Pennsylvania – Sales And Use Tax Bulletin Establishes Nexus Thresholds Effective July 1, 2019

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has issued Sales and Use Tax Bulletin 2019-01, issued January 8, 2019. Maintaining a Place of Business in the Commonwealth To prevent any discrimination or undue burden on taxpayers whose virtual presence with the Commonwealth is Continue reading Pennsylvania – Sales And Use Tax Bulletin Establishes Nexus Thresholds Effective July 1, 2019

Multi-State – Why The Supreme Court’s Internet Sales Tax Decision Will Hurt e-Commerce Startups

Startups have a lot stacked against them, including oligarchic competitors and the ever-present threat of running out of money. This summer, the Supreme Court added another burden. On June 21, the Court voted 5-4 to overturn Quill v. North Dakota, a 1992 Continue reading Multi-State – Why The Supreme Court’s Internet Sales Tax Decision Will Hurt e-Commerce Startups

Multi-State – Internet Sales Tax Collection Laws Gradually Taking Effect

NEW YORK — As 2019 approaches, many online retailers are either collecting or preparing to collect sales tax from out-of-state-customers for the first time. A majority of the states have enacted laws requiring remote sellers to collect sales tax following Continue reading Multi-State – Internet Sales Tax Collection Laws Gradually Taking Effect

Florida – House Tax Committee Opens Debate Over Taxing Online Sales

Members of the House Ways & Means committee hankered openly Wednesday to collect potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in sales taxes on online sales. What wasn’t clear is whether Florida’s new supermajority requirement to raise revenues would allow them Continue reading Florida – House Tax Committee Opens Debate Over Taxing Online Sales

Alabama – Brick And Mortar Stores Encouraged By November Sales Tax Revenue Numbers

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – The official retail numbers for November are in and it looks like good news for brick and mortar stores. Sales tax revenue up for in-store purchases and online purchases from this time last year. “It has Continue reading Alabama – Brick And Mortar Stores Encouraged By November Sales Tax Revenue Numbers

Texas – To Be Fair, Texas Needs To Collect Every Penny Of Online Sales Tax It Can

Online retailing is hardly cutting-edge anymore. In fact, it’s been cutting out traditional brick-and-mortar stores for some time when it’s not just taking them over the way Amazon absorbed Whole Foods. But the state of Texas still isn’t getting its Continue reading Texas – To Be Fair, Texas Needs To Collect Every Penny Of Online Sales Tax It Can

Multi-State – eBay Starts Collecting Sales Tax With More States To Come

eBay announced in October it would begin collecting sales tax in 4 states in 2019 due to new laws that extend the tax collection obligation to marketplaces (known as Marketplace Facilitator laws). Note that online marketplace Etsy had already begun Continue reading Multi-State – eBay Starts Collecting Sales Tax With More States To Come

Georgia – Online Sales Tax Goes Into Effect Today (January 1, 2019)

Hope you’ve already spent those holiday gift cards. Georgians who shop online can expect to pay a little more on some purchases this year after a bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal goes into effect today. Georgia House Bill 61 Continue reading Georgia – Online Sales Tax Goes Into Effect Today (January 1, 2019)

District of Columbia – Internet Sales Tax Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 Approved December 31, 2018

The District of Columbia Council has passed legislation amending the sales and use tax treatment of digital goods sold or used in the District. As introduced, this bill requires that internet sales tax be collected from online retailers that meet certain Continue reading District of Columbia – Internet Sales Tax Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 Approved December 31, 2018

Wisconsin – Auditors helped state generate $72 million in additional revenue

A boost in the number of state tax auditors generated an additional $72 million in revenue for the state in 2018. The additional funds, while $10 million short of the state’s 2018 goals, illustrate the increased focus on collecting taxes Continue reading Wisconsin – Auditors helped state generate $72 million in additional revenue