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Sales Tax Laws You Need to Know Now


Sales tax rules and their potential impact are not getting any easiser. This article from Avalara Senior Writer Gail Cole, gives a quick snapshot of all the pertinent changes to be aware of in various states, as well as the over-arching world of economic nexus and sales tax that you and your business clients need to know.

Aug 12th 2021
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Economic nexus laws are leaping across borders, real money is pouring into the virtual world, and sales tax holidays are causing consternation.  Read about all this and more below:

To begin with, if sales tax holidays weren’t challenging enough, counties and municipalities aren’t required to participate in Alabama’s sales tax holidays. They’re supposed to let the Alabama Department of Revenue know their plans at least 30 days prior to the start of a tax-free period, but unfortunately, some notify the department mere days before the event itself.


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