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Indirect Tax

Managing obligations and maximizing efficiency in the U.S. and global marketplace

An indirect tax is collected by one entity in the supply chain and paid to the government by the retailer. The expense is passed on to the consumer as part of the purchase price. Indirect taxes generate significant revenue for the state or country that imposes the tax. Although indirect tax is common in the United States and throughout the global economy, it is complicated and many businesses are not getting it right.

Thousands of state and local taxing jurisdictions in the United States complicates any company’s sales and use tax compliance. When compounded with global growth and sales, the addition of value added tax (VAT) and goods and services tax (GST), companies are exposed to significant risk.

Proper indirect tax planning is a vital component of a businesses’ financial and operational strategy. Growing into new markets, expanding product lines and many other common business activities that generate profits often increase your indirect tax exposure.


most recent indirect tax insights

Incentives for remote employment: What the states can and should do

Incentives for remote employment: What the states can and should do

The future of state and local incentives in a post-pandemic economy will be highly influenced by remote workforces – states may act soon.

  • August 11, 2020
State tax changes are coming: Be prepared

State tax changes are coming: Be prepared

Tax law and policy changes may increase state and local taxes for many businesses as states look to make up pandemic shortfalls.

  • August 06, 2020
California contractor's purchase of steel taxable at time of sale

California contractor's purchase of steel taxable at time of sale

California Office of Tax Appeals determined that a construction company could not use a resale certificate for material purchases.

  • July 10, 2020
Washington temporarily expands VDA eligibility criteria

Washington temporarily expands VDA eligibility criteria

Expanded eligibility ending Nov. 30, 2020 presents an opportunity for businesses to come into compliance with certain state taxes.

  • July 08, 2020
Tennessee remote seller sales threshold lowered

Tennessee remote seller sales threshold lowered

The revised sales tax nexus standards reduce the current $500,000 threshold to $100,000 beginning Oct. 1, 2020.

  • July 07, 2020
Mississippi to enforce marketplace facilitator nexus on July 1, 2020

Mississippi to enforce marketplace facilitator nexus on July 1, 2020

Mississippi will require marketplace facilitators to register to collect and remit sales and use taxes beginning July 1, 2020.

  • July 01, 2020