How does technology ease the tax collection burden?
Answer: Most businesses use software to manage their sales tax responsibility. The states partnered with the private sector suppliers of sales tax administration software to certify the accuracy of their software. The states also help pay for the software for some retailers. These certified software packages do not slow down the sales process because they are quick and easy to use. Any business that uses Streamlined - certified software is immune from audit liability for the sales they process through that software. In addition, the states pay the cost of this service for any business that does not have a physical presence in the state. There are currently six certified companies and there will be more in the future.