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Amazon Collecting Sales Tax in More States

Since their inception, online retailers have often had a major advantage over their brick-and-mortar and brick-and-click counterparts: they haven’t had to collect sales tax on items sold to customers in many states where they did not have a physical presence. … Continue reading

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Sales Tax Fairness Revisited

“Sales tax fairness” is a phrase by retail trade associations and numerous store-based retailers. It is intended to motivate Congress to require online retailers to collect sales tax in a manner consistent with store-based retailers. The latter feel that online … Continue reading

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An Interesting Look at Sales Tax Holidays

We know that most states require retailers to collect sales tax. But did you know that there are many sales tax holidays for specific goods and services? Avalara, a sales tax automation company, has developed a neat interactive sales tax … Continue reading

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What Is Market Fairness with Sales Tax?

As we discussed last year, the fairness of Internet-only firms not collecting sales tax remains a hot topic. Both bricks-and-clicks firms and retailers not doing business online are at a significant price disadvantage. That is why store retailers are still … Continue reading

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Sales Tax Automation

Learn about sales tax automation from software firm Avalara.  

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Will More Online Retailers Have to Charge Sales Tax?

According to Monica Langley, writing in the Wall Street Journal, more states seem to be moving toward collecting sales tax on online puchases, regardless of whether the online firms have a physical presence in those states. This has been a … Continue reading

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Sales Tax Fairness

In this infographic, the National Retail Federation raises several points about the fairness of sales tax policies in the United States.    

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