Bar & Restaurant Case Study


Food Service

Let’s face it—you are in the restaurant business and a sales tax audit is too big of a fish to fry in the midst of other pots that you have cooking on the stove. Unfortunately restaurants, bars, and other food service businesses are common targets for audits because of back-to-back cash transactions and the industry’s reputation for unreported income. So know that ever since your grand opening the CDFTA has had its eyes on you.  Read more…

Construction Industry



Sales and use tax laws for the construction industry are a bit more complicated than other industries, and if you are not aware of the taxability of different types of expenditures a hefty use tax assessment may be on the horizon.  Read more…




Whether you sell your products to distributors, retailers, or consumers directly, there are many points in your supply chain process that might put your business at risk of a sales tax audit. Failure to correct them, from improper management of exemption certificates, to the misunderstanding of taxability rules, might raise a red flag with your local sales tax authorities.  Read more…




If your business falls into the wholesale/distribution industry when sales tax challenges arise they can have a domino effect of negative consequences on the resellers that you supply.  Read more…

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