Many out-of-state websites that facilitate online sales in Michigan would have to collect and remit the 6 percent sales tax under legislation approved unanimously Wednesday by the state House.
The bills, which were referred to the Senate for consideration next, would bring in an additional $80 million to $120 million in sales and use taxes annually, according to the nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency. Much of that revenue would go to public schools.
A portion of the legislation would codify the state Treasury Department’s 2018 guidance that requires out-of-state sellers to pay taxes if they exceed $100,000 in sales or have 200 or more transactions into Michigan — which came after a U.S. Supreme Court decision that enabled states to require online retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases from states where they have no physical presence.
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October 18, 2019