Massachusetts – Will Collect Sales Taxes On Online Purchases

Online shoppers will start paying sales tax on more of their purchases. New rules go into effect Tuesday that require online retailers to collect Massachusetts’ 6.25% sales tax from customers.

The new rules apply to online sellers and marketplaces — like Amazon or eBay — where third-party vendors sell their goods. “Out-of-state remote sellers and marketplace facilitators with sales in Massachusetts exceeding $100,000 in a calendar year will be required to register with MassTaxConnect, and collect sales and use tax,” said Christopher Harding, the state’s department of revenue commissioner, in a statement.

Some companies have already been collecting sales tax. Now, all online retailers will have to collect these taxes. Massachusetts Retailers Association President Jon Hurst said the new rules even the playing field for brick and mortar businesses.

For the full story: WBUR

By zeninjor enwemeka
October 1, 2019