Sales Tax Roundup: Supreme Court will determine the future of sales tax, states mull over how to apply sales tax, and tips for eCommerce businesses looking to expand. - Taxify
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Sales Tax Roundup: Supreme Court will determine the future of sales tax, states mull over how to apply sales tax, and tips for eCommerce businesses looking to expand.

This week’s Sales Tax Roundup tackles the Supreme Court’s decision to take South Dakota’s case challenging the current physical presence standards that determine whether or not eCommerce businesses have nexus in a given state or local jurisdiction. Plus, several states are currently undergoing localized sales tax reform processes that could impact online retailers. To wrap it up, we have some tips for eCommerce sellers and predictions by industry experts as to what 2018 will have to hold in the eCommerce space.

 

Redefining Nexus: South Dakota v. Wayfair et al will make it to the SCOTUS.

Sovos: Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Sales Tax in the Digital Age

The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear South Dakota’s challenge to the Quill doctrine regarding the definition of physical presence and nexus.

Taxify: Supreme Court Takes Case on Sales Tax Nexus: 5 Things Businesses Need to Know

Now that the SCOTUS is taking on the South Dakota v. Wayfair et al case, here’s what eCommerce sellers need to know and prepare for.

Houston Chronicle: Supreme Court will force Congress to fix Internet sales tax

An opinion column on the potential scope and ramifications of the impending Supreme Court case regarding nexus for online retailers.

 

Next up: State-specific legislation and updates.

AL.com: No vote yet on bill to change Alabama’s online sales tax program

Alabama debated but did not vote on a bill that would overhaul its current Internet sales tax requirements. The bill will likely resurface, potentially for a vote, in coming months.

The Tennessean: Airbnb, Tennessee reach agreement on tax payment

The Tennessee Department of Revenue on Wednesday that will allow Airbnb to collect and remit sales tax to the state on behalf of its customers starting March 1.

Louisiana Department of Revenue: Online and catalog shoppers in Louisiana to receive annual notifications about taxes due

Louisiana residents who made purchases from remote retailers last year for which sales tax was not collected will begin receiving notifications from those retailers about use taxes due on those purchases.

 

On the lighter side: Tips for eCommerce businesses and industry predictions.

Forbes: 28 Retail Marketing Predictions To Watch In 2018

Executives from a number of retail and marketing technology businesses share their insights and predictions on the coming year of retail and eCommerce marketing.

Search Engine Journal: 8 Data-Driven Tips for Achieving E-Commerce Success

Simple and easily implemented digital marketing strategies for online retailers looking to grow their businesses.

Chain Storage: Sales Tax Q&A: What Sellers in an Online Marketplace Need to Know

Breaking down some frequent questions and uncertainties eCommerce sellers run into when tackling sales tax compliance.

 

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