CALIFORNIA – Sales Tax Bite Looms For Internet Consumers

There’s nothing new about ordering merchandise from the comfort of one’s home and having it delivered to the doorstep. Generations of Americans – especially those living in isolation on farms and ranches – pored over the inches-thick catalogs that Sears Continue reading CALIFORNIA – Sales Tax Bite Looms For Internet Consumers

Multi-State – What’s Next in the World of Sales Tax

It’s been said that nothing motivates accountants more than legislation and, more specifically, the need to comply. Nothing is more clear about this statement than what we’ve seen, and will see, in sales tax. Attending a conference like Avalara Crush, Continue reading Multi-State – What’s Next in the World of Sales Tax

Missouri – City Hoping For Internet Sales Tax

St. Joseph continues to see dwindling sales tax revenue increases, but the State Legislature could help provide an increase in those revenues, which city leaders are hoping for. Sales tax makes up 27 percent of the city’s annual income, and Continue reading Missouri – City Hoping For Internet Sales Tax

Pennsylvania – A New Internet Sales Tax Proves More Lucrative Than Expected

(Harrisburg) — In its first year, Pennsylvania’s new tax on internet sales has made significantly more money than lawmakers planned for–and experts think the influx is due, in part, to rapidly expanding online commerce. The so-called Marketplace Fairness Act took Continue reading Pennsylvania – A New Internet Sales Tax Proves More Lucrative Than Expected

Florida – Why Floridians May Soon Pay More When Shopping Online

Right now there is no law requiring it, but lawmakers want companies to start charging you sales tax. FORT MYERS, Fla. – Your online purchases could soon cost you more. That’s because Florida lawmakers want companies to start charging you sales Continue reading Florida – Why Floridians May Soon Pay More When Shopping Online

California – Small Retailers Who Sold Through Amazon Are Facing A Tax Time Bomb

Online sales have taken over a growing percentage of the U.S. retail market, accounting for about $1 out of every $7 spent by consumers. But through much of that rise, online sellers had an unfair advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers: They Continue reading California – Small Retailers Who Sold Through Amazon Are Facing A Tax Time Bomb

Pennsylvania – State Sees Online Sales Taxes Soar After Court Ruling

HARRISBURG, PA. Pennsylvania is getting an unexpected windfall as internet sales tax revenues are coming in at a rate of nearly four times what had been projected for the current fiscal year. The state estimated about $50 million from the Continue reading Pennsylvania – State Sees Online Sales Taxes Soar After Court Ruling

Multi-State – Are You Liable For Your Customers’ Sales Taxes?

Tax laws, particularly those regulating e-Commerce and sales tax, have suddenly become a lot more complicated. Last year’s Supreme Court decision on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. changed the entire landscape of sales tax regulations. Changes in the interpretation of Continue reading Multi-State – Are You Liable For Your Customers’ Sales Taxes?

Massachusetts – State Eyes Bigger Net for Online Sales tax

BOSTON — State officials want to lower a threshold for out-of-state businesses required to tax online purchases to drum up more revenue. In his preliminary budget, Gov. Charlie Baker called for a rule that retailers with at least $100,000 or Continue reading Massachusetts – State Eyes Bigger Net for Online Sales tax

Rhode Island – Political Scene: Does Internet Revenue Boost Justify A Sales Tax Cut?

Lawmakers rejected most of then-Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s tax plans in 2011, but got behind one of his concepts in their annual budget — a future sales tax rate cut if the state were ever allowed to tax internet sales from Continue reading Rhode Island – Political Scene: Does Internet Revenue Boost Justify A Sales Tax Cut?