Your business makes a purchase and you notice the seller doesn’t collect sales tax. So it must be tax-free, right? Wrong. Consumer use tax may still apply, and if you’re not actively tracking use tax obligations, you could be making a costly mistake.
Put simply, use tax is owed on a purchase when the seller does not collect sales tax, or when the use of the product/service (or the location of consumption) results in more tax being owed. Sound complicated? It is, and that’s what makes use tax one of the most mismanaged compliance issues for businesses.
Join Avalara’s use tax expert Will Rau as he reveals:
As Avalara’s champion for all things Consumer Use Tax, Will Rau is launching a new service to simplify and automate liability self-assessment and reporting. In his five years with Avalara, he's significantly advanced their connector capabilities, overseen the introduction of India GST to Avalara’s portfolio of solutions, and is currently guiding, shaping, and expanding all of Avalara’s Consumer Use Tax efforts. William currently lives in Durham, North Carolina with his family.
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