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The Complex Data Models Behind Shopify’s Tax Insights Feature

Originally published in Shopify Engineering, Feb 8, 2023.

A business’s taxes can be difficult to manage, especially in the United States. Tax laws are complicated and vary state-to-state, city-to-city, and product-to-product, further adding to the complexity.

When merchants start their businesses or as their businesses grow, it’s a challenge to figure out when they’re liable for sales tax—or when they have nexus. In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a longstanding law that only required retailers to collect and remit sales tax if they had a physical presence in a state. Now, most states require out-of-state businesses to collect sales tax if they hit certain thresholds.

Shopify Tax provides state-level tax information to each merchant within their store’s admin page, and informs them when they become liable, or are approaching liability, to collect sales taxes in each state they have sales. It ultimately saves time worrying about taxes and audits so merchants can focus on growing their businesses.

Since we launched the Tax Insights feature as part of Shopify Tax, it has helped merchants stay more on top of their tax compliance than ever before.

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