Alabama – AL sees surge in tax collections from online sales

By Mike Cason | mcason@al.com
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on January 26, 2017 at 6:30 AM, updated January 26, 2017 at 11:31 AM

“Alabama is experiencing a surge in tax collections on Internet sales under an initiative launched in 2015.

Eighty-five retailers with no stores or physical presence in Alabama have signed up for the Simplified Sellers Use Tax program. Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee said the number is growing each week.

The program got a big boost when Amazon came on board in November.

The Legislature passed a bill two years ago to authorize the Simplified Sellers Use Tax program as a way to collect a consumer tax that was largely going unpaid.

The participating companies collect an 8 percent consumer use tax on sales to Alabama customers and send it to the state”…

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