3 Steps to Simplifying Sales Tax Collection for US Businesses

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Making sense of U.S. sales and use taxes can be difficult. That’s because, unlike most countries, the United States doesn’t have a national sales tax. So, there isn’t a standard rate that can be applied consistently to every sale. Rates are set at the state level instead, and with little coordination between state legislatures, they […]

PA Announces Measurement Dates for Economic Nexus Standards

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Recently, Pennsylvania adopted an economic nexus standard with respect to determining whether an out-of-state entity is required to register for a license and subsequently collect, report and remit Pennsylvania Sales Tax.  The Commonwealth measures its sales and use tax economic nexus threshold by calendar-year sales preceding the collection period. Additionally, after the first year, collection […]

PA Adopts Economic Nexus Standard for Sales Tax Collection

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Sales Tax Background Most states have historically looked to nexus as a condition relevant to their capability to levy sales taxes. For decades, states have been bound by the United States Supreme Court National Bella Hess and Quill decisions in defining the required nexus standard for levying taxes in those states. The most relevant determinant of nexus […]

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Sales and Use Tax Exams Going Remote!

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The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is establishing a new unit in Harrisburg to conduct remote examinations of sales and use tax returns. The pilot program is designed to focus on non-filers, unregistered taxpayers and under reporters for sales tax and underreporting or nonpayment of use tax on purchases where sales tax was not charged. To […]