Online Taxes

Uncovering Cross-Border Trends Impacting Retailers This Year
May 4, 2021 at 11:18 am

The pandemic-fueled acceleration of e-commerce led to record growth in domestic e-commerce sales in 2020. However, as domestic sales have grown, so have the number of cross-border e-commerce sales. According to Worldpay, 55 percent of online shoppers worldwide have purchased from another country in the last 12 months. The uptick in cross-border sales makes sense…

4 Factors to Keep in Mind About Internet Sales Tax
March 9, 2021 at 8:53 am

E-commerce can boil all the hustle, bustle and stress that accompanies an in-store shopping experience down to a few clicks or taps. For retailers, e-commerce is a chance to simplify the customer journey and stand out as a convenient and user-friendly shopping resource. While it’s wonderful, it’s not without its complications. Like traditional commerce, internet…

Top Sales Tax Changes of 2021
January 28, 2021 at 4:35 pm

As one of the most dynamic sources of state and local revenue, sales tax is subject to frequent change. Each year, Avalara explores emerging trends in its annual sales tax changes report. In 2021, we expect to see additional COVID-19 tax relief programs, new economic nexus and marketplace facilitator laws, and more state efforts to…

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…