California- 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- 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

ARIZONA – News Sales Tax May Make Internet Shopping More Expensive

A new sales tax is going into effect this week in Arizona, potentially pushing internet shopping to get a little more expensive. “We have a lot of products to buy and sell,” said Edwin Giovanni, the owner of an electronics Continue reading ARIZONA – News Sales Tax May Make Internet Shopping More Expensive

Florida – Considers Forcing Collection Of Tax From Online Sales

 A bill moving through the state’s Senate which would require online sellers to collect sales tax from Floridians and submit it to the state has cleared another hurdle. On Tuesday, the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee unanimously approved it. Republican Continue reading Florida – Considers Forcing Collection Of Tax From Online Sales

MULTI STATE – Navigating New Sales Tax Rules In The Era Of Online Shopping

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court upended the traditional rules of sales tax collection when it decided the case South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.  “This decision, and the states’ reaction to it, have turned sales tax law upside down and Continue reading MULTI STATE – Navigating New Sales Tax Rules In The Era Of Online Shopping

MASSACHUSETTS – Mass. Will Collect Sales Taxes On Online Purchases

Online shoppers will start paying sales tax on more of their purchases. New rules go into effect Tuesday that require online retailers to collect Massachusetts’ 6.25% sales tax from customers. The new rules apply to online sellers and marketplaces — like Amazon or Continue reading MASSACHUSETTS – Mass. Will Collect Sales Taxes On Online Purchases

MULTI STATE – eBay Changes Sales Tax Practices Midstream

eBay is changing the way it collects sales tax where it’s required to do so, complicating what is already a confusing process for sellers. It also appears it will shift payment-processing fees to sellers.eBay explains the current process on its Continue reading MULTI STATE – eBay Changes Sales Tax Practices Midstream

Multi-State – Virginia Court Dismisses Massachusetts Online Sales Tax Case

A Virginia judge refused to weigh in on the legality of taxing out-of-state vendors based on their use of in-state software, saying the issue should be decided in Massachusetts. But it may soon be a moot point because that so-called Continue reading Multi-State – Virginia Court Dismisses Massachusetts Online Sales Tax Case