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I just found out that my company is supposed to be collecting sales tax. We have never collected (nor remitted) sales tax. What do we do now?

Full Question: I just found out that my company is supposed to be collecting sales tax. We have never collected sales tax,therefore never remitted to the state. What do we do now?

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Diane Yetter photoIf you have determined you have a prior period liability, most states including OH offer the opportunity to enter into settlement agreements which are typically referred to as Voluntary Disclosure Agreements (VDA's). It is typical that a third party such as an accountant, consultant or lawyer assist with at least the initial approach to negotiate the terms. Usually waiver of penalty is included unless tax was collected. Tax and interest is typically due for the last 3-5 years and all prior periods are waived. We can assist you with this service if you are interested.

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