New York Online Sales Tax System
- Sales Tax News
- Aug 31, 2012 | Susan McLain
The “…more business friendly online sales tax system…” will be launched on September 4, 2012 and is called Sales Tax Web File. Cited as a taxpayer dollar-saver, the “…new system builds on our ever-expanding platform of online services, and enables faster and more efficient processing,” says Commissioner Thomas H. Mattox. “It’s good for taxpayers, it’s good for businesses, and it’s good for local governments that rely on sales tax revenues to deliver services and pay their bills.”
The system provides secure payment scheduling and can retain bank information for use with future returns. Other features include the ability to electronically file “…all schedules, late and amended returns and refund or credit request applications….”
SCHEDULE FOR PHASE-IN
There will be a phase-in period of nine months from September, 2012 through May, 2013. As of June 1, 2013, it will be mandatory to use the new system. The new system will be available for returns due after September 20, 2012.
Quarterly filers must all be actively using the new reporting requirements as of the June 1 – August 31, 2013 filing period (due on September 20, 2013).
Annual filers must be actively using the new system with the return due March 20, 2014.
- Reporting of additional sales information such as total non-taxable and exempt sales and amount of debit and credit card deposits;
- Detailed sales reporting separating receipts, purchases and credits claimed and information about the nature of the credits claimed;
- Detailed legal entity information.
In addition to requesting additional information for your online filing, “…you’ll be able to electronically provide documentation supporting any claims for a refund or credit.”
HOW TO SIGN UP
Dealers/vendors are able to access the new features through the Online Services portal.