Tax Publications


Costly Sales Tax Mistakes Businesses are Making During COVID-19: Part 1

Posted on October 09, 2020. Category: Tax Publications

The COVID-19 pandemic has been and will be remembered as one of the most impactful global events of our era. An unprecedented challenge was thrust upon the medical, government, and business community that will clearly change many of the behaviors of our society in the long run.When state enforced lockdowns and the advice of medical professionals globally forced the ceasing of business as usual for industries across the country, businesses both large and small were left with one choice: adapt or die.In an inspiring display of free market forces, most businesses chose to adapt and did so quickly....

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Is Waste Sorted Today?

Posted on August 24, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

Did you know that since July 1, 2019, garbage classification went live in Shanghai? Shanghai city is the 1st city in China to start garbage classification. Based on Shanghai’s classification standards, all waste is classified to these categories: hazardous waste, recyclable waste, household food waste, and residual waste. All citizens can be informed of this process with a leaflet and handbook from their neighborhood committee.This information is also broadcast on television.My daughter, who is 5 years old, learned about garbage classification from her teacher in kindergarten. I am surprised that she knows quite well how to sort our...

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Upcoming Sales Tax Holidays 2020

Posted on July 28, 2020. Category: Tax Publications

Sales tax holidays or tax-free weekends is a time that many consumers look forward to each year. Typically, these holidays will correspond with the start of the new school year. During this time, some states will remove the sales tax requirement from the purchase of items usually used in the upcoming school year. These purchases can include clothing, footwear, personal computers, and school supplies. Some states may also provide exemptions on additional items such as bedding or emergency preparedness items.Each state will publish specific rules and regulations for qualifying items. It is important for taxpayers and consumers to be...

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Post-Wayfair Need for Exemption Certificates

Posted on July 08, 2020. Category: Tax Publications

 On June 21, 2018, the US Supreme Court provided a landmark decision that changed the dynamic of sales tax and has since created a domino effect on taxpayers and businesses throughout the US. Not only has the definition of nexus expanded from the prior physical nexus to now include economic nexus, factors such as number of transactions and/or dollars of sales for a given time period to customers of a state, but also has the sales tax collection implication grown for existing taxpayers and now potentially new taxpayers not to mention marketplace facilitators.With such drastic changes to the sales...

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How to Motivate Employees

Posted on June 29, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

A motivated workforce makes a crucial difference when it comes to meeting any business objectives. Here are some tips on how to keep employees motivated.Ability to challenge and engageOne of the valuable skills that a company can hone is the ability to challenge and engage the people it employs. If you have to keep everyone motivated, you need to encourage the employees to participate. When the employees are respected for their skills and talents, it has a motivating effect on them.Let Them Know You Trust ThemIf you let them know you trust and depend on them,...

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Allyn Does their Part During COVID-19

Posted on June 18, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications, Coronavirus Updates

Allen and Julie Lynn, two former GE employees, founded Allyn International Services Inc with a vision to create a new kind of company focused on customer service, integrity, employee training, and development. Since 1992, Allyn has been committed to furthering the personal and professional development of its team members.When the pandemic swept across the globe, Allyn shifted their focus to what else they could do to help others. The logistics, trade compliance, and tax management powerhouse, with years of experience in the global marketplace, had been developing inhouse virtual eLearning training for quite some time. With a proven track record...

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The Impact of Policy and Economy on China

Posted on June 15, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications, Coronavirus Updates

The PolicyThe COVID-19 is spreading in all parts of the world. As we know, China did implement more severe restrictions when the pandemic first broke out.Currently, medical studies in China and abroad show that the virus can be well contained with effective quarantine, which is exactly what China has been doing for the past weeks. Individuals can also effectively protect themselves from infection by practicing good hygiene with disinfectant measures.The most common policy response has been a lockdown. In most cases, this is done to reduce the pool of people susceptible to infection, lowering the transmission rate,...

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Spaceships, Storms, and Sales Tax – What’s Hot in Florida

Posted on May 27, 2020. Category: Tax Publications

Spaceships, Storms, and Sales Tax – What’s Hot in FloridaAs Florida prepares to witness a new era in space travel history this week, sales tax news heats up with the disaster preparedness sales tax holiday. With most of the U.S. continuing to deal with COVID-19 impacts on business and daily life, many states have begun phased openings of businesses in a gradual approach of returning to the new normal. States rely heavily on commerce for funding. With commerce shut down, non-existent, or adapted, the impact is far-reaching.In a map provided by Tax Foundation based on...

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Coronavirus Update - April 29

Posted on April 29, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest and most accurate updates during this very fluid and ever-changing period. Our goal with the information provided below, is to give you, at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.  The French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe announced a reopening strategy. His speech to parliament yesterday included plans to reopen shops beginning next week. One of the first steps to normalization. Spain, Greece and several other European nations made similar announcements and plan to reopen portions of their economies beginning next week.  Americas Texas...

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Coronavirus Update - April 27

Posted on April 27, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest and most accurate updates during this very fluid and everchanging period. Our goal with the information provided below, is to give you, at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions. Global air freight capacity will remain lower across almost all trade lanes and sky-high prices continue as a major challenge for many suppliers and customers worldwide. Freighters are unable to keep up with demand and passenger airlines continue to adjust their aircraft to accommodate cargo within the cabins. Regardless of those efforts’ capacity will remain...

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