Professional service companies have the opportunity to leverage the best talent today and expand their presence and offerings all over the country and world. They can leverage cloud based tools to standardize the way their business works, and allow them to run their business from anywhere. However, what they often don't realize is that while they are expanding their opportunities, they are also expanding their footprint (aka Nexus) in regards to state, local, and in some cases global compliance. Hiring someone in a new state could mean multiple things, including registering as an employer in that new state to obtain proper ID numbers, and tracking revenue in that state for income tax allocation purposes.
Doing this the right way from the beginning makes life a lot easier than attempting to retroactively properly allocate revenue by state or trying to clear things up with the state or local payroll departments. There are also other benefits to tracking these details while trying to grow and scale your service based company.