California – New Law Temporarily Bans Diaper, Tampon Sales Tax

As of Jan. 1, 2020, Californians won’t have to pay sales tax on diapers or menstrual products for two years. The temporary ban is thanks to Senate Bull 92 , which was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom last June as Continue reading California – New Law Temporarily Bans Diaper, Tampon Sales Tax

Texas – State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $3 Billion In December

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.01 billion in December, 4.8 percent more than in December 2018. “Growth in state sales tax revenue was led by receipts from the construction, information services and restaurant sectors,” Continue reading Texas – State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $3 Billion In December

New York – Proposed Rules Regarding Unlawful Sales Tax

The Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA” or “Department”) is proposing an amendment to the Consumer Protection Law rules regarding the collection of unlawful sales tax.  Currently, Section 5-41 of Chapter 5 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of Continue reading New York – Proposed Rules Regarding Unlawful Sales Tax

California – Back Taxes For Online Sales?

The tax landscape for online sales just got more confusing — again. Despite signing on to a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief stating otherwise, California is now retroactively seeking sales tax from out-of-state online merchants, going back as far as Continue reading California – Back Taxes For Online Sales?

ARIZONA – Enacting Internet Sales Tax

You have probably noticed the cost of your online orders increasing this month. It’s not your imagination, Arizona is now enforcing a sales tax for out-of-state and online companies. Azcentral reports the change was implemented on October 1 and is projected to rake Continue reading ARIZONA – Enacting Internet Sales Tax

Alaska – Taxes On Online Sales

Alaskans might soon have to pay local sales tax on that flashy new gadget or jacket they bought from on online retailer, like Amazon, due to new remote seller taxes currently under consideration. On Monday, the City and Borough of Continue reading Alaska – Taxes On Online Sales

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

FLORIDA – Considering Forcing Collection Of Online Sales Tax

Online sellers would have to automatically collect sales tax from Floridians and submit it to the state under a bill moving in the Florida Senate. The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee unanimously approved the bill Tuesday. For the Full Story: Local 10 Continue reading FLORIDA – Considering Forcing Collection Of Online Sales Tax

Alaska – Communities Are One Step Closer To Collecting Online Sales Tax

Alaska communities that collect sales tax are getting close to leveling the playing field between online retailers and brick and mortar stores. Last week, the Alaska Municipal League, or AML, announced a plan to create a statewide code and commission Continue reading Alaska – Communities Are One Step Closer To Collecting Online Sales Tax