• Sales and Use Tax

After Wayfair, Sales Tax Automation and Administration take center stage.

State and local sales/use tax laws are complicated. Currently, 45 states impose such taxes. Add in local jurisdictions and that number can be in the thousands. Following recent legislation, it’s easier than ever for companies to be subject to sales tax collection, especially within e-commerce and digital services. Many state and local authorities actively conduct sales/use tax audits of out-of-state businesses to recover lost revenue from in-state buyers.
 
These sales and use tax challenges are further exacerbated by new economic nexus rules established as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court case South Dakota v. Wayfair. Post-Wayfair, businesses must understand their sales tax exposure, mitigate risk and past exposure, and establish processes and systems to ensure ongoing compliance. BDO understands the impacts of Wayfair and has the resources and experience to help companies achieve compliance.
 
Wayfair is only one example of the increased need for tax automation, as regulatory requirements and business systems continue to evolve in volume and complexity. BDO provides Indirect Tax Automation services to help businesses automate and optimize their sales and use tax processes. Our services are focused on tax compliance reporting efforts and are designed to reduce costs by increasing efficiencies.

BDO’s sales and use tax professionals draw on a range of backgrounds and work experience beyond public accounting. Many of BDO’s professionals are former sales and use tax auditors from state tax departments, while others have worked in some of the largest multi-state tax departments in America. Our unique government and industry experience allows us to understand and address our clients’ concerns, so we can provide technical support, practical advice, and tailored services.
 
BDO’s nationwide network of sales/use tax professionals helps navigate the pitfalls that affect each unique client, within each particular industry, in each specific geographic area.

Take this short survey to determine how we can help you minimize tax liabilities in both the short and long term.
 
  • Audit representation
  • Reverse sales and use tax audits
  • Sales and use tax compliance outsourcing
  • Sales and use tax nexus review
  • Voluntary and amnesty disclosure registration
  • General consulting, including research and planning
  • Sales and use tax training

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