Black Friday and Cyber Monday Can Push Sellers Into New Tax Liabilities

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International tax authorities have their eyes on the holiday shopping calendar as an opportunity to extend their tax net on eCommerce retailers. Biggest shopping days of the year in EU and US Retailers will usually generate more sales in Q4 2019 than during the preceding 3 quarters combined. Peak festive shopping days in the EU […]

Businesses in California Aren’t Ready for CCPA Compliance

The government of California is all set to enforce the California Consumer Privacy Act on January 1, 2020, but a survey showed that 56% of the state’s businesses aren’t ready to comply with it. According to the report of PossibleNow, a company that offers enterprise preference management solutions, only 8% of 1,500 businesses it polled […]

US Ban on Huawei Will Affect Billions of Customers

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As the US government’s war against Huawei heats up, the company’s chief legal officer spoke about how the inclusion of Huawei in the country’s list of blacklisted companies will directly affect billions of American consumers. Song Liuping told reporters at a recent press conference in Shenzhen, China that the decision to ban the telecommunications equipment […]

Preparing for a Post-Brexit Supply Chain and Logistics Strategy


The UK is currently pegged as the third largest market for e-commerce trade in the world. In fact, new figures show that Britain has become a favourite online supermarket for shoppers across the EU, with 32% of Germans surveyed saying they have bought goods online from the UK in the past 12 months. However, recent confusion over exactly when […]

Amazon and Etsy to Collect Sales Tax in Minnesota For Sellers

Amazon sent a message to its sellers informing them the company will begin collect sales tax for orders shipping to Minnesota addresses on October 1, 2018. “Based on changes to Minnesota State tax law, Amazon will begin calculating, collecting, and remitting sales tax for all orders shipped to customers in Minnesota on October 1, 2018. […]

New House Bill to Protect Small Businesses from Unreasonable Sales Tax Collection

A new house bill has been introduced as H.R.6824 that aims “To prohibit States from retroactively imposing a sales tax collection duty on a remote seller, and for other purposes.” The bipartisan bill is led by representatives Jim Sensenbrenner, Anna Eshoo, Karen Handel, Zoe Lofgren, and Jeff Duncan and has been referred to the House […]

German Cabinet Passes Draft Law to Enforce Sales Tax Collection

The German cabinet on Wednesday passed a draft law that will enforce sales tax collection on sellers in Germany that use EU based marketplaces. Earlier in the week, we got wind of a new law being considered, but we did not have the draft law to read yet when we published the story. READ MORE: […]

Amazon and Etsy to Start Collecting Sales Tax Today in Oklahoma

Etsy and Amazon will start to collect sales tax today on all orders shipping to residents of the Sooner State. Oklahoma becomes the third state after Washington State and Pennsylvania to require marketplaces to collect the tax. eBay to date has not complied with marketplace facilitator laws. Apparently, they believe that since they do not […]