Tag Archives: internet sales tax

Debate on Internet Sales Tax Collection Reinvigorated

Will Congress finally pass legislation allowing states to require online retailers to collect sales tax, or will the Marketplace Fairness Act suffer the same fate as in did in 2011 and 2013?  In a bipartisan effort, the Act was reintroduced on March 10, 2015 by Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY), Lamar Alexander (R-TN),  Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Heidi Heitkamp […]

Read more ...

Goodlatte Proposes “Origin” Approach for Internet Sales Tax

On January 13, 2015, House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) released a discussion draft of his long-awaited plan to simplify the collection of state sales tax on internet sales. The Online Sales Simplification Act of 2015 adopts an “origin” based approach to collecting sales tax, as opposed to the “destination” approach included in the Marketplace […]

Read more ...

Maryland’s Up Next for Amazon.com Sales Tax Collection

Marylanders should make their online purchases now, as Amazon.com will soon begin collecting sales tax on internet sales made to Maryland customers.  For the last few years, the number of states where the retail giant collects sales tax has skyrocketed, mainly due to the company’s expansion of fulfillment centers across the country.  Maryland will join […]

Read more ...

Debunking Internet Sales Tax Misconceptions

After reading various articles published by the mainstream media and listening to a discussion regarding the issue on a popular talk radio show, it is quite clear that there is an abundance of misconceptions about what exactly the proposed Marketplace Fairness Act says. We have listed some of those misconceptions below and attempted to give […]

Read more ...

Your Sales Tax Collection Obligations May Soon be Expanding

Federal courts have consistently ruled that retailers must have a physical presence in a state to be required to collect sales taxes. That has allowed online retailers to offer many customers tax-free shopping.  Equally important, the physical presence requirement has allowed smaller businesses using common carriers to expand their customer base without the administrative burden […]

Read more ...

View Archives

Blog Authors

Latest Webinar Videos