Ensuring Sales Tax Compliance in a Shifting Retail Landscape

| Mike O'Brien

In the era of ecommerce explosion, the lines between purchases are getting blurred internally. With stores closed or operating at limited capacity, many are now using them to fulfill ecommerce orders. All of this has sales tax consequences. This MCM report addresses the impact of the shifting retail landscape on sales tax considerations.

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Vertex Acquires Tellutax

| Mike O'Brien

Vertex, a provider of tax technology and services, has acquired Tellutax, a Portland, OR-based edge computing technology startup that designs technology utilizing a container architecture for business customers to deliver tax solutions. This is Vertex’ first acquisition since going public in 2020 and will help it compete with Avalara.

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Ecommerce and 2021 Tax Trends: What to Expect

| Pete Olanday

While business may be booming, ecommerce companies — especially those selling across state lines — may face overwhelming tax complexity into 2021 and beyond. Here are some trends you need to consider as you look to stay tax compliant in the new year.

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Coming EU VAT Updates and Their Impact, Explained

| Mike O'Brien

The European Union is making sweeping updates to how retailers need to calculate Value-Added Tax (VAT) when selling goods into its member countries, effective July 1, 2021. Peter Boerhof, EU VAT director for Vertex, explains the various changes and their significance, and the impact for companies selling goods into Europe.

Maintaining Ecommerce Tax Compliance During COVID-19

| Chris Rivera

Some companies are seeing booming ecommerce sales due to COVID-19, while others are experiencing a big hit. Whether you’re a new or existing online business, both scenarios have ecommerce tax compliance implications you need to be aware of. Here are some useful tips to help you stay on top of this important issue.

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Navigating Ecommerce Tax a Year After the Wayfair Decision

| Mike O'Brien

To help ecommerce sellers better understand the landscape a year-plus after the Wayfair decision, Multichannel Merchant spoke with Mark Sieczkowski, senior product manager at Vertex, in an MCM CommerceChat podcast. Sieczkowski addresses registration, reporting and filing requirements and manual vs. automated processes.

Sales Taxation Without Physical Location: Decision Time for All Ecommerce Businesses

| John Hayashi

Americans are used to hearing the refrain “we pay the sales tax” in today’s advertising campaigns, but in the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair (June 2018), the phrase “you pay the sales tax,” may be what many small business sellers will hear instead in future audits of their business operations. Here is what ecommerce businesses need to know moving forward.

The Ever-changing Landscape of Retail and Ecommerce

| Daniela Forte

Today’s customers having high expectations from retailers to deliver an optimal experience. And while retailers are doing what they can to jump through the right hoops to deliver on their brand promises, they do so in the face of government oversight. Join Multichannel Merchant and Vertex for a free live webinar on Tuesday, April 23 at 1 p.m. (EST) to learn more about recent legislative changes such as global tax on the digital economy, real-time reporting, and the Supreme Court ruling on S. Dakota v. Wayfair and their effects on organizations. If you can’t make it to the live webinar, you can still register and access the on-demand version, available immediately afterwards to view at your convenience.