Massachusetts’ Internet Sales Tax Legislation; Amazon Tax or SST Adoption? What Proposed Legislation in Massachusetts Will Really Do

Massachusetts Legislative Update:   Will Massachusetts residents soon be paying sales tax on their Amazon purchases?  Should Amazon already be collecting Massachusetts sales tax? If you’ve been following the media reports about how Amazon’s recent “expansion” in Massachusetts gives the company nexus, or how Massachusetts may soon be enacting an “Amazon Law”, then you may think that Amazon […]

Federal Internet Sales Tax Legislation; An Explanation for the Small-Medium e-Commerce Business

Internet Tax Bills and E-Commerce Tax Myths: Explained in Plain English by Sylvia F. Dion, CPAon Internet sales tax on e-Commerce transactions? It’s an issue that many e-Commerce businesses haven’t had to worry about – at least not in states where they lacked a substantial physical presence. But things could be changing! If you’re a frequent […]

A Tale of Two State “Amazon Law” Updates

Originally published October 4, 2011*, State Legislative Developments “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of […]

A Tale of Two “Main Street Fairness” Blog Posts

Congress has once again introduced federal legislation, which if passed, could require out-of-state retailers to charge and collect sales tax on sales to customers in certain states . That right, on July 29, 2011, Congressional Democrats in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced “internet sales tax” legislation.  In the Senate, S. 1452 was introduced by […]

California Enacts Explosive “Amazon Law”!

The Golden State becomes the newest state to enact an “Amazon Law”! That’s right! On June 29th, California’s Governor Brown signed into law, what is quickly becoming the nation’s most explosive “Amazon Law” to date.  By now you’ve certainly heard about this significant development in the taxation of internet sales as this story has received […]

E-Commerce/Internet Sales Tax, An Important Topic for Today’s Business

Taxes on E-Commerce!  Now this is an area that is really exploding!  My guess is that by now you’ve heard all about the controversial “Amazon Laws”, laws which have been enacted or are currently being legislated in several states.  But just in case you’ve missed all the excitement, these presumptive nexus laws (what they’re really called) have […]

The Main Street Fairness Act: Explaining Internet Sales Taxes

Legislative Update:   On July 1, 2010, House Bill (H 5660), was introduced in Congress by Massachusetts representative, William Delahunt. The Bill, named the “Main Street Fairness Act“ states that its purpose is to “promote simplification and fairness in the administration and collection of sales and use taxes, and for other purposes.”My guess is by now, […]