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Governors propose surprisingly specific state sales tax changes

By Avalara | January 31, 2018

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…

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

By Avalara | January 17, 2018

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…

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2018 Sales Tax Changes

By Avalara | January 3, 2018

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…

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

By Avalara | December 20, 2017

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…

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Avalara TrustFile’s QBOchat Live at QBConnect

By Cathy Iconis | December 5, 2017

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…

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QuickBooks Connect 2017 Wrap-Up

By Avalara | November 29, 2017

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…

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QuickBooks Connect 2016 business makeover winner amps up marketing efforts with $10k prize

By Avalara | November 15, 2017

This article was originally posted on Avalara. At Intuit’s 2016 QuickBooks Connect conference in San Jose, California, Avalara was pleased to hold its first ever Business Makeover Contest, which recognized three outstanding small business owners and awarded them a $10,000 marketing makeover with a top consulting company, as well as one free year of Avalara…

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The FBA sales tax amnesty program explained

By Avalara | August 16, 2017

This article was originally posted on Avalara and written by Scott Peterson. Updated Aug. 14 to reflect the most current information available. Last week Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) and other marketplace sellers learned of a new tax amnesty program set to run Aug. 17–Oct. 17. This is only the second time in United States history that states have banded together…

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How to successfully handle sales tax during sales tax holidays

By Avalara | August 9, 2017

This article was originally posted on Avalara and written by Gail Cole. Ten states are providing tax-free periods the weekend of August 4: Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana*, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Virginia. Connecticut (Aug. 20–26), Maryland (Aug. 13–19), Mississippi (Aug. 25–27), and Texas (Aug. 11–13) will have sales tax holidays later this month.…

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2017 mid-year sales tax changes

By Avalara | June 30, 2017

This article was originally posted on Avalara and written by Gail Cole. Dealing with change is standard operating procedure for many companies: employees leave and are hired; new products are introduced and old ones phased out; there are booms, and there are busts. On top of all that, companies need to account for sales and…

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