eTaildTail can not emphasize enough that all ecommerce undertsand the myriad of issues related to compliance with online sales tax levies on your online sales.
The online sales tax picture is certainly not clear, as I wrote about a few times, and the waters continue to muddy with Amazon leading the way (and spending lots and lots of money alonmg the way) in trying to ensure that there will never be any online sales' taxes related to online purchases...good luck!
Also, here are are my prior commentaries in regard to online, retail, sales tax issues, if you are interested. I think you will find them helpful if you have any interest to know about "how we got here today" and "where are going."
Now is not the time to ignore the online, sales tax issue because:
- knowledge is power
- you might be fined heavily for not compying with state and federal regulations, which are very, very convoluted, and
- you don't want to penalize yourself by ignoring the inevitable...yes, it is going to happen.
So, eTaildTail friends at Avalara, experts in the online sales tax arena, are hosting a free Webinar to learn about what you must do, might do, and don't have to do regarding online sales taxes related to online purchases.
Here is Avalara's formal invitation:
Nexus, taxability and exemptions - these seemingly innocent words are more complex than they first appear. With the constantly shifting sales tax rates and jurisdictional boundaries, many e-commerce business owners simply cannot keep track of compliance details. It is compulsory, and without it you risk incurring unnecessary tax and penalties in the event of an audit. However, achieving compliance is a serious drain on your business' time and resources.
By integrating its services directly into accounting and e-commerce applications, Avalara has helped over 20,000 users eliminate the tedious work and complexity of calculating, collecting, reporting on and remitting taxes in multiple jurisdictions. As a leading provider of web-hosted sales tax management services, Avalara brings you this webinar to show how your e-commerce business can dramatically reduce the risk of suffering loss or penalty as you go through a tax audit.
Date: Wednesday March 4th, 2009
Time: 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm PST.
Take-A-Ways: You will learn how easy it can be to achieve end-to-end sales tax compliance for your e-commerce business."
- Chip Arndt