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US, Mexico & Canada e-commerce sales tax & duty thresholds

As part of the NAFTA renegotiation completed on 1 Oct 2018, the US has secured a rise in the duty-free threshold for e-commerce sales from US marketplaces to consumers in Mexico and Canada. The new NA...Continued

US Congress bill to curb out-of-state Sales Tax Jan 2019

US legislators in Congress are to consider two bills providing for a consistent imposition of the ‘economic nexus’ Sales Tax test, including a $10million annual sales threshold. This follows the Supre...Continued

US Wayfair e-commerce ruling hits non-US retailers

On 21 June 2018, the US Supreme Court introduced a new ‘economic nexus’ test to determine if out-of-state online retailers are responsible for charging Sales Tax – South Dakota vs Wayfair, Inc (2018)....Continued

US Supreme Court out-of-state e-commerce Sales Tax

The US Supreme Court has ruled in the South Dakota v Wafair Inc case that out-of-state retailers must charge and remit the Sales Tax of their consumer’s home state. This overturns the 1992 Quill Corp ...Continued

US Supreme Court hearings $13bn e-commerce Sales Tax

The US Supreme Court has started hearing arguments on the transformational South Dakota v Wayfair Inc decision to levy Sales Tax on out-of-state e-commerce merchants.  At stake is an estimated $13.4 b...Continued

US Supreme Court considers $13bn e-commerce Sales Taxes

The US Supreme Court confirmed 12 Jan 2018 that it will review a case that could result in an extra $13 billion Sales Taxes being charged on e-commerce goods sales. The decision to hear the South D...Continued

US Amazon to collect Sales Tax for Sellers in Washington

Amazon will start collecting Sales Tax on behalf of its marketplace sellers in Washington state from 1 January 2018. Amazon already collects Sales Tax on its own sales, which account for approximatel...Continued

US marketplace sales tax amnesty extension

The sales tax amnesty for online Sellers in the US has been extended to 1 November 2017. Open to online marketplace sellers, the original 17th August – 17th October amnesty programme will forgive b...Continued

U.S. amnesty offers ‘clean slate’ for missed sales tax

European businesses have until 21st October to decide if they wish to take advantage of America’s MTC sales tax amnesty The 17th August 2017 marks the start of America’s MTC (multi state tax commissi...Continued

US reviews e-commerce Sales Tax

The US Treasury has said that the administration will shortly revisit Sales Tax on goods sold by out-of-state e-commerce Sellers. At present, Sellers with no physical location in another US state a...Continued