Governors propose surprisingly specific state sales tax changes
Jan31

Governors propose surprisingly specific state sales tax changes

This article was originally posted on Avalara and written by Gail Cole. It’s that time of year again. Governors from New York to California are addressing the state of the state, praising past victories and future successes, and generally putting a positive spin on their budget proposals. Every year, I’m surprised by some of the specific sales tax line items. Last year, for example, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee’s budget...

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Ready to tune up your revenue engine? Ask yourself these six questions.
Jan17

Ready to tune up your revenue engine? Ask yourself these six questions.

This article was originally posted on Avalara and written by Mark Huson. As a director in West Monroe Partners’ Mergers & Acquisitions practice, my team and I have assisted many private equity (PE) firms as they acquire companies for their portfolio. Growth is typically the cornerstone of the PE firm’s investment thesis when it comes to middle-market targets for acquisition — and thus, assessing whether the target business is fit...

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2018 Sales Tax Changes
Jan03

2018 Sales Tax Changes

This article was originally posted on Avalara and written by Gail Cole. Updated 1.2.2018 2017 has been a big year for sales and use tax, and 2018 promises to be even bigger. States will likely continue to creatively redefine physical presence nexus, impose use tax reporting requirements, and tax third-party (marketplace) sales. They’ll almost certainly have to adjust their sales tax laws if Congress succeeds in enacting federal tax...

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Sales tax for software companies: what to know as you grow
Dec20

Sales tax for software companies: what to know as you grow

This article was originally posted on Avalara and written by John Sallese. The five-year growth plan for your software company likely looks — at least partially — like this: hiring new workers and contractors, creating relationships with new vendors, expanding your online presence, growing into new markets, increasing your footprint, and perhaps even pursuing a financing event or exit strategy. Sales Tax Compliance for Software...

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Avalara TrustFile’s QBOchat Live at QBConnect
Dec05

Avalara TrustFile’s QBOchat Live at QBConnect

I had the privilege to sit down with Avalara to get a demo of their TrustFile app. Avalara’s TrustFile helps accountants and bookkeepers automate sales tax reporting. They can pull in your data from numerous resources and prepare your returns for you. Their customers say they can save hours per return. Check out our other QBOchat Live Demos at QBConnect. Have you tried Avalara TrustFile yet? If so, let us know what you think in...

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QuickBooks Connect 2017 Wrap-Up
Nov29

QuickBooks Connect 2017 Wrap-Up

This article was originally posted on Avalara and written by Alan Holley. Another QuickBooks Connect conference is in the books! We had such a blast sponsoring the show this year and spending time with partners, customers, business owners, and fellow apps. Our cosponsored Connect After Dark party was a huge hit, and we’ll never forget getting to surprise our new friends at GRACEDBYGRIT with a $10,000 business makeover! Check out all...

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