Since the Supreme Court’s so-called “economic nexus” decision in South Dakota vs. Wayfair in June 2018, more than 30 states have enacted laws requiring out-of-state retailers to collect and remit sales taxes. This includes new state-by-state marketplace facilitator laws, impacting sellers on Amazon, Walmart, Etsy, and many other similar sites.
The result is a confusing mishmash of statutes affecting thresholds, taxable items, due dates, and selling channels.
In this 30-minute online seminar, which first aired on October 29, 2019, we’ll review the status of online sales taxes in the U.S. 15 months after Wayfair.
Sales Tax Changes for Multichannel Ecommerce Sellers
We’ll address the following critical items.
- Understanding exposure. Since the Wayfair decision, individual states have enacted different legislation, sometimes rapidly changing their initial versions. We’ll review sources of up-to-date information and how to assess your company’s exposure quickly.
- Marketplace sales. Post Wayfair, the sales tax landscape has changed, which includes the additional complexity of marketplace facilitator laws. We’ll look at how these laws and threshold requirements necessitate looking at your data across all channels you sell on.
- State-by-state reporting and filing requirements. Each state has minimum sales thresholds, taxable items, and other regulations that require filing by merchants. We’ll discuss the various rules and requirements, as well as solutions to help merchants comply.
Following the presentation, we’ll answer questions from attendees.
About the Presenter
Matthew Grattan is vice president of sales for TaxJar. He is a nationwide sales tax authority, having held leadership roles in the software and sales tax industries for more than 20 years. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on sales tax and helped to build multiple sales tax automation software businesses. In the process, he has helped hundreds of companies better understand sales tax and chart a better path to compliance.
About the Moderator
Pamela Hazelton is a longtime contributing editor to Practical Ecommerce. She is an ecommerce consultant and trainer, and the author of books on ecommerce platforms, shopability, and security. She speaks at ecommerce conferences regularly.
About the Sponsor
TaxJar is a leading technology solution for ecommerce sellers to manage sales tax. TaxJar helps more than 15,000 businesses spend less time on sales tax and more time growing their companies.