Massachusetts – State Eyes Bigger Net for Online Sales tax

BOSTON — State officials want to lower a threshold for out-of-state businesses required to tax online purchases to drum up more revenue.

In his preliminary budget, Gov. Charlie Baker called for a rule that retailers with at least $100,000 or more in online sales to Massachusetts residents collect and pay the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax.

The current threshold is $500,000 per year and only applies to retailers with 100 or more online transactions from Massachusetts shoppers in a year.

The state House of Representatives included Baker’s plan in its version of a nearly $43 billion fiscal 2020 budget, debate on which got underway this week.

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by Christian M. wade | State house reporter
april 28, 2019