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Indirect Tax

Managing obligations and maximizing efficiency in the U.S. and global marketplace

An indirect tax is collected by one entity in the supply chain and paid to the government by the retailer. The expense is passed on to the consumer as part of the purchase price. Indirect taxes generate significant revenue for the state or country that imposes the tax. Although indirect tax is common in the United States and throughout the global economy, it is complicated and many businesses are not getting it right.

Thousands of state and local taxing jurisdictions in the United States complicates any company’s sales and use tax compliance. When compounded with global growth and sales, the addition of value added tax (VAT) and goods and services tax (GST), companies are exposed to significant risk.

Proper indirect tax planning is a vital component of a businesses’ financial and operational strategy. Growing into new markets, expanding product lines and many other common business activities that generate profits often increase your indirect tax exposure.


most recent indirect tax insights

Illinois tax amnesty programs kick off on Oct. 1, 2019

Amnesty programs will run through Nov. 15, 2019, and offer qualifying taxpayers complete waiver of interest and penalties.

  • August 09, 2019
Effective November 2019 Poland introduces Split Payment Mechanisms

Effective November 2019 Poland introduces Split Payment Mechanisms

Effective Nov. 1, 2019 Polish tax authorities announced they will introduce what is known as a Split Payments Mechanism (SPM).

  • August 07, 2019

New Hampshire enacts law to protect in-state businesses from Wayfair

New law aims to protect New Hampshire businesses from sales and use tax compliance obligations due to economic sales tax nexus.

  • August 06, 2019
Kansas offers remote seller guidance without a small-seller threshold

Kansas offers remote seller guidance without a small-seller threshold

The state has indicated that it will enforce economic sales tax nexus on Oct. 1, 2019, without a minimum sales or transaction threshold.

  • August 05, 2019

North Carolina clarifies sales tax on digital goods

Senate Bill 523 provides a definition for certain digital goods and clarifies tax treatment for items without a tangible equivalent.

  • August 05, 2019
District of Columbia enacts budget modifying QHTC tax benefits

District of Columbia enacts budget modifying QHTC tax benefits

The District enacts emergency legislation implementing the FY20 budget and modifying incentives for qualified high technology companies.

  • July 29, 2019