Published: June, 2021
Sales and Use Tax is a type of gross receipts tax imposed by most states on the sale of “tangible personal property” (such as computers, chairs, car parts, furniture, etc.) and certain services (such as information services, software services, etc.). Every state has a different set of rules that controls what types of items and services are taxed. Also, every state has different types of exemptions and exclusions from sales tax that favor some businesses and can be costly to others.
Sale Tax depends on three main factors: your nexus (or which states you have a connection with - you are only liable to pay tax in states that you have a connection with), the products or services in your product catalog (different tax rates apply to different products) and when you are exempt from taxes (this can differ from state to state as well).
Determining the correct tax that you should apply on your invoices. The tax that applies to the products in your product catalog: certain kinds of products are taxed differently in the US (for example, food products are exempt from tax in California). You should check with your individual state government as to which goods and services sold in your state are subject to sales tax.
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Managing Partner Sales Tax Defense LLC
Mark L. Stone is the Managing Partner of Sales Tax Defense LLC. He founded the firm in 2008. The firm specializes in Sales, Use and Transaction Taxes. Services include sales and use tax consulting, audit defense, settlement negotiation, and preparing and filing sales tax returns in multiple states. He represents companies and individuals before state taxing authorities and through the appeals process. Mark has testified as an expert witness in sales and use tax court cases as well as assisted attorneys and other accountants in their representation of clients in criminal investigations.
Mark began his career as a sales tax auditor for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. After gaining experience working for the State, he moved on to work at several prominent accounting firms such as Raich Ende Malter LLP and The Marcum Group LLP. In 2008, he decided to open his own firm solely focusing on sales and use tax. During this time, he was also an adjunct graduate school professor at Long Island University C.W. Post Campus.
Mark has written articles in several publications such as Long Island Business News, New York State Society of CPAs Nassau Chapter Newsletter, Daily News, and Long Island Pulse Magazine.
He is a frequent speaker for different organizations and has spoken for the New York State Society of CPAs, the Nassau County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, as well as for various accounting firms and businesses.
Sales Tax Defense LLC is a boutique tax-consulting firm that only provides sales, use, and transaction tax advice. We are a dedicated team committed to helping accountants, attorneys, fellow professionals, businesses, and their clients understand and comply with the sales and use tax laws. When there is a sales tax problem, we work to quickly and cost effectively resolve the sales and use tax issue, and then provide guidance to help avoid similar problems in the future. When we are engaged or referred by a fellow professional, we respect the relationship that they have with their client. We work only to resolve the sales tax issue and return the client to that professional with an enhanced sense of confidence in them.