Online Taxes

Amazon FBA Sellers Can Avoid Paying Back Sales Taxes Starting Today
August 17, 2017 at 11:17 am

Amazon.com sellers owing an estimated $2 billion in uncollected sales taxes are being offered a chance to waive those charges. CNBC reports 13 states have come together to announce a new sales tax amnesty program for online merchants who sell on Amazon and other online sites. Starting August 17, sellers with potential tax liability can…

Your Company Just Received a State Tax Notice … Now What?
August 8, 2017 at 10:33 am

A growing number of states are sending out notices to online and catalog companies based outside their jurisdiction requiring such companies to now comply with this or that new law or regulation (key word here: “outside”). Chances are, your company has received one or more of these notices even though you have no physical presence…

Congress Debates New Online Sales Tax Bill
July 26, 2017 at 10:55 am

Members of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday sparred over the implications of a bill that aims to take away states’ ability to collect online sales taxes. Republicans clashed within their own party and with Democrats in a hearing over whether or not H.R. 2887, the “No Regulation Without Representation” act, would help local economies or violate…

President Trump Incorrectly Attacks Amazon on Taxes
June 30, 2017 at 10:17 am

President Donald Trump took to social media earlier this week to attack Amazon.com, claiming incorrectly that it owns the Washington Post in a scheme to dodge “internet taxes.” Amazon doesn’t own the newspaper; its CEO, Jeff Bezos, bought it himself. Furthermore, while there isn’t a federal “internet tax,” as Trump contends, Amazon has started to collect sales…

Trade Associations Sue Massachusetts Over Internet Sales Tax
June 14, 2017 at 10:27 am

NetChoice, a trade association of internet companies and organizations, and American Catalog Mailers Association (ACMA), a trade association representing the interests of companies, individuals and organizations engaged in and supporting catalog marketing, have filed a suit to stop Massachusetts from requiring out-of-state online retailers to collect sales taxes. The groups are suing over a regulation — slated…

Amazon Takes the Sales Tax Plunge. How Will it Impact Your Business?
April 28, 2017 at 10:00 am

Over the last several months, the retail industry has closely watched what the federal government would determine to be an appropriate sales tax collection approach for remote sellers. While several bills are still pending at the federal level, Amazon.com, the granddaddy of e-commerce, just made the jump to finalize the collection and remittance of sales and…

2017 Sales Tax Changes
April 4, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Amazon.com sellers owing an estimated $2 billion in uncollected sales taxes are being offered a chance to waive those charges. CNBC reports 13 states have come together to announce a new sales tax amnesty program for online merchants who sell on Amazon and other online sites. Starting August 17, sellers with potential tax liability can […]

LuLaRoe Subject of Sales Tax Lawsuit
March 28, 2017 at 11:12 am

Popular online fashion company LuLaRoe says it has fixed the problem that led to a class-action fraud lawsuit and issued refunds, but plaintiffs attorneys object to the company's actions and are moving forward with the case. Rachael Webster filed her complaint Feb. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, alleging LuLaRoe…

Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Tax Nationwide on April 1
March 28, 2017 at 10:40 am

Amazon.com announced it will begin collecting sales taxes from all states with a sales tax as of April 1, 2017. After years of fighting the imposition of sales tax on a state-by-state basis — from court battles to corporate exemptions — Amazon has been pursuing a different tack of late. The online retailer has been adding, not fighting,…

How NetRush Manages Tax Challenges Associated With Selling on Amazon
March 27, 2017 at 9:16 am

In episode 85 of Total Retail Talks, Chris Marantette, president and chief financial officer at NetRush, a retailer and agency that partners with brands to grow and manage their products on the Amazon Marketplace, discusses the opportunities and challenges, including sales tax obligations, that come with selling on online marketplaces. In particular, Chris details how…