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  • Blue Nile stops shipping to South Dakota

    / E-Retailers

    Blue Nile stops shipping to South Dakota

    Web-only jewelry retailer Blue Nile is reacting to a new state law that, effective May 1, requires retailers without a physical presence in South Dakota to collect sales tax on online orders.

    Posted 05/03/2016Matt LindnerPost a comment

    Web-only jewelry retailer Blue Nile is reacting to a new state law that, effective May 1, requires retailers without a physical presence in South Dakota to collect sales tax on online orders.
  • Battle lines form again over online sales tax rules

    / Technology

    Battle lines form again over online sales tax rules

    States aim for either a vote in Congress or a U.S. Supreme Court ruling to open the way for requiring e-retailers to collect and remit sales tax.

    Posted 02/26/2016Sandra GuyPost a comment

    States aim for either a vote in Congress or a U.S. Supreme Court ruling to open the way for requiring e-retailers to collect and remit sales tax.
  • Online sales tax: Lots of talk, little action

    / E-Retailers

    Online sales tax: Lots of talk, little action

    Two bills that would require larger web-only retailers to collect online sales have been introduced on Capitol Hill, but neither is making much headway. It appears unlikely retailers that sell exclusively online would be required to collect sales tax outside of their home state before the 2017 holiday season.

    Posted 07/27/2015Matt LindnerPost a comment

    Two bills that would require larger web-only retailers to collect online sales have been introduced on Capitol Hill, but neither is making much headway. It appears unlikely retailers that sell exclusively online would be required to collect sales tax outside of their home state before the 2017…
  • Why the Marketplace Fairness Act beats the alternatives

    / E-Commerce

    Why the Marketplace Fairness Act beats the alternatives

    The Marketplace Fairness Act would require many more online retailers to collect sales tax, but base the tax on the consumer’s location. An alternative being discussed by congressman would base the tax on the seller’s location. The CEO of Exactor explains the pitfalls of that approach.

    Posted 01/30/2015Jonathan BarsadePost a comment

    The Marketplace Fairness Act would require many more online retailers to collect sales tax, but base the tax on the consumer’s location. An alternative being discussed by congressman would base the tax on the seller’s location. The CEO of Exactor explains the pitfalls of that approach.
  • Republican discusses a new approach to taxing online sales

    / E-Retailers

    Republican discusses a new approach to taxing online sales

    Taxes would be based on the seller’s location, limiting the number of states and other tax jurisdictions any e-retailer would have to deal with.

    Posted 01/14/2015Bloomberg NewsPost a comment

    Taxes would be based on the seller’s location, limiting the number of states and other tax jurisdictions any e-retailer would have to deal with.
  • The online sales tax bill is dead, at least for now

    / Technology

    The online sales tax bill is dead, at least for now

    House Speaker John Boehner’s office says the House won’t move on the bill during the lame-duck session. The Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would require e-retailers to collect sales tax on web transactions regardless of where the merchant is located, in 2013.

    Posted 11/14/2014Allison EnrightPost a comment

    House Speaker John Boehner’s office says the House won’t move on the bill during the lame-duck session. The Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would require e-retailers to collect sales tax on web transactions regardless of where the merchant is located, in 2013.
  • Congress takes action on two new bills on Internet taxes

    / Technology

    Congress takes action on two new bills on Internet taxes

    With the long-time moratorium on Internet access tax set to expire in November, the U.S. Senate and the House took action on bills this week to keep it going. But the Senate attached its bill to separate legislation requiring more online retailers to collect sales tax.

    Posted 07/17/2014Paul DemeryPost a comment

    With the long-time moratorium on Internet access tax set to expire in November, the U.S. Senate and the House took action on bills this week to keep it going. But the Senate attached its bill to separate legislation requiring more online retailers to collect sales tax.
  • Amazon opens a second small-item fulfillment center near Seattle

    / E-Retailers

    Amazon opens a second small-item fulfillment center near Seattle

    The facility will cover 1 million square feet and handle such small items as books, electronics and consumer goods.

    Posted 03/14/2014Don DavisPost a comment

    The facility will cover 1 million square feet and handle such small items as books, electronics and consumer goods.
  • ‘Defects’ mar a federal tax bill, a congressman says

    / Technology

    ‘Defects’ mar a federal tax bill, a congressman says

    At a hearing for the Marketplace Fairness Act, U.S. Rep. Robert Goodlatte points to three flaws in the bill.

    Posted 03/13/2014Thad RueterPost a comment

    At a hearing for the Marketplace Fairness Act, U.S. Rep. Robert Goodlatte points to three flaws in the bill.
  • Online sales tax—What B2B sellers sometimes forget

    / B2B

    Online sales tax—What B2B sellers sometimes forget

    With all the hoopla over pending new federal legislation that could force many more online retailers to collect sales tax, the legislation also pertains to online B2B sellers. Those companies need to ensure they’re crossing their t’s in tax forms or potentially face tough audits, a tax attorney cautions.

    Posted 01/20/2014Paul DemeryPost a comment

    With all the hoopla over pending new federal legislation that could force many more online retailers to collect sales tax, the legislation also pertains to online B2B sellers. Those companies need to ensure they’re crossing their t’s in tax forms or potentially face tough audits, a tax attorney…

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