Weekly Roundup: Seismic Sales Tax Shifts


The current sales tax landscape is rapidly shifting. Businesses that prepare for these changes now will gain an edge over competitors by implementing systems to handle new tax laws, rules and rates.

We’ve gathered the latest major sales tax developments for you in this week’s round up:¬†Massachusetts announced that Amazon will collect sales tax there in 2013; two governors clamor for online sales tax legislation at the federal level; and Kansas may revoke its scheduled sales tax rate decrease. Get the details on these stories and more below.¬†


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Storified by Avalara · Thu, Dec 13 2012 19:11:45

Amazon Will Collect Sales Tax in Massachusetts in 2013
Massachusetts and Amazon Strike Deal on Sales TaxMassachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) announced yesterday that his administration has reached an agreement with Amazon. The retail gia…
Governors Gregoire and Haslam Call for Online Sales Tax Legislation Now
TaxRates.comWashington Governor Chris Gregoire (D) and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) have asked the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance to take act…
Spain: VAT Hike on the Arts Prompts Creative Response 
Spain: Buy a Carrot, Watch a Movie for FreeIt’s no secret that Spain has financial troubles these days. The country’s economy " has been shrinking for 15 months," and hopes for rec…
Kansas Considers Freezing Sales Tax Decrease
TaxRates.comThe current Kansas sales tax rate of 6.3% is set to drop to 5.7% in July, 2013. Earlier this fall, Governor Sam Brownback (R) announced t…
Will Oregon Adopt a Sales Tax?
Oregon Lawmakers Consider Sales TaxA small handful of states do not have a general state sales tax: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon. Every once in a wh…
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