Four more states entered the remote-sales-tax-collection ring on Nov. 1.
New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, and South Dakota—the state behind the U.S. Supreme Court’s groundbreaking June 21 South Dakota v. Wayfair ruling—have begun enforcing requirements that remote sellers collect and remit sales and use taxes.
This brings the number of states now requiring remote sales tax collection to 23, more than half of the 45 states that impose a sales tax. And while states have continued to tout the speedy enforcement of their laws, some trade organizations argue that sellers are being blindsided by the enforcement.
“The tax software needed to integrate across a vendor’s system take years—not months or weeks,” said Hamilton Davison, president and executive director of the American Catalog Mailers Association in Providence, R.I. “I can’t think of any instance in my 20 years in this industry where retailers have been asked to take such a sharp and sudden turn in the way they do things.”
Daily Tax Report: State
by Ryan Prete
November 1, 2018