Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Some Sales Tax Links for You

Rate Calculator
from Speedtax, and you'll need to register.

Do reverse audits
This short article talks about the need to audit yourself to make sure you're taking advantage of every exemption availble to you. From cbiz.com And here's another article from Avalara - Part 1 and Part 2. I particularly like the point about doing a reverse audit right after the state has audited you.

Sales and Use Tax Collection and the SSUTA
Personally, I'm not sure it's ever going to happen. But it's a worthwhile article discussing the issue.

2009 Quirky sales tax laws
A listing about some unusual recent laws...with a plug for sales tax software, of course. From Sabrix.

Sales tax in Hawaii
They have a different kind of tax and don't have the complete resale exemption the rest of the country has. And, as the article shows, it's tricky and hides the real effect from the consumer. From Yahoo and AP

The Sales Tax Buzz Top 10 Sales & Use Tax Legislative Developments of 2009
Not sure I agree with some of the commentary, but this is a good look back at 2009.

Going Green to Save Some Green
If you're looking for some exemptions that are also environmentally responsible, this is a nice summary. Most of the states have least one of these opportunities for tax savings. From Sabrix

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