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Sales & Use Tax Resources

Our mission is to provide a resource so business owners, accountants and bookkeepers can understand sales & use tax compliance.

We know that sales and use tax laws are not the easiest to understand.

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Taxable Purchases and Employees

Taxable Purchases and Employees

There are differing sales and use tax ramifications when dealing with taxable items given to employees versus items that are sold to employees. The difference is who pays the sales or use tax.

Sales Tax Exemptions- Tax Exempt Customers

Sales Tax Exemptions- Tax Exempt Customers

Every jurisdiction has sales and use tax exemptions available to certain taxpayers. Exempt organizations include governmental agencies and other exempt entities can include educational, religious, and charitable organizations.
When making sales to exempt organizations, it is important that to obtain the appropriate documentation required to substantiate the tax-free nature of the sale.

Sales & Use Tax Audits- Accounts of Interest

Sales & Use Tax Audits- Accounts of Interest

When you are going through at sales and use tax audit, the audit will not only review source documents, but they will also review your accounting records, i.e., the GL. Auditors focus on certain accounts of interest. These are accounts where they know there may be sales and use tax compliance issues.

Addressing Sales and Use Tax Credits

Addressing Sales and Use Tax Credits

This tip is about what you can do when you discover that you have overpaid sales or use tax on the purchase that you make for your business. As we discussed in an earlier video, there are various sales and use tax exemptions available to purchasers for miscellaneous reasons.

Sales and Use Tax Compliance- Scanning Documents

Sales and Use Tax Compliance- Scanning Documents

This sales tax tip is about document retention. Specifically, making sure you have a plan in place when it comes to scanning your documents. We talk about it a lot because it is so important to have a good document retention policy in place, especially in a sales and use tax audit context.

Sales Tax and Bad Debt Write-Offs

Sales Tax and Bad Debt Write-Offs

In our discussion, we are focusing on bad debts and how they affect the sales and use tax that you report to the taxing authority. We also discuss the importance of documenting which bad debts were written off and how important it is in an audit context.

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