VAT news tagged as "US sales tax"

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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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CRUSH New Orleans

March 3rd, 2016

Avalara’ National Tax Compliance Automation Conference Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales, use, excise, communications, VAT, and other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud solutions that are fast, accurate, reliable and easy to use. Avalara’s Compliance Cloud™ platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by …


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US Republicans debate VAT

January 15th, 2016

US Republican presidential candidates, Mario Rubio and Ted Cruz, debated potential US VAT implementation proposals in a heated exchanges yesterday. Rubio accused Cruz of proposing a European-style VAT regime for the US, a system facing severe criticism in some quarters as supporting heavy government expenditures. Cruz’s proposal is for a flat-tax on businesses, charging 16% on …


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US Bill to simplify sales taxes on consumer digital downloads

January 7th, 2014

New legislation is to be debated by Congress this January aimed at preventing extensive double taxation of digital goods (ebooks, streaming video and music etc.) to consumers. US States’ digital sales tax confusion At present, the US states are largely free to set their own US sales tax legislation on digital goods supplied by companies …


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US Sales Tax (‘Amazon Tax’) on internet commerce takes grip

March 5th, 2013

California, US, is reporting good initial revenues from its new US Sales Tax on e-commerce sales by out-of-state online retailers. This is often dubbed the ‘Amazon Tax’, after the ubiquitous online retailer. California introduced the tax to equalise the commercial terms vs. in-state online retailers and traditional high-street stores who have always been subject to …