Automate Your Sales Tax Process to Improve Efficiency

Sales tax is an inevitable and rather cumbersome liability that touches every element of your business including shipping, exemptions, contracts, products and accounting. It is therefore quintessential to establish smart sales tax tracking protocols for your business processes that are in full compliance with tax laws in every jurisdiction you conduct business. This can be the difference maker between your business staying afloat and getting drowned in lawsuits and liabilities.

Unfortunately, tracking your sales tax obligations is a path full of challenges that can add an unwanted layer of complexity to your day-to-day business processes. Let us take a look at four of the most commonly encountered problems while tracking sales tax processes and how to overcome them.

Compliance and Security Issues

If you’re perplexed about how to restrict the disclosure of your financial data online, or need to comply with corporate and government compliance issues, then worry not. You can address this concern by maintaining your tax tables locally. Doing so enables you to receive changes in tax rates, which can then be uploaded into your system. Maintaining local tables also ensures you comply with all tax standards without compromising on security.

Variation in Taxes Over Different Jurisdictions

In a world where time is money, the automation of tax filing is a boon that can save you from countless hours of time consuming paperwork. Automation can also be used to maintain your tax rate tables. Don’t waste precious time keeping up with rate changes. As they say, set it and forget it.

Part Number Length

Long part numbers are a major hindrance to specific online systems that enforce a cap on the part-number length by default. There are a number of workaround methods for this, though it can be challenging. But don’t let this hold you back from considering an online tax platform to ease your financial worries.

Variation of Tax Rates According to Part Number

Lastly, you can save time by avoiding manually setting up product-codes and categories in your inventory system. Not only can doing this manually result in human error, but it is also a resource-intensive process. Utilize customized solutions to automate the check-in of products in your inventory according to their appropriate product and category codes.

So don’t let taxes get a stranglehold on you. Look for an automated solution that can help you stay on top of tax changes and ensure compliance is as easy as making scrambled eggs. Automation is complex, but there are a number of solutions available that can address these above challenges.

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George Brown

Insight written by George Brown

Senior Vice President at Rand Group

A thought leader and pioneer in the areas of cloud computing, sales and marketing, George is a highly regarded subject matter expert and leader with over 30 years’ experience in strategically propelling businesses forward.

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