A marketplace provider tax made it into New York’s $175.5 billion budget
Among the line items in New York state’s $175.5 billion budget – the final details of which were agreed upon by leaders of the Assembly, state Senate and Gov. Andrew Cuomo early Sunday morning – is a marketplace provider tax, sometimes called an internet sales tax.
Like other budget measures this year, the marketplace provider tax is one that had been introduced by Cuomo in the past but that failed without the united support of both chambers of the Legislature. This session, with both the Assembly and state Senate held by Democrats, the tax passed.
The marketplace provider tax will require third-party retail sites – like Amazon, eBay and Etsy – to collect and remit sales tax when a buyer in New York purchases something from a retailer on their site. The plan in the Enacted Budget is expected to generate $160 million annually for local governments and $320 million for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s capital plan lockbox.
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by annie mcdonough
april 1, 2019