Navigating Sales Tax Compliance with Expertise

What is Nexus?

In the ever-evolving landscape of taxation, the concept of “nexus” has become a pivotal factor for businesses. Nexus refers to the substantial connection or presence a business has in a state, triggering its responsibility to adhere to state sales tax regulations. Traditionally, this presence was tied to physical locations, but the groundbreaking 2018 U.S. Supreme Court case, South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., reshaped the nexus landscape.

Before the Wayfair decision, businesses were typically required to have a physical presence (like a store or office) in a state to establish nexus. However, the Wayfair ruling expanded the definition, allowing states to mandate sales tax collection from businesses without a physical presence but with a significant economic presence in the state.

At Downey, Smith, and Fier, we comprehend the intricacies of this evolution. Our expertise goes beyond the traditional understanding of nexus, incorporating both physical and economic aspects. We thoroughly analyze your business activities to determine whether nexus has been triggered, ensuring your compliance aligns with the latest developments in state tax laws.

Our Expertise

With over two decades of experience in the tax consulting industry, we have witnessed and adapted to the changing landscape of nexus laws. Our seasoned professionals thoroughly analyze your company’s sales operations, considering both traditional and evolving criteria, to determine whether you have reached nexus in specific states. This ensures compliance with ever-evolving state tax laws and positions your business for success in a dynamic regulatory environment.

AI-Driven Data Collection

At Downey, Smith, and Fier, we leverage cutting-edge AI technology to ensure accurate and efficient sales data collection for your business. Our software is designed to streamline the process, reducing errors and providing real-time insights into your sales activities. This enables us to make precise determinations of nexus, ensuring that your company meets its compliance requirements with confidence.

Services We Offer

Nexus Determination

Our comprehensive approach involves a meticulous examination of your business activities, enhanced by our AI-driven data collection tools and our knowledge of evolving nexus laws, to pinpoint instances of nexus. We provide clarity on your sales tax obligations, helping you make informed decisions.

Registration Assistance

If nexus is established, our team, backed by advanced technology and up-to-date legal insights, facilitates the seamless registration process. This ensures you obtain the necessary Sales & Use Tax Permits to operate within the state, meeting the latest regulatory requirements.

Compliance Management

Staying compliant with state sales tax laws can be complex. Let Downey, Smith, and Fier, with the aid of AI and a deep understanding of evolving nexus laws, take the burden off your shoulders. We manage your sales tax compliance, ensuring accurate reporting to the state authorities.

Returns Handling

Whether it’s monthly, quarterly, or yearly returns, our experts, assisted by our AI tools and legal expertise, handle the entire process based on your permit requirements. Trust us to keep your tax reporting on track.

Why Choose Downey, Smith, and Fier?

Let’s Navigate Your Sales Tax Journey Together

Make Downey, Smith, and Fier your partner in ensuring sales tax compliance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how our expertise, combined with cutting-edge AI tools and a deep understanding of evolving nexus laws, can benefit your business.