The Changing Rules of E-commerce Taxation

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In the recent Supreme Court case, “Wayfair v. South Dakota,” the court ruled that e-commerce companies must begin collecting sales tax from customers in that state, regardless of whether or not the company has a presence there.

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The “Netflix Tax” Comes to More Municipalities

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The popularity of various forms of online digital entertainment—such as music, movies and games—has had one unintended consequence that is hitting cities where it hurt: in their budgets. Their response has been dubbed the “Netflix Tax” which we wrote about last December.

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Recurly’s Annual List of Top Ten Trends, 2017 Edition

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As the subscription model continues to expand its share of the e-commerce market, more and more businesses see the revenue opportunities the model entails. Whether it’s subscription handbags or study aids, charitable giving or video streaming, businesses both established and upstart are adding a subscription component to the mix—or jumping in wholesale, having chosen the subscription model as the best way to meet their customers’ needs and desires.

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Get Ready for New Zealand’s New GST on Digital Services With Recurly

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The New Zealand economy is one of the fastest growing in the world and is notable in a couple of ways. For example, according to the Ease of Doing Business Index for 2016, New Zealand ranks second overall out of 185 countries. The country has sizeable manufacturing and service sectors, and a highly efficient agricultural sector which accounts for approximately one-third of real expenditure GDP. Their economy depends heavily on international trade.

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Automated Tax Solutions Help Subscription Businesses Go ‘Back to School’

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For most of us (okay, everyone in the northern hemisphere), summer is here. We’re thinking about our vacation plans, longer days, warmer nights, and general fun in the sun. Retailers however are thinking about back-to-school. Most consumers do their back-to-school shopping in July and August, so now is crunch time for retailers to get ready. This is because the back-to-school season is the second-busiest time of year for retailers (yes, the holiday season is first), reaching $68 billion in sales in 2015, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).  

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Not “Amused” by Chicago’s New Tax? Recurly & Avalara Have You Covered

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Not surprisingly, very few people are actually amused by Chicago’s new tax, dubbed the “amusement tax” since it applies to any and all kinds of entertainment, including streaming entertainment (such as Netflix and Hulu), along with cloud computing services and online subscription databases (such as Amazon Web services). This tax—the first of its kind—took effect in July.

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