The Internet Use Tax

Use tax is something that all states with a sales tax have also enacted. It is meant to replace the tax revenue the state would have collected if consumers had bought the same product or service locally and paid sales tax. The only time use tax wouldn’t apply is if the product or service you […]

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The Internet Sales Tax

We first heard about the Internet Sales Tax in 2008. That was when New York first enacted its affiliate nexus law. It goes by many other names, including Internet Sales Tax and Amazon tax, mostly because Amazon.com was one of the first Internet retailers to get caught in this new tax trap. How the tax […]

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How Affiliate/Internet Marketing Creates Sales Tax Nexus

You may have heard of this hotly contested nexus creator. It’s also known as the Internet Sales Tax or the Amazon tax. Let’s say you have an Arizona company that sells perfume on the Internet. Your server is in Arizona, and you ship from Arizona, using the Post Office and UPS. So far, so good. […]

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Nexus Based on Related Companies

You might not have to have your company in a state to find yourself caught up in a nexus tug-of-war. We see this typically with income tax and ‘other’ tax. What happens is that a state that has part of its operation in one state, and part in another state may find that the out-of-state […]

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Nexus Based on Economic Presence

This is a relatively new nexus standard that has caught on like wildfire with the states. Essentially, the trigger here is strictly income. States are looking at how much money a business earns within their borders, based either on a flat threshold amount, or a certain percentage of overall sales. If your business triggers an […]

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