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2017 sales tax changes take effect Jan. 1

Sales tax doesn’t often make headlines, but soda taxes, marijuana sales, tampon exemptions, and online sales tax did in 2016. That trend is likely to continue in 2017. The New Year will bring new taxes, new exemptions, and renewed efforts by states to implement internet sales taxes. It will also bring plenty of the usual suspects, like sales and use tax rate changes.

By |2016-12-19T10:59:41+00:00December 19th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 2017 sales tax changes take effect Jan. 1

Election Day brings changes to sales taxes

Businesses need to be aware of sales tax changes so that they are charging the right rate. But there may be other effects of sales tax changes on businesses, such as when a sales tax rate increase may encourage customers to purchase in lower-tax locales, for instance.

By |2016-12-13T10:56:47+00:00December 13th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Election Day brings changes to sales taxes

Pardoned turkeys give sales tax the bird

It’s an annual tradition for the President of the United States to pardon a turkey at Thanksgiving. Which president started the trend is up for debate, but White House history dates the first turkey clemency to 1865, when Abraham Lincoln’s son took a liking to a bird intended for Christmas dinner.

By |2016-11-15T09:24:48+00:00November 15th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Pardoned turkeys give sales tax the bird

3 tips for online sellers about drop shipping and sales taxes

Drop shipping can be a big boon for online sellers, especially small businesses that don’t have the funds or space to stock up on and store inventory. With drop shipping, sellers can take orders from customers for an item and then turn around and order that item from a supplier, which then ships it to the customer. The seller doesn’t have to handle the physical item at all, the customer gets his or her order, and everyone’s happy.

By |2016-10-25T13:26:14+00:00October 25th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 3 tips for online sellers about drop shipping and sales taxes

Do sales tax holidays affect consumer behavior?

Savvy shoppers know the value of everyday commodities, from the food they eat to the clothing they need and other essentials. They’ve comparison shopped enough to know the reasonable cost of products, and price point is always top of mind. Not everyone approaches shopping this way, but most people appreciate a bargain (does anyone not?). This is one of the main reasons sales exist.

By |2018-06-09T14:41:07+00:00August 12th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Do sales tax holidays affect consumer behavior?

Happy Fiscal New Year: 2016 Sales Tax Changes take effect July 1

There have been a number of red-letter changes to date in 2016, most notably with respect to state sales tax rates and remote sales tax laws. On July 1, local sales and use tax rate changes will sweep the nation.

By |2016-07-20T13:30:41+00:00July 20th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Happy Fiscal New Year: 2016 Sales Tax Changes take effect July 1

Who is Required to E-file Tax Returns and How Can It Be Done in Dynamics GP?

There are a number of great reasons to file your payroll and business taxes electronically this year. One of the best reasons is to go green. Want to save paper? Of course you do. Who doesn’t?

By |2016-06-20T17:25:04+00:00June 20th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Why Choose Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Who is Required to E-file Tax Returns and How Can It Be Done in Dynamics GP?

10 business events that could signal it’s time to automate sales tax

The biggest barrier to companies automating sales tax is often inertia. Without a shake-up of the status quo, the de facto response is “why change?” or “I’ll get to it later.” It typically takes something significant to get people to pull the trigger on sales tax automation.

By |2016-05-10T13:10:35+00:00May 10th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 10 business events that could signal it’s time to automate sales tax

17 Dynamics GP Add On Products Featured at CAL Connect2016 Event

In addition to the training and networking opportunities available at the CAL Connect2016 event on May 19th, a key value is the ISV Expo. We will feature 17 vendors who offer add-on tools and products to enhance Microsoft Dynamics GP. Instead of doing research online or via webinars, this is your chance to see the product in person and talk to the experts – all in one room.

By |2016-04-28T19:17:52+00:00April 28th, 2016|CAL Connect, CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on 17 Dynamics GP Add On Products Featured at CAL Connect2016 Event

From maintenance to martial arts, more states are taxing services

There’s no doubt Americans consume a lot of stuff, but we now spend far more on services than goods. For the first time in history, we dine out more than we buy food to prepare at home. We stream music and movies rather than purchase CDs or rent DVDs. We even pay people to help whip us into shape, and then pay others to make our worn-out bodies feel better.

By |2016-04-19T15:16:48+00:00April 19th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on From maintenance to martial arts, more states are taxing services

What’s the deal with “sometimes taxable”?

Businesses must correctly deal with these sometimes exempt and sometimes subject to sales tax products and services or suffer the consequences. Knowing when tax applies to “sometimes taxable” goods and services is essential to successful tax compliance – but it’s not always so easy to discern.

By |2016-03-23T14:07:23+00:00March 23rd, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on What’s the deal with “sometimes taxable”?

The tax you probably owe, but aren’t paying: A closer look at consumer use tax compliance

Use tax, the lesser known counterpart of sales tax, suffers from a basic lack of PR. Buyers and sellers alike pay it no mind. Despite 27 states having a dedicated line item in tax returns for reporting use tax owed, only 2% of taxpayers actually report it. This has left the states with a $23 billion deficit annually in uncollected use tax.

By |2016-03-11T14:50:56+00:00March 11th, 2016|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on The tax you probably owe, but aren’t paying: A closer look at consumer use tax compliance

Why Crown Maple Loves SalesPad Quick Reports in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Quick reports make my life so much easier. They're fun; they're easy to use; you can make them whatever you want them to be, however you want them to be, and not only that, you can change them. You can change them whenever you want to fit the needs of my boss, Annette, who needs something different every single day, and it just makes it timesaving for me just because when she calls, I have to give her what she needs right away, and those reports make it so that I'm able to do it so she can do her job better.

By |2016-01-28T14:55:28+00:00January 28th, 2016|CAL Clients/Case Studies, CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Dynamics GP Demo Videos, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Why Crown Maple Loves SalesPad Quick Reports in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Let’s talk turkey…and sales tax

Turkey and taxes. The U.S. has a long history of both. And in 2010, the two converged in Virginia as part of an annual Thanksgiving tradition where tribal and state leaders pay homage to a more than 330-year-old treaty: then-governor Bob McDonnell was presented with a turkey (and two deer) by tribal chiefs in lieu of taxes. Unfortunately, paying taxes in trade doesn’t work for most of us. Depending on where and how you celebrate this year, your Thanksgiving feast could be served up with a side of sales tax.

By |2015-11-24T15:19:34+00:00November 24th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Let’s talk turkey…and sales tax

Let’s be direct: If you sell to consumers, sales tax is an issue

Getting closer to the customer is no longer a retail-centric sales strategy. More manufacturers, suppliers and wholesalers are starting to sell direct to consumers (D2C). Motivations vary: brand awareness, customer loyalty, even product innovation. But for the most part, B2B sellers are simply looking to give consumers what they want — the ability to buy products directly from the source. Many are already doing it.

By |2015-11-02T12:47:17+00:00November 2nd, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Let’s be direct: If you sell to consumers, sales tax is an issue

Pumpkins, piercings and the paranormal: 10 scary ways states apply sales tax

Bwaahahaha! Is that the ghostly laugh of a Halloween haunt — or the auditor reviewing your sales tax returns? Dealing with sales tax can be a ghoulish task. And for businesses with compliance obligations in multiple states, it can be frighteningly difficult to know which rules apply.

By |2015-10-29T10:21:11+00:00October 29th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Pumpkins, piercings and the paranormal: 10 scary ways states apply sales tax

Do you owe sales tax on that service? A state-by-state guide

In most states, services are exempted from sales tax unless explicitly made taxable by law. So why are the governors of at least two states, as well as legislators in another, fighting to change that?

By |2015-09-18T12:44:02+00:00September 18th, 2015|CAL ERP Tips & Tricks Blog, Marketplace/ISV Partners, Microsoft Dynamics GP|Comments Off on Do you owe sales tax on that service? A state-by-state guide