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How to File Your Quarterly Estimated Taxes: A Guide for ...

How to Submit Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments

Getting the money to the IRS is pretty straightforward. Until recently, the only option was to fill out a form 1040-ES and mail it, along with a check, to the IRS. Luckily, thanks to the IRS Payments Gateway , you can now choose to pay your taxes online.

Paying online, you have the option of either using your credit card, transferring cash directly...

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When Online Sellers Should Collect Sales Tax - TaxJar Blog

If you sell stuff online on websites like Etsy, eBay or Amazon, no doubt you've wondered when you're supposed to collect sales tax. Customers ask us all the time if they should be charging everyone sales tax or just customers in their state.

The key to knowing when to collect sales tax from your customers can be boiled down to one word: nexus .

Nexus is a fancy word for "a presence in a state...

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Sales Tax Nexus Defined - Learn all about Nexus

What Happens if I have Sales Tax Nexus?

If you have sales tax nexus in a state, then you must collect sales tax from buyers in that state.

This means you must determine the sales tax rate in that state, plus any local sales tax that might apply. For example, the sales tax rate in Beverly Hills (90210) is 9%. That includes a California state rate of 6.5%, plus a Los Angeles County rate of 1% and a...

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Income Tax Nexus and Sales Tax Nexus: Is there a Difference?

Income Tax Nexus and Sales Tax Nexus: Is there a Difference?

by Ned Lenhart o Sep 2, 2015

As I've discussed in previous blog entries, a state attempting to force a non-resident business to comply with any provision of its tax code must first obtain "jurisdiction" over this taxpayer that gives the state the legal right to make such a request. We commonly refer to this jurisdictional test as...

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How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in California

For more information about collecting and remitting sales tax in California, check out California Sales Tax Resources .

1. Who needs a sales tax permit in California?

If you're engaged in business in California, intend to sell or lease tangible personal property that would ordinarily be subject to sales tax if sold at retail, and/or will make sales for a temporary period, normally lasting no...

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Sales Tax by State: How to Verify a Resale Certificate

Sales Tax by State: How to Verify a Resale Certificate

by Jennifer Dunn o Mar 16, 2017

Last updated November 20, 2017

Sometimes, as a seller, you'll receive a resale certificate from another seller who wants to buy your products for resale. When you are presented with a valid resale certificate you should allow the buyer to buy products tax free. But it's up to you, as the seller, to determine if...

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Sales Tax By State: Are Grocery Items Taxable?

Selling grocery items online is a growing niche, but one notorious pitfall is the fact that various different states tax grocery items differently. For example, groceries are taxable at the normal rates in Alabama, but totally exempt in Arizona. But in Georgia groceries are not subject to the state's 4% sales tax rate but are subject to local sales tax rates! Confusing, right?

If you sell online...

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How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Every State

Before you collect sales tax, you should register for a sales tax permit with your state.

How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit

In general, these are the steps to register with a state to collect sales tax:

Gather vital info like your EIN and other business identifying information

Visit your State's Department of Revenue website

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