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Entries by Rory Rawlings from 06/2013

5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know about Online Sales Tax (and Bikinis)

| Posted 06.05.2013 | Small Business

The Marketplace Fairness Act could dramatically change sales tax compliance requirements for small businesses that are not preparing today. Whether selling bikinis to starlets or skateboards to CEOs, the smart money is on businesses that prepare now, not later.

Let's (NOT) Panic About the Online Sales Tax

| Posted 06.26.2013 | Small Business

Whether or not you agree with MFA, there is one thing these businesses have right: sales tax IS a pain. There are 11,000 tax jurisdictions in the U.S. alone; each state has its own tax rules; and businesses that don't get it right can face stiff penalties. Trying to manage sales tax in multiple states can be like trying to steal a kiss from the meter maid: it's hard to do and it's risky.