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Bipartisan Bill Seeks To Slow States' Ability To Collect Sales Tax From Online Retailers

By Brian Greer on Mon, Oct 01, 2018 @ 02:23 PM

A bill introduced by Congress will seek to put the brakes on the ability of states to require remote sellers to collect sales tax on transactions completed through the internet.  The bill is in response to the June Supreme Court ruling that requires remote sellers that do business with residents of the state but do not maintain a physical presence in the state to collect the sales tax due.

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Alabama's Internet Sales Tax Plan

By Brian Greer on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 09:42 AM

The Alabama Department of Revenue set an Oct. 1 deadline for remote sellers with more than $250,000 in annual sales to sign up for the Alabama Simplified Sellers Use Tax Program (SSUT) and start collecting sales tax.  Additionally, Marketplace facilitators will be required to sign up for SSUT and start collecting on behalf of their third-party sellers as of January 1, 2019.

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Wisconsin Announces Oct. 1 to Begin Internet Sales Tax Collection

By Brian Greer on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 @ 02:53 PM

Moving fast, Wisconsin is one of the first states in the US set to require out-of-state businesses to collect sales tax.  Wisconsin's levy begins Oct. 1.  The US Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. has provided states the option to require out-of-state businesses to collect and remit sales tax including those businesses that sell over the Internet.

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Recent Supreme Court Decision Does Not Mandate Immediate Sales Tax Collection

By Brian Greer on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 08:55 AM

The South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. sales tax decision by the US Supreme Court does not mean all online vendors must begin collecting sales tax immediately.

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Arizona Joins List Of States Shuffling To Adjust To New Sales Tax Codes

By Brian Greer on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 @ 08:36 AM

Lawmakers in the state of Arizona are extremely interested in the possibility of increased revenue that may be available due to the recent Supreme Court sales tax ruling but are adamant in their stance that they do not intend to allow the situation to become an added burden to its citizens. 

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California Anxious To Collect Hundreds Of Millions In Sales Tax Revenue Resulting From Recent Change In Federal Law

By Brian Greer on Mon, Jul 09, 2018 @ 08:55 AM

The state of California had already undertaken measures of their own to collect more sales tax from online retailers a few months before a recent ruling from the Supreme Court provided states with the authority to do so. 

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New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu Plans Push Back Against Supreme Court Internet Sales Tax Ruling

By Brian Greer on Thu, Jul 05, 2018 @ 10:55 AM

The state of New Hampshire is pushing back against a recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court that determined e-commerce websites will now be responsible for collecting sales tax from out of state customers. 

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Supreme Court Ruling On Internet Sales Tax Could Become Major Headache For Smaller E-Commerce Websites

By Brian Greer on Tue, Jul 03, 2018 @ 09:55 AM

The recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court that will now require online retailers to collect sales tax on all applicable transactions is expected to cause more than just a few headaches for many smaller e-commerce websites.  The decision by the court reverses a longstanding policy of not requiring companies to collect sales tax on sales to customers residing in a state in which the company maintains no physical presence. 

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Oklahoma Sales Tax Bill Makes Way Through House

By Brian Greer on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 08:55 AM

The Oklahoma House of Representatives approved a last-minute measure earlier this month that would require third-party retailers conducting business online to collect sales tax when selling their wares to Oklahoma residents.

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New Hampshire Pushes Back Against Proposed Online Sales Tax Expansion

By Brian Greer on Fri, Apr 13, 2018 @ 01:55 PM

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.

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Etsy Will Collect Sales Tax in Pennsylvania and Washington

By Brian Greer on Thu, Apr 05, 2018 @ 08:05 AM

The e-commerce website Etsy has announced that they will collect sales tax on all purchases made by customers residing in the states of Pennsylvania and Washington.  The decision on the part of Etsy follows a similar move by Amazon a month ago.

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President Trump Joins the Sales Tax Fight Against Amazon

By Brian Greer on Tue, Apr 03, 2018 @ 01:12 PM

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

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Toys "R" Us Closing Stores Amidst Competition from Amazon

By Brian Greer on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 @ 03:15 PM

From coast to coast, momentum continues to build for the required collection of sales taxes by online retailers, as the unfair advantage such firms hold over brick-and-mortar outlets becomes more and more clear.  In Boise this week, a sales tax bill that already passed the state House 46-21 was cleared by a Senate panel to move to that body's floor for a vote.  The bill would require e-tailers that transact at least $10,000 in Idaho sales to collect sales taxes.  An interesting caveat in the bill limits enforcement to firms that have an affiliation with an existing Idaho business, however.  Thus, this is not a blanket rule.  The bill's sponsor has stated that leveling the playing field for Idaho businesses is the main goal of the proposed law.

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Iowa Plans to Tackle Online Sales Tax Collections

By Brian Greer on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 @ 08:03 AM

After the US Congress successfully passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law by President Trump in December, the Iowa Legislature will begin work on state tax reform.  One of the major issues that will be discussed is sales tax on e-commerce transactions.

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

By Brian Greer on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 @ 07:35 AM

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 sales tax regardless of their physical presence in a state. The total taxes amount to billions and the Court will be revisiting a 26-year-old case that has largely allowed the internet to be a tax-free zone.

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Noem and Jackley Look to Solve Online Sales Tax Problem

By Brian Greer on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 04:30 PM

United States Representative Kristi Noem is working to pass a bill that would require online sellers to collect sales tax. Noem said she received a commitment from President Donald Trump in a recent meeting that also included Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and other White House staffers

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