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Filing a sales tax return in any of the US states is a relatively simple process, but you must make sure to calculate your input and output taxes correctly. This determines how much you owe the local government, or how much they own you as a refund.

Particularly for digital entrepreneurs, SaaS and e-commerce businesses, declaring GST is a standard routine. You file online either once a year, every quarter, or every month.

So it’s even more important…


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Filing a GST return is a relatively simple process, but you must make sure to calculate your input and output taxes correctly. This determines how much you owe the government, or how much they own you as a refund.

Particularly for digital entrepreneurs, SaaS and e-commerce businesses, declaring GST is a standard routine. You file online either once a year, every quarter, or every month.

So it’s even more important that you learn the basics and get it…


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Filing an EU VAT return is a relatively simple process, but you must make sure to calculate your input and output taxes correctly. This determines how much you owe the government, or how much they own you as a refund.

Particularly for entrepreneurs using the EU’s One-Stop Shop (OSS) for e-commerce, SaaS, and other digital businesses, declaring VAT is a standard routine. You file online every quarter.

So it’s even more important that you learn the basics and…


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Zero-rated supplies are goods and services that hold a very niche spot in the tax system. It’s especially important for remote sellers to understand the definition!

Read on to learn the difference between zero-rated and tax-exempt, how VAT and GST rules use the term, and which products fall under this category in the EU, UK, and other countries around the world.

The definition of zero-rated

Zero-rated means exactly what it sounds like: a tax rate of 0%. These goods and services do…


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Notice & report laws in the US are specific tax rules for remote sellers, or any out-of-state businesses that have customers inside the state. These rules are designed to rope e-commerce, SaaS, and other digital businesses into sales tax obligations.

These rules also apply to marketplace facilitators and providers!

Although only 11 states have notice and report laws in place, you need to understand your business’ responsibility so that you can avoid issues with the local tax authorities.


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EIN numbers are Employer Identification Numbers issued by the federal government of the US. It’s also known as a Federal Tax Identification number.

In other words, this is a national level registration for businesses, whereas most other tax registration, such as acquiring sales tax permits and actually charging sales tax, are done at the state level.

What is an EIN used for?

Employer Identification Numbers are federal tax identifiers that the Internal Revenue Service — the US federal tax authority more lovingly known as…


Once again, the EU is completely transforming its tax policy. On July 1, the EU will implement brand new rules around VAT for e-commerce.

Don’t let your business get blindsided! Take a moment to read our breakdown below and visit our EU VAT Hub, which has everything you need to know about the changes.

The EU is changing VAT rules to make tax compliance easier for businesses like yours, to clamp down on VAT fraud from businesses we’re guessing are not like yours 😉 — and to encourage fair cross-border trade within the region.

In short, the new policy package


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Quaderno Connect is a flexible tax engine capable of applying precise tax amounts to seller transactions on your marketplace or platform. Connect’s powerful APIs let you implement real-time tax calculation, tax ID verification, automatic invoicing, and even tax reporting to serve your sellers anywhere in the world. Our APIs enable tax-compliant sales for thousands of companies every day, covering 630 tax rates in more than 100 countries — plus thousands of local tax rates in the US alone.


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As e-commerce booms, new tax laws loom over merchants and marketplaces alike. How can platforms stay competitive in a fast-shifting, more regulated market?

E-commerce has been steadily growing over the last decade, but the Covid-19 pandemic fueled a massive acceleration in digital transformation. Between online shopping and remote work, people are using more digital platforms, products, and services than ever. In the US alone, e-commerce spending jumped 44% in 2020.


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Your platform or marketplace is helping businesses large and small achieve their goals. But as tax authorities change and introduce new regulations for online sales, helping your users manage and comply with taxes is becoming a major problem.

Staying on top of tax compliance is like a second full-time job for your merchants. Complying with tax rules — be it VAT, GST or US sales tax — requires multiple steps for each transaction.

Not only that, but new…

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