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Amazon to Provide FBA Sellers Details to Massachusetts Department of Revenue

Breaking news from Amazon USA this afternoon that the Department of Revenue in Massachusetts has demanded that they hand over the third party sellers details  “who stores, or who has stored, any...
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US Supreme Court Takes Up Sales Tax Case

The U.S. Supreme Court decided on Friday to take up the case by South Dakota in its dispute with three eCommerce companies on the collection of state sales tax. South Dakota is appealing...

US Sales Tax and eCommerce; What International Sellers Should Know

Dave and I spent about 40 minutes today talking on his YouTube channel about sales tax and how it works in the U.S. This was prompted by one of his subscribers asking...

eBay Informs Sellers on US Tax Reform

The news has been full of Tax reform updates this holiday season and on Saturday, the Senate passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, by a vote of 51-49. Prior...
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UK Chancellor Philip Hammond Announced $663M for Tech Industry

Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced that the government is set to invest at least $663M in a range of initiatives from AI, to 5G and full fibre internet connection. This is the...
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GDPR and The Effects on eCommerce

Data protection is essential for eCommerce. Many online sellers are susceptible to many cases of fraud and others that can disrupt business, and even potentially ruin them. GDPR will be coming...
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eBay Launches VAT Grassroots Campaign in Europe

eBay through its eBay Main Street Government Relations Team has launched a pan-European petition to give sellers a voice in the discussion on change in the EU VAT (Value Added Tax)...
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France, Germany, Italy, and Spain Seek Taxation Changes on Amazon, eBay, and Others

It looks another fight is breaking out about taxes, and this time it is in Europe. Amazon, eBay, and other multinational companies often set up EU subsidiaries in low tax countries like...
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Amazon Marketplace Sales Tax Fights May Head to Supreme Court

Two states are aggressively pursuing Amazon to start collecting sales tax from third party sellers. Both South Carolina and Rhode Island filed lawsuits against Amazon. SOUTH CAROLINA CASE In the South Carolina case,...
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States Trying to Entice Amazon FBA Sellers to Collect Sales Tax

Some states are working on a new scheme to encourage marketplace sellers that use services such as Amazon's FBA to collect sales tax. This time they are trying to tie inventory...