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What is your time spent on data formatting worth?

May 02, 2012

data What is your time spent on data formatting worth? By Lucinda Rowlands, Zip2Tax I saw the results of a recent poll on LinkedIn that said 41% of respondents spend more than 5 hours a week manually formatting data. WOW! Think about that. You are paying someone (or yourself) more
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South Carolina house takes sales tax exemptions off the chopping block

April 30, 2012

tax exemptions tax exemptions By Lucinda Rowlands, Zip2Tax The House Ways and Means Committee on April 25, 2012 approved a bill eliminating 22 exemptions, after putting about a dozen back on the exemption list. The bill initially eliminated exemptions worth more than $250 million. The amended bill reduces that to
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New York goes after telecommunications company

April 26, 2012

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, with the help from investigative group Empire State Ventures LLC, filed a lawsuit this month against Sprint-Nextel Corp., claiming it deliberately under-collected and underpaid $100 million in sales taxes.
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May 1, 2012 Sales Tax Changes

April 26, 2012

Sales and/or use tax rates in the states of Alabama, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wyoming have changed in Zip2Tax products since April 2012.
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Washington state sales tax sourcing for florist deliveries

April 26, 2012

Washington state sales tax sourcing Washington state sales tax sourcing In July of 2008, Washington state sales tax sourcing moved from origin to destination-based sales tax sourcing. That applies to everyone except florists. Certain florists may continue using origination to determine the sales and use tax due on a retail
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Does “Main street Fairness” amount to taxation without representation?

April 12, 2012

Main street Fairness Main street Fairness By Charles F. Spielmann, Zip2Tax Main Street fairness and streamlined sales tax… What could sound more appealing? Who’s going to argue against fairness? I mean, you can hardly go wrong when you’re supporting good ole’ Main Street with its suggestion of American flags flying
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April 1, 2012 Sales Tax Rate Changes

April 01, 2012

Tax Rate Changes and U.S. ZIP code changes effective April 2012 By Angel Sauer Sales Tax Research Team Leader
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Simplified use tax could cause sales to be double taxed

March 01, 2012

For an item so nice, would you like to pay for it twice? Simplified use tax Simplified use tax Collection of sales and use tax has become serious business. So serious, in fact, that there have been several highly publicized cases recently where federal lawmakers or individual states have attempted
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Sales tax return basics

March 01, 2012

Who needs to file when? Different states have different sales tax return filing dates. Sales tax remittance can be required on a monthly, quarterly or other basis, often based on how much sales and use tax a business collected in the relevant reporting period.
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Exemption Certificate Management

March 01, 2012

Make sure you document which transactions are or aren’t taxable Not everything that is sold is necessarily subject to state sales or use tax. Each state has different regulations governing what is and what is not exempt from the collection and remittance of tax. One general rule of thumb is
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March 1, 2012 Sales Tax Rate Changes

March 01, 2012

March 2012 March 2012 By Angel Sauer Sales Tax Research Team Leader In Alabama, the sales and use tax rate increased for the town of Ragland. In Arizona, the sales tax rate increased for the county of La Pas. In Oklahoma, the sales tax rate decreased for the county of Kingfisher. In West Virginia,
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Spot-On Online Lookup now available

February 18, 2012

Spot-On Online Lookup now available Spot-On identifies sales tax jurisdictions right to the door step! We are thrilled to announce that our newest product – Spot-On – is now available for sale to the public. Spot-On is an Online Lookup service that provides sales and use tax data at the door-step level (exact
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