Multistate – States Splitting on Digital Sales Tax Strategy

Bloomburg BNA
March 22, 2017
By Jennifer McLoughlin

States adopting revenue-recovery measures to capture untaxed remote sales aren’t uniform in their tactics or long-term targets.

During a March 21 panel at the Tax Executives Institute Inc.’s 67th Midyear Conference, Michael Fatale, deputy general counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, announced that there soon will be an administrative proposal addressing online sales taxation.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) has proposed for the FY 2018 budget that remote retailers with $500,000 or more of annual sales in the state begin collecting a 6.25 percent sales and use tax.

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