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California Begins Online Sales Tax Collection


Beginning September 15, 2012, California expands the types of out-of-state retailers required to register with the California Board of Equalization and ". . . requires them to begin collecting and remitting use tax on sales of tangible personal property to California consumers." 

The state will hire approximately 100 new auditors, lawyers and specialists over the next three years  to help enforce the new law (AB 155).

The LA Times reports that Amazon.com has agreed to begin collecting sales tax under the new law.

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Will Frei
Avalara Author Will Frei
Will Frei covers sales tax news including best practices, legislation and sales tax technology. He is the Social Media Manager at Avalara.