2023 Annual IPT Event

2023 Annual IPT Event
Dan Thompson and Adam Giera will be representing the Thompson Tax Team at the 2023 Annual IPT Event in June.  We will be hosting the annual cornhole event and the group luncheon on Tuesday, June 27th.  Please stop by to say hi; we look forward to seeing you there!

Taxpayer Wins in Massachusetts “Cookie Nexus” Case

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has ruled in favor of the taxpayer in the Auto Parts Network Inc. v. Commissioner case. This ruling denies the Massachusetts Commissioner of Revenue to consider the use of cookies, apps, and content delivery networks (CDNs) while deciding whether a vendor has physical nexus with the State of Massachusetts.

The Commissioner of Revenue argued that cookies, downloadable apps, and CDNs created the physical presence in Massachusetts necessary to enforce taxation laws under the Quill v. North Dakota standard.  By using this standard, the audit division of the Department of Revenue sought to require US Auto Parts to register for, collect, and remit sales tax in Massachusetts.  As additional evidence of the commissioner’s claim, they argued that the standard established by Wayfair v. South Dakota could be applied retroactively to require enforcement of 830 Mass Regs § 64H.1.7 when applied to out-of-state vendors.

After deferring to the Appellate Tax Board and then the U.S. Supreme Court, the Massachusetts High Court ruled in favor of the taxpayer.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this case or how it may affect your business.

We’re hiring!

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Great news!  We are expanding our consulting practice and are currently searching for a Sales Tax Manager with a general affinity for all things related to sales and use tax.  The Sales Tax Manager position is heavily focused on client data analysis, and the ideal candidate is someone who is familiar with researching multistate sales and use tax topics then preparing written analyses and memos based on their research.  Nexus studies, apportionment reviews, audits/reverse audits, as well as voluntary disclosure and amnesty program projects, are a major responsibility of the Sales Tax Manager.  The Sales Tax Manager will be required to prepare work plans, execute projects successfully by critical deadlines, and oversee and manage projects from start to finish.  The Sales Tax Manager will also be required to stay up to date with industry standards and developments to actively assess how they may impact our existing clients.

*Remote work is negotiable, but the candidate must reside in either the Greater Sacramento or Greater Chicago area.  

The following qualifications apply (but if you come close and just LOVE all things related to sales and use taxes, please reach out to us anyway to see if there are any other opportunities you may qualify for).

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance
  • Self-motivated with a desire to learn and succeed
  • Strong attention to detail and advanced analytical skills
  • Above average time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written)
  • 5+ years of related experience in a Sales and Use Tax (SALT) practice (Government-Department of Revenue, corporate, or consulting)      
  • Sales Tax CMI or CPA or Big 4 accounting experience would be a plus, but not required 

Benefits include a competitive salary, health insurance, vision insurance, matching 401(K), ongoing professional development opportunities, and a generous paid time off package.

Happy 19th Anniversary Thompson Tax!

We are so honored to have been serving our clients for nineteen years! To celebrate this milestone, we all took the day off to relax, refresh and reflect on the almost 2 decades of being in business. We are honored to continue to serve our amazing clients and thank you for your continued support. Also, a big thanks to our wonderful team! We couldn’t do this without you.

COVID-19 Update

As concerns grow surrounding the seriousness of the COVID-19 virus, Thompson Tax would like to extend our sincerest hopes that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. We are continually monitoring the CDC and WHO prevention updates, and we are vigilantly following all recommended guidelines to ensure the ongoing health of our employees and communities.  Please rest assured that our dedicated national team is continuing to serve our current clients and we have the capacity to support more as needed. Thompson Tax can provide immediate assistance such as:
  • Filing Returns
  • Requesting Extensions
  • Requesting Payment Plans through the Taxing Authorities
  • Researching Tax Laws
  • Assisting with Penalty and Interest Waivers, and
  • Assisting with Ongoing and Managed Audits
In addition, we’re monitoring the latest updates regarding adjustments to State deadlines during this time of crisis. We’re available to ease the burden on your Finance and Tax Departments if you should need it. As always, Thompson Tax is just a phone call away.
Best practices for avoiding the Coronavirus include:
Encourage respiratory etiquette by providing education and reminders about covering coughs and sneezes with tissues, and easy access to tissues and trashcans.
Encourage hand hygiene by providing education and reminders about washing hands, and easy access to running water and soap or alcohol-based hand rubs.
It is also suggested that you practice social distancing in the presence of others by maintaining a distance of 6 feet. Also consider using a non-contact gesture of greeting, like salutes, placing your hand over your heart, or a bow/nod of head.
Avoid surfaces exposed to a high level or personal contact and if the situation is unavoidable, do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, until you are able to thoroughly wash your hands.
Please refer to the CDC for any additional information on COVID-19.
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Welcome Ryan Barnes to the Thompson Tax Team!

We are so excited to welcome our newest team member Ryan Barnes. Ryan joins us as our Director of Technology Services. Ryan comes to us with over 10 years of tax technology automation experience and has worked with start-up companies as well as large enterprises. He has expertise and a passion for end to end sales and use tax automation and he loves to take on new challenges. He has extensive experience with e-commerce, point of sale, retail, software and clothing industries. Specialties include Netsuite, Dynamics GP, and APIs. If you have any sales tax automation challenges, he is the guy to talk to and would love to assist in solving them!
For fun, Ryan enjoys kayaking, camping, hiking, tasting new beers and trying out the latest & greatest board games with friends. He is based out of Portland, Oregon, so if you’re close and would like to meet in person please let us know!
Please join us in giving Ryan a warm welcome!