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  •  You must not have an online business... (0+ / 0-)

    because otherwise you'd know that it's not just filling out the returns that takes time, it's separating all of your sales monthly and doing the calculations for each taxable or non-taxable sale that eats up time. If I knew that I was likely to get only one $20 sale from South Dakota this month, I'd probably turn down the business because the paperwork to file the tax would cost much more in time than the small profit I might make on that sale. That's the point. The really BIG retailers want the small guys to turn down the business and ultimately go out of business.

    •  If you find those kinds of tasks time consuming (0+ / 0-)

      you're doing it wrong. Export sales listing to simple excel spreadsheet. Sort by state. Learn to do the sales tax returns yourself. No need to pay others to do it. They are not complicated. Dealing with it. That's the way you fight back.

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