Sales Tax Initiative

07 Feb

Amazon Faces Off With New York State Over Sales Tax Law

More than two years after a New York State appellate court dismissed claims by and that the state’s sales tax fairness law was unconstitutional, on Wednesday, February 6, the defendants were back in court arguing their case, this time before the State of New York Court of Appeals.

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30 Jan

Majority of U.S. Population Lives in States With Sales Tax Fairness

The national landscape regarding equitable sales tax collection has shifted dramatically, according to figures tabulated by ABA.

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24 Jan

Amazon Ignores Georgia’s New Sales Tax Fairness Law

On January 1, 2013, Georgia’s affiliate nexus law went into effect, requiring online retailers with affiliates in the state to collect and remit sales tax to the state. But at least one high-profile company is still ignoring Georgia’s new sales tax law:

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03 Jan

Sales Tax Fairness Punted to 2013 Congressional Session

Despite the aggressive efforts of proponents, the 112th session of Congress closed without a vote on sales tax fairness legislation. Sponsors of the Marketplace Fairness Act are now focusing on passage in the new session of Congress.

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18 Dec

Governors Urge Congress to Pass Sales Tax Fairness

Last week, the National Governors Association wrote to the Senate Committee on Finance to urge passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act (S. 1832) this year.

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12 Dec to Collect Sales Tax in Massachusetts Starting Fall 2013

On Tuesday, December 11, Gov. Deval Patrick announced that will collect and remit sales tax in Massachusetts starting next fall and that the online retailer will work with the state toward enactment of federal legislation to resolve the sales tax issue.

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11 Dec

Calls for Sales Tax Fairness Increase as Congressional Session Nears End

With the 112th Congress set to conclude at year’s end, an increasing number of newspaper editorial pages have been urging the passage of federal sales tax fairness legislation.

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11 Dec

Michigan and Florida State Legislators Introduce Sales Tax Fairness Bills

Lawmakers in Michigan and Florida recently introduced affiliate nexus bills that would require remote retailers with a presence in the state via online affiliates acting as sales agents to collect and remit sales tax.

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29 Nov

Massachusetts Governor Urges Amazon to Collect Sales Tax

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has joined the chorus of retailers and others that believe should be required to collect and remit sales tax for purchases made by residents of the state.

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28 Nov

Study Shows Strong Consumer Support for Congressional Action on E-Fairness

The International Council of Shopping Centers has released the results of a national poll that found a majority of Americans support the Congressional effort to require online retailers to collect sales tax at the point-of-purchase.

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14 Nov

Massachusetts Study Finds Online Loophole Costs Jobs, Sales, and Revenue

A study released this week by the Massachusetts Main Street Fairness Coalition shows that sales tax inequity has cost Massachusetts 1,970 new jobs, $279 million in sales to local businesses, and $387 million in state tax revenue.

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07 Nov

Amazon to Begin Sales Tax Collection in Arizona in February

On October 26, in its SEC quarterly filing, announced that, as part of a settlement with the state of Arizona, on February 1, 2013, the company would begin collecting and remitting transaction privilege tax (TPT, Arizona’s sales tax) to Arizona on in-state purchases.

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27 Sep

Massachusetts Mayors Urge Governor to Require Amazon to Collect Sales Tax

A coalition of eight Massachusetts mayors have written to Gov. Deval Patrick to urge him to require that collect and remit sales tax for purchases made by Massachusetts residents prior to the holiday shopping season.

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20 Sep

Editorials Nationwide Call for Sales Tax Fairness

As the U.S. Congress headed back to work in September following its August recess, sales tax fairness once again became a hot topic. Along with myriad reports that finally began collecting sales tax for online sales in Pennsylvania and California, a number of newspapers nationwide published op-eds and editorials calling on Congress to pass sales tax fairness legislation. Here’s a look at a few editorials of note.

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13 Sep

Amazon to Begin Collecting California Sales Tax September 15

Beginning this Saturday, California consumers who shop at will notice a big change when they go to the checkout page to pay for their orders: the online retailer will be collecting sales tax on their orders.

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