States Fight to Enforce Online Sales and Use Taxes


06 Jul 2016

On the enforcement of sales and use taxes by states for online purchases, William H. Gorrod advised in his op-ed for CFO: “Online retailers and other out-of-state sellers should track the progress of the disputes involving the sales and use tax information-reporting and economic nexus requirements, which vary on a state-by-state basis. Further, such vendors should monitor legislative and regulatory updates in other states where they have nexus, since those states may enact similar requirements in the near future. These disputes address the core constitutional requirements for a state to assert its taxing jurisdiction and will shape the sales and use tax landscape for online retailers and consumers for years to come.”



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