Testimonies Show That Remote Sales Tax Collection is Far From Settled

The written testimonies from the participants (or witnesses in the Congressional jargon) at Tuesday’s hearing by the House Judiciary Committee on Examining the Wayfair decision and its Ramifications for Consumers and Small Businesses show some significant differences between the interested parties. For some “light reading”, here are the written testimonies. This is followed by the […]

New Hampshire to Build Sales Tax Wall – Benefit Small Businesses

New Hampshire, one of five states in the U.S. that does not have a statewide sales tax on goods, is readying to take the sales tax fight back to the courts, in defense of small businesses. On Wednesday, lawmakers will take up a bill that appears to have bipartisan support in both chamber and full […]

House Judiciary Committee is Holding Hearing on Sales Tax

Today at 10am, the House Judiciary Committee, lead by Virginia Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte, will hold a hearing titled “Examining the Wayfair decision and its Ramifications for Consumers and Small Businesses.” The committee is getting feedback from some folks in the retail and online industry on how the US Supreme Court decision on sales tax will […]

Register For The ‘Tax Implications’ Webinar By Retail Global

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We know that the current sales tax situation in the USA right now isn’t the easiest to navigate as a seller. We have written excessively about the latest tax implications in this article and also in this webinar with Paul Rafelson from the Online Merchants Guild. One thing for sure this is a hot topic […]

The Fuzzy Math by States in Sales Tax Case South Dakota v. Wayfair

Just a few weeks ago the U.S. Supreme Court in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decided that physical presence to establish sales tax Nexus in a state is no longer is valid. READ MORE: Supreme Court Decision on Sales Tax – But What Does It Mean? Among other considerations, the Court looked at South Dakota’s law […]

Sales Tax Discussion with Paul Rafelson – Online Merchants Guild

We talk with Paul Rafelson from the Online Merchants Guild about the recent U.S. Supreme Court sales tax decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. That decision removed the old physical presence rule and effectively changes it to a more nebulous “undue burden” requirement. We discuss what it really means, what it may mean for […]

Supreme Court Decision on Sales Tax – But What Does It Mean?

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. a case brought by South Dakota to force the collection of sales tax from remote sellers (online sellers). We asked Scott Peterson, Avalara’s VP of U.S. Tax Policy, for his view on the court’s ruling. Avalara has a unique insight into this issue as […]

U.S. Supreme Court Overturned Quill in Sales Tax Case

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Breaking news is out that the U.S. Supreme Court effectively overturned Quill, requiring that many online merchants will have to collect sale tax on out of state sales. Here is the full text of the decision. This marks a significant change for online sales. We will have a follow up getting into the details on […]

South Dakota v. Wayfair U.S. Supreme Court Sales Tax Decision in June

The Supreme Court of The United States has entered the month when most decisions it heard during this session will be announced. READ MORE: Supreme Court Decision on Sales Tax – But What Does It Mean? This process really started a few weeks ago, but as we move further into June, the number of decisions released […]