Peisner Johnson was formed 30 years ago; back when the internet had yet to come into existence. And here, we’ve seen a shift from manually navigating information on sales tax and state laws using binders and leaflets to having a wealth of information at the tips of our fingers, all online.
While we recognize the Internet’s usefulness and have seen how new technology development has been phenomenal in the sales tax world, we have also found it does not always provide the simple solutions to complex processes that everyone is looking for. Let’s look more into why.
Let’s start out by talking about automation. The role of automation is a supportive role in ongoing sales tax compliance. It is a key part of the equation, and without it we would revert back to the ‘dark ages' when we were flipping through leaflets and sorting through binders. In fact, there are many great benefits to sales tax automation.
There’s no question as to whether the revolution of sales tax automation is a valuable tool, indeed we find ourselves leaning on it now more than ever. It seems like a simple solution to a complicated problem, right?
Unfortunately, it’s not the end-all-be-all solution. And here’s why.
Most software options seem to automate the full sales tax process, but what most businesses don’t realize is that they still have responsibilities, which include but are not limited to:
Simply put, when it comes to sales tax automation there is no such thing as “set it and forget it.”
As much as it may simplify your calculation process, it’s not a human. And that’s where we come in.
As “the sales tax people”, we can provide you peace of mind while we help you navigate the complexities of the sales tax process.
We can help you with the nuances that arise and accurately prepare and file all of your state sales tax returns. We can also work with you on your automated solution to make sure it’s correctly applying, collecting, and remitting that tax. There is confidence in collaboration, and we are here to collaborate. Peace of Mind is a What’s Next Call away.
We look forward to hearing from you!