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TrumpStore.com to Collect Sales Tax in New York and Virginia

An online store operated by the Trump Organization has initiated the process to collect sales tax on orders from customers that live in the states of Virginia and New York.  This brings the number of states in which TrumpStore.com collects sales...

New Hampshire Pushes Back Against Proposed Online Sales Tax Expansion

Both the House and Senate for the state of New Hampshire stand in allegiance against the proposed expansion of online sales tax.  The matter is set to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court later this month.

President Trump Joins the Sales Tax Fight Against Amazon

President Trump voiced his displeasure recently with the policy of Amazon to not collect sales taxes on goods sold by third-party sellers.

Sales Tax in the Cross Hairs as the US Supreme Court Accepts Case

You've likely seen by now that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a case that could have significant impact in the sales tax world.  Specifically, the Court is set to review a case that would require businesses to collect state and local...

E-Commerce Sales Tax & Third Party Merchants

According to the United States Department of Commerce's Census Bureau news, e-commerce transactions made up 9.1% of total retail sales in the third quarter of 2017, accounting for  more than $115 billion in sales.

Amazon Collecting Sales Tax for Third Party Sellers?

At a time when many states are trying to offer tax breaks to Amazon to host the company's new headquarters, the state of South Carolina is instead trying to collect more taxes from the online retail giant by forcing them to collect sales tax for...

Sales Tax Compliance and the Amazon FBA Seller

I recently met with a company that has been growing their business primarily through Amazon’s FBA program.  As like many nascent businesses, sales tax compliance was not a significant concern as they were launching and taking off.  They collected...

Sales Tax Relief for Internet E-Tailers?

Just last week new legislation was introduced into the US House of Representatives by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI.). 

Amazon Sales Tax Collections Set to Begin in Georgia in September

At TaxConnex, we've been following the saga of Amazon and Georgia sales tax collection with special interest. We expected some "quid pro quo" where Amazon would agree to begin collection in exchange for an incentive of some sort.  But, that doesn't...

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.