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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Marketplace sales tax laws proliferate in the wake of South Dakota v. Wayfair

Small sellers that aren’t required to collect and remit tax under economic nexus laws aren’t necessarily off the hook for sales tax. If they sell through online marketplaces, their sales may be taxed under burgeoning marketplace sales tax laws.

Economic nexus policies have been multiplying like bunnies since the Supreme Court of the United States overruled the physical presence rule that once prevented states from taxing remote sales (South Dakota v. Wayfair, June 21, 2018). A sales tax collection requirement is triggered under economic nexus only after a remote seller meets a certain threshold of economic activity in the state, most commonly $100,000 in gross sales or 200 transactions in the state. Thus, small sellers not meeting one or both thresholds generally aren’t required to collect and remit tax.

However, small retailers that sell through larger marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, or Etsy do need to worry about another rising tide: taxes targeting marketplace sales.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Q&A Forum: Tax Experts Explain Supreme Court Decision on Nexus

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2018 Sales Tax Changes - New Rules, New Rates, New Trends

If 2018 ends up looking like 2017, we’re in for a lot of changes when it comes to sales and use tax. 2017 ushered in tens of thousands of taxability changes across every U.S. state. On top of that, several legislative changes impacted online sellers, manufacturers, service providers, and more.


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