Friday, March 24, 2017

Fact Check: Amazon to "Collect" Sales Tax in All US States - The Digital Reader

Panzer's trip into the Catosphere today took him to The Digital Reader site. There our adventuresome kitty boy found a post about Amazon's sales tax collections.

According to the post by site owner Nate Hoffelder, Amazon's newest announcement about the states' sales tax collections the company is doing appears to be causing some confusion. Apparently, the sales tax collections aren't what they're being professed by some to be. Yesterday, Panzer told you about Amazon's agreement with Maine to begin collecting sales tax on the company's sales to Maine residents. Mr. Hoffelder points out in his post that Amazon will only be collecting sales tax on their own sales to Maine residents not the sales made by merchants who use Amazon's platform for their sales to Maine residents.
It's not a secret how it works.

This same procedure of merchants collecting and paying their own taxes applies to all the states Amazon collects sales taxes in for the company's sales.

Panzer says, "Umm ... Mom and my books (paperbacks) and other stuff are sold on the Amazon platform. Amazon doesn't collect sales tax for our sales. We pay the sales tax (use tax) to our state for the sales."

Note: This is a medium length post. Bring a cup of cocoa and muffin for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to Amazon sales tax

To read yesterday's post about Amazon collecting sales tax for Maine (and other states), tootle over to Maine sales taxes

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