An article by Sylvia Dion on SalesTaxSupport.com is unusual for its detailed examination of the Main Street Fairness Act and the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement (SSUTA). If you’re curious about exactly what the Main Street Fairness Act does and how it affects SSUTA, we recommend you take a look—it’s both thorough and fair—which we can’t say very often when tracking this subject.
The issue of whether sales made over the internet should be subject to sales tax has been widely discussed for at least decade now . . . .
As our regular readers know, sales tax is already due on online purchases—the issue that’s been debated is not “whether sales made over the internet should be subject to sales tax” but whether online retailers should collect sales tax just as bricks-and-mortar retailers do.
The fact that online purchases are already subject to sales tax, and always have been, is one of the most common misconceptions about online sales tax. For others, see our post on the common myths and facts about online sales tax.