Avalara Helps Small Businesses Manage Sales And Use Tax Returns

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Avalara announced the forthcoming availability of Avalara Returns for Small Business, a new product that helps small businesses to automate the sales tax return preparation process and to eliminate the hassle of manually filing returns to each state website. The new Avalara offering will be available later this year. “Our business has sales tax obligations […]

The Importance of Managing Backend Ecommerce Operations During COVID-19


Stay-at-home orders across the U.S. have radically changed how consumers think and go about shopping for essential and non-essential items. For many consumers, online shopping has become the de facto choice to browse and make purchases, which has had a major impact on ecommerce sales across industries. Since the Trump administration declared a national state […]

Avalara Launches Sales Tax Risk Assessment Tool For Online Merchants

Cloud-based tax compliance service Avalara announced the availability of its Sales Tax Risk Assessment tool, a self-serve online resource that helps companies determine where they have likely triggered economic nexus by providing a detailed assessment of their state-by-state sales tax obligation risk over email. Avalara Sales Tax Risk Assessment enables companies to quickly discover states […]

Etsy Held a Community Forum Q&A With a Tax Expert From Intuit

Etsy Intuit Tax Q&A

Last week Etsy held a community forum Q&A with a Tax expert from Intuit that answered tax questions from Etsy sellers. Many of the questions involved sales tax, but there were also questions on how to get the necessary information from Etsy to properly account for revenues and expenses incurred on the marketplace. Some sellers […]

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Can Push Sellers Into New Tax Liabilities

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International tax authorities have their eyes on the holiday shopping calendar as an opportunity to extend their tax net on eCommerce retailers. Biggest shopping days of the year in EU and US Retailers will usually generate more sales in Q4 2019 than during the preceding 3 quarters combined. Peak festive shopping days in the EU […]

eBay Advises International Sellers of US Sales Tax Changes

eBay Sales Tax Update

eBay is advising international sellers that sales to states in the US that have marketplace facilitator sales tax laws will have the tax added to them. The company is also clarifying how this will appear in the Seller Hub to avoid confusion for sellers. In a note to UK sellers, eBay UK said: “As of […]

TaxCloud Now Integrates with Stripe’s Payment Platform


Online sales tax compliance service TaxCloud now connects with Stripe’s payments platform so that merchants can easily manage their U.S. sales tax obligations. This integration helps online retailers who find themselves having to collect sales tax in additional states since the Supreme Court issued its opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair in June 2018. READ MORE: […]

eBay and PayPal Make Changes on How Sales Tax Will be Managed for Sellers

eBay Sales Tax Update

11 new states have adopted Internet Sales Tax policies as of October 1, bringing the total to 34 states that now require the collection of sales tax. As the impact of this tax law becomes more apparent, PayPal and eBay are making changes that will make Internet Sales Tax collection less complex for buyers and […]

TaxCloud Releases Integrations with eBay and QuickBooks Online

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TaxCloud announced that eBay marketplace sellers and users of QuickBooks Online can now connect to TaxCloud to easily manage their US sales tax obligations. This announcement comes as many more online retailers find themselves having to collect sales tax in additional states since the Supreme Court issued its opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair in […]

eBay Forced to Collect Sales Tax in More States in 2019

eBay Sales Tax Update

In July, three more states passed marketplace facilitator laws that will impact sales tax on eBay and other marketplaces. Marketplace facilitator sales tax laws place the requirement to collect sales tax on marketplaces instead of individual sellers. For those sellers that only use marketplaces, this simplifies the sales tax “problem” created after the US Supreme […]