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Since the U.S. Supreme Court case Quill vs North Dakota states have struggled with collecting sales tax on internet purchases. With eCommerce estimated at $4 trillion a year, states are seeking ways to require online retailers like Amazon.com to collect sales tax from its residents. Some states have adopted the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, while others are passing their own legislation to broaden the definition of physical presence in the state.
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary heard testimony regarding the Marketplace Equity Act of 2011 (H.R. 3179), a bill that would allow states to collect sales tax from online retailers. TheRead More »
Amazon.com and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs announced an agreement has been reached for Amazon.com to begin collecting sales tax from Texas residents making online purchases. The agreement reached commits Amazon toRead More »
The Main Street Fairness Act, passed in March 2011, commonly referred to as the Amazon tax law was ruled to be unconstitutional by a Cook County judge on Wednesday. The decision adds to theRead More »
Add Nevada to the list of states that Amazon.com will voluntarily collect sales tax for purchases made by customers within the state. Governor Brian Sandoval announced yesterday that an agreement was reached with onlineRead More »
The U.S. Census Bureau found that of the more than one trillion dollars spent on retail sales in the U.S. last year, $51.4 billion was spent on e-commerce purchases alone in the Fourth Quarter.Read More »
With the launch of commercialized Internet in the 1990′s, the issue of ‘nexus’ and its applicability to online retailers moved to the Corporate forefront as businesses shifted away from neighborhood shopping mall sites toRead More »