February 17, 2013

Amazon & Ebay Bring Taxes to the Internet

Robert Wood, Forbes


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Are you paying your state sales tax when you buy online? If not, you soon will be. 45 states and the District of Columbia have a sales tax. The Amazon model of no sales tax online is fast disappearing. After a hiatus in federal legislation and three competing federal bills to regulate state sale taxes, there’s a renewed push to get federal legislation passed. The revitalized Marketplace Fairness Act has bipartisan support in DC and strong support by retailers.

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