Michigan – House OKs taxes on out-of-state online retailers

LANSING (AP) — 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 Continue reading Michigan – House OKs taxes on out-of-state online retailers

CALIFORNIA – Hits Philly-Area Amazon Seller With $1.6 Million Sales-Tax Bill

Brian Freifelder, who sells clothing, shoes, and groceries on Amazon.com out of a small warehouse in Bensalem, is caught in what his tax lawyer called “an interstate commerce speed trap.” The 36-year-old Bucks County resident recently received a jaw-dropping notice Continue reading CALIFORNIA – Hits Philly-Area Amazon Seller With $1.6 Million Sales-Tax Bill

SOUTH CAROLINA – Amazon Owes South Carolina Sales Tax on ‘Merchant’ Sales

Amazon Services LLC owes South Carolina sales tax on third-party merchant products sold on its website, because the relationship between Amazon and the third-party merchants functioned as a consignment-type relationship regardless of an agreement that said it was not. The Continue reading SOUTH CAROLINA – Amazon Owes South Carolina Sales Tax on ‘Merchant’ Sales

UTAH – Amazon Will Now Charge A Sales Tax When You Buy From A Third-Party Seller

Amazon is now automatically charging Utah customers sales tax if they buy from a third-party seller on the online retailer’s platform. Amazon has charged residents of the Beehive State both state and local sales tax on items purchased directly from Continue reading UTAH – Amazon Will Now Charge A Sales Tax When You Buy From A Third-Party Seller

South Carolina – State Court Says Amazon Must Pay Up On Third-Party Sales

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina court says Amazon owes the state sales tax from transactions third-party vendors have made selling goods to S.C. shoppers through the online retail giant’s website. The ruling signed by Chief Administrative Law Judge Ralph King Continue reading South Carolina – State Court Says Amazon Must Pay Up On Third-Party Sales

Multi State – Amazon Paid A 1.2% Tax Rate On $13,285,000,000 In Profit For 2019

Last year, Yahoo Finance reported that Amazon (AMZN) paid a shockingly low amount in federal income taxes in 2018 on more than $11 billion in profits: $0. But this year, while the company says it has paid “billions” in taxes for the year 2019, Continue reading Multi State – Amazon Paid A 1.2% Tax Rate On $13,285,000,000 In Profit For 2019

Multi-State – Amazon Highlights Taxes Paid In Pushback Against Critics

Washington: Amazon said Friday it paid more than $1 billion in US federal income taxes in 2019 as it pushed back at criticism over its corporate responsibility. A blog post by Amazon sought to highlight its investments and contributions to Continue reading Multi-State – Amazon Highlights Taxes Paid In Pushback Against Critics

Georgia – Third-Party Sellers To Pay Sales Tax Under New Law April 1, 2020

Third-party sellers using online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay and Airbnb will have to pay sales taxes to the state of Georgia under a bill the governor signed into law Thursday. State officials estimate that House Bill 276, which takes Continue reading Georgia – Third-Party Sellers To Pay Sales Tax Under New Law April 1, 2020

Kansas – Governor Kelly Suggests Online Sales Tax In New Budget

Governor Laura Kelly has suggested an online sales tax for Kansans. She says the tax would not only bring in nearly $50 million in revenue for the state, but it would also level the playing field between big online retailers Continue reading Kansas – Governor Kelly Suggests Online Sales Tax In New Budget

Multi-State – Amazon Is Poised to Unleash a Long-Feared Purge of Small Suppliers

 Thousands of mom-and-pops will lose bulk orders from company  Amazon denies a ‘large-scale’ vendor reduction is taking place Two months ago, Amazon.com Inc. halted orders from thousands of suppliers with no explanation. Panic ensued — until the orders quietly resumed weeks later, Continue reading Multi-State – Amazon Is Poised to Unleash a Long-Feared Purge of Small Suppliers