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

October 12th, 2018

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 NAFTA replacement deal is known as United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Currently, US online sellers, including eBay and Amazon, shipping to …


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

September 19th, 2018

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 Supreme Court South Dakota vs Wayfair, Inc ruling which freed states to oblige out-of-state e-commerce sellers to collect state Sales Tax. Only South Dakota and Maine prohibit …


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US Amazon to collect Sales Tax for Sellers in Washington

November 15th, 2017

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 approximately half of all trade on its marketplaces. Amazon is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. US Sellers are required to charge and collect and pay …


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US marketplace sales tax amnesty extension

October 13th, 2017

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 back taxes, interest, and penalties for sellers that haven’t been collecting sales tax in states where they should. The amnesty is available in participating …


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US reviews e-commerce Sales Tax

August 2nd, 2017

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 are not required to charge the Sales Tax of the state when the consumer is resident there. Instead, the consumer is obliged to voluntarily self-declare the …