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 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

Multi-State – FedEx Announces Change In Amazon Relationship, Says It’s Not Renewing Express US Domestic Contract

FedEx revealed a change in its relationship with Amazon on Friday, announcing that the company will not be renewing its Express U.S. domestic contract with the online retail giant. The delivery company will be directing its “focus on serving the Continue reading Multi-State – FedEx Announces Change In Amazon Relationship, Says It’s Not Renewing Express US Domestic Contract

Ohio – State Budget Plan Includes New Rule For Amazon, eBay, Others To Collect Taxes On Sales By Vendors

Amazon collects Ohio sales taxes for items it sells, but not for all vendors selling things on the Amazon marketplace. (AP) CLEVELAND, Ohio – A way around paying Ohio sales taxes for things bought on Amazon is to purchase goods Continue reading Ohio – State Budget Plan Includes New Rule For Amazon, eBay, Others To Collect Taxes On Sales By Vendors

Illinois – Residents Can Expect To Pay Higher Taxes When Shopping Amazon And Etsy Next Year. Here’s Why.

Shopping online would get more expensive for Illinois residents under a new measure passed by the state’s General Assembly that changes the way online sales are taxed. The changes would require online marketplaces, like Etsy and eBay, to collect state Continue reading Illinois – Residents Can Expect To Pay Higher Taxes When Shopping Amazon And Etsy Next Year. Here’s Why.

Ohio – Amazon’s huge impact On Ohio’s sales tax base: Numbers Behind The News

CLEVELAND, Ohio – While Amazon famously paid no federal income taxes on its $11.2 billion in profits last year, it continues to be a big-time tax collector for Ohio and other states – the result of agreeing to start collecting sales taxes Continue reading Ohio – Amazon’s huge impact On Ohio’s sales tax base: Numbers Behind The News