Daily Archives: May 3, 2017

Virginia Targets Out-of-State Retailers Using Fulfillment Centers

Paul Zee-Cheng was a contributing author to this post.

Effective July 1, 2017, Virginia will require out-of-state retailers to collect Virginia sales tax if they maintain inventory in Virginia. This change, which is estimated to increase annual revenue by $21 million, will mainly impact retailers that rely on third parties to store inventory. For example, many online retailers selling their goods on Amazon also take advantage of Amazon’s fulfillment services. Amazon currently operates three fulfillment centers in Virginia, and recently announced plans to open a fourth to facilitate sales of larger customer items such as big-screen televisions, kayaks, and …read more

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