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Client Featured Case Study: Expanding E-Commerce Businesses By Scaling Back Office Systems and Focusing on What Matters Most

By Matt Nyman • June 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM • E-Commerce, Client Feature

 

“Hiring HPC over 4 years ago was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and has allowed me to grow my company. ” - Brennan Zelener, Owner of Newaya Recycling

 


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The Basics of Sales Tax for eCommerce Sellers (TaxJar Jennifer Dunn Guest Post)

By Jennifer Dunn • May 1, 2017 at 10:50 AM • TaxJar, E-Commerce, Sales Tax, Tax

The Basics of Sales Tax for eCommerce Sellers

Collecting and filing sales tax are some of those administrative hassles that every product seller has to put up with. Fortunately, sales tax isn’t too difficult once you learn the basics. This blog post will walk you through what you need to know to successfully file your business’s sales tax returns!

It helps to understand that forty-five U.S. state and D.C. all have a sales tax requirements. When you sell taxable products, whether online or in a brick and mortar store, you’re required to collect sales tax on the items you sell. That is, if you have sales tax nexus in that state.

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Finding Your Xero Accountant Advisor vs Xero Bookkeeper

 

There is a huge difference between a Xero Accountant Advisor and a Xero Bookkeeping Advisor company. Most of the business owners I speak with don’t realize there is a difference, and/or understand what a Xero Advisor can do for them as a whole. So let’s break this down.

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Scaling Your Data While Scaling Your E-Commerce and Retail Business

By Matt Nyman • September 28, 2016 at 2:13 PM • E-Commerce, Inventory Solutions, Retail

A well-put article by Semantics3 inspired us to write this post. They pose some very interesting questions about the future of retail and e-commerce. There is no doubt that in today's age more and more entrepreneurs are able to take their ideas, and shortly thereafter, sell them all over the country and the world. This affects brick and mortar retailers, many of which are looking for alternative ways to grow and sell their products online.

The infrastructure is there combined with technology to help them decentralize their business, and rather than spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to open up locations, business owners can invest far less to get started. This is a great option, but in our experience it opens up a lot of questions and concerns as to how the business owner should expand, how it will affect their  tax and compliance, and how they will appropriately track this new delineated flow of sales, costs, fulfillment, and the physical movement of their products.

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The Online Seller’s Quick and Dirty Guide to Sales Tax

By Mark Faggiano • February 10, 2015 at 8:00 AM • Xero Add-Ons, TaxJar, E-Commerce, Sales Tax

If you sell online, there’s about a 99.9999% chance you deal with sales tax. If you’re one of the lucky ones, your sales tax situation is easy. You live and run your business out of a single state and only sell on one online platform.

But as eCommerce grows and we expand out to multiple platforms and use savvy fulfillment strategies – like Amazon FBA – to grow our businesses, sales tax grows exponentially more complicated.

What do we mean? Here’s the nitty gritty you need to know about sales tax.

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