December 23rd, 2008
Scrooge asks: Do you have tracking numbers for all 2008 Missouri shipments? Are you ready with your TTB IDs for the products you shipped into New York? Are you aware of Wisconsin’s new electronic filing requirement? If so, will you go with the manual Free File of the XML file submission? Did all of your holiday orders ship in 2008, or will some get pushed to January?
Each year, January is a perfect storm of reporting with up to 79 different submissions for monthly, quarterly and annual tax and shipping reports, 50% more than a more typical monthly load of 53. This January brings up to 21 new (or significantly more complex) reports over last January, depending on the number of states (and cities) to which you ship. Some of these reports require extensive information that is not typically stored on an individual order basis and must be collected and tied to each shipment.
We put together a page full of tips and tricks for completing your end of year reporting as painlessly as possible. Click here to read our 5 Tips for Making End-of-Year Direct Shipping Reporting Easier.