Sales Tax Reporting & Filing
If you are an individual or a business that sells tangible goods or property, or you provide taxable services, you may be responsible for filing and paying state and local sales taxes, a complex and time-consuming process. At Chandler & Knowles, we provide sales tax filing services for those businesses and business professionals who are obligated to collect and remit sales tax.
Preparing sales tax reports is not always a simple process, particularly for thriving or growing businesses or practices -- especially if they operate across multiple states, counties, cities, or special tax districts that levy sales taxes at different rates. And because sales taxes are not revenue, but simply monies held temporarily until being transferred to the appropriate institution, they should be directed to a separate account within a bookkeeping system. While the complexity of this process may hold an inexperienced businessperson back, the sharp business owner knows that trusting professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced in the regulations and requirements regarding sales tax filing and reporting is the smartest way to meet these obligations.
However, just what constitutes taxable products and services, and where to direct the collected funds can be confusing and obscure. As accountants experienced in sales tax reporting and filing, we tailor our services to the unique needs of each business to accurately track, record, and file sales taxes in accordance with governing statutes.
Chandler & Knowles Sales Tax Reporting and Filing Services
Because money collected for sales tax is not revenue, but an amount held temporarily until it is delivered to the appropriate institutions, it must be handled differently than normal revenues. As one component of our overarching business accounting services, we tailor our sales tax filing and reporting service to the needs of each client. To make things less taxing, we:
- Evaluate and determine which services and products are taxable
- Set up the sales tax collection and payment process
- Provide accurate sales tax accounting and reporting
- Deliver timely filing and payment of all funds
- Track and report multiple sales items
- Monitor the sales tax rates from different taxing jurisdictions
- Determine if a separate or combined tax rate is best for your business
- Track, report, and file sales taxes from the different platforms you may use (online sales, mail order, etc.)
For business owners, this means faster processing of sales tax data that, in turn, frees up more time that can be directed towards other areas of daily operations.
However, this does not mean removal or isolation from sales tax particulars. In order to maintain complete transparency, we generate reports that paint a clear picture of your business and its sales tax collection and payment practices so you know how much you pay, and have paid, each tax agency. We also properly categorize your taxable sales to make it easier to manage those that are exempt from withholding. Additionally, we track and report multiple sales tax goods or services and manage all tax rates so that the correct amount is paid to the right agency.
By trusting Chandler & Knowles to take care of your sales tax reporting process and to properly and accurately file those sales taxes for which your business is responsible, you have one less worry so that you can relax and go about your business. Give us a call today at 817-406-3827 or fill out our online form.
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