Louisiana – Wal-Mart Is Not a ‘Dealer’ Required to Collect Sales Tax

Wal-Mart succeeded in convincing the Louisiana Supreme Court that it was not a “dealer” obligated to collect sales tax on products sold by third-party retailers on its website. Robert Willens highlights the reasoning that led to Wal-Mart’s win on the Continue reading Louisiana – Wal-Mart Is Not a ‘Dealer’ Required to Collect Sales Tax

Georgia – Gov’s Budget Director Speaks To DPS Cuts, Internet Sales Taxes

The director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget acknowledged his unfavorable position of being the last state agency head to speak during the three days of the legislature’s joint budget hearings, and to boot, he was the last Continue reading Georgia – Gov’s Budget Director Speaks To DPS Cuts, Internet Sales Taxes

Georgia – Online Sales Tax For Big Retailers Signed Into Law

Gov. Brian Kemp has signed legislation imposing state sales taxes on online purchases facilitated by large retailers like Amazon, Google and Uber. The tax is projected to raise hundreds of millions of dollars annually in Georgia. Lawmakers in Georgia’s House Continue reading Georgia – Online Sales Tax For Big Retailers Signed Into Law

Louisiana – Who Collects Sales Tax For Small, Online Businesses? Not Wal-Mart Or Amazon

In a decision long awaited around the nation, a split Louisiana Supreme Court Wednesday overruled Jefferson Parish, finding that the big online marketplaces, like eBay, Etsy, and in this case Wal-Mart, don’t have to collect sales taxes on internet transactions Continue reading Louisiana – Who Collects Sales Tax For Small, Online Businesses? Not Wal-Mart Or Amazon

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