New York Times on the “Amazon tax”

The New York Times: Amazon Pressured on Sales Tax

The New York Times: Amazon Pressured on Sales Tax

Have you seen the front page of the New York Times business section? It has an article on the growing number of states that have or are considering affiliate nexus, or “Amazon tax,” legislation.

It’s great to see the “paper of record” picking up on the increasing momentum for online sales tax legislation around the country. Although it focuses on Amazon and its background with affiliate nexus laws, the article also includes a brief but thorough background on online sales tax and nexus.

As always, we applaud states’ efforts to collect the sales tax they’re due, but we continue to believe that a federal Main Street Fairness Act is the best solution for everyone. We’re glad to see that Amazon feels that way, too:

Despite its protests to collecting the sales tax, Amazon supports a streamlined system simplifying the current hodgepodge of state and local levies. But a streamlined system, which has the support of two dozen states, requires Congressional action.

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