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Sales Tax Exemptions Questions Guide | Sales Tax Support

Sales Tax Exemptions Assistance and Other Resources:

Common Types of Exemptions:

Type of Good: Necessity goods including foods, medicines and clothing are often exempt from sales tax (or sometimes taxed at a lower rate). In addition, items such as services, real property, and intangibles such as digital goods may be statutorily exempt. These types of exemptions do not require any form of...

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Sales Tax Compliance Questions Guide | Sales Tax Support

Sales tax compliance can include the following activities:

Registration: Any seller (or retailer) making regular sales of taxable property is required to register to collect sales tax in any state in which they maintain a substantial "physical presence" - also referred to as nexus. (See also [Nexus section](/sales-tax-information/sales-tax-help-questions/nexus/) for clarification of nexus issues...

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Massachusetts Sales Tax: Five Things You Should Know ...

Massachusetts and sales tax! If you're reading this blog post - then Massachusetts sales tax is likely a state that you have questions about, need help with or are simply interested in.

As a Massachusetts based State and Local Tax (SALT) consultant, I can tell you it's a state that can seem intimidating - after all, Massachusetts is often jokingly referred to "Taxachusetts."

But for all the...

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Drop Shipments Questions Guide | Sales Tax Support

Drop-Ship Assistance and Other Resources:

What are Drop Shipments (aka Drop-Ship)?

In a drop shipment transaction, the retailer does not hold the inventory that is delivered to the end consumer. Once the order is accepted, the retailer contacts the product supplier/shipper and asks them to ship the goods directly to the retailer's customer - the end consumer. The supplier/shipper will invoice the...

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Sales Tax Nexus Questions Guide | Sales Tax Support

Nexus Assistance and Other Resources:

Defining Physical Presence:

The U.S. Constitution requires an out-of-state vendor to have a substantial physical presence in the taxing state for the state to require that vendor to collect sales and use tax. But it does not define what constitutes substantial physical presence and this varies by state. For this reason, it is imperative that any company which...

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THE List of Sales Tax Exemption Certificate Expiration ...

THE List of Sales Tax Exemption Certificate Expiration Periods?

Written by Silvia Aguirre January 12, 2012

I am often asked if there is a complete list of state exemption certificate expiration periods. When looking across all the states and the variety of forms - the quick answer is NO.

Thankfully, we can make an estimate of the forms being used today and say that more than 80% have clearly...

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Texas | Sales Tax Support

TX Sales Tax - Name and General Application of Tax:

Texas sales tax is imposed on sales of tangible personal property and specified services. Texas use tax is a complementary tax imposed on the storage, use, or other consumption in the state of a taxable item purchased from a retailer.

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TX Nexus - General Requirements:

Whether an obligation to collect Texas use tax attaches to a sale...

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Nexus & Overview - Wisconsin | Sales Tax Support

WI Sales Tax - Name and General Application of Tax:

Wisconsin imposes a general sales tax on retailers for the privilege of selling, leasing, or renting tangible personal property and certain other items at retail in Wisconsin and on persons selling, performing, or furnishing designated services at retail to consumers or users in Wisconsin. Wisconsin use tax is imposed on the storage, use, or...

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Sales Tax Questions | Sales Tax Support

Tax on Specific Products or Services

Find answers regarding these issues (and others) - and learn about sales tax.

It's not always possible to provide an immediate response to each and every sales tax question that we receive. So we developed a new sales tax resource which not only provides you with faster and easier access to the information you need - but one which helps you to better...

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Exemption Certificates for Federal ... - Sales Tax Support

Why do we collect exemption certificates from the federal government? We can assume that all sales are exempt when dealing with the United States government. Right? Wrong. That's the problem. We don't always know if the items that are sold are going to be used by the federal government. Obtaining a certificate from the government can be like pulling teeth. I can't tell you how many times I...

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