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Sales Tax Roundup: A brief history of retail taxes, eCommerce comes to rural China, and how to use data to track your competitors

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The dog days of summer are upon us, but rest assured, we’re still dogged in our pursuit of the best eCommerce news for you. As states pass new rules following the Wayfair decision, we’d like to highlight some of those changes; so look to a new section on changes to nexus rules, such as a recent notice from Indiana. In regular news, Tennessee now has the highest combined sales tax rate in the country, Prime Day may have been relatively slow but Amazon is still dominant, and what are the good ways to keep your sales as hot as the temperature outside.

 

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

 

The New Tax Environment: Upcoming changes to state nexus rules

Omaha World-Herald: Starting Next Year, Nebraskans Will Need To Pay Sales Tax On Most Online Purchases

The Nebraska Department of Revenue made the announcement Friday, about a month after the U.S. Supreme Court rules that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax.

NUVO: Indiana Going After Online Sales Tax

Dept. of Revenue aims to start collecting Oct. 1, 2018.

Bloomberg News: Oct. 1 Online Sales Tax Deadline Unrealistic: E-Commerce Rep

States should simplify and be reasonable in changing online sales tax requirements after a pivotal U.S. Supreme Court victory. Otherwise, they risk congressional intervention.

 

Next Up: Updates and changes in regulating eCommerce

Brookings Institution: The History and Future Of The Retail Sales Tax

Retail sales taxes are inefficient, inequitable, and hard to administer, according to a paper to be presented at the 2018 Municipal Finance Conference at Brookings.

Nashville Scene: Tennessee Now Has The Highest Sales Tax In The Country

Tennessee now has the highest sales tax in the country, with an average combined local/state rate of 9.46 percent.

Bloomberg SALT Talk Blog: Bills, Bills, Bills as No-Sales Tax States Seek To Counter Wayfair With Legislation

Now that states are charging ahead with their economic nexus provisions, retailers in no-tax states might see the end of what Justice Kennedy called a “judicially created tax shelter.”

Valley News: N.H. Lawmakers Reset On Sales Tax Bill

The move to strip the bill down to a mere study commission came unexpectedly, prompting the Senate to sharply reject the remnants and kill the bill altogether.

 

State of the Industry: Trends and developments in eCommerce.

New Yorker: How E-Commerce Is Transforming Rural China

JD.com is expanding its consumer base with drone delivery and local recruits who can exploit villages’ tight-knit social networks to drum up business.

Entrepreneur: Next Generation E-Commerce Marketplace Is Here and Technology Is Fuelling Growth

The e-commerce game is no longer about being the fastest in the space but about being able to deliver in a price range that matches with the customer needs.

Motley Fool: The Scary Number Behind Amazon.com’s E-Commerce Dominance

As this week’s Prime Day results showed, even when things go bad for the e-commerce leader, they’re still very, very good.

Financial Express: Here Is How Ecommerce Portals Have Taken The War For Online Data To A New Level

In an effort to provide the consumer the best price, online retailers are employing software to monitor rival websites to know their pricing.

 

On the lighter side: Tips for eCommerce businesses.

The Boss Magazine: How Small Ecommerce Sites Can Beat Giants

Fresh ideas and niche specialization are two of the factors that can help a small ecommerce site stand out.

Forbes: Setting Your E-Commerce Business Apart With Thoughtful Packaging

If you have an independent e-commerce brand, the rise of excessive packaging that prioritizes efficiency over the customer experience and sustainability can be a unique opportunity.

E-Commerce Times: Gamification and E-Commerce: Play Your Way To Success

Incorporating game elements can be a great way to motivate and engage customers and employees alike.

Forbes: 10 Ways To Keep Your E-Commerce Sales Hot This Summer

For most e-commerce stores, summertime means lower revenues, with gross sales dropping by as much as 30% from top sales months like December.

 

See how Taxify by Sovos can help your eCommerce business stay on top of all sales tax challenges you face.

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