Sales Tax Roundup: White House signals openness to taxing eCommerce, the evolution of sales tax regulations, and why unified commerce platforms are the future. - Taxify
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Sales Tax Roundup: White House signals openness to taxing eCommerce, the evolution of sales tax regulations, and why unified commerce platforms are the future.

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This week’s Sales Tax Roundup continues to look at how states and the federal government are reacting to the rise of eCommerce, and figuring out how to tax it. That, and how might Amazon’s announced plans to develop its own shipping services could affect the industry, along with tips on getting new customers into your digital doors–and making them come back again.

 

Next up: Updates and changes in regulating eCommerce

E-Seller Cafe: U.S. Supreme Court Sets Date To Hear Sales Tax Case

Late on Friday, the US Supreme Court set a date to hear oral arguments in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. for Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The case is effectively a revisit of “Quill.”

Financial Planning: Trump Wants Sales Tax Applied To Online Purchases, Mnuchin Says

President Trump “feels strongly” that the U.S. should permit collection of state and local sales taxes on purchases made over the internet, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said recently

New Orleans Business News: Louisiana Starts Collecting Unpaid Internet Sales Taxes

Online shoppers get ready. Louisiana is beefing up its efforts to collect taxes on purchases made from out-of-state internet retailers.

Magic Valley: Internet Sales Tax Bill Passes House

HB 578, brought by Rep. Lance Clow of Twin Falls, would ensure that Idaho residents pay sales taxes on online purchases by putting the responsibility of collecting the sales tax on the retailer rather than the buyer.

Sentinel Source: Where’s The Sale? States Ought To Be Able To Tax Sales Only If The Seller Is In Their Jurisdiction

New Hampshire officials have indicated their intent to file a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing against the imposition of taxes on purchases made online.

 

State of the industry: Trends and developments in eCommerce.

Digital Commerce 360: U.S. E-Commerce Sales Grow 16.0% In 2017

In the fourth quarter and in 2017 as a whole, U.S. online retail grew faster than it has since 2011.

Sales Tax Institute: How Sales Tax Has Evolved For Online Sellers (And What Is Coming Next)

One of the most important (and potentially nerve-wracking) developments in sales and use tax over the last several years is the evolution of how states are targeting online sellers.

E-Commerce Times: Can Amazon Scale Its Own B2B Shipping Service?

Amazon has been plotting its next big move to control its ever-evolving logistics chain, with a new service called “Shipping with Amazon” in the works.

 

On the lighter side: Tips for eCommerce businesses.

Inc.com: How To Get e-Commerce Customers To Spend A Lot Of Money At Once (And Then Do It Again)

From responsive customer service to financing, there’s a tried-and-true recipe for convincing people who’ve never touched your product to splash out for it.

Entrepreneur:  The 6 Best Ecommerce Platforms For Small Businesses

There are plenty of ecommerce options out there that can help your business succeed.

E-Seller Cafe: 81% Of Merchants Will Soon Start Using Unified Commerce Platforms By 2020

According to a survey done by Boston Retail Partners, the merchants’ move is essential to support commerce across an omnichannel environment.

 

 

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