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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

UK Tax Authority releases updated digital asset guidance

UK Tax Authority releases updated digital asset guidance

New guidance from the UK’s Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs provides more clarity for businesses engaged digital asset businesses.

  • November 06, 2019

The essentials of value-added tax governance

Data is the new battleground for tax authorities. Businesses should take steps to assure the quality and integrity of their data.

  • October 31, 2019
EU's VAT action plan 'Quick Fixes'

EU's VAT action plan 'Quick Fixes'

More than $750bn VAT revenue has been lost across the EU over a 5-year period from VAT fraud and more significantly to noncompliance.

  • October 08, 2019
Online travel companies on the hook for local sales taxes in Arizona

Online travel companies on the hook for local sales taxes in Arizona

Arizona Supreme Court finds online travel companies must collect tax on service fees and mark-ups paid to book hotel rooms.

  • September 12, 2019
Important Connecticut sales tax changes for digital goods

Important Connecticut sales tax changes for digital goods

Department of Revenue Services releases guidance addressing increased sales and use tax rate for certain digital goods and services.

  • September 10, 2019
Illinois tax amnesty programs kick off on Oct. 1, 2019

Illinois tax amnesty programs kick off on Oct. 1, 2019

Amnesty programs will run through Nov. 15, 2019, and offer qualifying taxpayers complete waiver of interest and penalties.

  • August 09, 2019