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By Jim Fredlund / February 4, 2015

In our last post, we explained how the European Union’s new way of calculating the value-added tax (VAT) will change the landscape of digital commerce. Today, we’d like to suggest three specific ways electronic retailers can turn the perceived burden of the new law into an opportunity for success. 1. Do tax calculations faster The…

By Jim Fredlund / January 30, 2015

This year marks the start of a new era for Internet retailers in the European Union. Starting on January 1, the European Commission changed the way value-added tax (VAT) is calculated for direct-to-consumer sales of electronically supplied services. While the new VAT law is exceedingly complex, the central change it makes is simple. Before this…

By Jim Fredlund / September 4, 2013

Editor’s note: This article was also posted on Wired Insights. In May, the U.S. Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, legislation that would require out-of-state retailers to collect and remit sales tax on all remote e-commerce transactions. I’ve since been approached by a number of customers and prospective partners who ask, “What exactly does this…

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