E505: Everything You Need to Know About Sales Tax with TaxValet

Our guest, Alex Oxford from TaxValet, shares his expertise in Sales Tax, exploring its complexities and implications for entrepreneurs, offering valuable insights and strategies to help you go through the challenging world of sales tax compliance.

While it may not be the most thrilling subject, understanding your obligations and options is crucial for your business's success.

Related Reading: Amazon Sales Tax for All Sellers in 2023.


  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 03:09 – The Complexities of Sales Tax Compliance
  • 06:46 – The Louisiana Sales Tax System
  • 09:19 – The Case of Colorado and Home Rule Jurisdictions
  • 13:31 – Setting up sales tax obligations for clients
  • 14:33 – Determining the next state to register for sales tax
  • 17:34 – Amazon's role and its impact on sales tax risk
  • 25:04 – Sales Tax Nexus
  • 27:54 – State Enforcement and Audits
  • 28:50 – States to Watch Out For

The podcast emphasizes the need for fair and accountable sales tax regulations, particularly in the context of Amazon and its marketplace practices. Government intervention and realistic thresholds are necessary to level the playing field and protect e-commerce sellers.

It is crucial for businesses to understand their sales tax obligations, make informed decisions, and seek professional assistance, such as that provided by Tax Valet. By engaging with lawmakers, sharing experiences, and advocating for change, we can work towards a more manageable and equitable sales tax system.

Join us next time for more valuable insights on growing your profitable e-commerce brand!

Michael Jackness

Michael started his first business when he was 18 and is a serial entrepreneur. He got his start in the online world way back in 2004 as an affiliate marketer. From there he grew as an SEO expert and has transitioned into ecommerce, running several sites that bring in a total of 7-figures of revenue each year.

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