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States Crack Down on Sales Tax for Amazon Sellers

Expect to pay more sales tax this holiday season as more online merchants will be collecting sales tax.

As states become increasingly frustrated by federal rules that exempt online retailers from paying sales tax, the pressure is building for...

Sales Tax Nexus and Affiliates

Recently, we were engaged to perform a sales tax nexus review.  I always ask if the business has any affiliates in any states we are reviewing. 

Their immediate question was “what do you mean by an affiliate?” 

In this situation I was attempting...

Amazon Law Showdown or Amazon Law Negotiation?

For those of us that follow sales and use tax, I find the Amazon response to state "Amazon Laws" to be one of the most fascinating business stories in ages.

If you've followed our blog posts, you've also been tracking the trail of Amazon Laws, local...

Is an Amazon Law Showdown Coming to Georgia?

Georgia's new "Amazon Law" went into effect on January 1, requiring certain online retailers to collect and remit sales tax for online sales.  But, according to an article in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution (AJC), three weeks into the new year,...

General Sales Tax Collections Reach an All-Time High

 

For the calendar year 2012, state and local governments are expected to collect $246 billion in general sales and gross receipts taxes.  That's a new record - a $7 billion increase over the prior 12 month collections.

With everything you hear...

Will an Internet Sales Tax Really Level the Playing Field?

So what's the big deal with an Internet sales tax?

A new survey by Wells Fargo analyst Matt Nemer showed that consumers in Texas (where Amazon Laws are in place),  essentially haven’t changed their buying habits since the online sales tax went into...

Amazon Tax in California Reveals New Amazon Competitive Advantage

As we continue to track “Amazon Laws” and their implications, Amazon begins collecting sales tax in California on September 15.

The law that Amazon has battled against and big box retailers have supported may be Amazon’s biggest asset in realizing...

Sales Tax Nexus - Amazon Story on ABC News

ABC News has a mainstream article about how Amazon is now losing their pricing advantage in at least six states where Amazon has established sales tax nexus and must collect tax. 

At TaxConnex, we've been following the story of Amazon and sales tax...

Sales Tax Consulting and the US Constitution

Last week, the Supreme Court received a lot of attention.  The Court has tremendous power, especially in the world of sales and use tax.  Many of our sales tax consulting clients' issues track back to the US Constitution, The Supreme Court and...

More Internet Sales Tax Nexus

I was looking through various resources this morning and found a couple of worthwhile articles.  The first is about Amazon beginning to collect sales tax in Nevada.  The online retailer has reached an agreement with the state of Nevada to start...