Online Taxes

Fast-Acting State Revenue Agencies Among Holiday Retail Winners
January 8, 2019 at 11:38 am

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
December 12, 2018 at 12:10 pm

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…

Why Payment Services Should Consider Cross-Border Tax Determination Services
November 27, 2018 at 10:55 am

E-commerce technology has made global selling easy, leading many small and midsized e-commerce companies to focus on expanding their cross-border sales to consumers. Unfortunately, most of these companies don’t understand how the realities of cross-border duty and tax compliance could result in shipment delays and canceled orders. This has created an opportunity for e-commerce platforms…

States Introduce New Online Sales Tax Laws: What Retailers Should Know
October 11, 2018 at 4:38 pm

On this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss the recent enactment of online sales tax laws by 10 more states (Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin), as well as what retailers should be thinking about and doing as online sales tax becomes…

Online Sales Tax Laws Go Into Effect in 10 States Today
October 1, 2018 at 2:02 pm

Ten states will start collecting sales tax from out-of-state online retailers starting today, thanks to a series of new laws created in response to the South Dakota v. Wayfair case the U.S. Supreme Court decided in June. In deciding the case, the Supreme Court overturned a ruling (Quill Corporation v. North Dakota) that said the Constitution bars states from requiring…

Why You Should Care About the Wayfair Tax Ruling, and How to Ensure Compliance
August 7, 2018 at 10:59 am

After about two months of deliberation, the Supreme Court ruled on one of the most closely watched cases in our industry. Internet retailers like Wayfair, Amazon.com, Overstock.com, and countless others can be required to collect sales taxes in states despite having no physical presence. Online retailers previously benefited from not having to shoulder the burden of…

Leveling the Retail Playing Field
August 2, 2018 at 2:55 pm

If you're having mixed feelings about the Supreme Court’s South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision, you're not alone. With the ruling that e-commerce retailers are now responsible for paying state sales tax, brick-and-mortar stores hope the decision will level the playing field against their online counterparts. Even with the SCOTUS’s landmark decision behind them, it…

Automated Solution Helps Dylan's Candy Bar Save $100K Annually on Online Sales Tax Collection
August 1, 2018 at 1:09 pm

With the Supreme Court's decision to side with states in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, enabling them to collect sales taxes from online retailers without a physical presence (i.e., nexus) in their state, selling products online became that much more complicated for online retailers. This is especially true when you consider the nearly 13,000…