As a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, many states are now requiring remote sellers with no physical presence in a state to collect sales tax on the sale of taxable products and services delivered to customers in that state. The laws for each state vary regarding what establishes a sales tax nexus between a business and their state.
A sales tax nexus means the minimum presence or connection between your company and a state that must exist before a state can impose any tax liability and reporting requirements upon your company.
A state may determine that a sales tax nexus has been established by your company in their state as a result of an occasional visit by an employee or an independent contractor. You could even be required to pay a sales tax to some states if you only attend a trade show in the state.
If you fail to meet these obligations, a state can impose tax liabilities on your company retroactively to the point they determine that you established a sales tax nexus in their state. Correctly identifying and meeting the sales and use tax obligations for each state can be burdensome and overwhelming for your company, which is why we are here to help.
We can identify the states where a nexus exists, both currently and historically. We can also assess your historical exposure, to give you a clear picture of your contingent liabilities, and the necessary steps to ensure that your company is compliant. We will guide you every step of the way.