To help out the original poster, why don't you give him an idea of what it
takes for you to handle it.  That way he can go to his bosses and say "Ok,
to do this initially and to maintain it correctly...were going to have to
hire 2 more developers and 5 tax experts to communicate with the various
entities.  Perhaps buying a package is not such a bad idea."


> -----Original Message-----
> From: William Washington III [mailto:w.washington3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2004 10:55 AM
> To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: standard tax authority codes
> You REALLY want to use a package and integrate it in your 
> existing app.
> Look at www.taxware.com (my current package) or 
> www.vertexinc.com (in a former life).
> Typically, the base (existing) application calls a tax 
> interface program with 50+ parameters to allow the tax 
> package to return the appropriate federal, state, county, 
> city, and other taxes that may apply to the jurisdiction.  
> The tax package should also provide auditability so the 
> finance guys can print reports of the company's liability in 
> different jurisdictions.
> The rules are so different in each taxing body across the US, 
> that it is considered prudent to buy a package that is 
> responsible for knowing all the different nuances.  There's 
> no way a company could economically keep track of it all by 
> themselves.
> Good luck!
> William
> date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 17:29:17 -0500
> from: "Jim Franz" 
> subject: standard tax authority codes
> Expanding a database to handle multiple tax authorities,
> like city, state, county, airport, federal, "other". Is there 
> a standard
> code or id for taxing authorities? Any kind of national listing?
> Using a tax package has been ruled out (this has to fit inside 
> another package). Customers spread over US. 
> This is parts, labor, and fuels.
> tia
> jim
> =============================
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> 312-719-0519
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