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Shakespeare-Inspired Sales Tax Advice

“What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

What does Shakespeare have to do with sales and use tax? With his famous line from the play Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare seems to suggest that a name is meaningless. It is just a label that has no impact on the object it describes. Try telling that to an auditor!

Shakespeare-Inspired Sales Tax Advice

“What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

What does Shakespeare have to do with...

Lauren Stinson, CMI
By Lauren Stinson, CMI
on September 11, 2019
Avoiding the Biggest Sales Tax Risks for Manufacturers

Where should a manufacturer start looking for sales and use tax mistakes that are wasting money and increasing risks for...

Lauren Stinson, CMI
By Lauren Stinson, CMI
on October 29, 2018
Where Manufacturers Should Look to Improve Sales & Use Tax Procedures

Where does a manufacturer start looking for sales or use tax mistakes that are wasting money and increasing risks for your...

Lauren Stinson, CMI
By Lauren Stinson, CMI
on April 06, 2017
A Day in the Life of Windward Tax -- Sales Tax Audit Assistance

Here's another glimpse into what goes on at Windward Tax every day.  Brad Elliott, tax analyst, is reviewing a...

Lauren Stinson, CMI
By Lauren Stinson, CMI
on March 28, 2017
Eight Tips to Make Your Next Sales Tax Audit a Slam Dunk

In the spirit of March Madness, I am sharing my tips to help make your next sales tax audit a slam dunk.

Lauren Stinson, CMI
By Lauren Stinson, CMI
on March 14, 2017
Video: Should a Manufacturer Answer a Sales Tax Nexus Questionnaire?

The short answer is yes.  When a manufacturer receives a nexus questionnaire it means the state suspects the company has...

Lauren Stinson, CMI
By Lauren Stinson, CMI
on March 07, 2017
How Manufacturers Can Get in Shape for a Sales Tax Audit

I was a sales and use tax auditor for the state of Georgia for thirty years before joining Windward Tax as a state tax...

Lauren Stinson, CMI
By Lauren Stinson, CMI
on February 28, 2017
Oops!  I Forgot to Collect Sales Tax from a Customer.  What Now?

The sales tax audit report is complete and your company owes hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars in tax which was never...

Lauren Stinson, CMI
By Lauren Stinson, CMI
on February 24, 2017
How Manufacturers Can Reduce Sales Tax Audit Assessments

Here are three quick tips for manufacturers to help minimize assessments during sales tax audit. 

1) Look for overpaid taxes

Lauren Stinson, CMI
By Lauren Stinson, CMI
on January 17, 2017

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