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Sage 100 ERP Automate Sales Tax Calculation: Don't Mess with Nexus!

Posted by Adrian Montgomery on Fri, Jun 01, 2012 @ 12:49 PM


Darcy (Myles) Boerio(Guest blog by Darcy Boerio, Channel Development Manager, Avalara)

Don’t Mess With Nexus! 

Do you have out-of-state agents or distributors? Remote employees or independent contractors in other states? Have you ever made a sale at an out-of-state trade show? If so, you may have nexus in those states. 

In the increasingly complex world of sales tax, the term nexus refers to a presence, or connection, with a state. If you have nexus in a state, that means you are required to collect sales tax on transactions and file returns based on that state’s filing regulations. And contrary to common belief, nexus goes way beyond a simple “bricks and mortar” presence. 

Laws vary from state to state. Some conditions that can create nexus include: 

-        Independent contractors

-        Agents/distributors

-        Independent contractors

-        Employees on Payroll

-        Training

-        Trade show attendance

-        Inventory/Warehousing

-        Servicing tangible personal property

And even if you didn’t have nexus in a state last year – or even last month – don’t assume that won’t change. Not only can these conditions change within a company without the tax department’s knowledge, but nexus definitions themselves are in constant flux. Just ask Amazon. They learned not to mess with nexus – especially in Texas! 

With over 10,000 taxing jurisdictions and thousands of rate, rule, and jurisdiction changes every year, sales tax is hard. If you are doing business in multiple states, don’t go it alone. Let the sales tax experts at Avalara help make sales tax less taxing. Avalara offers professional services (such as nexus studies) and end to end sales tax automation through seamless integration to your Sage 100 ERP (formerly MAS 90 MAS 200) accounting system.


Contact ASCG to learn more or watch a video to see AvaTax for Sage ERP 100 (formerly MAS 90 MAS 200) in action.

Tags: Avalara, Avatax, Sage 100 Avatax, Sage 100 ERP

What is Avatax 1099?

Posted by Adrian Montgomery on Tue, Dec 06, 2011 @ 10:48 AM

Introducing AvaTax 1099

SAAS-based sales tax automation service provider Avalara recently released Avatax 1099 to automate the annual hassle of 1099 reporting.
Avalara's flagship product Avatax works with your MAS 90 and MAS 200 system to reduce audit risk with cloud-based sales tax services that make it simple to calculate rates, manage exemption certificates, file forms, and remit sales tax payments to sales tax jurisdiction authorities.  Avalara's recently introduced Avatax 1099 to reduce the risk of IRS audit.
If you answer yes to either question below please read on to learn more...
  • Do you have to deal with 1099 reporting?
  • Do you want to automate this onerous task and decrease your risk of IRS audit!
If your business deals with the annual hassle of 1099 reporting, you probably have a mountain of 1099 forms to print, mail and electronically file. If this process is manually managed, the risk of IRS audit increases due to inaccurate and incomplete data. AvaTax 1099 formats are guaranteed compliant, reducing the risk of IRS audit. Every step in the highly automated due diligence process is transparent. You import your data and the system validates TIN (Taxpayer Information Number) information. Once validated, with the click of a mouse, the 1099 forms are printed and mailed without any further manual intervention from your accounting team.  Can it get any easier?

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Tags: Sage Software, MAS 90 and MAS 200, Avalara, Avatax