Hawaii State Sales Tax – A Quick Guide for Businesses

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Hawaii state sales tax actually does not exist. Instead Hawaii has something they refer to as a GET, or a general excise tax. Sales taxes are all about collecting money and taxes from the consumer. Excise taxes are about taxing the actual business entity. However, businesses can pass on the GET to the customers, charging them just like most states have businesses charge sales tax.

Economic Nexus?

Yes.
Hawaii’s economic nexus law applies if you sell more than 100,000 dollars worth of merchandise or if you have more than 200 separate transactions. Both the transaction and the amount limit have to happen in the previous calendar year. The bill is not retroactive and came into effect July 1, 2018. Like many states, Hawaii did not waste anytime after the Wayfair decision. read more

Georgia State Sales Tax- A Brief Guide For Businesses

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The Georgia State Sales tax rate is 4%. However, like just about every other state, there are local tax rates that can vary significantly. Georgia’s sales tax and use chart is a useful guide for individual jurisdictions.

The phone number to talk to a representative about your sales tax questions is 877-423-6711.

Economic Nexus?

Yes.
Add another one to your list, remote sellers. Recently Georgia became yet another state with active Wayfair like Economic Nexus laws. The threshold is 250,000 dollars in gross revenue or 200 transactions. Keep in mind some states have ‘and’ clauses, some states have ‘or’. Georgia is an ‘and’ state so just the 250,000 dollars in sales won’t trigger nexus, you have to have the transaction amount too. The law became effective on January 1, 2019. read more