High Profile E-commerce Sellers

E-commerce has exploded and has literally transformed the retail landscape over the past 10 years.  Many e-commerce sites have grown with the Ebay auction website, Etsy for hand-crafted goods, and the e-commerce giant Amazon and its Amazon Marketplace.   Online e-commerce sellers with high gross sales (Based on transaction or review-based estimates) can prove to…mm

Cash Economy / Taxable Services

Repair of tangible personal property is taxable in many states, and also is prone to cash-based transactions.  Therefore, there is a significant risk of a cash economy and state sales tax not being collected.  Many online websites have appeared where consumers can look for reputable service providers such as AngiesList, HomeAdvisor or Craigslist.  These websites…mm

Detect Contraband Tobacco on grey/dark web

A high cigarette tax is motivation for many to seek out suppliers that sell low-priced counterfeits, cigarettes diverted from low-tax jurisdictions (such as an Indian reservation or from Virginia). In all cases it is some form of tax evasion and taken very seriously by revenue agencies. Harmari Search plays an active role in detecting all…mm

Legislation and its impact on Use Tax today

The Marketplace Fairness Act is bi-partisan supported legislation recently introduced in Congress that attempts to close the major loophole allowing online retailers to avoid charging state tax on items purchased from out-of-state.  The only change required is for each state to simplify their tax laws in compliance with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.…mm