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Sales tax is one of the most interesting, and challenging, taxes. It’s interesting because it involves clients in every possible industry. Every active business has potential sales tax exposure, no exceptions!  And unfortunately sales tax compliance is particularly difficult for two, specific reasons.  First, the tax is perhaps the most fact-dependent – seemingly inconsequential changes in the underlying facts can transform a nontaxable sale into a taxable one.  Second, these rules are constantly changing.  It’s tough enough to keep up with these changes in just one state.  But many vendors, especially those selling over the internet, have to keep abreast of these changes in multiple states.  So it’s easy to fall behind on sales tax compliance. 

With this blog, we hope to keep you up to date on impactful changes in the sales tax compliance, especially in New York State.  We’ll review legislative and administrative changes in the sales tax; we’ll discuss new sales tax case law; and we’ll highlight the enforcement initiatives and tactics we’re seeing while defending businesses in sales tax audits.  We hope you find this content as interesting as we do.  Please contact us with any questions. 


Attorneys in the Hodgson Russ Sales & Use Tax Practice have been called upon to help thousands of clients navigate complex and confusing sales and use tax issues. Every client, no matter how sophisticated, has questions and concerns. We can handle your issues no matter where you are in the process. We have successfully helped startups correctly apply the sales tax rules to their activities across multiple states. We have successfully defended audits across the country, and, in particular, in New York State. And we have successfully litigated cases where the taxing authorities have advanced an incorrect position that exceeds their authority under the applicable sales tax rules. So from the first steps of a fledgling startup, to the mature compliance issues of a multinational conglomerate, Hodgson Russ attorneys have the experience to handle your sales tax issues with competence, professionalism, and efficacy. 

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Hodgson Russ attorneys facilitate the U.S. legal aspects of transactions around the world. We practice in every major area of law and use multidisciplinary work teams to serve the specific, often complex, needs of our clients, which include public and privately held businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit institutions, and individuals.