Sales tax service provider Avalara has created a comprehensive website showing sales tax rules for each state in the United States.
You’ll notice some states are omitted, such as Delaware, Montana, Oregon, and New Hampshire. A fifth, Alaska, has no state-level sales tax but allows municipalities to impose the retail-level tax.
Sales Tax Quick Reference
There is also a quick reference download available for each state charging sales tax. This guide would be handy for distributing to accounting staff for a quick overview of filing dates and requirements.
Sage 100 Integrated Sales Tax
Users of Sage 100 and Sage 100cloud also have the option of incorporating sales tax processing directly into their Sage 100 system. The Avalara integration replaces the manually created sales tax codes and will compute and file sales tax returns to most states on your behalf.
Streamlined Sales Tax ( SST )
If you are making sales in multiple states and aren’t yet registered – here’s an additional option Avalara offers called Streamlined Sales Tax ( info below via their website ) .
Created in 1999, the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement is the result of a cooperative effort between state and local governments and the business community. The goal of SST is to simplify sales and use tax collection and administration for all sellers and all types of commerce by making sales tax administration requirements less burdensome. Participating states must simplify and centralize aspects of sales tax administration. For some companies, SST offers critical tools to help address ever-changing sales tax regulations. For others, the benefits of SST are less obvious.
The active members of SST are: Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania,* Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.