Multi-State – Is It Time To Switch Income Tax With A Sales Tax?

With wealth inequality rising the case for raising revenue via a consumption tax is compelling Is it time for the US to consider switching from income tax to a progressive consumption tax as a way of addressing growing wealth inequality? Continue reading Multi-State – Is It Time To Switch Income Tax With A Sales Tax?

Multi-State – Trending: Merchants Struggle With The (Un)Certainty Of eCommerce Sales Taxes

The only certainties in life, the saying goes, are death and taxes. We’ll underscore the certainty of the latter — taxes — for eCommerce firms and sales taxes, especially. Although taxes may be certain — just how much tax is due, and where, Continue reading Multi-State – Trending: Merchants Struggle With The (Un)Certainty Of eCommerce Sales Taxes

MULTI STATE – Marketplace Monday – Accepting Exemption Certificates

The shift in tax collection responsibility to marketplace facilitators raises questions on how to address exempt sales and related documentation requirements. States generally require sellers responsible for collecting sales and use tax to maintain that (i) sales or use tax Continue reading MULTI STATE – Marketplace Monday – Accepting Exemption Certificates

Multi-State – Sales And Use Tax Compliance: What To Expect In 2019

Last year, you saw sales and use tax became increasingly complex with major taxability changes and more state-by-state rules. And that trend is only going to continue into this year. So say the tax experts at Avalara who just released the new 2019 Sales Continue reading Multi-State – Sales And Use Tax Compliance: What To Expect In 2019

Multi-State – eBay Forced To Collect Sales Tax In More States In 2019

In July, three more states passed marketplace facilitator laws that will impact sales tax on eBay and other marketplaces. Marketplace facilitator sales tax laws place the requirement to collect sales tax on marketplaces instead of individual sellers. For those sellers Continue reading Multi-State – eBay Forced To Collect Sales Tax In More States In 2019

MULTI-STATE – 16 States Add Specific Laws Onto Marketplace Sales Tax

16 states have a special provision in their marketplace facilitator laws that put marketplaces on the hook for sales tax collection if the business provides the option to pay with virtual currency to customers, according to Bloomberg Tax data. Marketplace Continue reading MULTI-STATE – 16 States Add Specific Laws Onto Marketplace Sales Tax

MULTI STATE – Federal Online Sales Tax Bill: Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2019

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2019’’. A State may not impose a sales tax collection duty on a remote seller for any sale that occurred prior to June 10 Continue reading MULTI STATE – Federal Online Sales Tax Bill: Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2019

Multi-State – Wyden, Merkley Try Again On Online Sales Tax Bill

Would create exemption for small businesses WASHINGTON – Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., this week reintroduced legislation that would stop states with a sales tax from creating red tape for small businesses as a result of last year’s Continue reading Multi-State – Wyden, Merkley Try Again On Online Sales Tax Bill

Multi-State – Sales Tax Changes Accelerated This Year

Hundreds of localities and one state made 335 changes in their standard sales tax rate in the first half of 2019, a 5 percent increase from the same period last year, according to a new report. The report, from the Continue reading Multi-State – Sales Tax Changes Accelerated This Year

Multi-State – Study: Sales Tax Holidays Don’t Help States’ Economies

A Tax Foundation report calls the holidays a ‘political gimmick.’ SALES TAX HOLIDAYS, where states temporarily remove state and sometimes local taxes from certain products, are not actually beneficial to the economy and low-income residents, according to a recent study by the Tax Continue reading Multi-State – Study: Sales Tax Holidays Don’t Help States’ Economies