Online Taxes

Navigating the Compliance Challenges of an Online-First Holiday Season
November 23, 2020 at 7:37 pm

The holiday shopping season is upon us and many retailers have shifted their focus to building up inventory and staffing in preparation for a longer-than-usual online shopping season. While retailers go through this process every year, preparing for holiday shoppers this year comes with an added layer of uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and…

The Top 3 Challenges Retailers Face With Economic Nexus
October 15, 2020 at 10:29 am

The Supreme Court’s 2018 historic ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair opened the doors for states to collect tax revenue on internet sales coming into the state, even if a retailer wasn’t physically located within the state’s borders. While this was an opportunity for states to get revenue that was previously out of reach, no…

Why Your Business Should Prepare for Borderless Selling This Holiday Season
September 29, 2020 at 2:45 pm

Digital commerce has created a truly global marketplace, transforming shopping from a local or even regional activity into a process that happens from any location around the world. For years, more consumers have started turning to e-commerce to browse for and purchase all types of products and services. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

International E-Commerce Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know Before You Get Started
August 31, 2020 at 11:59 am

If you're selling online, chances are, prospects can find your products anywhere. E-commerce is a growing market, the market is big, and there's practically no limit as to where you can expand. Now, the question is, are you ready to sell internationally? If your answer is yes, then you have to be aware that expanding…

Report: Only Half of Businesses Have Complied With Online Sales Tax Laws
July 21, 2020 at 12:55 pm

It’s been a little more than two years since the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. (June 21, 2018), granting states the authority to tax remote sales. Within days of the Wayfair decision, Hawaii, Maine, and Vermont began enforcing economic nexus laws that had been waiting…

The Double-Sided Impact of COVID-19 on E-Commerce
May 14, 2020 at 5:04 pm

The COVID-19 outbreak has created unprecedented challenges for sellers of all sizes around the world. There are many businesses that have taken a hard hit as a result of these circumstances, but some sectors of the economy, like e-commerce, have experienced a boom in sales during the pandemic. Due to stay-at-home orders and social distancing,…

Wayfair Wave Hits Online Retailers in More States
February 4, 2020 at 12:26 pm

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…

The Top Sales Tax Changes Coming in 2020
January 21, 2020 at 9:19 am

With dozens of states imposing new collection requirements on out-of-state sellers and marketplace facilitators, 2019 was a tumultuous year for sales tax. In its own way, 2020 promises to be no less turbulent. Wayfair Fallout Continues Like its predecessor, 2019 was all about South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. The June 2018 decision by the Supreme…

How to Overcome Cross-Border Challenges for International E-Commerce
January 7, 2020 at 11:45 am

There’s that trope about how online shopping means you can get everything from groceries to furniture without ever having to leave your house. Whether you’re shopping on your smartphone or from your computer, the internet really has had a dramatic impact on the way consumers think about what and how they buy. Online businesses are…

Supreme Court’s Wayfair Ruling Devastating to Online Merchants
November 1, 2019 at 10:21 am

The American Catalog Mailers Association (ACMA) recently conducted a follow-up poll to see how e-commerce, catalog, direct and other remote merchants have fared since the Supreme Court’s June 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., which overturned the old Quill v. North Dakota remote sales tax collection physical presence standard. The first poll was…