Tag: ‘Amazon.com’

Retailers That Collect Online Sales Tax Lose Business

By :: April 29th, 2014

Online retailers have argued for years that they’ll lose business if they have to collect sales taxes on their online transactions. A new study by three researchers at Ohio State finds they are right. Paradoxically, the study may increase support by some online sellers for federal legislation to standardize collections across states. The study, by […]

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Taxing Amazon: Good for Virginia and Good for Me

By :: April 3rd, 2012

I’ve finally finished my income tax returns for 2011. The last task—and least pleasant—is figuring my Virginia use tax. That’s the sales tax I owe on our many out-of-state web purchases. It’s a pain to plow through 12 months of receipts to identify untaxed transactions but I do it every year, stubbornly—some say foolishly—insisting on […]

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A Fix on the Horizon for the Online Sales Tax Mess

By :: November 17th, 2011

A bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators would allow states to require online retailers to collect sales taxes on all purchases, as long as the states first agree to simplify their sales tax rules. And, remarkably, their  idea has broad support in the business community and may actually pass. The effort, led by senators Mike […]

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