will give you all the basic information you'll need to understand what's changing. You'll also learn a bit about TaxJar's capabilities and how they can help you navigate this issue, should you wish some external assistance:
Our webinar with TaxJar is the latest in a series of over 20 Merchant Webinars we've produced to help merchants save money, sell more or become more efficient. Check out the entire line-up, as well as upcoming sessions, here:
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