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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 …

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US Border Adjustment Tax

March 13th, 2017

Following the election of President Trump at the end of 2016, a standing Republican proposal for a Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) corporate tax has been gaining momentum. BAT – or more correctly Destination-Based Cash Flow Tax (‘DBCFT’) – would differ significantly from a simple border tariff, which had been proposed during the elections, or a …

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Selling into the U.S.?

January 31st, 2017

A guide to U.S. Sales Tax webinar. The U.S. is one of the largest and the most competitive economies in the world. U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has consistently seen growth of 1.8% or more since 2011. As such the U.S. market can be an exciting opportunity for companies looking to expand and grow. Trading …

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US VAT dead for 10 years?

May 4th, 2016

Does the news from the US this morning means no VAT in the US for at least 10 years? Presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, has dropped out of the US Republican Nomination race. He was the only remaining candidate to be seriously proposing a VAT-like tax for the US. Although his version was not as close to …