E-Commerce Tax Compliance Service Launches

Sales Tax Clearinghouse launched a new Web site
that offers a variety of sales tax compliance services for e-commerce
companies, from determining and calculating rates to licensing, filing and

The company said the services are designed to meet the requirement proposed
by the National Governor’s Association for “zero burden” to merchants.

Sales Tax Clearinghouse said it is actively working with the Federation of Tax
Administrators, which is preparing to implement a national sales tax
administration program based on the proposal from the National Governor’s
Association, called a “Streamlined Sales Tax System for the 21st Century.”

Merchants and Commerce Service Providers can subscribe to the complete
range of services by integrating a small software module into their existing
business systems that communicates with the STC’s secure servers to determine
and calculate rates and post completed transactions.

Sales Tax Clearinghouse transfers the collected taxes from the merchant’s
account to the respective tax authorities along with the appropriate filing
information. There are no ongoing per-transaction charges.

However, the
initial setup fee is $1,350 to get started, the company said. STC administers
sales and use tax compliance for all merchants, whether online or off.

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