Defining Nexus

[nek-suh s]

  1. a means of connection; tie; link.
  2. a connected series or group.
  3. the core or center, as of a matter or situation.

A recent CFO article warns of the nexus trap: “If tax officials find that a business has “nexus” in a state, the penalties and interest they charge can easily double the tax the company otherwise owes.”

The article goes on to explain the importance of a businesses’ knowledge of their state tax nexus risks from outside marketing and sales fulfillment providers, especially in light of new state tax laws.  These external providers can include advertising, delivery, sponsorship, endorsements, and other external activities.

Now more than ever companies need to be on top of tax, calculation, reporting, and remittance.  Couple this need with other industry changes, including downsizing and outsourcing, and there’s never been a better time for a sales and use tax automation solution. For more information on how Vertex Inc. can help you define your nexus – and solve your sales tax needs – check out our solution.