A sampling of e-retailer and vendor announcements from the NRF show floor this week.
The former co-chair of the Streamlined Sales Tax Project has joined Taxware, a provider of worldwide commercial tax compliance systems, as director of government affairs.
Charles D. Collins, Jr. has joined Taxware, a provider of worldwide commercial tax compliance systems and a division of govONE Solutions LP, as director of government affairs. Collins was previously co-chair of the Streamlined Sales Tax Project, an effort by nearly 40 states to simplify the thousands of sales tax codes across the U.S. to make collecting sales tax less onerous to online retailers. He also was a delegate to the Streamlined Sales Tax Implementing States. He will be responsible for the company`s relationships with legislative and regulatory bodies worldwide.
In 2000, the Streamlined Sales Tax Project authorized a pilot project under which certified service providers would assume the sales and use tax compliance burden for merchants doing business in Kansas, Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin. Taxware was the first certified service provider to bring a merchant live during the pilot period.
"Charles is a leading authority on transaction tax simplification, and his addition to the Taxware team is one of many actions we are taking to ensure that we remain at the forefront of the worldwide simplification effort," added Jon Abolins, Taxware`s vice president of tax and government affairs.
Collins also was director of the North Carolina Department of Revenue`s Sales and Use Tax Division for ten years. Before that, Collins spent four years as assistant director and six years as assistant director of the Field Services Division.