Mounting Pressure for Online Tax Reform

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State governments are applying pressure on Congress to restructure online sales tax. Currently, online sales tax follows the same guidelines as mail, catalog, and phone retail orders.

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Amazon Petitions Supreme Court on NY Online Sales Tax Collection

Amazon Petitions Supreme Court re Online Sales Tax Collection Inc. has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a demand that it collect sales tax on its goods sold in New York State. The online retailer is asking the court to consider the constitutionality of states collecting taxes from companies that do not have such physical operations as warehouses in those states.

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Viewpoint: Marketplace Fairness Act

The Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), as drafted, provides a small business sales tax exemption that will protect small business owners that collect under $1 million in remote sales, or sales to customers in states where the seller does not have a physical presence. Arguments have been made that the $1 million threshold is too low, […]

The Marketplace Fairness Act and Shopping Behavior


The long-debated Internet sales tax issue is nearing an end with the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act by a binding vote of 69 to 27. Now the bill must go before the U.S. House of Representatives for approval. The legislation would allow the 45 states, and the District of Columbia, that currently […]

Online Tax Advocates, Opponents Speak Out


The U.S. Senate has voted 75 to 24 in favor of proposed nationwide Internet sales taxes, a move that several major U.S. retail groups applaud. The law, which exempts businesses with annual out-of-state sales of less than $1 million, “is proof-positive that the federal government’s special treatment of online-only retailers will soon be a thing […]

Efforts to Add Online Sales Tax to Defense Bill Thwarted

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The U.S. Senate voted to close debate on the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act Monday.

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How You Can Prepare to Collect Online Sales Tax

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Many online retailers may have to collect sales tax if, as anticipated, the Marketplace Fairness Act passes the House and Senate.

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