An add-on to your Ceterus service package may involve Ceterus filing and paying sales tax on your behalf if this was discussed during your Onboarding process. Because the nature of “taxes” across the United States (to include taxes levied at the state and municipal level) is very complex, it is important to describe in detail the services to be performed by Ceterus.
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Adding Ceterus Sales Tax to my Package
Ceterus sales tax can be added on at any point if applicable to your business. Generally speaking, sales tax is not an additional cost to provide, but not an included service due to some businesses not being required to collect sales tax. If you are interested or curious about our sales tax service, you can simply email Ceterus Support where your industry team can assist you.
Ceterus Sales Tax Key Dates
The below dates are key in ensuring your sales tax is filed on time. Every now and then we may need your assistance to obtain POS access so we can file this on your behalf. If not obtained, this could delay your sales tax filings and place you responsible for any penalties or fees that may incur.
- 8th of each month
- Use tax calculations must be received if applicable. Read more about Use Tax here.
- 18th of each month
- Access to any outstanding POS accounts must be provided. If we are unable to login or obtain access, we can guarantee timely filing for your sales tax. If this would fall on a weekend, the previous business day is the deadline.
- 20th of each month
- Sales tax deadline. Ceterus files all complete sales tax information by 5pm EST.
Sales Tax Package Conditions
Ceterus defines sales tax as a tax levied at the point of sale, collected by a merchant, and passed on to
the government. We will file your sales and use tax periodically in accordance with the following conditions:
Use tax is a form of sales tax, a tax owed to your local jurisdiction for the purchase of items that will be used, stored, or consumed in your jurisdiction but on which no tax was collected in the state of purchase. If you have a regular or situational need to pay use tax, you must provide Ceterus with the use tax taxable amount and related information 10 days prior to the use tax due date.
Ceterus Sales Tax Standards
Ceterus abides by the following standards in addition to the monthly due dates.
Ceterus will use standard POS reports and/or other reports you provide to determine your sales tax payments which are associated to a specific physical location
It would be impractical for Ceterus to be experts in state and local taxes on a nationwide basis. For the purposes of your service relationship with Ceterus, “sales taxes” for which we are responsible are taxes that are collected from your customers, reflected on your POS, and due to the state and locality on a defined periodic basis (and Use Tax where applicable).
Examples of taxes that are NOT "Sales Tax" and NOT part of Ceterus' routine scope of service
|Commercial Activity Tax (CAT)||Business and Operational Tax|
|Tanning Tax||Franchise Tax|
|Gross Receipts Tax (or Business Tax)||Withholding/Employee Tax|
If you would like a more detailed summary of this service, please let us know. Ceterus may be able to perform other tax filings on your behalf after assessment with your accounting team.
If you receive a tax notice, please contact Ceterus Support so we can look into this for you.