Sales Tax Roundup: Supreme Court Rules in Wayfair, opening door for states to expand sales tax collection requirements — and more - Taxify
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Sales Tax Roundup: Supreme Court Rules in Wayfair, opening door for states to expand sales tax collection requirements — and more

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The fallout from the Wayfair decision has continued to come over the last few weeks, with major implications for eCommerce markets. Several states have announced their plans and intentions to impose sales tax obligations on remote sellers. This Roundup includes a Taxify post, going over some of the more timely of those state changes, plus articles from some specific states on what they are doing.

Then, if you are getting tired of these regulatory changes, we look back on 25 years of Amazon sales, why m(oblie)Commerce will be the next big change to retail, and why improving your website is critical to maximizing you SEO.

 

Wayfair: The Sovos Perspective

The Wayfair decision will have profound effects on eCommerce. Read everything that we’ve written about what the Supreme Court decided and how sales tax compliance will change. If you missed our special Ask Chuck and Alex webinar, you can sign up to watch the replay as well.

 

Next Up: Updates and changes in regulating eCommerce

Taxify: States Move To Tax Remote Sales — What eCommerce Businesses Need To Know

Only a short time has passed since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, but states are already actively working to take advantage of the opportunities the decision brought.

Concord Monitor: Sununu Unveils Proposal To Fight Back Against Internet Sales Tax

Gov. Chris Sununu unveiled a proposal to push back against states seeking to collect internet sales tax from New Hampshire businesses Thursday, following through on a pledge to stand against a sweeping U.S. Supreme Court decision last month.

Bismarck Tribune: Remote Sellers’ Sales Tax To Begin Oct 1

Remote sellers are required to be registered and begin collecting North Dakota sales and use tax beginning Oct. 1, according to Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger.

Lewiston Tribune: Idaho’s New Online Sales Tax Law Now In Effect

Bill’s author expects $22 million to $37 million per year more for state.

Delaware Online: New Sales Tax Rules Are Bad For Small Businesses Like Mine [Opinion]

As someone striving to grow a small business in America’s vibrant internet economy, the decision by the Supreme Court to hand a victory to retail giants and state tax collectors is a setback for small businesses like mine.

Bloomberg SALT Talk Blog: Sales Tax Slice: When Old Laws Become New

Prior to the Wayfair ruling, nearly half of all states had already enacted a nexus standard based on “economic” presence rather than physical presence.

 

State of the Industry: Trends and developments in eCommerce.

Motley Fool: 25 Years of Tech: Amazon, E-Commerce, and a Look Into The Future

The online retailer has become so much more than a store.

Forbes: How E-Commerce Brands Need To Adjust In Light of GDPR

The regulation, which went into effect last month, concerns data protection for individuals in the European Union.

Small Business Trends: Fascinating Pros and Cons To An Online Business You Must Know For Success

Running an online business requires an unusual skill set. Though the basics are much the same as they are for operating a traditional brick-and-mortar business, there are distinct advantages and disadvantages.

Entrepreneur: 5 Hot Trends That Will Continue To Change Your Ecommerce Horizons in 2018

Chatbots, personalization, international sales and better protection against fraud are all helping you to sell more. Give thanks.

 

On the lighter side: Tips for eCommerce businesses.

Forbes: Bypassing The E-Commerce Behemoths

Small and medium-sized online retailers today are faced with a tough choice: Surrender control and leave their fate in the hands of Amazon or some other mass-marketplace, or maintain control by connecting directly with customers on their own websites.

Business 2 Community: How To Design An App For E-Commerce

Here is a specialty-made guide for e-commerce app design, complete with all the top tips you’ll need on your way to a stellar app.

Benzinga: 5 E-Commerce Tips To Take Shoppers From Browse To Buy

While e-commerce as a whole is on the rise, many websites still struggle with high bounce rates; shoppers arrive and browse, but don’t convert into paying customers.

Search Engine Watch: How To Keep Your Ecommerce Site Error Free

Due to the large number of pages involved, ecommerce sites can see striking SEO improvements when errors on those pages are addressed.

Business 2 Community: How To Use Referral Marketing To Boost Ecommerce Sales

With a referral program you can reward your customers who recommend your business to others, in fact, according to Reward Stream, 86 percent of companies who had referral programs experience more growth over a two year period.

Forbes: Five Characteristics Great E-Commerce Sites Have In Common

Changing consumer behavior is a challenge that can only be met by optimizing their online shopping experience.

 

Find out for yourself how Taxify by Sovos can help your eCommerce business stay on top of complex sales tax requirements in any jurisdiction.

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