Charles Maniace

Charles Maniace

Charles Maniace is the director of regulatory analysis at Sovos, a leading global provider of software that safeguards businesses from the burden and risk of modern tax. An attorney by trade, Chuck leads a team of attorneys and tax professionals responsible for all the tax and regulatory content that keeps Sovos customers continually compliant. Over his 15-year career in tax and regulatory automation, Chuck has provided analysis to the WSJ, NBC, Bloomberg and more.

Wayfair Wave Hits Online Retailers in More States

In June 2018, the Supreme Court's decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair opened the floodgates to dramatic changes for online retailers by giving state governments a green light to collect a projected additional $8 billion in tax from e-commerce sales that was previously out of reach. Specifically, the Court ruled that states can mandate businesses…

Fast-Acting State Revenue Agencies Among Holiday Retail Winners

As retailers count their holiday receipts, clear victors are emerging. However, it’s not just retailers counting their revenue; so too are those states that acted quickly following the Supreme Court’s South Dakota v. Wayfair decision last June and enacted rules compelling e-commerce sellers to collect and remit sales tax in their states. The Wayfair ruling,…

After Wayfair Ruling on Sales Tax, Preparing for Holiday Retail Surge

The retail world was flipped on its head in June when the Supreme Court decided the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair. By ruling in favor of South Dakota, the court declared states are no longer limited to requiring only in-state retailers to collect and remit sales tax, but can also impose requirements on remote…

Will Supreme Court Change the Foundation of Sales Tax?

With written and oral arguments in the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court case now on the record, we face a time of uncertainty as we wait for the Court’s decision this summer. Retailers should prepare now for likely changes in how and where they collect taxes — no matter the outcome. First, some background.…