votrechien - 3:36 pm on Dec 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Compliance with each NY City sales tax - where different products are taxed at different rates by Burroughs - is whacked. California with all the special tax districts is similar. The whole setup is messed up. The taxing system was setup for stationary bricks and mortar establishments. If there was a central dataset with a firm set of rules and a clearinghouse for remitting payments, the notion of collecting a tax and remitting it would not look so daunting. As it stands now, NEXUS is also a bloody mess.
Exactly what I`m worried about. A lot of states have similar outdated models (WA being one that comes to mind). There is no way any business without a full time accounting department and IT staff can track the sales tax rate to apply in thousands of jurisdictions and report and file for this in 45 states.