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Types of Taxes

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Sales Tax vs. Sellers Use Tax vs. Consumer Use Tax

Confused about all these different types of transactional taxes? Learn the difference between sales tax, seller's use tax, and consumer's use tax.

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What Is Sales Tax?

Sales tax is much less of a burden on consumers than it used to be. Modern tax laws have shifted that burden to sellers. Learn about the history of sales tax and a bit about what businesses have to take into consideration when charging sales tax.

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Sales Tax Compliance

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Common Risks of Sales Tax Compliance

Your tax profile exposes you to specific risks when collecting and remitting sales tax. Learn about common risks you face when keeping in compliance with state and local tax collection laws.

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Common Triggers for Sales Tax Compliance Risks

Identify when your company might be exposed to compliance risks by watching out for specific events that trigger those risks. Learn about the most common triggers of sales tax compliance risks.

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The Role of the Taxing Jurisdiction, Seller, and Buyer

Depending on where you fit in the sales tax compliance cycle, you have certain roles and responsibilities. Learn the difference between what's expected of the taxing jurisdiction, the seller, and the buyer.

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Register to Collect Sales Tax

Before you collect and remit sales tax, you need to register in the appropriate jurisdictions. Learn what goes into this process.

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How AvaTax Works

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What Is a Connector?

How does AvaTax Update communicate with your accounting software? Learn what information AvaTax Update uses to provide an accurate sales tax calculation.

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Get Started with AvaTax

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14m

What Is Nexus?

Each state, and sometimes each jurisdiction within a state, has different standards for when a company is required to collect and remit sales tax. The legal term for this requirement is called nexus. Learn the basic concepts behind nexus and your company's relationship with taxing jurisdictions.

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What Is Product Taxability?

Sales tax rates on some products vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Learn the basic concepts behind product taxability and how AvaTax Update uses tax codes to help you manage the taxability of your company's products and services.

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How Does AvaTax Determine Product Taxability? | Sales Tax Basics

The taxability of many products and services varies from state to state, and even from local jurisdiction to local jurisdiction. Learn how AvaTax Update determines the sales tax rate of products and services you sell.

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Collect and Calculate with AvaTax

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14m

Where Do I Have Nexus?

Determining where your company has nexus can be tricky. Learn what you need to consider, and who you need to talk to, when determining where your company has nexus.

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Are You Registered to Collect and Remit Sales Tax?

You may know all about nexus and where your company is responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax, but are you registered? Watch this video for important information about your nexus settings and your registration status in taxing jurisdictions.

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Sales Tax vs. Sellers Use Tax vs. Consumer Use Tax

Confused about all these different types of transactional taxes? Learn the difference between sales tax, seller's use tax, and consumer's use tax.

6m

What Is Location-based Filing?

This video describes how to use location codes in Avalara AvaTax for location-based filing.

2m

What Are Avalara Tax Codes?

Each Avalara tax code has associated tax rules that define the taxability for that code in states and local jurisdictions. Learn how these codes provide a more accurate tax calculation when using Avalara products and services.

2m

Returns

Working with Returns

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10m

What Is Reconciliation?

Reconciling means making sure the totals in your accounting software match the totals in AvaTax Update. Learn the basic concepts behind reconciliation and a few tricks to ensure your returns are accurate.

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Reconciliation and Filing Overview

After you've collected sales tax, prepare to remit by reconciling your accounting software. Then, file your returns. Learn about the final two phases of sales tax compliance.

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What Is Location-based Filing?

This video describes how to use location codes in AvaTax for location-based filing.

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File

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Avalara Returns Monthly Approval Timeline

AvaTax Update and Returns operate on a schedule designed to keep you compliant. Learn about when you need to have your data reconciled, when Avalara draws money from your company's bank account to fund sales tax liabilities, and when you're able to view returns information after filing.

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