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Sales Tax Update for Wyoming

The power of our community has benefited our Sales Tax implementation again. Since beginning this project, we have had help from dozens of our customers who have helped provide clarification to how their local sales tax laws apply to races and nonprofits. This has happened again in Wyoming. Kevin Harris, our CFOO and "taxman", received... Continue Reading →

Sales Tax January Top Payments

We are nearing routine mode for Sales Tax since widely releasing it on December 1, 2019. Of course the purpose is to comply with state a local sales tax laws, and to make things simpler and more accurate for our customers. We are in the process of preparing our January sales tax filings - a... Continue Reading →

RunSignup Sales Tax in all 50 States

We are rolling out sales tax collection for the final state - Colorado - today. We had rolled out the other 49 states and the District of Columbia a couple of weeks ago. Colorado posed a bit of a challenge, with their structure as a home rule state. As a Marketplace, RunSignup is responsible for collecting and remitting in sales... Continue Reading →

Sales Tax Stats – Early Feedback

We are trying to gather early feedback since we fully released the sales tax system on December 2. Some interesting stats so far - some are too early to see any real trends, but some are substantial enough to have some meaning. The early data shows that concerns about sales tax impacting registrations is not... Continue Reading →

Enabling Nonprofit Exemptions

As we pointed out in a previous blog post, and in our Sales Tax Policies and Instructions, nonprofits must explicitly specify their exemption status. This is to ensure that nonprofit organizations are complying with state laws. The reason for this reminder is that we have auto-enabled sales tax exemptions for all nonprofits in the first... Continue Reading →

Sales Tax Fault Tolerance

Update: Avalara restored service after 23 minutes. One of the really hard, but really cool features we built into the RunSignup Sales Tax System was fault tolerance of unavailability of our tax rate vendor, Avalara. Avalara is widely regarded as the best tax rate calculation system available, which is why we selected them. However, we... Continue Reading →