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Marketplace Tax Laws Still Challenging, 4 Years After Wayfair

| George Trantas

Beyond the sales tax complexity of marketplace facilitator laws, states have used the Wayfair decision to implement new rules for marketplaces. From policing stolen goods to expanded income tax obligations, marketplace tax laws are far reaching. Here’s how they’ve changed, and how they’re impacting remote sellers.

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3 Years After Wayfair Decision, Issues Continue

| Mike O'Brien

In our latest MCM CommerceChat podcast, Liz Armbruester of Avalara, and Kevin Permenter of IDC provide an update on the ecommerce taxation landscape, three years after the landmark Wayfair decision. We also discuss the tax implications of the explosion in ecommerce, and how adding new sales channels equals new complexities.  

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Vertex Acquires Irish Firm Taxamo

| Mike O'Brien

Vertex, a provider of sales tax automation software, has acquired Irish payments and tax solution provider Taxamo for $200 million in an all-cash transaction, positioning it to address compliance with new European Union tax requirements impacting remote sellers going into effect July 1.

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.