When state budgets get tight, state governments crack down on taxes. In the 45 states
with a statewide sales tax, businesses with a connection to the state are obligated to
register and remit the correct amount of sales tax — and any mistakes can mean fines or
penalties. Out-of-state firms and small sellers are not immune from state auditors seek-
ing to fill budget gaps.
It’s not enough for a business to be aware of its sales tax obligations: knowing what
solutions are available to solve your problems is just as important. That’s why, for each
sales tax challenge in our 2016 guide, we’re presenting three survival tips to put you on
the path to full compliance.