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When filing sales tax returns, is a company required to include all sales or just taxable sales?

Full Question: When filing sales tax returns, is a company required to include all sales or just taxable sales?

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Answer:

Diane Yetter photoThe technically correct way to prepare a sales tax return is to include all sales and then list the exempt sales on the appropriate line on the deductions categories. However, as long as your taxable sales are correct, I've never had a state impose a penalty for not listing total sales and exempt sales.

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