New Jersey – I sell on eBay. How do I report sales tax collections?

Q. I have a small business and sell exclusively on eBay, which now collects sales tax from the buyers on items sold in a number of states, including New Jersey. In the past, I always reported my total sales, deducted Continue reading New Jersey – I sell on eBay. How do I report sales tax collections?

Multistate- SCOTUS Easing Path for Direct-To-Consumer Alcohol Shipping

Two Supreme Court cases have reshaped the way alcoholic beverages, particularly wine, can be marketed to consumers. And combined with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, breweries and distilleries may also become more involved in direct-to-consumer sales, according to Jeff Continue reading Multistate- SCOTUS Easing Path for Direct-To-Consumer Alcohol Shipping

Louisiana- Legislature Passes Marketplace Collection Bill

On May 28, 2020, the Louisiana Legislature passed S.B. 138, which, if signed by the Governor, will require marketplace facilitators to collect and remit state and local sales and use taxes if they exceed an economic nexus threshold of $100,000 Continue reading Louisiana- Legislature Passes Marketplace Collection Bill

Illinois-‘Discriminatory’ Sales Tax May Land in Hot Water

Illinois is cruising toward a legal challenge of its Wayfair-inspired laws after the state’s General Assembly finished a short and speedy legislative session without fixing the so-called “Associated Industries problem.” Illinois passed a law last spring making remote sellers subject Continue reading Illinois-‘Discriminatory’ Sales Tax May Land in Hot Water

Multistate – Teleworking During Pandemic Creates Tax Quandary for Companies

With no clear end in sight to teleworking during the pandemic, tax advisers are trying to prevent their clients from being surprised by a potential spate of new state and international taxes. Workers stranded or sheltered in states or countries Continue reading Multistate – Teleworking During Pandemic Creates Tax Quandary for Companies

Multi-State- States See Surge in Tax Collections From Online Sellers

Sales and use tax collections from e-commerce transactions have become the one silver lining running through the coronavirus cloud darkening state revenue coffers. The evidence is still anecdotal, but sources watching state revenue numbers told Bloomberg Tax collections from online Continue reading Multi-State- States See Surge in Tax Collections From Online Sellers

Missouri- Virus Fuels Urgency in Online Tax Debate

Online retailers didn’t need much of a push to continue grabbing a bigger share of market. They got it anyway when lockdowns and stay-at-home orders closed brick-and-mortar stores across the country. Now, local businesses are trying to recover and governments Continue reading Missouri- Virus Fuels Urgency in Online Tax Debate

Florida- Can Remote Sales Tax Help Florida’s COVID-19 Budget Crisis?

Florida has no income tax or remote sales tax, so it relies heavily on sales tax collected by in-state businesses. With many of these businesses shuttered or making only a fraction of their normal sales due COVID-19, the Sunshine State Continue reading Florida- Can Remote Sales Tax Help Florida’s COVID-19 Budget Crisis?

Multi-State – How Most States Uncover Noncompliant Sellers More Than Auditors

It’s been more than 18 months since the Supreme Court of the United States overruled the physical presence rule in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. States now have economic nexus: They can require a business with no physical presence in Continue reading Multi-State – How Most States Uncover Noncompliant Sellers More Than Auditors

Multistate- What Impact Working From Home May Have on Income Tax Nexus APRIL 30, 2020

So many of us are eager to put the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic behind us — to return to the workplace, get our kids back in school, hug our friends and families. Yet even as some states are easing restrictions, Continue reading Multistate- What Impact Working From Home May Have on Income Tax Nexus APRIL 30, 2020