Internet Sales Tax Legislation and the Dysfunctional 112th Congress

At about noon this past Thursday, January 3rd, the 112th Congress formally ended.  That same afternoon, the 113thCongress was sworn in.  And as everyone knows “fiscal cliff” legislation was passed at the very last minute! But what about the Federal Internet Sales Tax proposals that were talked about for so long?  Well, as some of […]

Smashing the Myth of the “Tax-Free” Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday 2012 – Projected toSurpass $1.5 Billion in Sales It’s Cyber Monday!!  The online equivalent to Black Friday and a day that’s anticipated to be the busiest online shopping day of 2012.  And while many of you have been perusing the Internet for Cyber Monday “deals”, I’ve been checking the Internet for the media’s […]

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 […]

State ‘Amazon’ Legislation Explodes!

State Legislative Updates:    Last week, I authored a post for the blog. If you’re a frequent visitor to the State and Local Tax “Buzz”, you may already know that I’m the e-Commerce/Internet Sales Tax contributor for this excellent, on-line sales tax resource website. (See right side text box for more about my contributions to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Have You Noticed My Blog Roll? Other Tax Blogs to Visit

Okay, not necessarily a State and Local Tax update, but hopefully valuable information non-the-less. If you’ve read my “About the State and Local Tax ‘Buzz’ ” page, you know that one of my goals for the “Buzz” blog is to provide helpful links and relevant information; I would like for this blog to be more […]