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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sales Tax Liability – $10 Million annually

There is a lot of confusion about why RunSignup has built a major sales tax system for our customers, or why RunSignup is collecting sales tax on behalf of our customers in the growing number of states with marketplace laws. The answer is simple – liability. Liability for race organizations (both for profit and nonprofit), […]

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 […]

Arkansas, California, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia and Vermont are now live on the RunSIgnup Sales Tax System

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 is Sales Tax day at RunSignup! We are rolling out our Sales Tax System the final 35 states and DC today in waves. The Noon Eastern wave has been turned on.

Alabama, District of Columbia, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah go live on the RunSignup Sales Tax System

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 is Sales Tax day at RunSignup! We are rolling out our Sales Tax System the final 35 states and DC today in waves. The Noon Eastern wave has been turned on. Two of the states in this wave charge sales tax on processing fees. Remember processing fees are charged to the participant based […]

Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, New Mexico, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin go live on RunSignup Sales Tax System

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 is Sales Tax day at RunSignup! We are rolling out our Sales Tax System the final 35 states and DC today in waves. The 9AM wave has been turned on. Most of the states in this wave charge sales tax on processing fees. Remember processing fees are charged to the participant […]

Sales Tax Exemptions for Government and Educational Entities

We have deployed an enhancement to our Exemption capabilities in our Sales Tax system. This allows for Federal, State and Local government entities as well as educational entities like schools, colleges and universities to claim exemption status for sales tax purposes. Remember, not all states have the same rules for each nonprofit entity type. nor […]

RunSignup Sales Tax Rollout Schedule by State

We have completed the sales tax system roll out to 15 states. We plan to roll out the rest on Monday, December 2, 2019. We will do 4 waves of states according to the list below. Note, this may change depending on unexpected issues that may arise. We will communicate changes via this blog post […]

RunSignup Sales Tax System Live in South Carolina

Our Sales Tax System is live in South Carolina. The State of South Carolina is our second Marketplace state, where RunSignup is assuming responsibility for collecting, reporting and remitting sales tax to the state, easing the burden on races. This went live automatically today, November 19, 2019. RunSignup will turn off our legacy sales tax system […]

Sales Tax FAQ for Event Organizers

Do I need to provide a Seller ID or TaxID for RunSignup’s sales tax system? No. RunSignup files one consolidated sales tax return in Marketplace States using our TaxID. In nonMarketplace states, there is no need for RunSignup to ask for your SellerID since you are responsible for filing. Does the sales tax come out of […]

Sales Tax FAQ for Participants

Why is there a sales tax on my checkout page? The event or club you are signing up for collects tax according to state rules. Different jurisdictions have different tax rules that apply different rates depending on location, nonprofit status, race fees, ticket fees, add-on purchases and processing fees. I only made a donation. Why […]

Understanding Sales Tax Reports for Marketplace States

Let’s start with the good news! If you are in one of nearly 40 Marketplace States (see our taxability matrix), you don’t really have to understand the sales tax reports! That is because RunSignup has the obligation to calculate, collect, report and remit sales tax for all events and clubs in Marketplace States (although you […]

RunSignup Sales Tax System goes live for Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Washington

We will roll out our new sales tax system to be available in 5 new states later today, Nov. 19, 2019. Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina are all currently non-Marketplace states. This means that races have the option to turn on the sales tax system to calculate and collect sales tax and pay the […]

Sales Tax Setup for Marketplace States

By early December, RunSignup will begin collecting, reporting and remitting sales tax on behalf of all events in Marketplace state. You can see if your event is in a Marketplace State on our RunSignup Public Taxability Matrix. There are several good resources for you to refer to for more information: Sales Tax Policies Taxability Matrix Detailed Implementation Sales […]

Sales Tax for non-Marketplace States

You can see if your event is in a non-Marketplace State on our RunSignup Public Taxability Matrix. Unlike Marketplace States, each event can choose to enable our Sales Tax System. Please see our blog on how to enable your event in our Dashboard. As of January 1, 2020 there will be 37 Marketplace states plus […]

Sales Tax Collection, Reporting and Payment in Marketplace States

You can see if your event is in a Marketplace State on our RunSignup Public Taxability Matrix. These are states that have passed a Marketplace Facilitator laws which compel platforms that facilitate sales for third party sellers (like RunSignup) to collect and remit sales tax on behalf of their sellers. By January 1, 2020 there […]

Sales Tax Exemptions for NonProfits

Many states offer nonprofits a sales tax exemption on event fees and sometimes merchandise sales. (Note: selling is different than a buyers exemption). The RunSignup sales tax system makes it simple for nonprofits to comply with the complex labyrinth of collecting sales tax appropriately. If you are a nonprofit who believes you have an exempt […]

Sales Tax goes live for Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, Kansas and Missouri

We went live today (November 12, 2019) with optional sales tax in Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, Kansas and Missouri. These are all non-Marketplace states – see here for an overview of the difference from Marketplace states. We will be rolling out all states by early December. There are several good resources for you to refer to […]

Webinar Recap: Sales Tax is Coming!

We will try to provide information as directly as possible, but remember that RunSignup does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. RunSignup makes no representations, warranties, or […]

Sales Tax Detailed Technical Implementation

Note: The Sales Tax system is not yet generally available. In the mean time, you can use our old sales tax system where you can set up rates and will file directly. We expect this system to roll out in November, 2019. As we prepare for the roll out of our Sales Tax system, we […]

Webinar Recap: Sales Tax and Races

We will try to provide information as directly as possible, but remember that RunSignup does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. RunSignup makes no representations, warranties, or […]

Potential Signup App Retirement Due to Sales Tax

We are still working on this, but there is some likelihood that we will retire our signup app in the next month. This is due to a number of complications that are introduced by the implementation of our new sales tax system. We have seen a steady decline in the use of the Signup App […]

Sales Tax and Marketplace States

Our primary motivation for implementing a comprehensive sales tax system is to help races stay in compliance with their state laws. This has reached a higher level of urgency for all registration and ticket companies over the past year as states have passed “Marketplace” laws. These laws target larger entities like Amazon, Wayfair, RunSignup and […]

RunSignup Making Updates to Prepare for New Sales Tax Functionality

Believe it or not, sales tax is even more complicated than the above graphic with nearly 10,000 total jurisdictions and different rules for races, memberships, nonprofit events, and merchandise across those jurisdictions. About a year ago the US Supreme Court struck down a 1992 landmark decision (Quill Corporation vs. North Dakota) that had previously barred […]

Kentucky Lifts Sales Tax on Nonprofit Events

Good news in at least one state – Kentucky has lifted their sales tax on nonprofit events. As we’ve written about before, sales tax is going to be an increasingly complex labyrinth for races and even nonprofits to navigate. With 50 different states instituting 50 different methods of collecting taxes (not including local jurisdictions like […]

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