Texas – January 2019 Tax Policy News Issue Provides Wayfair Rule Updates

As part of our Wayfair implementation, amendments to Rule 3.286, concerning seller’s and purchaser’s responsibilities, will be effective Jan. 1, 2019. The amendments establish a safe harbor for remote sellers whose Texas revenues are below $500,000 from sales of tangible personal Continue reading Texas – January 2019 Tax Policy News Issue Provides Wayfair Rule Updates

New York – State Provides No Grace Period For Sales Tax – Requires Immediate Registration

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance this week released its guidance when remote sellers need to collect and remit sales tax. In its guidance, the state said, “On June 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court ruling in South Continue reading New York – State Provides No Grace Period For Sales Tax – Requires Immediate Registration

Multi-State – The Ultimate Guide to States With Laws Requiring Collection Of Internet Sales Tax

As of June 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court changed the laws regarding the collection of sales tax by internet sellers. The Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., established that individual states can require ecommerce retailers to collect Continue reading Multi-State – The Ultimate Guide to States With Laws Requiring Collection Of Internet Sales Tax

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